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Do trainers wear out your tires??(6 posts)

Do trainers wear out your tires??madwiscbiker
Oct 25, 2002 12:03 PM
Just wondering if you notice that trainers are harder on your tires than the road?? or if it is just me?
Yep! It's the place for cheap tires. (nm)jtolleson
Oct 25, 2002 12:13 PM
Yep! It's the place for cheap tires. (nm)Sharkman
Oct 27, 2002 7:39 AM
Do you find that any particular tires perform better on trainers in terms of longevity than others? I have a 1Up USA trainer, live in the Portland, OR area, and am going to have to get the bulk of my training hours on my trainer until March or so. Any advice on what tire I met have the best success with, or the least trainer wear would be appreciated. The post below suggested a Vredestein model as having little wear on a computrainer.


wears them out faster than you could imagine (nm)laffeaux
Oct 25, 2002 1:14 PM
Oh, Yea!! (nm)Wheelz
Oct 25, 2002 2:13 PM
re: Do trainers wear out your tires??tigermilk
Oct 26, 2002 6:46 AM
Well, I went way too long on my previous set of tires - around 5000-6000 miles. They were pretty bald. Bought some Vredestein Ricorso tires at the 5319 mile mark of the training year. I've now got about 6700 miles on the back tire, and of those roughly 1400 miles, I'd say 800-900 are trainer miles. Not one bit of wear at all. And my previous tires weren't affected by the trainer as well. I really think it has to do with the trainer. I've got a Computrainer. Perhaps its spindle is simply better quality.