I recently purchased a Blackburn Mag Trainer. The rear wheel on my road bike is a Bontrager Race, with the “exposed” type QR cam. For some reason, I can’t seem to get the cam to fit well into the receiver socket on the trainer. I guess the folks at Blackburn anticipated this by supplying an enclosed type cam/skewer with the product.
This however opens a whole new can of worms – at least for me it does. The skewer supplied with the trainer seems to be poorly made. Since a biker’s well being depends largely on the wheels staying on the bike – I now find myself pouring over all kinds of data and opinions.
I think I will go to my LBS and purchase a new “good quality” skewer for the rear wheel. Any opinions or suggestions here as to what to look for and what I should expect to pay? The Sheldon Brown site leaves no doubt that they prefer the enclosed cams.