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Old 01-07-09, 09:09 AM
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kurt kinetic trainer position setting

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just bought a kurt road machine trainer and while setting it up, you have the choice of 4 positions according to the maximum tire O.D. what is this? i can't find any info on maximum tire O.D. on the internet anywhere.

position 1 -28.75

position 2- 27.04

position 3- 23.08

position 4- 20.90

my instincts say that it should be set at postion 3 as i am running 700c 23 tires. is this correct?




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Old 01-07-09, 09:16 AM
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I have my hybrid (700x32) semi-permanently hooked up to my KK trainer on position 1. However, I popped in the road bike a couple times and position 1 worked fine. I think it just raises the back wheel another fraction of an inch off the ground.
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You want whatever position keeps the tire off the floor and makes the bike relatively level. I always left mine in position 1 because that's what worked with the riser block I had under the front wheel.
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Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
You want whatever position keeps the tire off the floor and makes the bike relatively level. I always left mine in position 1 because that's what worked with the riser block I had under the front wheel.
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Originally Posted by redmist View Post
just bought a kurt road machine trainer and while setting it up, you have the choice of 4 positions according to the maximum tire O.D. what is this? i can't find any info on maximum tire O.D. on the internet anywhere.
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Old 01-07-09, 11:54 AM
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For a 700c road bike it's probably only going to fit on one setting, which will be painfully obvious once you attempt to attach the bike. (the highest)
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For a road bike, if you want the wheel absolutely the closest to the floor it can go, set it on position 2. If you do this, you don't need a front wheel block. Myself, I use it on position 1 and use a front wheel block. I use the trainer to warm up at races in addition to interval training, and I was concerned with the wheel hitting the ground when used on an uneven parking lot.
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whatever... this is why i don't come here as often- for every good answer, you get 14 negative know-it-alls.

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For a road bike, if you want the wheel absolutely the closest to the floor it can go, set it on position 2. If you do this, you don't need a front wheel block. Myself, I use it on position 1 and use a front wheel block. I use the trainer to warm up at races in addition to interval training, and I was concerned with the wheel hitting the ground when used on an uneven parking lot.

thanks for that. i was trying to speed up the trial and error process. i used it today on the highest setting, but with the enclosed wheel block. if used in position 2, will the bike be completely level? there has to be some downward tilt on the bike if the rear is not touching the ground, no?



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whatever... this is why i don't come here as often- for every good answer, you get 14 negative know-it-alls.




thanks for that. i was trying to speed up the trial and error process. i used it today on the highest setting, but with the enclosed wheel block. if used in position 2, will the bike be completely level? there has to be some downward tilt on the bike if the rear is not touching the ground, no?
Assuming your floors are reasonably level, yes.
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