Questions tagged [rollers]

Rollers are an indoor training aid where you can ride your bike while standing still. Subset pf [trainer]

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
160 views

What is the purpose of rollers

I have not ever done any bike specific indoor training other than a stationary bike. I have a rough idea what smart trainers do when it comes to simulating load and terrain. I am curious though what ...
1
vote
1answer
161 views

Minimum speed when riding rollers

I have a set of rollers and a single-speed road bike. My 80-90 rpm speed is 27-30 kph (17-19 mph). I feel like I would be more stable with higher rpm, but it's harder to sustain. If I understand this, ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I use a rim brake rear wheel in a disc brake bike, for indoor training?

I have a disc road bike (QR); I use it also with an indoor trainer with a specific training tire. I would like to buy a wheel to be used only on the trainer (with the specific tire). Since I don't ...
2
votes
1answer
233 views

Power output on rollers doesn't seem to match perceived effort

I have a Garmin Vector Power meter (one-side) and I use plain Tac-X rollers with no technical bits on them. My speed and power come from sensors on the bike. My power output seems low relative to my ...
17
votes
5answers
2k views

How much do you need to concentrate when using rollers?

I'm consider getting bicycle rollers for use over winter, and I expect after the initial newness has worn off it might become boring. Can I realistically watch a DVD while using rollers? Or do they ...
14
votes
4answers
2k views

What is a good way to learn how to ride a bike on rollers?

After seeing a few questions about rollers pop-up, such as this one, it has spiked my interest in these things again. So how do you learn how to ride on rollers? How long does it take you to get the ...
12
votes
3answers
9k views

Do rollers ruin tires?

I started using aluminum rollers to ride indoors this winter and noticed streaks left on the tires. I've also seen tires specifically advertised for use with rollers. I'm wondering whether using ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Fluid trainer for an intermediate rider [closed]

Because of the Xmas sales some internet shops started making offers on roll trainers. My target area would be an intermediate machine, something that I would use an hour or so daily, with two-three ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

How easy are Parabolic v. Standard Rollers to use?

I cycle a track bike and want to do some training over the winter. After a bit of research I've decided to go with rollers. I haven't used them before but I'm sure with a bit of perseverance I'll get ...
3
votes
2answers
217 views

Suggestions on learning to use Rollers [duplicate]

Last year I bought some Kreitler rollers and used them somewhat. The biggest problem I have is starting. I have 4.5-Inch Kreitler Alloy Rollers with Killer Headwind Fan Drums. Does anyone have a ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Bicycle trainer tyre - understanding the sizing

The weather where I live is very bad sometimes. I was thinking of buying either a magnetic or fluid trainer or rollers. I read that the tyres wear out quickly on those and one should use specific ...
12
votes
2answers
5k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?

In a previous question I asked what I need to know about turbo trainers, but several answers mentioned the use of rollers. What are the pros and cons of turbo trainers and rollers?
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Rollers for long-wheelbase/mountain bikes

I was recently made aware of the idea of bike rollers. I do have an exercise bike, but this looks like it may be a much better bet because you get to practice your riding skills as well (and looks a ...
5
votes
2answers
12k views

How accurate are the power numbers from a Tacx Flow?

How accurate are the power numbers (watts) from a Tacx Flow? Multiple aspects : Absolute number : can they be compared with numbers from other power meters ? Relative : if ride two times at 200 W for ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Should I use a road bike or track bike on my rollers or trainer?

I have a road bike with a triple, a track bike with a high gear ratio. Which should I use on my trainer for use with training videos? Should I use a geared bike, freewheel single speed or fixed gear?...
17
votes
4answers
6k views

Should I buy a PVC or aluminum roller?

I'm currently trying to choose between the CycleOps PVC roller and the CycleOps Aluminum roller. How big of a difference is there between them? I don't really care about riding the roller outdoors, so ...
10
votes
5answers
436 views

How do I get started riding on rollers?

I want to train on rollers, and I figure once I get rolling it will be pretty easy, but how do I get my wheels turning fast enough to keep me upright before I fall over?
1
vote
2answers
633 views

What is this simulator like device called?

The following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I13wJyUZL_4 has a man limp to a bike (a Pinarello) leaning against a wall, climb on to it and ride the bike for a good minute to a minute and a half, ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

Aluminium training rollers - seeking feedback on brands

we are looking to buy some new aluminium training rollers, but have no experience as to what brands deliver the best quality for the money. In mind are the CycleOps and JetBlack brands, both of whom ...
15
votes
1answer
2k views

What should I look for when buying rollers?

What should I look for when buying rollers? What sets more expensive models apart from their cheaper alternatives?