I'm considering buying a set of rollers.
I have never used them before, but I fancy trying them out, as I get bored using my exercise bike & I reckon they may be more of a challenge.
I have seen these on wiggle http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-ghibli-parabolic-rollers/ and they seem quite cheap, but they do not have any resistance. Is this something that is a must have option, or is just using your gears good enough ?
Perhaps you may have a set of rollers sitting under your bed or in the shed that you don't use any more and want to get rid off ? Not that really noisy set though, as I have other family members that will kick me out into the cold back garden if there loud !
Well perhaps I may wait a week or two and ask you what you think of them !
Have you ever used rollers before ?
Did you get yours from wiggle ?
Just read your Lumpy, newbie, slowbie roadie.... story. Most enjoyable read. I even shared it on my facebook page :)
I know what you mean about setting my bike up on a trainer. Never really liked the idea of the stress that might be putting on the frame....
thx..... not to mention wearing out the back tyre
I recently borrowed a set of rollers and found them to be quite difficult at first.
They take a bit of practice.
I also found that an error in your technique is magnifiied tenfold.
For me, that meant discovering my rear wheel gradually moves to one side.
But the concentration and effort, plus the fact you are riding your bike, just not moving forward, makes them great fun.
I have a set from wiggle on the way, i thought the lip would be a good safety design.
I think they will come in very handy for keeping in shape for the Grand Slam series, especially the 200k GS 5....
I am currently using these ones from torpedo7
it would be interesting to see how aluminum rollers last compare to plastic rollers
I have looked at these ones ( in your link ) and wondered why they are more that twice the cost of the ones without the adjustable resistance.
In your opinion, do you think this extra feature is worth the increased cost, or can this be varied enough just using the bike gears ?