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do you use your nice road bike on the indoor trainer?(8 posts)

do you use your nice road bike on the indoor trainer?benito
Nov 1, 2002 6:12 PM
I've read that riding on a bike in a fixed position (i.e. on a mag trainer) puts enormous stress on a bike, moreso than typical road riding. So does that mean i shouldn't use my expensive road bike on it?

opinions?
Don't worry about itPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 1, 2002 9:21 PM
I've never seen/heard of anyone breaking a frame on or from a trainer. And the thing is chances are manufacturers warranty will cover any failures... just don't tell them you were riding on a trainer when it happened. If your still worried about it get rollers!!!

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
We've got boucoup movement...VertAddict
Nov 2, 2002 1:04 AM
I know what you mean, I was getting nervous as I was seeing a lot of side to side movement in the (carbon) frame of my road bike when I had it on my mag trainer - I was wondering if I was just paranoid.
re: do you use your nice road bike on the indoor trainer?Juanmoretime
Nov 2, 2002 4:38 AM
I will although I will usually try to ride my mountain bike if it's dark or cold and any combination of the two. I'll put my lights and go ride stairs and generally have fun looking for manmade obsticles around town. I love when it snows, I drop the air pressure in my tires down to about thirty PSI and head out.
not anymoreDaveG
Nov 2, 2002 6:15 AM
A couple of years ago I bought a old Raleigh at a garage sale for $5 that became my trainer bike. I figured I didn't low weight, indexed shifting and high-end materials just to spin in the basement. I don't know for certain that the trainer will damage a bike but I decided not to take that chance.
re: do you use your nice road bike on the indoor trainer?NeedSpeed
Nov 2, 2002 8:01 AM
I don't worry about it. If it was true that riding a trainer causes a problem with a nice road bike, the pros or semi-pros or other CATs wouldn't ride their competition bikes on trainers before races. It's not like these expensive bikes are THAT brittle. Give them some credit.
Cover anything on your bike that looks like it might corrode.Spoke Wrench
Nov 2, 2002 8:55 AM
I just about have to set up my resistance trainer over a floor drain. It gets pretty gross.
I use a Merlin Agilis on my Fluid2 (nm)TrekFurthur
Nov 4, 2002 7:50 AM