Tire Rolling Resistance

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Krazyderek, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. WarrenG

    WarrenG New Member

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    This is pretty anecdotal but back when silk tires were around, Clement Criterium Seta, they had very flexible/supple casings and always felt fast and smooth. But, they were a bit mushier in corners than their cotton casing (stiffer) cousins.

    I compared Vittoria CX/CG tires with Conti Sprinters awhile back and I liked the smoothness of the Vittorias, but they moved around and washed out slightly more in corners. This was made very clear in a race I did with a Vittoria on the front and the Conti on the rear. The course had a sweeping turn that we did at about 29-31mph and those two tires together... the front moving out but the rear staying where it belonged... it was like cornering in a boat across multiple swells.
     


  2. Blackie

    Blackie New Member

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    Interesting article. Being practical, can anyone recommend a tyre that doubles for road racing and turbo use. I like prorace2s but they wear out too quickly on the turbo. At the mo I use a heavier Kenda Kontender tyre, which has a kevlar casing so lasts long. Wonder if it will cost me watts in a race?
     
  3. doctorSpoc

    doctorSpoc New Member

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    the best advise is don't do that... using the tires you use on the turbo, on the road is a no-no... the turbo squares of the tires really fast and makes them really squirely and dangerous on the road.
     
  4. Pureshot78

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    I bought the Conti Hometrainer tire with about 2 months left in the turbo season after i had squared my Maxxis Detonator :)
    I have Michelin Pro2 on for racing and love them.
     
  5. Sore-arse

    Sore-arse New Member

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    OK...I would like to add my comments to the topic of TYRE rolling resistance. Note the spelling !!!:mad:

    Right. Specialised All-condition Armadillos are supposed to be a heavy tyre but I am happy with them.
    Now: about turbo trainers squaring off a rear tyre...
    don't believe it is ANY worse than when riding on the road. We all know that you swap your tyres front-to-rear to even out the wear...why would a turbo trainer be any worse than being on the road?
     
  6. earthman309

    earthman309 New Member

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    I don't corner too much on the trainer but perhaps you do;)

    Hugh
     
  7. wilmar13

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    You can't be serious! :eek: If so you must not use a trainer... the loads placed on the tire are much more localized than out on the road, resulting in overheating and the rubber wearing at an excessive rate as evidenced by all the grit that gets all over everything around the trainer. Maybe if you just putz along at an easy clip just to maintain aerobice fitness it isn't as noticable, but put in a few high wattage intervals over 3 mintutes in duration, and you will see your tires toast in no time. I have no experience in the Conti hometrainer, but it is a product with no competition that fills a niche void. Most people I know (myself included) just use a crappy cheap tire on the trainer for this.
     
  8. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    Conti Ultrasport Kevlar bead. Great tyre for the trainer, decent puncture resistance and not too heavy.
     
  9. mikesbytes

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  11. wilmar13

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    = crappy cheap tire and that is actually what is on my beater that gets used on a trainer right now oddly enough.
     
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