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Older Carbon Roubaix on a trainer?

Old 11-17-23, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
My hands tend to have issues, so wear cycling gloves to provide more padding. This is besides frequently changing hand positions.
oh I always wear them on the trainer. Just wondered if they had a job in that position there.
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A yr back I went looking for a used Robaix to use on my trainer, vaguely similar geometry to my 2016 Robaix road bike. Bought a 2010 carbon frame Robaix fairly cheap and its now on the second winter. Gearing is different, its a 12-25 cassette vs the 11-32 on my road bike, hardens me up though. Also find that hills are not as hard as its actually a flat course with difficulty modified , You don't get in hill climbing posture and use different muscles unless you buy a kickr climber or something similar, I'm not yet willing to spend for that. Hills are still challenging, but they're not really hills, just added resistance. I don't notice the gearing change. I like having a dedicated training bike that I can use even in the summer if weather is bad, but I'm old and retired and have a bit more disposable income now.

I was having front derailleur shifting issues on it after a while, realized that the bottom bracket bearings needed replacing as there was a lot of play there. Likely caused by previous owner, a big guy. But I stand a lot more on the trainer then I do outside, feel like I'm working the bike more. Just can't stay in the same position for an hour or more, so I stand to change things up.
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Originally Posted by choddo
oh I always wear them on the trainer. Just wondered if they had a job in that position there.
Nope. They just dry on the hoods. No magic.
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A ride buddy broke his bike's chain stay while pedaling on a trainer. He's a not a big guy, either. But he is a monster.

I have an old Felt that I use on the trainer. I wouldn't put my good bike on a trainer.
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Old 11-19-23, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
A ride buddy broke his bike's chain stay while pedaling on a trainer. He's a not a big guy, either. But he is a monster.

I have an old Felt that I use on the trainer. I wouldn't put my good bike on a trainer.
Wow. Does he know how much power he was putting out at the time?
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Originally Posted by choddo
Wow. Does he know how much power he was putting out at the time?
I don't know, but he's a beast, so probably pretty high power.
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