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    Any of you guys use rollers?

    I'm thinking of getting a roller, due to their small packing size and more "fun" usage as compared to a dead boring stationary trainer. Just wondering if any singlespeeders here get a a training kick from using rollers? What rollers do you guys use anyway?

    My guess is the only way to get a real training out of rollers for a singlespeed is to get one with variable resistance like a magnetic roller.

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    yep. kreitler rollers.

    for me, rollers are more about developing a smooth stroke, but you can alter resistance by tire pressure, gear ratio, etc.

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    I use Kreitlers with my road bike. Def more fun than than static rear trainer.

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    I get really bored really fast with rollers. It takes just a little too much concentration to completely zone out like I'm used to.

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    You can adjust the resistance with a Kreitler head wind fan if you choose to go that route. It provides a nice amount of air flow to keep cool as well.

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    I rotate between rollers and the trainer on my road bike. The trainer is best for zoning out and watching movies, but the rollers feel far more natural. I spend most of my indoor time on the rollers. I have a Kurt trainer and Inside Ride Rollers. I highly recommend the Inside Ride if you are going to get rollers. You can stand more and even sprint on them. They are more expensive but worth it to me.

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    I like rollers a lot, but like Schmucker said, they take a lot of concentration to use. Make sure you have 2 tires to use as trainer tires because as you can imagine, you will be wearing both out. Make sure they are slicks too, Rode some SB8 cross tires on rollers once and it was the loudest thing I've ever heard I've borrowed my buddy's rollers and ride my fixed gear road bike on them. A lot of fun, neat to see your friends try to use them, but I don't think I'm going to get a set for myself.

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    I find that I can't do rollers cause it is boring. I started driving my car out to the forest and getting the bike and rollers set up and usually I can really bang something out.

    So... no one runs?

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    I know a long distance runner. He's gay, though

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    I prefer the Colorado Stairmaster

    And then I commute at least 14 miles daily to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I Make sure you have 2 tires to use as trainer tires because as you can imagine, you will be wearing both out.
    really? i've noted very little to no tire wear using rollers.

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    It does depend on the rollers though, the Minoura ones (red platic) are textured and they feel like a sidewalk...drop your tire pressure a bit and ride those and it's surprisingly bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo View Post
    Any of you guys use rollers?
    If by rollers you mean skis and/or beer, then yes.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo View Post
    My guess is the only way to get a real training out of rollers for a singlespeed is to get one with variable resistance like a magnetic roller.
    Or you could just ride your bike. Outside.

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    I have question since I am planning to get one, can this use for standing?
    Mostly I've seen in video is sitting.

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