Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:12 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:01 pm
Posts: 1
I'm looking at buying a Tacx Ergo Flow trainer and both my bikes have Zipp skewers.

Are Zipp skewers compatible with Tacx trainers or would I need to keep swapping the rear skewer over to the supplied Tacx one? Don't really want the hassle of swapping skewers regularly and don't really want to run the Tacx skewer on the road.

Would be great to hear from Zipp/Tacx owners about this

_________________
S Works Venge Project Black DA Di2
Allez Comp 105


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:52 pm 
Offline
Formerly known as wassertreter

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2238
Location: Pedal Square
I can hardly imagine Zipp (or most other) skewers working, because the Tacx skewer's head doesn't pivot.

If swapping skewers is too much of a hassle, a cheap rear wheel plus cassette might work? That gives you the benefit of being able to run a trainer-specific tyre.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:21 pm
Posts: 166
Location: London, UK
wassertreter wrote:
If swapping skewers is too much of a hassle, a cheap rear wheel plus cassette might work? That gives you the benefit of being able to run a trainer-specific tyre.


If he thinks swapping skewers is a hassle swapping wheels must be a major inconvenience.

J3FVW, man up.


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:24 pm
Posts: 1719
Location: Houston, Texas
J3FVW wrote:
or would I need to keep swapping the rear skewer over to the supplied Tacx one?

We have both the Tacx Fortius and Bushido and feel comfortable saying that you will not be able to use your Zipp skewer so if you dont really want to swap skewers, then either go the inexpensive trainer wheel route or add a second, dedicated trainer bike to your collection so you never have to take it off the trainer. :D

_________________
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:56 am
Posts: 109
no they are not compatible - you need the bulky Tacx bobble for the clamping device -

_________________
Wiliers: Cento Uno; Cento SLR; Imperiale, Zero 7 (all Super Record 11sp naturally)


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:56 am
Posts: 109
just buy a cheap trainer wheel - and a true trainer tyre (you will shoulder a road tyre very quickly) - and bang on an old cassette
bingo

_________________
Wiliers: Cento Uno; Cento SLR; Imperiale, Zero 7 (all Super Record 11sp naturally)


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2old4this, Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], KCookie, nelsonkns and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited