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Recommend an all around tire for training and outdoors

Old 12-08-09, 12:18 AM
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Recommend an all around tire for training and outdoors

I have been switching from riding on the road to riding on the trainer quite often, and I noticed my rear tire is worn just down the middle from using the trainer. I was looking at getting a trainer tire, but I don't particularly want to switch a trainer tire and my normal tire all the time. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for all around tires which wont get so worn down on the trainer.
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Old 12-08-09, 09:32 AM
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Old 12-08-09, 09:54 AM
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You could buy a super cheap rear wheel and use that on the trainer...
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Use Continental gatorskins. It will still tend to get a flat spot from the trainer but it takes a little longer.
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Cheap wheels (Mavic Aksium is mine) can be had for about the price of that ruined tire. Add a trainer tire and a cassette and you're ready to go.
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FWIW, A couple years ago I picked up a cheapie ($20) Bontrager from my LBS and that barely got squared after a full season on the trainer.
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Cheap rear wheel (used) and left over tires.

Ride used tires down until the threads start showing.
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lower the air pressure, but adjust the roller further into the tire....it will distribute the wear over more of the tread
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
Cheap rear wheel (used) and left over tires.

Ride used tires down until the threads start showing.
+1

The heat from the trainer dries out the tire rendering it with less grip for outdoors.
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