Tags: What Is A Riser Block For Indoor Bicycle Trainers?, What Is A Riser Block?
What Is A Riser Block For Indoor Bicycle Trainers?
When I started riding my first indoor bicycle trainer, after a while I notice that I seemed to be pointing a little bit downhill. Beyond that, my wrists were starting to bother me a bit. I guess I wasn't bright enough to figure out what was wrong until I watched my roommate using the same trainer. Without a doubt, the bike was not level. So, I had to figure out what to do about it.
Telephone book. Yeah, a telephone book did the trick. It leveled me out and allowed me to not put pressure on my wrists while riding the indoor bike trainer. The only issue that I ever had with the phone book was that if I really decided to "get on it" the front tire would slide on the slippery cover. Years later, manufacturers decided to come up with something called a riser block (why didn't I think of that?). So now we've got the choice of several different types of riser blocks which means no more telephone books needed.
CycleOps Riser Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers
Minoura Riser Block Trainer
Kinetic Riser Ring