Hi all. I just picked up a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine trainer and I have a question. When I get on the bike and start pedaling from a standstill, the tire slips slightly. It does not matter if I tighten down the roller more because it's just a lack of friction from my tires. I am running some (fairly worn and squared off) Vittoria Rubino Pro slick tires at around 120psi . I discovered that Continental makes a tire made specifically for trainers. However, I only have one wheelset so swapping tires every time I want to get on the trainer would get old fast, so the Conti Trainer tire is not an option.
Is this slippage common? Do people find that it breaks the realistic feel of out-of-saddle sprints? What can I do to reduce it?