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Do you use race wheels on your trainer?

Old 02-04-09, 03:19 PM
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Do you use race wheels on your trainer?

to warm up for races, or do you switch out wheel right before the race starts? Is there any harm in using a tubular tire on a trainer for ~40 minutes before a race?
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Assuming your trainer works and is correctly adjusted so that it's not chewing up your tire, no problem.

It's more a matter of your race tires on the trainer rather than your race wheels, but of course I doubt you're going to swap tires right before the race start.

When I'm lazy I'll do training sets on race wheels on a turbo, if they're already on the bike I intend to use.
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Old 02-04-09, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Treefox View Post
Assuming your trainer works and is correctly adjusted so that it's not chewing up your tire, no problem.

It's more a matter of your race tires on the trainer rather than your race wheels, but of course I doubt you're going to swap tires right before the race start.

When I'm lazy I'll do training sets on race wheels on a turbo, if they're already on the bike I intend to use.
Right, my race tires happen to be glued to my wheels so that's out of the question. "Properly adjusted" has always been a vague term for me- how much pressure do you want on the tire?
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I just take an extra wheel so I don't screw up my good tires(usually my pit wheels).
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I always assume "properly adjusted" means making sure the tire doesn't skid/squeak on the drum. Skidding is the result of not tightening the drum enough to the tire. I do not think over tightening would result in any tire damage except if left overnight when the trainer is not in use.
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Originally Posted by Treefox View Post
Assuming your trainer works and is correctly adjusted so that it's not chewing up your tire, no problem.

It's more a matter of your race tires on the trainer rather than your race wheels, but of course I doubt you're going to swap tires right before the race start.


When I'm lazy I'll do training sets on race wheels on a turbo, if they're already on the bike I intend to use.
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I have a trainer tire/wheel I use. I usually warmup on the trainer for crits up to 15min prior to start. Then I swap out the wheel, pop a gu, and roll to the start line.

Why burn up your good tubular tires on the trainer?
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I use my regular back wheel while on a trainer, then switch to a race wheel. It only takes few seconds. I race on tubulars so I would like to minimize amount of times I have to put a new tire on.

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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
I have a trainer tire/wheel I use. I usually warmup on the trainer for crits up to 15min prior to start. Then I swap out the wheel, pop a gu, and roll to the start line.

Why burn up your good tubular tires on the trainer?
Do you guys do roll outs for your crits or something..that's a short warm up.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
I have a trainer tire/wheel I use. I usually warmup on the trainer for crits up to 15min prior to start. Then I swap out the wheel, pop a gu, and roll to the start line.

Why burn up your good tubular tires on the trainer?
take a warmup wheel

Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
Do you guys do roll outs for your crits or something..that's a short warm up.
where did nitropowered mention anything regarding about the length of warmup?
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