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650 tires and bike trainer(6 posts)

650 tires and bike trainercooperwright
Jan 10, 2004 9:34 AM
Have patience with me if this is a dumb question. I'm trying to choose a bike trainer and am riding on 650 tires - does every trainer fit every size or do I need to be on the lookout for specific ones?
re: 650 tires and bike trainerAl1943
Jan 10, 2004 3:57 PM
Better check to be sure. The one I have will work with a lot of sizes, including 650 and 700.
and with the rim mount...cooperwright
Jan 10, 2004 4:56 PM
... does that lessen the wear caused by the trainer or just switch it to a different spot? will i still need to by a spare tire?
and with the rim mount...Al1943
Jan 11, 2004 4:11 PM
I'm not really sure what you are asking. The wear on the tire or the wear to the trainer won't be much different between a 650 and some other size wheel. You put a little bit of wear on your bike everytime you ride it whether on the road or on the trainer. It's up to you if you want to have a spare tire just for the trainer. In my opinion it's a good idea to keep a spare tire and several spare tubes if your bike has 650 wheels because you can't get that size everywhere or everytime you need it. I keep two spare tires and six spare tubes for my wife's 650 WSD bike.
~Al
and with the rim mount...cooperwright
Jan 11, 2004 6:04 PM
I was asking if less tire wear occurs with a rim mount trainer, as opposed to a tire mount style - not about the difference in tire size.

I plan on getting a rim mounted one so that I can use my mtn bikes on it also, but would like to know (just to know) if there's a difference in the amount of tire wear caused by the two trainer types.
and with the rim mount...russw19
Jan 11, 2004 6:57 PM
Rim mount trainers don't put any wear on the tires... they don't touch them. There is a rubber donut type ring that puts pressure on the rim on both sides... the tires aren't touched. And don't worry, the rubber donut is softer than your rim, so your rims won't wear either. Unless there is something abrasive caught between the rim and the resistance unit.

Russ