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tire shredding on indoor trainer(5 posts)

tire shredding on indoor trainercmp
Jan 3, 2003 8:49 AM
I recently purchased the 1up indoor trainer, and the rear tire has been shredding on it. I called 1up, and they said some tires are softer than others, and suggested I try a tire that is better suited for an indoor trainer. I currently use Michelin Pro tires. Any suggestions on a tire that will stand up to the indoor trainer? Thanks in advance!
Get a tougher tire...Silverback
Jan 3, 2003 8:59 AM
I've never used the Pros, but I'm pretty sure they're too delicate for a trainer. I use some generic $9.95 tire (either Performance or Nashbar, can't remember) in 700x32. It's been on there a couple of years (I have a beater bike that stays in the trainer most of the winter), ridden two or three times a week for 45 min to an hour, and it's still in good shape.
re: tire shredding on indoor trainerJimP
Jan 3, 2003 9:02 AM
The cheap Continental Sport 1000 seems to hold up better for me than some others. Keep the pressure up to 110 psi. I have had more problems when the pressure wasn't high enough.

Cheap solutionFez
Jan 3, 2003 9:19 AM
Save your worn tires that you no longer use on the road. Use them on the trainer. If they shred, no big deal.

Save your good tires and keep them fresh for the road.

Helps if you have more than one rear wheel if you are using that same bike indoors and outdoors.
re: tire shredding on indoor trainerNo_sprint
Jan 3, 2003 12:05 PM
Tougher tire. I use some cheapo Hutchinson. I also have some older Axial Pros that will go on there eventually. It helps to have a trainer specific wheel. I've got one that I use only on the trainer or in some wierd emergency.