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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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    I was a bit bored, so I looked some more…


    Robin looks to be Steve Haidar’s wife. Her facebook profile is here: www.facebook.com/rabab.shaar.1 Steve’s is here: https://www.facebook.com/steve.haidar.5 They even post the same pictures of each other. They have a Bike Trainer Tape Facebook page, where only she and a few “Friends of Steve” post about the tape. The "Tava Jo" person seems to be the co-founder of his Tri group, she seems to be he only other person pushing the tape. https://www.facebook.com/biketrainertape/


    Robin seems to be using her maiden (and non-anglicized) name on Facebook so she can post positive things about this product on every forum they find without being detected as Steve’s wife.

    Here are a few other places where she posts:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/614411-duct-tape-tire-trainer.html (Same user name, at least be a little more inventive. The only post in that forum as well.)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments/5m27lg/anyone_use_bike_trainer_tape (Only post from this user? Hmm….)
    https://tapatalk.com/topic/23058-roadbikereview-com/358506-protecting-tires-on-indoor-bike-trainer
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=545358&posts=10#M5209102 (Same exact post, but she actually mixed up the user name to TriBike01 this time!)
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=542166

    Nice deceptive marketing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    The small number of Amazon reviews are positive, but after watching their video I have a hard time believing that tape will stay on for any length of time. However, It's only $15. Why not try it and post a review
    It looks like most of the Amazon reviewers are members of his Triathlon group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriSteveSD View Post
    I was a bit bored, so I looked some more…


    Robin looks to be Steve Haidar’s wife. Her facebook profile is here: www.facebook.com/rabab.shaar.1 Steve’s is here: https://www.facebook.com/steve.haidar.5 They even post the same pictures of each other. They have a Bike Trainer Tape Facebook page, where only she and a few “Friends of Steve” post about the tape. The "Tava Jo" person seems to be the co-founder of his Tri group, she seems to be he only other person pushing the tape. https://www.facebook.com/biketrainertape/


    Robin seems to be using her maiden (and non-anglicized) name on Facebook so she can post positive things about this product on every forum they find without being detected as Steve’s wife.

    Here are a few other places where she posts:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/614411-duct-tape-tire-trainer.html (Same user name, at least be a little more inventive. The only post in that forum as well.)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments/5m27lg/anyone_use_bike_trainer_tape (Only post from this user? Hmm….)
    https://tapatalk.com/topic/23058-roadbikereview-com/358506-protecting-tires-on-indoor-bike-trainer
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=545358&posts=10#M5209102 (Same exact post, but she actually mixed up the user name to TriBike01 this time!)
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=542166

    Nice deceptive marketing.
    That's good detective work.
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    And some people call me a cynic.....

    Thanks for taking the time to actually prove that sockpuppetry is being practiced here!
    I'm upping my standards;
    Up yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriSteveSD View Post
    I was a bit bored, so I looked some more…


    Robin looks to be Steve Haidar’s wife. Her facebook profile is here: www.facebook.com/rabab.shaar.1 Steve’s is here: https://www.facebook.com/steve.haidar.5 They even post the same pictures of each other. They have a Bike Trainer Tape Facebook page, where only she and a few “Friends of Steve” post about the tape. The "Tava Jo" person seems to be the co-founder of his Tri group, she seems to be he only other person pushing the tape. https://www.facebook.com/biketrainertape/


    Robin seems to be using her maiden (and non-anglicized) name on Facebook so she can post positive things about this product on every forum they find without being detected as Steve’s wife.

    Here are a few other places where she posts:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/614411-duct-tape-tire-trainer.html (Same user name, at least be a little more inventive. The only post in that forum as well.)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments/5m27lg/anyone_use_bike_trainer_tape (Only post from this user? Hmm….)
    https://tapatalk.com/topic/23058-roadbikereview-com/358506-protecting-tires-on-indoor-bike-trainer
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=545358&posts=10#M5209102 (Same exact post, but she actually mixed up the user name to TriBike01 this time!)
    http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=542166

    Nice deceptive marketing.
    TRiSteve, maybe I have this wrong but you seem a bit obsessed with this. Why does this bother you so much? I doubt the tape works but the the worst that happens is you waste 15 bucks. You don't have a lot of posts either and they all seem to be about this

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    I applaud the outing of fakery when it comes to web reviews and similar content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    I applaud the outing of fakery when it comes to web reviews and similar content.
    I agree.

    I wouldn't have a huge problem with a simpler post from the products company letting us know about it.

    This kind of deceptive posting as an innocent user annoys me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    I agree.

    I wouldn't have a huge problem with a simpler post from the products company letting us know about it.

    This kind of deceptive posting as an innocent user annoys me.

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    I don't disagree with you and jet I just think an inordinate amount of effort was expended on a super minor issue. Maybe TriSTeve has a lot of time on his hands. Regardless of the fake reviews I doubt this is selling and for those that bought it they are out a whopping $15

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