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Why Is My Bike Trainer Eating Up Tires?
I'm riding a bike trainer and what I'm finding is that the friction between the tire and the roller is ruining my rear tire. Is there something wrong with my trainer or my rear tire?
Most likely your trainer is perfectly fine. First of all make sure that your trainer is on level ground. A trainer that is not level will cause unevenness between the trainer and tire. I'm sure you've followed the setup correctly in putting the bike on the trainer. I know that with my wind trainer, you actually get the tire touching the roller but don't tighten it much past that. I know setup my bike on the trainer incorrectly before and you can literally smell rubber burning as you are riding.
Make sure your rear tire is properly inflated. For my rear tire, I'm running at around 100 psi. If I rode at 70 psi, I'm sure that the increased volume of tire on the trainers roller would cause undue friction. Next, what kind of tire is on the rear of your bike? If you are concerned about the type of ride that you get on your bike trainer, why not get a tire specifically made for trainers. Get a slick tire. Here are a few choices below. I hope I've helped you out.
Tacx Trainer Tire 700c Special Trainer Compund
Kinetic Trainer Tire