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I ordered Kreitler rollers yesterday to use w/ my MTB. I never even considered the fact that i have knobbies only. Will this be a problem? I read posts where slicks are recommended, but there are no details.
Is the problem w/ knobbies mainly the loud noise? If so, i could probably deal with it. Or are there other problems associated w/ using knobbies?
Ok, i got my Kreitler rollers yesterday and tried 'em out for the first time. (1st time on rollers in almost 20 yrs!)
The sound w/ nobbies is a little noisy, but no more noisy that on my old Mag trainer. I thought the addition of the friction of the front wheel would make the noise unbearable, but it really didn't add much, if any, noise.
The vibration from the knobbies was very very little. A very smooth ride, actually. I'll be able to watch TV by just increasing the volume a little. I think i'll stick w/ the knobbies for now... In fact, my bike is getting old and is not well maintained (meaning it makes all sorts of sounds when riding on the road). The loudish noise when on the rollers masks those sounds nicely!
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