Minoura B60-R noise levels

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thekiltmaker
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Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby thekiltmaker » Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:50 pm

Hi i am new to this forum so if i have posted in the wrong place forgive me . The question i have is to any one using the Minoura B-60 . I bought this recently after recommendation on bikerader in which it states how quiet it is . This is not my experience i find when you crank up the power it becomes very loud although when you are at a steady pace it is quiet , i can only judge this on my old cheap ebay turbo trainer. just wondering how other people are getting on with this turbo trainer.

Cheers
Gary

jp1970
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby jp1970 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 20:02 pm

I've had one for the last 18 months...it's not too noisy. Are you using a mat under the trainer ? A mat will help absorb the noise.

thekiltmaker
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby thekiltmaker » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:33 pm

Cheers i will give that a go

AS1968_12
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby AS1968_12 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:58 pm

If it's a squeaking noise it's probably your rear tyre losing traction. The roller needs to be quite tight to stop this, with the rear tyre inflated to the correct pressure. As has already been suggested a mat helps absorb some of the vibration. I've owned a couple of trainers and the Minoura is the quietest out of the two

aocalla
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby aocalla » Wed May 21, 2014 09:23 am

I've had a similar experience with my Minoura B60 R. It's very quiet at lower cadence/resistance but sometimes when I increase it a much harsher spinning sound starts. I've only used it a handful of times so it could issue with set-up or something.

caedev
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby caedev » Wed May 21, 2014 14:10 pm

I got one of these on recommendation too. I was originally using it with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres and it was really loud at higher wheel speeds. When I changed to a more slick tyre it cut the noise levels a lot.

I also tend to stick the resistance on a high-ish level and use lower gears so the actual wheel speed isn't too high. Low resistance with a massive gear obviously makes a fair bit of noise!

taon24
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby taon24 » Wed May 21, 2014 14:56 pm

My experience is that in the lower resistances it feels most similar to riding on a road (in terms of perceived effort/Heartrate for a given wheel speed). However it does make a lot of noise when up over 40kph, and I've not really worked out why.
The solution does seem to be to do harder efforts in a lower gear with higher resistance to keep the wheelspeed down for the same effort and cadence.

caedev
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Re: Minoura B60-R noise levels

Postby caedev » Wed May 21, 2014 15:01 pm

I agree, and the problem with high resistance is that it increases the chance of wheel slip. Like many things it's a bit of a trade off.


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