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    need help with tire size for trainer tire

    Want to buy a trainer tire, but they seem to only come in 700x23.
    I have a hybrid and currently have a 700x40 tire
    The rim says: ssw700 and is also marked: 27 * 622

    Can anyone tell me if I can get a trainer tire or recommend something that would work?

    Thanks!

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    Senior Member Bill Kapaun's Avatar
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    Just buy a couple cheap tires of the size you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
    Just buy a couple cheap tires of the size you like.
    +1 "Trainer Tires" are not anything special and a cheap tire of the right size will work just as well as long as it has no to very little tread. You do not want a heavy tread or, worse, a knobby. Adjust the roller on your trainer so the tire just doesn't slip under load but no tighter. What ruins tires on a trainer is too much or too little tension.

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    Andrew R Stewart Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
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    And keep the tire's air pressure topped off to max. Andy.

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