- Product Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 6.1 inches ; 1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B000BT8VPQ
- Item model number: 9701
- Average Customer Review: 340 customer reviews
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CycleOps Climbing Riser Block
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- For a stable, worry-free ride with any rear wheel-mounted trainer.
- Unique 3-level design lets you select the level of difficulty.
- Stack two blocks to simulate climbing workouts.
- Stackable riser block for rear-mounted cycling trainers
- Unique 3-level design lets you select ideal training height
- Stacks with 2nd block to simulate climbing workouts
- Supports up to 12 adjustment levels with 2nd block
- Virtually indestructible injection-molded construction
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Simulate the Climb
Add height to your front wheel while retaining stability.
Level and Secure
Not only does it bring your front wheel level with the rest of the bike, it also keeps your front wheel secure.
A riser block will prevent your front wheel from turning back and forth when cranking away on a sprint, which means more power for your pedaling.
Up to Twelve Height Options
Each block comes with three different levels, and when you add a second block you unlock 12 different height options.
- Keeps your bike level
- Keeps your front wheel secure
- Each block comes with three different levels
- Up to twelve height options with the addition of a second block
2.1" – 2.7" – 3.1".
4.1" – 4.7" – 5.1".
Double Stacker with a Twist
6.35" – 6.95" – 7.35".
7.85" – 8.45" – 8.85".
The Climbing Block levels and stabilizes your front wheel as you do a workout on your indoor trainer. What's unique about the Climbing Block, though, is that you can rotate it to set your wheel higher than your trainer, thereby increasing the level of difficulty of your workout. The goal here, of course, is to more accurately simulate climbing.You can rotate the climbing block in any of three positions to increase the steepness of your "climb", you can also purchase two Climbing Blocks and stack them on top of each other if you'd like to replicate climbing the really steep Manayunk Wall and Kemmelberg-type stuff. With the use of two blocks, you'll end up with 9 different levels of steepness to choose from. The injection molded construction is virtually indestructible. You can count on many long winter nights in front of the TV riding like a madman thanks to its superb durability.
- Material: injection-molded construction
- Recommended Use: indoor training
- Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime
Color: Black | Size: One Size
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First the good stuff. It is 110% sturdy. Unlike other indoor trainer levels, this comes up much higher around the bike tire, giving you incredible stability. You can come up out of your saddle if you want and even get some side-to-side leaning action and it holds the bike stable. I really like this.
My BIGGEST PROBLEM with this is that there is no setting that is perfectly level. I am using this with a Cycleops Magnus smart trainer, and with my 700c Road bike mounted on the trainer in the back, and this riser on its lowest setting in the front, my bike is at a 4 degree incline. This is more significant than it sounds. The issue I face with this is that while doing long 60-90 minute sessions at this incline, my seat causes a certain precious male body part in my loin region to fall asleep. The problem is that even though my bike is at an incline, my body rides forward like I am level, because I am on level ground. So the seat rides up so high in the front it causes problems. I can ride 100 mile gran fondos on this seat and these bike shorts, that is not the issue, its riding long sessions on flat ground with your seat protruding upward at 4 degrees makes for an unnatural ride. I could try to angle my seat downwards to compensate, but most seats aren't designed to be angled downward by 4 degrees, and having to adjust it back to level whenever I use the bike on the road would be a nightmare. Even if I did angle the seat unnaturally to compensate, now my head tube is significantly higher (by an inch or more), making aero position training sessions really awkward.
Why isn't there a "level" option on this riser? I know its called a climbing block, but I assumed that one of the settings would be level and the other two would add a few degrees of incline each. But in reality, the three settings are nearly indistinguishable and there is no level setting.
The other design i wish this had was small numbers stamped by each groove either to indicate degrees of elevation, or even just a setting 1, 2, and 3. Like I said, they are nearly indistinguishable. Using a tape measure I had to figure out which one was lowest, medium, and high. Just having this information stamped into the injection mold so it was part of the plastic would make this information useful.
I will be going back to one of those cheap single tire riser blocks designed to keep you level. I wish I could use this, but with no level setting, it makes rides very miserable.
Update: I still think think this is a great item and worth buying with the trainer, but more for stability than leveling. The trainer only raises the back wheel a little bit so the downhill sensation I was worried about isn't so much of an issue. The bigger problem is that without this item your front wheel may be wobbly.
The only con I can think of is I really don't see why it costs as much as it does, but it does feels really sturdy (I weigh 330lbs, no problems with my massive frame)
If you are buying a trainer, you need something like this.