turbo V.S rollers

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HillClimber101
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turbo V.S rollers

Postby HillClimber101 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 18:09 pm

i posted a topic the other day and it was about cheap turbo trainer but scince then i looked into rollers and i'm not shure weather i'ed be better off with a roller or turbo

case for each side

1.ROLLERS

+ a more realistic ride- you can have 2 wheels moving
-no varible risistance

2. Turbo's

+you can vary resistance
- you cant move so a less relistic ride.

i am planing to use them for TT warm ups and when its Cold dark or raining.

Ash_
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Re: turbo V.S rollers

Postby Ash_ » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:31 pm

HillClimber101 wrote:i am planing to use them for TT warm ups


You can set your turbo trainer up behind your car or whatever and get on with your warm up. You won't be able to do that with rollers as they require a decent size, nigh-on perfectly flat surface that's free from debris to be set out on, something you seldom find in lay-bys. You might be at an event that has a HQ such as a village hall, but there's no guarantee that they'd let you set your rollers up in there.

Look at how the pros warm-up for a TT, it's always on the turbo trainer, not the rollers.

For what you suggest, a turbo trainer seems like the more versatile of the two.

shaw8670
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Postby shaw8670 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 18:33 pm

Rollers will improve your riding. With Tackx rollers you can get a resistance unit which bolts on. You can't do very high resistance 100% sprints for balance reasons. If you get any knee or hip twinges you may find the movement on the rollers better, more natural. Rollers are less of a bore and your front mounted computer will work on rollers.
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