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Frame strain with trainersjayb29
Jan 8, 2002 2:12 PM
I've heard that trainers that lock in the front fork put some strain on a bike's frame, and may result in misalignment, or fork problems. Is this true? Does a trainer that locks in the rear dropout create less strain on the frame?

The question stems from my use of rollers. I typically ride rollers, but sometimes like to lock in the wheel so I can do a mindless ride, rather than always concentrating. These systems always lock in the fork.

I plan to use a carbon fiber trek (oclv) and a ti bike on the trainer.

Should I worry about this? Or should I get a separate trainer for workouts that I rather not risk falling!?

Thanks.