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Old 02-03-19, 07:38 PM
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Help with 2000 Giant Boulder Se Trainer Tires

Hi! I'm running into a bit of trouble trying to find a trainer tire for my 2000 Giant Boulder Se to use on my indoor trainer. I'm looking for a 50-599 trainer tire (26 x 1.95) and am only able to find regular outdoor tires in this size. I've been able to find a couple of 26 x 2.0 trainer tires but am not sure if I could use one of those?

Also, I would like to purchase a new wheel to use on my trainer so that I wouldn't have to switch over tires on the same rim. I have a drop-in rear wheel, but the problem is that my bike is only a 7 speed cassette. From my research, I believe that I would need to add in a 4.5mm spacer to allow me to use a current wheel, since the old ones that would use my 7 speed cassette aren't available anymore. Does this sound correct? I have never had the need to check into any of this as I've never had a trainer before and the info has been a bit overwhelming to sift through and understand.

Thanks in advance for any help on this!
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Old 02-04-19, 09:21 PM
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The 26 x 2.0 tires should be fine. And it will make your life easier if you memorize the conversion between inches and millimeters; one inch equals 25.4 mm.

I can't help with your axle question; sorry.
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The 26x2.0 tire will work as rollagain stated.

Whether or not you're going to need a spacer is entirely dependent on the wheel you buy. If memory serves, I believe you can use a 7, 8 or 9 speed rear wheel and not need any spacers to switch back and forth. When going to 10 & 11 speed compatible wheels, yes you will definitely need a spacer to use a 7-speed cassette.
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Yea trainer users , tire makers assume , are on race bikes (getting fit to win races) any slick tread tire should be adequate

But, airless /solid / captive air foam 'rubber' tires roll heavy on the street, but for a trainer workout that may be just the thing..

speeds? just 1.?. increase the resistance if it gets too easy a spare wheel (even steel rim (cheap) and wool felt * brake shoes are a friction increase option.

* these are what actual stationary trainers use...







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Thank you!!

Thanks so much to all of you who replied! It really helped me out, I really appreciate your knowledge and the time it took to reply! Thanks again and I'll let you know if I have any more questions along the way!
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