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Tire Problems When Riding Rollers

Old 01-08-07, 06:09 PM
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Tire Problems When Riding Rollers

I have had four flats when riding rollers so far in the last month and zero flats on the road despite the fact that I have WAY more hours on the road. Are rollers typically that much harder on tires?

Do you run the same tire pressure on rollers as on the road?
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There's debris on the road which could cause flats, whereas there's no danger from debris when riding rollers. That being said, I once had two flats within 10 mins of each other when riding the rollers, both caused by a slight shift of the rim-tape (before I switched to Velox™ rim-tape).

As to pressure - I use the same as I do on the road (~110 psi). I use slicks for both road and rollers; they make roller riding so very quiet, the slightest tread on the tyres will make riding the rollers really noisy.

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I know some people who use solid tires when on the trainer, but forgot what brand name they are called. (Rolling resistance on a trainer is not as important as when on the road, so people can live with this in return for no worry about flats.) There are also Greentyres [1] that are in this category, but I have *zero* clue how good/bad they are.

[1]: [sic] The company is UK, so their tires are tyres.
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