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question about rim driven trainers(5 posts)

question about rim driven trainersGall
Oct 26, 2002 10:27 AM
Hello once again...

Seems like i post a lot of messages everyday.

anyhow, wife, not really a rider, but an onwer of a low leval mt bike asked for an indoor trainer for x mas! This was the last thing I thought she would ask for. She thinks it would be "nice" to ride together inside this winter.

I thought this was a great idea. i get a xmas present out of the way by getting what she asked for AND I kinda get a new toy.

SO, do the rim driven trainers wear down the rims? And which models seem to work the best?

Thanks again!
Please clarifyKerry
Oct 26, 2002 11:32 AM
I'm confused about what you describe as a "rim driven trainer." Every trainer I see advertised is driven by the tire, not the rim. Am I just out of touch on this product type? Is there actually a trainer that somehow clamps a drive wheel on the rim and doesn't touch the tire? This seems a flawed concept.
Please clarifyGall
Oct 26, 2002 2:03 PM
OK, but it still seems like a poor concept (nm)Kerry
Oct 27, 2002 5:06 PM
might be good ideamike r
Oct 27, 2002 5:37 PM
if you have an old back wheel, could even buy a cheap wheel. it would save the cost of new tyres every few months