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Old 11-07-07, 10:46 AM   #1
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Tires and rollers

I read in the road cycling boards that continental makes training tires, are these necessary?

I have specialized mondo tires on my bike right now and don't really want to burn off 2 month old set of tires. I do plan on logging in a lot of training hours on the rollers/trainer as well. Will these really make a difference or could i keep training on the tires i have now?
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I have heard it both ways. I plan on riding my tires into the winter and buy new tires when spring arrives. Why not burn them up and buy new in the spring.
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I have heard it both ways. I plan on riding my tires into the winter and buy new tires when spring arrives. Why not burn them up and buy new in the spring.
my thoughts exactly, question being, how long will my tires last on the rollers/trainer? their slicks so at least they'll be quiet.
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I have heard it both ways. I plan on riding my tires into the winter and buy new tires when spring arrives. Why not burn them up and buy new in the spring.
This is my method as well.
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If you are using a trainer, try not to use your everyday Road Tire.
You will square off the bottom and thus get flats, plus lose gripping on wet surfaces or gravel. Rollers have less of an issue since you move more and are not stationary.

Simplest solution is to use another rear wheel ( cheap is also good here).
Put on the crappiest cheapest tire you can get. The cheap low quality road tires are very heavy and thick and will do a fine job on the trainer.

Even better, use a tire that is at the end of its life. The advantage of the indoor trainers/rollers is you don't run over glass.

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I am on rollers, and I don't have the extra money for another wheel set, so I will ride my tires until they are no longer worth running. Plus, when it is time to ride outside, I will put in new tubes and put on new tires.
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No experience with the Conti's, I just use worn tires from spring/summer. Regardless, special tires aren't necessary if you just ride rollers. I've heard the Conti trainer tire spews less tire dust than regular tires when used on the trainer. Bottom line, if you use both trainer and rollers, you only need the special tire for the rear.
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