Minoura Mag 3 riser block review£9.99

Eliminate that downhill feel on your trainer

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Turbo trainers hold the back wheel 2cm or more off the ground, tilting the bike and putting pressure on your hands and wrists.

This plastic block – grooved to fit narrow 700C or fat 26in tyres – levels the bike and makes bar, stem and saddle adjustments unnecessary, as well as steadying the front wheel.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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