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Old 10-02-06, 11:16 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-03-06, 04:19 AM   #2
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It is fine. All types of frames are built better than people think.
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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.
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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

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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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