Hey all, I run Kreitler rollers with 2.25 drums, and ride in a basement that has a humidity of around 40-50%.
The static electricity zaps are seriously out of hand. Talking 4-5 times per ride minimum.
Last month, I got such a zap it caused me to yank my hand off the bars, and the pop was loud. I watched in dismay as my zwift guy just rolled to the side of the road 0w. It zapped the electronics donut on my powertap! With new electronics it worked again fine, but seriously.
Any smart people out there think of a way to prevent these zaps? The rollers are on painted concrete if that matters.
id run a wire that lightly touches the body of the roler (on the bottom side) to the ground, this will ground the stadic electricity, electroboom has a video on stadic electricity stopers, dont do what he does though, that would be bad lol
They actually make like hanging grounding strap for rolling chairs. So that way you dont have to be wired to a particular spot. (I work in a business that static electricity is taken very seriously). or you could get an anti static grounding mat to put under the rollers.