I have a JetBlack M1 Pro Mag Trainer. I use my road bike on it, with slick tires. However it is still pretty noisy.

What are the ways to reduce noise from a magnetic trainer?

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  • Are you trying to reduce the noise for others in your house or for yourself when you are riding? I'll ride with headphones to reduce the noise I hear from my trainer. – Glenn Gervais Jan 11 '12 at 19:11
  • Like I do in my car -- turn up the radio. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 15 '12 at 20:07

I found that by using trainer specific tires the noise gets lower (see these for example).

Another thing that usually helps is to put a carpet under the trainer.

Anyway, the major culprit for noise is the trainer itself, so I fear you should buy another model of trainer if, even by using carpet and proper tyres, it's still too much noisy.

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You can get 3'x3' squares of interlocking foam in packages of four that I put under my trainer. I got mine at Canadian Tire and I imagine you'll find them at Home Depot or some similar home supply place.

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