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Training Thru-axle Adapter?

Old 08-17-21, 11:17 AM
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Training Thru-axle Adapter?

Iíve got a 2018 Trek Domane ALR 5 and a CycleOps Fluid2 trainer which is currently set up for my older hybrid.

Iíve been considering buying the Thru-axle Adapter from Saris (https://www.saris.com/product/thru-axle-adapter) so I can train on the bike I ride the most.

Are there any dangers to worry about, here? Frame damage? Axle damage?
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Make sure you buy the right one accounting for thread pitch, thread length, and axle length.
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Yeah, just confirm the specs. With my Trek, I got an axel from Robert Axel Project - they have a great axel finder utility - https://robertaxleproject.com/axle-finder-2/
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Yeah, just confirm the specs. With my Trek, I got an axel from Robert Axel Project - they have a great axel finder utility - https://robertaxleproject.com/axle-finder-2/

This is sound advice
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Originally Posted by DirePenguin
Iíve got a 2018 Trek Domane ALR 5 and a CycleOps Fluid2 trainer which is currently set up for my older hybrid.

Iíve been considering buying the Thru-axle Adapter from Saris (https://www.saris.com/product/thru-axle-adapter) so I can train on the bike I ride the most.

Are there any dangers to worry about, here? Frame damage? Axle damage?
Iím not an authority on anything bike related, but I didnít want to put more miles and wear/tear on my 2020 DefyÖ.so I bought an older Trek to use on my Cycleops Hammer.
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I have a Robert Axle Project thru axle for my trainer
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Originally Posted by Elvo
Make sure you buy the right one accounting for thread pitch, thread length, and axle length.
For their wheel-on 'Snap' trainer, Wahoo sells you a kit of THREE thru axles, with 3 different threat pitches. As far as I can tell, they don't sell them separately, if you just happen to know what thread pitch you need.
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I ordered a trainer axle from The Robert Axle Project for my Domane ALR.

Just a question for you guys using one, why do they tell you to remove the drive-side axel end before heading back out on the road?
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Originally Posted by DirePenguin
Just a question for you guys using one, why do they tell you to remove the drive-side axel end before heading back out on the road?
Because you just don't need it. Odds are that nothing is bad is going to happen, but there's the possibility that you lose it or that it's one more step in changing a flat tire on the road (during which you lose it).
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Because you just don't need it. Odds are that nothing is bad is going to happen, but there's the possibility that you lose it or that it's one more step in changing a flat tire on the road (during which you lose it).
What about the increased air drag caused by that thing sticking out?
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Originally Posted by GBK233
Iím not an authority on anything bike related, but I didnít want to put more miles and wear/tear on my 2020 DefyÖ.so I bought an older Trek to use on my Cycleops Hammer.
Yeah, I have an older road bike on my trainer. But you may find a need for an adaptor anyway. For example, if you take your Defy in for a fitting, you'll need to put it on a trainer....
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I have this one...

https://www.kurtkinetic.com/thru-axles
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Robert Axle Project.
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