We've found that the elastomer stacks can develop a bit of squeaking over time and that there's a simple fix. The graphics below show our older Rock and Roll frame. For the newer frames, loosen the tension bolts in the same manor only enough to get the lubricant onto the contact surfaces. Spray lubricant is better for this reason.
In 5 easy steps you'll be rolling smoothly and quietly once again:
- Remove bike from trainer
- Loosen or remove tension bolts so you can get silicone-based spray or drip lube onto the elastomer and frame-contact surfaces
- Drip or spray silicone-based lubricant onto the surfaces where the trainer frame and elastomer touch
- Lube tension bolt threads
- Wipe off any excess lube and reassemble trainer as specified in the manual
TIP: If you partially thread out the tension bolts, you can create a bit of space in the elastomers and the trainer frame, making it easier to get lubricant directly on the contact surfaces.
Warning: We recommend using silicone-based grease. Do not use petroleum-based lubricants on the elastomer stack. Petroleum-based products will break down the polyurethane elastomers.