Rim Drive Trainers?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Dellphinus, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Dellphinus

    Dellphinus New Member

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    I've been toying with getting a trainer, and have been reading all the threads regarding noise, tire life, etc. Just came across a couple adds for rim drive trainers, but don't recall seeing them discussed in any of the threads.
    Can anyone offer any advice on rim drives? Noise? Effectiveness? Rim damage? Slippage?

    Thanks,
    DP
     
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  2. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher New Member

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    Anybody? I've seen a couple from Minoura. Saving tires sounds appealing but does anyone have any problems with rim "wear"??

     
  3. jamisbiker91

    jamisbiker91 New Member

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    buy a regular trainer and a very cheap tire to use just on the trainer. when its shredded just go out and spend another $10 for another one.
     
  4. afroboy

    afroboy New Member

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    I've had a Rim trainer for bout two years. No problems noticed.

    Cheers
     
  5. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher New Member

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    It's not really the tire replacement that worries me, it's the mess they make that I've been reading about. Rubber bits all over the place..... I would find myself in the proverbial doghouse if this new purchase spewed rubber bits all over the room!

     
  6. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I see you have a campag wheelset, are they "V" shaped? The reason I ask is I've read some threads where the rim drive will slip a lot if the rim doesn't have a fairly "square" shape. What model do you have?

     
  7. con Brio

    con Brio New Member

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    Up until last nothn, I was using a Minoura RimDrive Mag trainer for almost 5 yrs. with my mountain bike. It doesn't have enough resistance and it is loud!
    Finally, after requiring something more realistic to the road, and after getting a road bike, I upgraded to the CycleOps Fluid2... best trainer ever!
     
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