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CycleOps Roller PVC(4 posts)

CycleOps Roller PVCKunfoochi
Nov 30, 2002 5:04 PM
I just bought the CycleOps PVC Rollers for $100 at the bike shop today. I've never used rollers before, and when I started I couldn't keep the bike on the, but I kinda got the hang of it after a few minutes.

Anyway, I noticed there was crumbling in my rear tire after using it in the rollers. I'm using Conti Grand Prix 3000s, so if I can avoid it, I'd rather not destroy my new, expensive tires! What can I do to avoid this crumbling of my tires?

re: CycleOps Roller PVCj-son
Nov 30, 2002 9:49 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by crumbling. I've had a set of CycleOps roller for about three years and have never noticed anything unusual about tire wear. I've used all sorts of tires ... Axial Pros, Vredstein, Vittoria. I currently have Conti GP 3000.

Tire wear with rollers is MUCH less than with trainers (I also have a Kurt Kinetic). Trainers can burn through tires pretty quick.
re: CycleOps Roller PVCKunfoochi
Dec 1, 2002 10:44 AM
Well, they are brand new and still have a little of the rubber ridge on the middle....I guess that could be, you're saying it's ok to use good tires on the rollers?

re: CycleOps Roller PVCj-son
Dec 1, 2002 1:45 PM
Sure. It's fine to use good tires on rollers. I generally use whatever I have on the bike from the end of the outdoor riding season. So, although the tire may be a "good" tire, it's also got quite a lot of miles on it. I then put new tires on in the early spring. I wouldn't recommend using new "good" tires on rollers for the simple fact that you won't get any benefit or enjoyment from them. If your Conti are brand spankin new, I'd think about puttin your old tires back on and saving the Contis til Spring.