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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-28-12, 12:25 PM   #1
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Comparing tires on my CycleOps trainer, a short video.

This doesn't really have much to do with being a clyde but I just made a short video comparing a Michelin country rock tire (my wife bought it for me when she got the trainer as a gift for Christmas) and a Bontrager SR1 (which I bought because of how loud the Country rock was) on my mountain bike on my CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer and thought I would share enjoy!

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Not much of a contest there was there? I guess it depends if you want to enjoy your tv program or to
Drown out somebody you don't want to listen to!
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Get yourself a Continential trainer tire. They are fairly quiet and wont mar the trainer roller, I use one but mine is orange, I see they come in black now.

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What's the point of having a bike and putting a trainer specific tire on it? I"m assuming you go ride the bike from time to time, if it was a winter switch-out it would make sense.

That trainer wasn't too bad with a slick though, thanks for posting the video.
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wow, what a difference between the two tires. I personally change my tire to a bike trainer tire from my Pro3's. The trainer tire is slick but much harder and it is really, really quite on the trainer. Both my wife and each have a CycleOps Fluid 2 trainers and it is nice to ride at the same time to the same video and not have to turn up the TV so loud to hear it.
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What's the point of having a bike and putting a trainer specific tire on it? I"m assuming you go ride the bike from time to time, if it was a winter switch-out it would make sense.
I'd be surprised if the average number of 700c wheelsets among active roadies is less than two especially now that companies have turned wheel "upgrades" into a sustainable business with substantial marketing budgets. In the unlikely event that you crash the rear wheel you usually ride outside it's not that big of a deal to swap the trainer tire for something else.
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