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Roller gurus, a serious question(5 posts)

Roller gurus, a serious questionFTMD
Feb 3, 2004 6:09 AM
I do different spinveral tapes and try to stand when Coach Troy tells me to. The standing isn't a problem; however, I have developed an issue where my rear wheel feels like it's bouncing off of the rollers. Twice I have bounced off of the back of the unit onto the floor. The bouncing is usually controllable, but I have to keep a pace that's below the effort I want to be putting out. Some slipping of the tire on the alu roller cylinders precedes the bouncing sensation.

I've tried keeping my weight back and this doesn't seem to make a difference. My next thought is to maybe use a tire with some tread pattern like a Conti rather than my smooth Axial Carbons, in hopes of stopping the slipping.

Rollers are kreitler dyno-mytes. Any experience with something like this, and what I can do to fix it?
Not a guru, butSpunout
Feb 3, 2004 6:14 AM
I don't think it is easy to stand and hammer on the rollers. You're unweighting the rear wheel, and it is jumping up.

Stand up and mash slow to stretch, but hammer sitting down in that 53x11 no matter what that beeyatch Troy tells you.
standing is different on the rollars for meandy02
Feb 3, 2004 6:21 AM
Stand up slowly and keep a controled spin and you should be fine. I use to have the same problem but just learn to control it.
the one thing that definitely won't help is treaded tires.bill
Feb 3, 2004 7:32 AM
A tread will give you less friction on a super-smooth surface like rollers, not more. Although traction is not your problem; it's rear unweighting and bouncing from standing at high reps in the unnaturally slick environment of rollers.
standing is different on the rollars for meandy02
Feb 4, 2004 8:54 AM
Stand up slowly and keep a controled spin and you should be fine. I use to have the same problem but just learn to control it.