I think I may have had the roller on my trainer a bit tight as I have shredded the tyre I bought just three weeks ago.It seemed to wear a lot quicker than the Vittoria pro slick I had on previously.Bit annoying that i have to get another tyre.I run a jet black fluid trainer
Not sure what advice you are requesting, as the results you have stated above will probably dictate your next decision!
I have the same trainer and leave the tyre only just touching the roller (whatever it is called). It means that I can't quite have the full resistance that I might otherwise like, but it sure means that the tyres last a lot longer! Still shreds them though, so the other lesson is to only ever use old tyres on it!!! Still good for high cadence stuff though.
Certainly wouldnt be using "good" tyres on a trainer if I had a choice, thats where either a spare old wheel or second bike comes in handy. You can also buy trainer specific tyres that are designed for the use (not meant to be ridden on the road), but again, a spare rear wheel comes in handy for that rather than changing tyres all the time.
just realised my old roadie is in storage at my parents place
I have a Jet Black fluid trainer as well - and shredded a tyre - from memory they recommend 2 and a half turns after contact - I now do one
I might actually invest in a trainer tyre..Cheap wheels start from $169 per set
Tis funny - thought I would save money by getting a trainer instead of getting an exercise bike - by the time you add in the cost of the trainer, spare wheel, spare rear cassette, trainer type --- starts to add up a bit :-)
I bought a cheap rear wheel from a local shop ages ago for about $90 (I needed it at the time) but now it's spare and I am planning on getting a cheap 10speed cassette for it (not Ultegra, but Tiagra or the SRAM equivalent) that are about $25. My tyre is not shredded but is a bit flattened out.
Then I just need to get on the trainer more often!
maybe use the rear wheel off your old roadie, might just need a trainer tyre and cheap 105/ Tiagra cassette, or your old cassette may still fit your current Groupo anyway.
I used to use a Jet Black fluid trainer but, now I use a LeMond Revolution Direct Drive trainer which is heaps better to use because I remove my back wheel, take my casette off and place it on the trainer and then put my bike on the trainer. It's easy to use and the workouts are great. No worn tyres and it's quieter than the fluid trainer. I bought mine from Bicycle Express in Halifax St and they threw the tools in free (for removing the cassette).
anyone using a trainer specific tyre?
Im using a vittoria zaffiro tyre at the moment & it seems to be holding up rather well.Still looking for a spare wheel though