TYRE TIPS FOR TRAINING INDOORS

November 24, 2015

Indoors

Winter is coming, but our indoor stationary trainer and Winter Workout Series will help keep your fitness going until spring! If you do ride inside, here are some helpful tips and tricks for taking care of your tyres.

*Due to the amount of friction created by rolling over the trainer’s roller, tyres tend to wear faster, so we recommend you use an older tyre – or one without tread.

*To help prevent the tyre from slipping on the roller drum, keep the tyre inflated to the proper PSI – or just a little under. Do not use puncture-resistant or high-mileage tyres as these have a rubber compound that can wear faster and leave a rubber patch on the roller drum. Switch to a regular road tyre.

*Switch between your front and rear tyres as the rear one wears out, to help prolong use.

*If you switch frequently from indoor to outdoor riding, make sure to inspect your tyres for excessive wear – and remember to keep your tyres inflated to the proper PSI.

*Clean your tyres before mounting the bike onto an indoor trainer. This will protect the roller and prevent unnecessary wear on your tyre.

For more useful tips on training indoors, be sure to check out the Winter Workout Series. It will help keep you motivated and fit until you can comfortably ride outside again.

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