(Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Kingaroy_Redant
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(Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Postby Kingaroy_Redant » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:18 pm

Hello
I recently got a TACX magnetic trainer. I am new to road cycling I don't have a designated trainer bike or wheel, but I have noticed the accelerated wear on my back tire.
My question is reagarding reducing tire wear: Am I better to use an easier gear but turn up the magnetic resistance or do the opposite.
Thanks.

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Re: (Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Postby JV911 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:11 am

make sure your tyre is pumped up to > 110psi and the tyre is hard up against the roller so there is no slippage

and longer term think about getting a dedicated wheely & tyre to use on the trainer
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Re: (Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Postby Kingaroy_Redant » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:55 pm

Thank you JV911, I appreciate your response. Would like a few more opinions though. Even if it is that I posted in the wrong part of the website.

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Re: (Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:24 pm

OK, here's another opinion. Buy a dedicated trainer tyre - or run your old tyres on the trainer until they die. A dedicated rear wheel with trainer/old tyre and old cassette would be a good idea (just swap your good wheel for the trainer one then you're good to go). Better still, a dedicated trainer bike.

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Re: (Magnetic)Trainer question about resistance

Postby fringe_dweller » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:38 am

Another vote for dedicated tyre or using your old ones.

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