We've found that the elastomer stacks can develop a bit of squeaking over time and that there's a simple fix. Loosen the tension bolts 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.