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rollers and tires!(7 posts)

rollers and tires!AeroTom
Apr 20, 2003 3:40 AM
Hello everyone,

I got a set of rollers recently and after one fall and a few scary moments I'm getting the hang of them.

Anyway...I was wondering what the rest of you do with respect to tires. At the moment I have a cheapo pair of slick tires to use on the rollers. When I go out on the road I put my other tires on: Michelin Axial Kevlar tires.

I was wondering what you guys do to help save your "outdoor" tires, if you do at all! Do the rest of you change tires for the rollers? Or do you just ride on rollers what you would ride on the road?

I usually use training wheels on rollers and outside.the bull
Apr 20, 2003 4:46 AM
Then I have a wheelset for racing.
Right now I am in a pinch I only have one wheelset until next year so I just use the same wheels for everything.I am going to be buying lots of tires this year because nice tires wear faster then the cheap tires I train on.
LOL. Having small children, I'm laughing at the conclusion I jumped to from your header (nm)Scot_Gore
Apr 20, 2003 5:56 AM
I use front stabilizer, which is a lot worse than training wheel333928ien
Apr 20, 2003 1:02 PM
and an old bike and wheels w/cheap tires dedicated to the task.
re: rollers and tires!fliparagon
Apr 20, 2003 5:18 AM
Tom -

I searched far and wide (Ebay, Performance, etc.) and purchased a set of cheap wheels with even cheaper tires attached to them. I use these just for the rollers and trainer and use my better wheels for riding.

Saves a lot of money on replacing the rubber.
re: rollers and tires!Spunout
Apr 20, 2003 1:26 PM
I put 40 hours on rollers with Axial Carbons last winter, and could not notice any wear. The resistance is low, so wear is not a factor unlike with a resistance trainer.
Same tiresflying
Apr 20, 2003 2:31 PM
for rollers or road I use the same.
I agree with the last poster no noticable wear if inflated properly. Rollers are soooooo smooth ;-)