While perhaps not ranking among Early AdoptersI think Peak Bicycle was reached about 2005 and I loathe cellphonesI have nonetheless embraced indoor cycling training with considerable enthusiasm. Over the years there have been huge steps forward in making a once-arduous task bearable and even enjoyable. Now with smart trainers and immersive training apps we have another leap towards realism: the rocker plate.Is it like this?As a private pilot, I have experience with full-movement flight simulators. Riding through the mountains with Rouvy or Open Road using a big screen monitor gives a real sense of place but the fact that the bicycle on the smart trainer is in a fixed position takes away from the effect. Furthermore, being unable to move much except for standing up from time to time makes very long indoor training rides a bit painful. This fact was made clear a few years ago when I completed The Sufferfest’s Knighthood of Sufferlandria competition, a 10 hour stretch on the trainer. So it was with some interest I have followed the emergence of rocker plates as an accessory.or like this?A rocker plate is simply a platform that pivots from side to side to replicate what actually happens as the bicycle moves around when you are riding on the road. It has to be a heavy unit to support the weight of a trainer and rider and still be able to shift. In the last few years do-it-yourself communities have arisen on the Internet showing how to build your…
Source: Cycling – Pez Cycling