Discomfort on turbo

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Re: Discomfort on turbo

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 10 Nov 2020, 7:29pm

It’s almost certainly because of the way that most turbo trainers don’t allow the bike to move around naturally. Most riders are naturally ‘wonky’ and will favour their dominant side, but not even notice it. When the bike is stuck in position, you’re working against it, and your muscles aren’t accustomed to it. Kurt Kinetic rock and roll trainers are superb for sorting this problem out.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zbYiLKVwY

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Re: Discomfort on turbo

Postby mumbojumbo » 11 Nov 2020, 5:51am

by RickH » 10 Nov 2020, 5:56pm

mumbojumbo wrote:
A normal bike ride requires the cyclist to adjust their body position.Have never ridden a turbo,as seems tedious and futile,but imagine riders are in fixed position.Why usea turbo when you can ride outside.

My regular tandem stoker is visually impaired & can't ride a bike solo any more so she uses a bike on a trainer to keep pedalling in between tandem sessions.

During the spring lockdown we did quite a few virtual tandem rides - we would talk on the phone (before anyone starts muttering, I've some bone conduction earphones so there's nothing in/over my ears & I can still hear what's going on around me) while I would go out on a ride & she pedalled along on her bike indoors. I would tell her things "we" could see as we went along.


Well thats a novel way to combat covid-I often feel like distancing myself from my mrs.May try this even when covids over.

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Re: Discomfort on turbo

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 11 Nov 2020, 4:45pm

Hi,
Marcus Aurelius wrote:It’s almost certainly because of the way that most turbo trainers don’t allow the bike to move around naturally. Most riders are naturally ‘wonky’ and will favour their dominant side, but not even notice it. When the bike is stuck in position, you’re working against it, and your muscles aren’t accustomed to it. Kurt Kinetic rock and roll trainers are superb for sorting this problem out.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zbYiLKVwY

Did you see the other videos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcVro9KQGQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q9qY1Iat-A


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Re: Discomfort on turbo

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 12 Nov 2020, 3:39am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Marcus Aurelius wrote:It’s almost certainly because of the way that most turbo trainers don’t allow the bike to move around naturally. Most riders are naturally ‘wonky’ and will favour their dominant side, but not even notice it. When the bike is stuck in position, you’re working against it, and your muscles aren’t accustomed to it. Kurt Kinetic rock and roll trainers are superb for sorting this problem out.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zbYiLKVwY

Did you see the other videos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q9qY1Iat-A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zbYiLKVwY

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Re: Discomfort on turbo

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Nov 2020, 11:22am

Hi,
As someone who has some mechanical interest, it seems to have a flaw in connection with the way flexes and thus turns on the skewer.
Maybe the rotation of the fixing arms was built in or it could well be an overlooked design flaw.
I'm not the sort of person who would ignore problems only to be bitten in the behind at a later date :)
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