Continental Hometrainer Tire
The Continental Hometrainer Tire has been specially formulated for high indoor mileage and to keep you safe while you train indoors. There are legitimate reasons you buy a special tire for your indoor trainer. All start with heat build-up. As you ride on the drum of the trainer or roller, substantial heat will build up at the surface of the tire, which can quickly separate tread from the casing. Friction on the roller means the drum itself will get hot. Many a fluid trainer used to fail from overheating, and though it is more rare now, it still happens. While the tire itself is heating up, so is the air mass within. And just as excessive braking can lead to tires blowing off the rim on the road, it can happen on the trainer as well. While it may not be as catastrophic as it would be on a long descent, it is still quite loud, and can damage your rim.
The constant friction and heat will destroy a regular tire faster on a trainer than you think. It is a popular thought to use a worn out tire as trainer tire, but again, you are just asking for a blowout. The rubber compounds used in the Hometrainer tire will keep cooler, reduce friction, and be capable of handling heat on those indoor Paris-Roubaix days. The Hometrainer Tire is not suitable for any on-road use. It was built specifically for indoor training. Please, if you are using a trainer or rollers for regular use, run a trainer specific tire. It will preserve your trainer, protect your rim, and your ear drums.
- Special cool-running compound
- Low level of heat build up within tire
- Extends trainer, roller drum and rim lifespan
- Not for use outdoors or on track surface
- PSI range 110-120
- 240 grams
- Made in Germany
AnonymousPosted on 4/18/2013
I give this a solid three stars since I've had two very different experiences with this tire. Over a year ago, I'd read about people shredding trainer specific tires and heard that the Conti was super solid. So I bought two to use on my rollers. I rode the heck out of them trying to prepare for a good season. Did so again this winter and they look barely used after 60 hours. I recently got another when my girlfriend needed a trainer tire. She's now telling me it's shredding off bits of rubber and looks like it won't last much longer. She's probably used it 4 hours. So I guess it's a great tire if you get one from the right batch. Oh, and they are a serious pain to mount. Had to use metal tire levers and have punctured the tubes about four times. Recommend a dedicated wheel if you have one.
Cons Doesn't last long
AnonymousPosted on 3/22/2011 2:31:02 PM
I RIDE ROLLERS OVER 5,000 MILES PER YEAR. IVE EXPERIENCED ALL SORTS OF TIRE FAILURES USING CONVENTIONAL ROAD TIRES ON ROLLERS. USUALLY I WOULD DESTROY AT LEAST 5 TIRES PER YEAR JUST ON MY DEDICATED "ROLLER WHEEL". AS SOON AS I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS TIRE I ORDERED ONE AND HAVE PUT OVER 5,000 MILES ON IT. IT HAS PERFORMED PERFECTLY: NO SEPERATION, NO BUBBLES INSIDE THE CARCASS, NO DESTORTIONS OF ANY TYPE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TIRE. IT SOLVED A NAGGING PROBLEM FOR ME!