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|Black||26 x 1.75|
|Orange||26 x 1.75|
|Black||700 x 23mm|
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Top Features of the Continental Hometrainer Folding Tyre
- Folding tyre
- Unique long lasting extra strong compound
- Designed for use on turbo trainers/rollers
Available now, this ultra durable indoor trainer tyre, which will be ideal for cyclist who frequently train indoors through the winter. Thanks to a special cold-running compound, the tyre won't heat up like a road tyre, nor will it experience the tread separation that road tyres are prone to due to the special loads occurring when cycling on home trainers.
Not suitable for outdoor use.
Mtb tyre will be cream and the road version will be black
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Magazine reviews for Continental Hometrainer Folding Tyre
Review from Cycling Weekly
The important bit is the tread , which uses a special cool-running compound and slick tread to make sure the tyre doesn't get hot. It also keeps noise to a minimum. The whole thing is finished in orange, which won't clash with anyone's colour scheme 'cos the tyre is too slippery for use on the road. Keep it for the turbo, where it will save money and make life more bearable for the neighbours.
Someone at the Continental tyre factory in Korbach deserves a substantial pay rise for thinking up this tyre...the main question is, why nobody thought of it before!
Review from Cycling Plus
When you're turbo training you can run an old tyre into oblivion or fit an indoor tyre like this. Since it doesn't need wet weather or cornering grip, the rubber compound can be unyielding and tough.
It didn't get as hot as the outdoor Conti Ultra Gatorskin tyre we compared it to, and Continental claim that the rubber is less likely to separate from the casing. It was marginally quieter too, the thicker rubber deadening the sound.
It's not cheap, but if you have a dedicated turbo bike - or a dedicated turbo wheel - it's worth having. It comes in two sizes: 700x23 tested, weighing 300g, and 1.75in for mountain bikes.
Hardwearing rubber that preserves your other tyres
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ill the continental turbo tyre size 700x23c be ok?
Sorry if this sounds like a really stupid question! I am thinking about getting a turbo trainer and am looking at what else I'll need to use it - I'm not familiar with trainer tyres at all and wondered, does the trainer tyre fit on your existing wheel (i.e. over the existing tyre on the wheel) or do you need a spare wheel for it? I can't find any information to mean anything (apart from if you're a really keen/Bradley Wiggins type cyclist!). Can anyone tell me what else I might need!
Apologies again if this sounds really stupid!
Personally, I had a spare rear wheel which I just mounted the trainer tyre on, as it's a 2 second job to swap a rear wheel over using the quick release function, whereas it takes a good couple of minutes to change a tyre over and back again after the session (good practice though!)
It's all down to personal preference.
Ideally you would want a separate wheel for this tyre so you can just swap from your normal rear wheel to the rear wheel with this turbo tyre on.
There is nothing stopping you only having one wheel and then deflating, swapping over the tyres and inflating. But I would imagine that this would get a bit tedious if you had to do it every time you wanted to use your turbo trainer.
Personally I'd pick up a cheap (even second hand) rear wheel that fits your bike and fit this turbo tyre to it for when you want to use the turbo.
I've used 23 and 25s on the same wheel with little issue. But just check the specs on your wheel as they usually quote the tyre fit range.
But I suspect you should not have an issue.
If you mean your rims? Well, my indoor turbo bike is a Specialized Sirrus hybrid bike. ie flat bars, not dropped. ( I felt my hand built racing bike too precious to use on the turbo as there is a fair amount of frame flexing from it).
My current tyres on this hybrid commuting bike were 28's, and I replaced the rear tyre with this turbo tyre which is a 23mm and it went on fine and dandy, but with a suitable inner tube.
Ie turbo tyre 700 x 23 with 23-28 sized inner tube.
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