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Old 03-12-11, 10:37 PM
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Here ya go:
A good trainer isn't cheap, either.

I have an ancient set of Performance rollers with a fluid resistance unit. Not made anymore. I have thousands of miles on them. Resistance rollers are definitely the way to go for winter/bad weather training, IME. Out of the saddle sprints are about the only thing one can't do. Well, I shouldn't say that, I'm sure there are those who can. But those should be done outdoors, anyway. A trainer doesn't begin to properly simulate a road sprint.

You may have noticed a number of trainer-tire, etc., threads on here. Those issues are completely non-existent with rollers. Rear tire wear is about the same as or less than what one would normally see on the road. I always run my normal good road tires. There is no front tire wear, no skewer abuse. You just take your road bike, set it on the rollers, and go at it.

I would have very little use for rollers without resistance. OK for recovery, but how can you do LT or speed/power work on them?
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