elffy Posts: 98
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Can anyone tell me whether I need a roller specific or old road tyre to use on rollers like I would need on a turbo trainer? Are rollers less forgiving?


  • Eddy S
    Eddy S Posts: 1,013
    It depends...

    ... on whether your rollers are plastic or aluminium
    ... on what type of tyres you use
    ... on what type and intensity of training/intervals you are doing and how heavy you are
    ... etc, etc

    Plastic rollers wear out and overheat tyres and tubs if you're working hard.
    I’m a sprinter – I warmed up yesterday.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Turbo trainers are generally a lot less forgiving than rollers - for most people, normal road tyres will be fine on rollers. :D
    Cycling weakly