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Saris CycleOps Aluminum Roller for Indoor Bike Trainer $300

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[Amazon.ca] Saris CycleOps Aluminum Roller for Indoor Bike Trainer $300

Update: showing oos now... In stock on November 5, 2020.
Update:2: no longer available with prime... deal possibly expired


shipped and sold by amazon.ca

assembly seems fairly easy


showing $399 on vendor site
https://www.saris.com/product/rollers
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Hopefully some non-wheel trainers will soon hit sales.
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Hopefully...
Aliexpress has it very cheap but sipping is a killer... some times doubles the price of the item
ordered one this summer a good price but the seller canceled the order unable send it b/c covid...
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I can understand the two rollers in back, but other than a spare roller, the front one doesn't seem necessary.
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That Tacx Vortex deal @ 250$ from last year seems now like the deal of the decade.
I still think that to be able enjoy/keep training indoors, a smart trainer with an App like Zwift or Trainer Road is a must.
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beachlover wrote: I can understand the two rollers in back, but other than a spare roller, the front one doesn't seem necessary.
Maybe stick to what you know then.
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mikebmt wrote: Maybe stick to what you know then.
Hey, thanks for clearing all that up, and sharing your knowledge. Nothing better than a RFDer who adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.
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anthony9 wrote: Hopefully some non-wheel trainers will soon hit sales.
No way, trainers are having issues just staying on shelves.
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beachlover wrote: I can understand the two rollers in back, but other than a spare roller, the front one doesn't seem necessary.
Very necessary. The front roller is connected to the back rollers and it spins when you pedal. So that means the front tire spins when you pedal. When the tire spins, it is way more stable and you can stay upright easier. This is the reason why it’s easier to balance on a bike when it’s rolling vs trying to do a track stand with the bike not moving.
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beachlover wrote: Hey, thanks for clearing all that up, and sharing your knowledge. Nothing better than a RFDer who adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.
When you were in school and all the answers to the math questions were in the back of the book, did you still go ask your teacher and friends what the answer to every question was, or did you check the back of the book?

Google is your friend. You. ABSOLUTELY added nothing to the conversation by questioning why the front roller exists. So you're also a hypocrite.

The main purpose of buying rollers is specifically because of the instability, the requirement to balance, to keep a high cadence, and never slow down your pedaling. On a regular trainer you can be a sloppy lazy rider all over the place, you can coast, grab water without worrying, etc.

Rollers require a smooth pedal stroke, a stable upper body (balance) and focus, which some people prefer.

There, since you insisted on filling the thread with useless "I don't understand" rather than just learning it yourself, you've now been taught. I've perpetuated your inability to figure anything out for yourself.
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mikebmt wrote: When you were in school and all the answers to the math questions were in the back of the book, did you still go ask your teacher and friends what the answer to every question was, or did you check the back of the book?

Google is your friend. You. ABSOLUTELY added nothing to the conversation by questioning why the front roller exists. So you're also a hypocrite.

The main purpose of buying rollers is specifically because of the instability, the requirement to balance, to keep a high cadence, and never slow down your pedaling. On a regular trainer you can be a sloppy lazy rider all over the place, you can coast, grab water without worrying, etc.

Rollers require a smooth pedal stroke, a stable upper body (balance) and focus, which some people prefer.

There, since you insisted on filling the thread with useless "I don't understand" rather than just learning it yourself, you've now been taught. I've perpetuated your inability to figure anything out for yourself.
Hey Mike I'll get my BMT on herb and cheese, toasted with shreds & green pepper, jalapeno, onion, black olive. After toasting I'll throw some lettuce and tomato on it, and a line of Mayo. Thanks!!
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xpressmerchant wrote: you can get one of these instead. The one with roller in the front simulate riding on the road.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B086XHD5TF/ref ... NrPXRydWU=
I hope you can adjust the front height because riding in that position... would be challenging!
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StudYork wrote: Hey Mike I'll get my BMT on herb and cheese, toasted with shreds & green pepper, jalapeno, onion, black olive. After toasting I'll throw some lettuce and tomato on it, and a line of Mayo. Thanks!!
Even though you didn't ask, I'll also tessellate your cheese, but only because you're such a Stud from the region of York.
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I'm still rocking my old school Tac-X trainer. Definitely due for an upgrade but would like something like the vortex.
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Learned a lot today, definitely will be looking into this setup
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To all that is contemplating this. I want to give you a couple pointer if you are not familiar.

-don’t use knobby tires like mountain bike tires. You want to be smooth
-getting on and off is hard. At the beginning , you want a wall or a stool to help you.
-this is not a resistance work out. It’s about learning to have smooth cadence and good pedalling technique. You are not going to do a spin bike type sprint workout on this
-these are not for everyone and many buy them without full understanding and get frustrated

Source: I was a bike shop manager for 5 years when I was younger in Alberta and sold and received returns on lots of them.
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beachlover wrote: I can understand the two rollers in back, but other than a spare roller, the front one doesn't seem necessary.
It simulates riding on a smooth road. You have to balance properly and to use smooth pedal strokes. If you don't you fall off and/or end up flying into a wall in your house.

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