Training & Nutrition - setting up trainer?
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It seems everytime I set up my trainer with my bike I cant get it to pedal as smoothly as I would hope to. After setting it up and trying to pedal I get an uneven pedal cadence. half a pedal rotation is smooth then it gets too smooth. it gets annoying. Anybody know a way to set this up so it feels flawless as you pedal. any help would be great.
10-02-07, 01:54 PM
Can you give us more information:
Type and Brand of Trainer? (magnetic, hydraulic)
Type of bike? (road, mountain, hybrid, BMX, tricycle)
Type of tire? (size, tread type)
It seems everytime I set up my trainer with my bike I cant get it to pedal as smoothly as I would hope to.
I wonder if your rear wheel is out of round?
Probably not enough mass in the trainer and/or wheel. There's no momentum involved--on the road, the momentum of the bike helps push it along.
Maybe buy a steel rim, can't cost that much...
Check the tire resistance against the drum. If the pressure is too loose, you can slip on the drive train side. I give just enough to make firm contact and test by rotating the drum, observing how the wheel rotates. By suddenly swithing directions on the drum rotation, I can see if the wheel slips. If so, I add a tad more pressure.
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