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    Trainer usage

    Hello all. Is it "frame safe" to use an aluminum road frame with a rear wheel loaded trainer if I'm not doing any sprint work? Is it even a no-no to do sprints with an aluminum frame in the trainer? Thanks.

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    It is fine. All types of frames are built better than people think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28105
    It is fine. All types of frames are built better than people think.
    It's fine. My aluminum frame has no problems after being used on a trainer last winter.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    I've done sprint and climbing workouts on both carbon and aluminum bikes. It ain't gonna hurt it anymore than riding on the road.

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    my BB flexes about 2 inches BOTH ways when I hammer it lol

    gotta love the lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    Hello all. Is it "frame safe" to use an aluminum road frame with a rear wheel loaded trainer if I'm not doing any sprint work? Is it even a no-no to do sprints with an aluminum frame in the trainer? Thanks.
    I use an aluminum Cannondale road bike on a CycleOps FL2 trainer for several thousand hours.
    I also use an aluminum Trek Hybrid.
    No problems!
    My exercise is typical at 17 MPH, just above 90 RPM.
    I also Stand up for up to 5 minutes at speeds of 18-20MPH.
    No problems with that either!

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    Thanks all.

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