|Cyclops fluid trainer causing excessive wear on tire||Paddyrides|
Jan 19, 2004 9:34 AM
|I recently purchased a Cyclops fluid trainer. I've put in about 12 hours of pretty intense work outs over the last 3 weeks. I took my bike off the trainer for maitennace and noticed some grit over the back of the bike. On closer examination, I relized that this substance was rubber and then noticed my rear tire was worn flat! The tire ia a Continental Grand Prix 3000 < 1 yr old with about 2000 miles on it and it had tread before I put it on the trainer.
Is this normal? I did increase the height/tension of the resistor unit as I thought I was not getting enough resistance. Could this have been the problem?
|Quite normal...||Dwayne Barry|
Jan 19, 2004 9:37 AM
|the solution is to use an old wheel with worn out tires and swap it out with your normal wheel whenever you ride the trainer.|
|Buy cheap tires to use on trainer||bimini|
Jan 19, 2004 9:50 AM
|I am currently using a very cheap wire bead Conti Sport 1000. Holds up better than a good tire and if it wears out, no big deal at $10-15 each.
Trainers are hard on tires especially softer sticky types of high performance tires.
|Yeah, my Cyclops is really wearing out my Pro Race||hrv|
Jan 19, 2004 10:14 AM
|Just chewing it up. Don't care; I have a whole 'stable' of retired Pro Races with varies cuts, etc. that I don't feel save riding on the road.
|re: Cyclops fluid trainer causing excessive wear on tire||Fender|
Jan 19, 2004 1:55 PM
|A buddy of mine would put a layer of black electrical tape over his tire when on the rollers (usually winter). The tape would hold up pretty well, only having to put a new strip after every 5-6 hours, and it's a lot cheaper than a new tire.
I just save old worn out tires and use them on the trainer.
|re: Cyclops fluid trainer causing excessive wear on tire||Squint|
Jan 19, 2004 2:47 PM
|On rollers? What size drums do his rollers have? It takes a long time to wear out tires on my rollers but I have a resistance unit instead of generating resistance by flexing the tire.|| |