Sorry to post and run, but I have a meeting to go to in 10 minutes... Who arranges 5pm meetings anyway?!
I can actually do hard TT-like intervals on rollers in my bigger gears but I prefer the trainer for those - getting cross-eyed on rollers generally spells disaster (i.e. riding off the side) for me. I'll do hard intervals on the trainer, and I'll do more tempo/endurance riding on rollers. I'll happily crank out a 1.5hr endurance ride on rollers no worries.
Yep, I meant Jim but it was before my morning cup of coffee....
In terms of replacement rear tires, Continental makes a specific trainer tire which is orange, very hard wearing and a pain in the a$$ to put on. If you can install that tire you can install any other one. I switch my rear tire over at the first snowfall, that's when my roadbike takes up permanent residence on my trainer. During summertime I just slot the bike onto the trainer and go - once a week (on average) doesn't really wear out the rear significantly. I'll not change out the tires if I'm doing a roller session too.
Every winter I do a tire change on my roadbike. The rear is usually due for replacement anyway so I normally dump it. My front tire generally lasts 2 rear tires so I'll make a judgment call. I'd rather spend a bit more but have fresh rubber every outside season.
The Fluid 2 rules - love mine. I got a CTS time trial DVD with it which is always good for some suffering. I like to plan my own pain, but the "go hard during commercials during a football game" is a (ahem) "great" way to spend a Sunday afternoon... And I've heard good things about the Spinervals too!
Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 8/11/2009 (17:02)
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