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Old 08-03-05, 11:10 PM
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SUPER Quiet Trainers?

Hi all,
I'm in need of a trainer, but need something reasonable in the noise department.

Whats a quiet, good quality trainer?

I plan on using both my trainer and my rollers this winter, and plan to shop a little early.
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I have a Travel Trac wireless Millenium from Performance bike. It is a progressive fluid trainer that is very quiet and smooth. It also has a synthetic roller, which apparently doesn't wear out the rear tire as quickly as the alloy type.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4120
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I've got one of these https://www.1upusa.com/bike_trainer.html. If you use a tire with a tread pattern, the only sound you hear is the buzzing of the tire on the roller. If you use a slick, it's really quiet. I bought an inexpensive slick tire just for trainer use, and even after using it 4-5 times a week throughout last winter and early spring, there was very little wear on the tire.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker2k
I've got one of these https://www.1upusa.com/bike_trainer.html. If you use a tire with a tread pattern, the only sound you hear is the buzzing of the tire on the roller. If you use a slick, it's really quiet. I bought an inexpensive slick tire just for trainer use, and even after using it 4-5 times a week throughout last winter and early spring, there was very little wear on the tire.
I second the 1upusa. Not only quiet, but IMHO one of the best trainers out there.
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The higher end Cycleops trainers are really quiet.
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the type of tyre makes the biggest difference- you need a slick tyre with no profile at all
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1upusa - it is a great, looks great, and works great. And, if you don't like it you can return it for a refund in 60 days and they pay return shipping!


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