Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

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MikeDaBike
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Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 10 Nov 2018, 6:21pm

Hi all I am thinking of getting a Stac Zero trainer to use with my KMX Trike...anyone know if these will be compatible? Thanks in advance

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 10 Nov 2018, 6:23pm

Link/picture?

Wheel size?
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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 10 Nov 2018, 6:28pm

Hi Bob its a KMX Cobra which i have a 26 inch rear wheel for...

https://www.rockymountainrecumbents.com ... kmx-cobra/

This is the link to the trainer..

https://www.staczero.com/order

Thanks
Mike

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 10 Nov 2018, 7:41pm

Should do then, might need to block up the front wheels to stop the pedals hitting the ground.
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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 10 Nov 2018, 8:22pm

Thanks...blocking the fronts is not a problem

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby ONETAL » 11 Nov 2018, 11:35am

Rollers with resistance setting is the way to go.

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby MikeDaBike » 11 Nov 2018, 7:25pm

Hi onetal why would rollers be better? Thanks

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby OldBloke » 12 Nov 2018, 1:11am

My wife uses a cheap Aldi trainer. Hasn't bothered lifting the front wheels as the rear isn't high enough off the ground to bother her.

OB

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby yakdiver » 12 Nov 2018, 8:52am

Alias Numbnuts

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby ONETAL » 12 Nov 2018, 2:32pm

You don't clamp the dropouts so there's no flex through the frame and it feels more like riding on the road.

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 12 Nov 2018, 6:21pm

Got to get it perfectly in line though I imagine
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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby ONETAL » 13 Nov 2018, 9:42am

No not really, I've not had any problems just plonk the trike down and off I go. I use the Elite E-Motion rollers witch has 3 settings of resistance, and with the gears on the trike it will keep anybody happy.

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Nov 2018, 2:32pm

Would the continuous scrubbing not significantly accelerate the tyre wear - which is normally higher on rollers/turbo than on the road anyway IIRC?
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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby ONETAL » 14 Nov 2018, 10:27am

Rollers are no way near as bad as turbos on the rear tyre, not sure what you mean about scrubbing. If you were thinking of using a turbo tyre wear shouldn't be a issue on rollers.

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Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Nov 2018, 10:29am

Scrubbing - if you are offline on the rollers then the tyre will be scrubbing sideways across the roller - which is much harder on the tyre than just rolling forwards.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.