Trainer on too tight?

trainer

#21

:flushed: 50%?! That is a LOT!


#22

So funny!!


#23

Vittoria (red) tire split, wore slight grove in drum, replaced with Schwalbe (blue) tire with zero further wear on the drum or tire. Highly recommend this tire.


#24

Yes, which is why I need to set the wheel diameter in TR to over 3000 mm, instead of the standard 2096, if I want to use virtual power. If I would use road pressure in the tyres (80 PSI), turn 2-3 knobs on the roller pressure as recommended, use resistance 10/10 on the trainer and push 300 W, I would shred the tyre in no time. Low inertia, low friction, high force…

With the settings I use now, when I start pedaling, it squeaks for 30 seconds because the tyre is cold. After that it’s silent and I don’t see any wear at all on the tyre. It’s working so good that I only see cons with a wheel off trainer.