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What Is A Climbing Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers?
A climbing block is different from a riser block. Some people confuse the two of these so lets figure this thing out. A riser block raises the front wheel on your bicycle to the point that it levels your bike when riding on an indoor bicycle trainer. A climbing block allows the front tire on your bicycle to be raised even more, so that it replicates climbing a hill outdoors.
Better yet, some riser blocks can become a climbing block when you use multiple riser blocks. Make sense? What I'm getting at is that one riser block can attach to another and instead of just leveling off your bike to take the strain off your wrists, it now puts you into a riding position where it simulates that you are going up a hill. CycleOps version is called the CycleOps Stackable Climbing Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers and I recommend buying two if you would like to have the option of using your bike trainer to make it as though you were doing an uphill climb.
Ok... so there we have it. Riser block = raising the front tire to level the bike. Climbing block = raising the front tire to simulate riding up a hill. As my tongue seems to be a little tied in the cold today, I hope this video will help to explain things a little more clearly.
CycleOps Stackable Climbing Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers
|Yes ($25 minimum)|