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Old 03-09-16, 11:02 PM
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Finding rear wheel for trainer

I recently purchased a trainer and have started doing regular workouts on it. I would really like to use a tire designed for the trainer, but I don't want to have to change tires every time I go from trainer to road and vise-versa. Rather I would like to pick up a cheap rear wheel to mount the trainer tire. Then switch wheels. I already have a number of cassettes, so I just need the wheel.

Question: Where can I go to find an inexpensive 700c 11-speed rear wheel? What should I expect to pay for such a wheel?
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I would look on Craigslist for a take off wheel, a lot of people buy bikes and use their own wheel sets. I don't see many single rear wheels on there though. Maybe buy the wheel set and sell the front wheel real cheep...
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Finding wheels on Craigslist is hit and miss. I periodically find good deals, but often not the 11s models.

You could try one of these.

Origin8 SL18 700c Rear Bike Wheel Black 8 9 10 11 Speed | eBay
700c RS11 QR Shimano Rear 8 9 10 11 Cassette Road Bike Clincher Rim Wheel | eBay

Shimano Pr Whls RS010 - Wheels - Ribble Cycles
Shimano Pr Whls RS11 Clincher - Wheels - Ribble Cycles
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Old 03-10-16, 04:16 AM
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I don't think you need to get a new wheel or tyre, it's a waste of time, money and effort when the standard tyres and wheels work fine. DC Rainmaker doesn't bother, why should you: Weekly Mailbag?July 17th, 2010 | DC Rainmaker
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I don't think you need to get a new wheel or tyre, it's a waste of time, money and effort when the standard tyres and wheels work fine. DC Rainmaker doesn't bother, why should you: Weekly Mailbag?July 17th, 2010 | DC Rainmaker
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Originally Posted by scarleton View Post
I recently purchased a trainer and have started doing regular workouts on it. I would really like to use a tire designed for the trainer, but I don't want to have to change tires every time I go from trainer to road and vise-versa. Rather I would like to pick up a cheap rear wheel to mount the trainer tire. Then switch wheels. I already have a number of cassettes, so I just need the wheel.

Question: Where can I go to find an inexpensive 700c 11-speed rear wheel? What should I expect to pay for such a wheel?

I'm going to also say Craig's List.
But you can also buy something like a new pair of RS11s really cheap which are perfectly fine to ride on the trainer.
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Mentally I can't spend much time on the stationary trainer. But, for those times that I do, I just went out and got cheap, used bike so that I can just leave it on the trainer. If you have the space to allow it, and unless you're particular about being on a certain bike when on the trainer, it completely aliviates all of that changing and mounting.

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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Mentally I can't spend much time on the stationary trainer. But, for those times that I do, I just went out and got cheap, used bike so that I can just leave it on the trainer. If you have the space to allow it, and unless you're particular about being on a certain bike when on the trainer, it completely aliviates all of that changing and mounting.

Dan
+100. A cheap dedicated trainer bike is the way to go if you have the space to leave it set up all the time. Nothing matters except it has to fit you adequately.
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