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Old 01-04-17, 08:04 PM
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Trainer tire advice needed please...

I am going to use an old Stump Jumper to do indoor training and I'm reasonable sure that I'll be buying a used CycleOps Magneto or Supermagneto Pro trainer. The bike has 26x1.5 tires and I need a training tire but don't know much about them. I'm on a budget.
What is a good budget trainer tire for my bike and what is the best place to buy it? Will any 26" training tire work or do I need a certain width?
Thanks for any and all help!

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Old 01-04-17, 08:09 PM
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ANY tire with a smooth (no tread) center strip is fine. The best would be one with no tread at all like those marketed as city bike tires, but a smooth center, the wider the better is fine.

You don't want tread, even side tread touching the roller because that will cause noise and vibration.

Don't spend real dough for this tire, since you won't get better functionality for your money.

BTW - don't get an overly wide tire, because trainer frames flex and the contact point will move back and forth across the roller. A wider tire may rub the sides because of that.
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Old 01-04-17, 08:13 PM
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You can just use your current tire.
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You can just use your current tire.
The tires that you took off when you bought new ones but saved because, even though they weren't good enough to use they were too good to throw away, - use those.

Unless, like FBinNY said, they have tread on them. If they have any kind of tread they will sound like a motorcycle and you won't be able to hear the TV.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
The tires that you took off when you bought new ones but saved because, even though they weren't good enough to use they were too good to throw away, - use those.

Unless, like FBinNY said, they have tread on them. If they have any kind of tread they will sound like a motorcycle and you won't be able to hear the TV.

LOL...the ones that came with the bike were rotted-out off-roadies, so that ain't gonna work for me.
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