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Rollers, Do most good riders use these to train indoors?
nbk17se
post Jan 1 2012, 12:57 AM
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I see them listed on J&R and DansComp my 13X says he wants me to order them but Im afraid he'll use initially then the first time he slides off and takes a spill he won't use as much and/or he'll just get bored with them like a treadmill, etc-any of you guys have any personal experiences with rollers good or bad-if so what kind do you recommend? thanks

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post Jan 1 2012, 01:02 AM
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he is definately gonna slide off at first. but if he is a 13x he should pick it up real quick. ive had mine for 25+years. i ride them now maybe 2 times a year lol. every time i get on its like ya never forgot. no problem. i guess if he is showing the interest in them i would say go get some. mine are mcclain rollers. no problems with them......ever
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post Jan 1 2012, 01:26 AM
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[quote name='BIRD6961' date='Jan 1 2012, 02:02 AM' post='1146885']
he is definately gonna slide off at first. but if he is a 13x he should pick it up real quick. ive had mine for 25+years. i ride them now maybe 2 times a year lol. every time i get on its like ya never forgot. no problem. i guess if he is showing the interest in them i would say go get some. mine are mcclain rollers. no problems with them......ever
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I've been debating this for a while. Great advice.
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post Jan 1 2012, 12:18 PM
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I have the McLain rollers as well and have never had a problem other than having to replace the belt. Definitely a good investment for those of us that live in the colder areas.
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post Jan 5 2012, 10:32 AM
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Buy him the rollers and Coach G's turbulence training DVD...that will give him a good reason to ride the rollers instead of the boring treadmill type of roller riding.
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post Jan 15 2012, 06:15 PM
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Rollers are a great training tool.

They teach legs muscle memory

they develop strength because there is a significant resistance

they develop smoothness and spin

increases cardio and endurance


i strongly suggest you get him a set and you try them too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Jan 15 2012, 08:23 PM
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Make sure to get him flat pedals, so the first time he rides them, he's not clipped in and forgets that he is,and then in front of some friends falls into a laundry hamper full of dirty skanky work clothes!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)
...just sayin', it could happen

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post Jan 22 2012, 05:32 PM
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I started in between a doorway where the ends of the handlebars hit the caseing if I went too far left or right. Try that.
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post Jan 23 2012, 03:41 PM
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[quote name='ohio' date='Jan 22 2012, 06:32 PM' post='1152147']
I started in between a doorway where the ends of the handlebars hit the caseing if I went too far left or right. Try that.
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I would do the same thing with my road bike when I use to live in Ohio but i used my elbows instead of the bars. It worked out great.
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post Jan 24 2012, 10:45 PM
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I rode them the first time as a 13x. I was able to ride them from the first attempt. Your son should not have any problem.
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