ROLLERS = numbnuts

has anybody found that if they spend more than 30 minutes on the rollers, a disconcerting numbness come over them?.

if so, has anybody worked out how to stop this from happening?

i usually stop for 40 seconds but i dont like doing this as it breaks up the work


your saddle and/or bike isn’t set up properly. you shouldn’t get numbness at all.

the saddle is the one i ride with all the time no problems, i could ride all day outside. not sure what to do

Do you get the same numbness after the same time on the road?

I too would say your setup isn’t ideal.

On the road you stand-up and change gears and move around a lot more so you might not go numb as fast.

Maybe try setting the rollers up on carpet or put teatowels or whatever under the legs of the roller to see if this cuts down the vibrations.

I get the same thing. I only use the roady on the rollers which isn’t really the right geo for me but it’s all I got at the mo’. The only tactic I’ve used with any success is to grab the very top of the bar, put your sit bones at the very back of the seat and sit there for a few minutes (still pedaling of course). Or learn to ride no hands. Takes a bit to get used to and you’ve gotta have the rollers set up proper, but it works just fine and your numbnuts will thank you.

If you’re on a level floor your rollers will have your front wheel slightly higher than your back wheel - the subtle change in your position might be contributing to your problem.

I get sore butt, wrists and hands if I ride the rollers for too long. It’s not a problem with the setup of the bike. It’s because I find it hard to shift my position regularly when on the rollers … It throws off my balance. If you stay in one position for too long, it will hurt no matter how perfect the bike setup is. I had the same problem when I rode the hour record … too few micro-adjustments on the saddle compared to normal riding. If your bike setup is good, I suspect this might be the problem.


i think a combination of mirco adjustments and checking wether my floor is level might do the trick.

Buy a new bike.

have a wank, coz it’ll feel like someone else is doing it…so I’ve heard :stuck_out_tongue:

Castration would stop the numbness as well, plus improve your singing voice.

Set your saddle up so your sit bones bear your weight - not your soft parts. Or buy a new bike :wink:

I think it’d feel like you were wanking someone else…so i’ve heard

i think ill buy a new bike