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Dyno Myte or Dyno Lyte Rollers?(3 posts)

Dyno Myte or Dyno Lyte Rollers?nicholasdunford
May 22, 2003 1:05 PM
I have been talked into rollers, but want something with resistance. Thinking lyte because I am a newbie, anybody have experience?
The headwind unit for the standard Kreitler rollers is actuallybill
May 22, 2003 1:59 PM
pretty cool (literally), as an alternative. You can vary the resistance, and it blows on you, cooling you off.
That's not your question, I realize.
I used standard Kreitler rollers for like two years to good benefit. To get resistance, I used gearing. When I saw 50 mph on the speedo, which I did once (got up to 48-49 a bunch of times -- saw 50 only once), believe me, that was hard work. Then, I got kind of concerned about going through tires, so I thought, I'll slow it down with a new toy. The added benefit of slowing down, too, is that rollering is less forgiving. With the lessened gyro effect of a slower-spinning wheel, you have to be that much smoother.
So, that's what I have to say to you. If you are starting out, using lower resistance with standard rollers that allows you to gain that much more gyro effect by spinning your wheels faster helps you to learn. With a little bit of experience, the headwind unit becomes useful.
My two caveats about the headwind unit is that it makes the rollers that much less convenient to store and that it is sort of noisy (relative to the very quiet Kreitlers without a headwind unit).
I like my poly-lytes.djg
May 23, 2003 6:03 AM
More reistance than the standard drums and plenty of work in a big gear. You get the same Al drums and bearings (and frame) as you do with the more expensive ones, and I haven't seen any appreciable wear in the pvc endcaps in two seasons of use (plus, since all the caps are grooved, but not all are exposed to the belt, you effectively get spares with your purchase).

On the other hand, Bill's rollers turned him into a monster, so if he says big is fine it's probably fine.