Reply To: Trainer advice

Ryan Vaart

Katie — I know some people worry about rapidly wearing out their rear tires on the trainer, but that has never been my experience.  I’ve used the same rear wheel for ~5 years that I use for training all winter and summer (but I do have a different set of wheels/tires to race on).

I do keep an eye on my rear tire and change it out when it starts to develop a flat face on it, but that is pretty much a once-per-winter experience for me.  I also make sure I keep my rear tire inflated correctly and consistently while it’s on the trainer, though – if you don’t, I could see it wearing more quickly.

Your mileage (literally) may vary, but that’s been my experience…