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Used wheels for turbo trainer?

javidrjavidr Posts: 133

I had a puncture today and i am pretty sure that this is caused because the tyre was worn after some usage in the turbo trainer

What would you recommend to do? Buy just a new tyre, or would be a good option to buy an used and cheap wheel just for the trainer?



  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Buy a cheap wheel, and trainer tyre problem solved
  • javidrjavidr Posts: 133
    So answer is yes then ;)

    Where can i buy a cheap wheel online? I have been searching a bit and wheel+tyre is around 150 pounds

  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Have a look in the classified adds, or ebay
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    You get punctures with brand new tyres too.

    How much wear had the turbo caused?

    What made the puncture?
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    Planet X have a turbo wheel for £42, so for a turbo set set up of tyre, cassette and wheel the cost would be £80 ish or less depending on cassette. Cheaper options may be available on flea bay.
  • If you get on with your LBS you could ask them if they're throwing any old wheels away. Mine gave me a wheel with dent on the braking service, not a problem on a turbo but couldn't be ridden on road anymore so they were going to chuck it.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 6,088
    Just use your normal wheel and tyre, all that friction will toughen the tyre up.
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