I was riding my trainer tonight. I am usually a rollers guy, but wanted to get some higher intensity work in to help a bit with my XC short commings.
Anyhow, i am riding 23c tire, 120 psi (within recommendations), at moderate intensity with occasional 'sprints' of higher resistance maintaining cadence.
26 minutes into the ride KABOOM, thought it was a drive by, and now this:
On a borrowed bike no less, now i owe him a tire and tube.
I am 220# FWIW, moderatly strong rider i guess... tire was warm, and the fluid 'radiator' was pretty warm as well, but i figure this is normal, but like i said, i usually just do 'base' miles in the off season with the rollers to keep the legs moving
this is the trainer i have. i cannot adjust how hard the tire pushes on the roller. My wife rides with no problems but is about 80# lighter than me. I will have to try a trainer tire, but i am not sure how different it will be, because the tire wasn't worn out necessarily on the other tire i was using
you need to run at least 115 psi, which will reduce the flex in the sidewall....and prevent blowouts...if you buy a larger tire like a 25 mm or 28 mm if it will fit, that will also increase life.
Years ago people were flipping their Ford Explorers when their tires blewout...in most cases due to underflated tires getting hot and then failing...inflation is what prevents the tire from excessive sidewall flex...which is what overheats the tire