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Old 11-06-02, 09:34 PM   #1
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Trainer for MTB wheels

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I realize there are a lot of threads about trainers but I am interested in trainers that are good quality and that fit mtb wheels from 2.1 to 2.5. I have been looking at Minoura models (one of the few trainers I can find). I am wondering how the rim drive works with disc brake based rims (no brake bead along side). Are the wheel driven wide enough for a thick tire. And are these generally good trainers.

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Most trainers will accept 26 inch wheels. A disc wheel will fit the same as a non-disc wheel. Now to answer you question about the thickness of your tire. You will definitely want to take off your mountian tire and put on a cheap slick. A knobbie tire will make so much noise and will be a very bumpy ride. You will also kill you tires. Hope this helps.

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I've used a Cycle-Ops Fluid 2 with an MTB for 2 years now. I just put on a cheap slick I bought at Wally World and it works great.
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I've got the Minoura Mag trainer, and it's worked well for me.

I've got my MTB on it with a slick.
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Thank you for the response but I have a Mavic 321d which has insignifigant sidewall. I am concerned if it will have enough to be affected by the rollers on the sidewall.

That said, Is the sidewall based better than the tire based trainers?
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I've got the Minoura Mag trainer, and it's worked well for me.

I've got my MTB on it with a slick.
Thats the sidewall based version right. That is the one I am considering as I can order from an internet company I like.
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Thank you for the response but I have a Mavic 321d which has insignifigant sidewall.
I got an old wheel and put a cheap tire on it to save wear and tear on my "good" wheel and tire.
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