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No one at the LBS said that my 29er with Ignitors wouldn't fit on the Cycle-Ops wind trainer I bought. I told them I have a 29er and they said this trainer would be ok.... but it won't work.

But I am hoping I am doing something wrong... I assembled as per the instructions but the rear tire is a fraction of a milimeter off the deck and the tire rubs on the support bracket where the roller is....

Am I hosed?

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N8! said:
No one at the LBS said that my 29er with Ignitors wouldn't fit on the Cycle-Ops wind trainer I bought. I told them I have a 29er and they said this trainer would be ok.... but it won't work.

But I am hoping I am doing something wrong... I assembled as per the instructions but the rear tire is a fraction of a milimeter off the deck and the tire rubs on the support bracket where the roller is....

Am I hosed?

:(
Why are you using a knobby tire on a trainer? Have you done this before with success? I've tried briefly, and I didn't have much luck. My advice is to use a slick tire instead.
 

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Yeah... knobbies are loud..

I'll look for some kind of slick for the trainer... recommendations? I have Salsa DD rims
 

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N8! said:
Yeah... knobbies are loud..

I'll look for some kind of slick for the trainer... recommendations? I have Salsa DD rims
I don't know, how narrow can one go on the 28mm wide DD's? How much room do you have on the trainer?

Big Apple 2.0 (pretty big slick)
Specialized Infinity (comes in various widths)
Specialized Armadillo (comes in various widths)

I'm sure there are many more....
 

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Performance brand road tire

I use their cheapest one, can usually score it for $9.99 if I watch for sales. Cheap and ugly, but I don't get upset when it gets trashed on the trainer.
 

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N8! said:
Yeah... knobbies are loud..

I'll look for some kind of slick for the trainer... recommendations? I have Salsa DD rims
Whatever is cheap and 30-38mm wide.
 

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Talk to your local road bike club. Someone may have an old "tire" that still has some life in it for the trainer.
 

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Talk to your local road bike club. Someone may have an old "tire" that still has some life in it for the trainer you can get for free or a couple of dollars.
 

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thanks all!

i now have a lil' skinny gay roadie tire on the back and no further excuses for not riding the f'ing boring assed trainer....


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