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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter P. View Post
    The noise is caused by the "polishing" of the tire against the smooth roller. The solution is to either scuff the tire up with some sandpaper periodically or go ride on the road for a few miles if possible. Repeat as necessary. I had such a "squeaky" problem on both the trainer and rollers and this cured it.
    Excellent, makes sense. I've never intentionally scuffed the tires but when it's halfway decent outside I usually get some miles in.
    I was mostly curious about those trainer-specific tires since a couple of them say 'quieter operation' as a part of their features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I am pretty sure I could swap a wheel faster than I could apply that tape.

    Anyway, when I first responded to this point I did not realize that this was Trictcle01's first post. So, I think we are looking at more of a product plug than an actual question
    I believe you unsheeped the wolf.

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    Same tire used on the road is used on the trainer during the winter, Michelin Pro 3's.... they have been holding up very well, indoors and out!
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    Just ride rollers; trainers suck less warming up before a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    Just ride rollers; trainers suck less warming up before a race.
    You don't need rollers or a trainer to warm up before a race. A bit superfluous. And not really relevant to the topic at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Anyway, when I first responded to this point I did not realize that this was Trictcle01's first post. So, I think we are looking at more of a product plug than an actual question
    Using my Google-Fu I find the following:

    1. Trictcle01 signs the post "Robin".
    2. Bike Trainer Tape is marketed (and presumed "developed") by MARS FITNESS LLC

    3. MARS FITNESS LLC is registered to a Steve Haidar of Haymarket, VA: Mars Fitness LLC

    4. There is a Robin Haidar of Haymarket, VA on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/pub/robin-haidar/49/b6a/b6. She also shows up on Athlinks results.

    5. BUSTED!

    I've seen this tape demo'd. All it is is rebranded electrical tape. It doesn't work, and I still laugh when I recall the tape falling off during the demo and wrapping in the trainer drum. So save your money and do what everyone else does, mount a cheap wheel and tire for the trainer. It takes longer to wrap the tire than it does to change the wheel. This product gets an 'F' every day.

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