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bike trainer -- excessive tire wear?

Old 01-07-06, 12:20 AM
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bike trainer -- excessive tire wear?

I have a blackburn bike trainer and am looking for advice on preventing excessive tire wear. How tight should the roller be to the tire? I have a slick on but it seems to be burning a fair bit. Is this unpreventable?

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I don't think you can prevent it. Run some cheap tire on the rear wheel for trainer duty. The trainer chews 'em up.
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Make sure the tyre correctly seated on the rim, and is inflated to the correct pressure, and that the wheel is true. I have a CycleOps Fluid 2 and have found that one complete turn of the clamp is sufficient to prevent the roller from slipping.

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Originally Posted by edmontonrider
I have a blackburn bike trainer and am looking for advice on preventing excessive tire wear. How tight should the roller be to the tire? I have a slick on but it seems to be burning a fair bit. Is this unpreventable?

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I just posted a thread similar to this. I just ruined a tire because of my trainer in just 1 hour! I fixed the same tire which was shredding rubber everywhere with 2 layers of duct tape. I've gone for a week, 1 hour per day with no problems and the duct tape is still holding up. Don't have your tire underinflated. Tighten the roller just enough to make it work without slipping. Never use your brakes!!

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Thanks for the input. I guess I'll be buying a few more tires than anticipated (and more duct tape too!)
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Buy a trainer tire! I've been using the continential trainer tire for a few weeks now and love it. It's very hard to make it slip and it does not seem to burn up like a normal tire does.
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I agree with Wi. I have a Fluid 2 Conti GP4000 have used the trainer more than 40 hours this winter with no wear. Just tighten one turn with properly inflated tire.
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