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turbo trainer noise

Old 01-07-16, 09:42 PM
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turbo trainer noise

Got a trainer today, noticed it's really loud vibration wise through the floor, tried various things can't reduce it. how much would a yoga mat or something like it help and would a trainer specific tire help?
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Old 01-07-16, 10:55 PM
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Might have to double up- you could use a carpet remnant + trainer mat or similar.
I use a kinetic trainer mat myself, but am lucky to have solid cement floors in our apt.
I did see some inexpensive interlocking puzzle piece gym flooring stuff at a Walmart recently -looked like it would work well for a trainer. Was in the fitness dept. made by either Golds or Everlast I think? Black material. Maybe something like that could work for you?

edit-a tire without much tread or a slick would be quieter, not sure about vibration though.

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Got a trainer today, noticed it's really loud vibration wise through the floor, tried various things can't reduce it. how much would a yoga mat or something like it help and would a trainer specific tire help?
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Old 01-07-16, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MagicHour View Post

edit-a tire without much tread or a slick would be quieter, not sure about vibration though.
I have a cheapie Graber mag trainer that gets a gnarly vibration at one specific speed (no speed sensor so I don't know what that speed is) regardless of the tire in use. I've never been able to figure it out and now I just live with it each winter. *shrug*
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A yoga mat certainly won't hurt, but I'm not sure how much it would help. I doubt it will eliminate the issue entirely.
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