|Helping on saving tires from trainer.||JuniorRacerFL|
Dec 25, 2001 3:13 PM
|Hey, i got a trainer but when i use it it seems to wear down my tires pretty fast. Luckily i have an old pair of tires on. I have the tension on very lightly so its just barely touching the tire but still it sort of burns down the tire. How do i stop it?
-Chris the Junior
|Answer: buy cheap tires for the trainer (nm)||Kerry Irons|
Dec 25, 2001 5:45 PM
|try more pressure....||C-40|
Dec 25, 2001 7:01 PM
|I use old tires to avoid wearing out good ones, but I've never experienced rapid wear. I inflate the rear tire to around 100 psi and apply enough pressure to cause a significant depression in the tire. Your problem may be due to slippage from insufficient pressure.
My current trainer is a Performance fluid resistance type with a spring-loaded tensioner that is not adjustable. The automatic tensioner seems to do the job.
Dec 26, 2001 8:05 AM
|The volume of dust is impressive, but the actual wear looks to be pretty slight. A tire too thin for the road lasts a winter @ 90 to 150 minutes per week. Ride 'em til they blow up. The basement's a pretty good place for a flat.|
|Could your contact force be TOO light?||cory|
Dec 26, 2001 8:20 AM
|If the tire is slipping on the roller, that could create the dust and wear. You might try increasing it a little.|
|re: Helping on saving tires from trainer.||JimP|
Dec 27, 2001 10:21 AM
|Old tires tend to dry out and wear faster than new ones. This year, since I have run out of old tires for that clincher rim, I bought an inexpensive Conti with a wire bead for my trainer and haven't noticed any wear yet. Also, the new tire seems to be a lot quieter. Also, clean the trainer spindle and tire tread with alcohol periodically to help prevent slippage.|| |