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Tyre residue

ShureShure Posts: 15
edited September 2019 in Indoor training and turbo forum
I've just picked up a Tacx Bushido along with the Tacx trainer tyre and being new to indoor training I'm unsure exactly what is normal and what isn't...
I've just been setting it up ensuring the tyre pressure is correct, the trainer has been calibrated and is right in the middle which seems perfect however I seem to be getting quite alot of tyre residue attaching itself to the flywheel.

Is this normal for a new setup?

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Depends on the tyre - is yours a soft rubber ?
  • PhilipPirripPhilipPirrip Posts: 616
    edited August 2019
    The Tacx Bushido doesn't have a flywheel. Do you mean the roller/drum that the tyre sits on?

    If so then that can be normal if you're using road tyres but it's not necessarily an issue. I can't use road tyres on my trainer (an Elite with plastic roller) as they're too soft, generate huge amounts of marbles and destroy the tread.
  • ShureShure Posts: 15
    Apologies, yes on the roller.
    The tyre I'm using is the Tacx Training tyre https://tacx.com/product/trainer-tyre/
  • Normal for the first couple of rides. Should stop with a bit of normal riding. No need to use a special tyre.
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