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From our friends at 2 Wheel Revolution:
Last week we featured a great indoor bike trainer we have in stock (one of many options currently available in store). With likely a couple of months left of cold, snowy weather many of us will be spending at least some of our ride time indoors for a while yet.
If you’re using, or plan to use, an indoor trainer but you aren’t currently using a trainer specific tire you should definitely consider it. As you hopefully haven’t learned the hard way a regular tire can get chewed up quickly on a trainer wheel. You really have no choice but to at least swap out your ‘usual’ outdoor tire for one dedicated to indoor use, or you’ll have to replace your outdoor tire before you hit the road again anyway.
So long as you need to buy a new tire for indoor use you may as well buy a tire that’s trainer specific. They cost more in the short term ($70 or so), but they’ll potentially last for years and in the long run will almost certainly cost less than having to purchase a ‘cheaper’ option year after year.
At the moment we have 700c and 26” tires in stock. The 700c tires should fit most 29er rims as well. If you’re rocking a 27.5” wheel we don’t have a trainer tire for you in stock at the time of this posting but it’s not difficult for us to get one in.
First, the media blurb copied and pasted from the Kinetic Smart Control indoor trainer site:
”Take your indoor training to the next level with a power trainer that combines our best-in-class frame, breakthrough electronic resistance unit and data delivery to Bluetooth-connected devices for a world of training possibilities with apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Rouvy, Kinomap Trainer and FulGaz.
A massive flywheel delivers super-realistic road feel and the quiet, app-controlled resistance unit simulates everything from rolling hills to alpine climbs. The Road Machine | Smart Control will reinvent your indoor training experience. When you combine this powerful platform and the peace-of-mind of the industry’s best warranty, the Road Machine | Smart Control system is the smart choice for any cyclist ready to take training to the next level.”
Now, our blurb:
Indoor training is boring, Or at least it was. It’ll never replace actually riding outside, but we concede that sometimes outdoor riding just isn’t convenient, and wow is indoor training a lot better than it was. Kinetic and their Smart Control trainer are a big reason why indoor training is greatly improved. It’s now simple to connect your trainer to the internet via a smartphone or tablet and a Bluetooth connection and ride against others, virtual or real, or ride ‘offline’ still making use of all the data available through various apps that take you through changes in terrain/resistance and track your results like never before.
Spend $825 plus taxes and suddenly you’ll enjoy indoor riding a lot more than you used to.