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Old 12-21-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
Ian Lesch
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Bicycle rollers & knobby tires?

Has anyone had experience with knobby tires on rollers. All the bike specific places I have looked seem say its a bad idea because it makes the balancing harder. But is there any extra damage to the wheel or anything that could happen?

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Old 12-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: Bicycle rollers & knobby tires?

I used to train on the rollers with my MTB all the time. Yeah, it's hard! But I was a MT Biker so that's what I used. Now I will tell you to wear a helmet! Once I fell off and hit my head on the coffee table!

It can be done! Just try it and see how it goes. If not buy some slicks and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Re: Bicycle rollers & knobby tires?

Thanks Jen!
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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Re: Bicycle rollers & knobby tires?

Ian;
Buy the slicks, they're not that much $$$.
Riding on rollers is all about smooth pedal cadence and RPM, those knobs will cause excessive vibration, poor pedal rythm, very loud, and just not a pleasant workout, not that rollers are any fine to begin with. I sold my Keitler's to a friend.
Better would be to buy some good cold weather gear and ride outside. Many of my friends have beater bikes, ride almost all year.
BTW, if anyone see's you riding rollers with a helmet, you're toast.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:29 AM   #5
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Re: Bicycle rollers & knobby tires?

"BTW, if anyone see's you riding rollers with a helmet, you're toast"

Unless, of course, it's a tear drop aero helmet. That would ooze coolness.
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