Continental Ultra Sport Hometrainer Tire - Clincher $50.00
Save your road tires for race day.
Putting down serious mileage on your trainer isn't just hell on your brain, it's equally destructive to your rear tire. The severe heat generated by the drums of stationary trainers or rollers devours the rubber and causes the tread to break down and the casing to split. Continental wants you to save your race tires for outdoor riding. For indoor workouts they've developed the Ultra Sport Hometrainer Tire. It has a cold running compound and a substantially stiffer casing than what you get in a GP 4000. It'll last all winter long, but make sure to take it off before you ride outside. Continental specifically states that it's strictly for indoor use. Available in 700x23 only.
The actual weight of the Continental Ultra Sport Hometrainer Tire is 292g.
- Three-ply construction keeps wear to a minimum
- 84 TPI offers a real-road feel, even though you’re on a trainer
- Specifically designed for hometrainer use and NOT suitable for on-road use
What community has to say
Difficult to mount
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We all know that tires can be fussy and difficult to mount at times but this one was darn near impossible to get on the rim. Was it worth the bruised thumbs and busted knuckles? Probably not.
Nice trainer tire
So I was a little bent that I trashed my last set of tires using them on my rollers. So when I saw this, I had to try it out (bought a set when I bought my replacement tires). So far so good - quiet, stayed on the rims, good traction on the rollers and what not. I bit pricey for spares, but I like that I'm not trashing my road tires.