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Old 12-03-12, 02:14 PM   #1
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Training Tire for Computrainer

Does anybody know of a better tire to use on the computrainer. I tried the Continental Trainer tire and I think its just awful. Little yellow balls come off it and its a royal pain to get it on the rim in the first place.

Is there a solid rubber tire option out there somewhere?
Its weird but I blew up a Vredistein tire on the trainer yesterday. It developed a bubble and when the bubble came aorund Kablooey.

I was also wondering if I'd have better luck with a clincher tubular from Tufo. Has anybody ever tried them for that?

Been spending alot of time on the trainer lately so any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-03-12, 02:17 PM   #2
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I just use an old tire that's a little too worn to use confidently on the road. When you say your Vredstein developed a bubble, do you mean that the tube poked through a hole in the tread? Or was the tire improperly seated and the bubble near the rim?
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Vittoria Zaffiro Home Trainer, and Tacx. I use the Vittoria and have not been disappointed, nothing is coming off it and seems to be handling the temperature well.
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I love Vredistine tires. Normally indestructable. In this case (and I have no idea why). A pocket developed between the layers and burst. It did not go all the way through the tire. Weirdest thing I ever saw.
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Vittoria Zaffiro Home Trainer, and Tacx. I use the Vittoria and have not been disappointed, nothing is coming off it and seems to be handling the temperature well.
Thanks! Ill give it a try
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When I first got a trainer, I didn't know about the tire thing. I was on it for about ten seconds before I could smell the melting rubber of my nice Michelin Pro3s. I went out and bought the cheapest 700x23 tire I could find at MEC (Continental Sport), and it's been just fine. The Michelins actually left a line of molten rubber on the wheel of the trainer, but the heavy cheap Conti has been perfect.
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When I first got a trainer, I didn't know about the tire thing. I was on it for about ten seconds before I could smell the melting rubber of my nice Michelin Pro3s. I went out and bought the cheapest 700x23 tire I could find at MEC (Continental Sport), and it's been just fine. The Michelins actually left a line of molten rubber on the wheel of the trainer, but the heavy cheap Conti has been perfect.
I never thought about it before. I just put the bike on the trainer with my favorite road tires. Sounds like cheaper tires are better for the trainer. Thanks for the info!!
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If your tires are showing serious wear on a trainer then you have it set up wrong. I've done thousands of km's with just a bit of polish resulting.
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True I did have some build up.

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If your tires are showing serious wear on a trainer then you have it set up wrong. I've done thousands of km's with just a bit of polish resulting.
When I checked my trainer roller there was a ton of rubber build up on it. A little alcohol seemed to clean up it up pretty good. Your right it probably didn't help matters much.
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