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Older Carbon Roubaix on a trainer?

Old 11-16-23, 12:13 AM
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Older Carbon Roubaix on a trainer?

Hello, I have a 2010 Spec Roubaix Expert and Iím the original owner. It has 2,000 miles or less on it, lifetime. I have had many other bikes over the years but also kept this as my first carbon road bike, that I love.
Question, would you have any hesitation making this your trainer bike (Wahoo Kickr)?

I donít want to use my brand new road bike for 1,000 trainer miles a year, I would prefer to use this one. Just not sure if these 2010 carbon bikes are at risk in that scenario?
Photo attached so you can see what I love about it Thank you!

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Been using a 2011 carbon Cube with Ultegra 6700 on my trainer (wheel on and then kickr core) for a few years. Bike is doing fine.

Just be careful you cover anything steel. Lost a shifter* to rust and then the bottle cage bolts. Have my fan front right to reduce the chances of sweat hitting the chain.

* bikeradarís 6700 review back in 2009 said ďCyclo-cross riders and roadies who regularly head out in nasty conditions should also take note that the Ultegra STI leversí shift internals are just as perilously exposed as they are with Dura-Ace Ė you can literally see the various ratchets, pawls and springs without even pulling back the hoods.Ē - and thatís exactly where mine went rusty. Sweat must have found its way round from the hoods. I keep them covered with the towel too now.

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Not sure what the risk is - are you worried about clamping the dropouts on the trainer? If it's a full carbon dropout I might put on some 1mm nylon washers between the clamping surface and the dropouts but I don't think it's an absolute must.
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Originally Posted by tFUnK;[url=tel:23073926
23073926[/url]]Not sure what the risk is - are you worried about clamping the dropouts on the trainer? If it's a full carbon dropout I might put on some 1mm nylon washers between the clamping surface and the dropouts but I don't think it's an absolute must.
Asking more about the carbon seat stays and chain stays. I know manufacturers used to specifically call out trainer use as a warranty voiding activity on carbon bikes. Iím not sure it ever proved to be an actual concern and I know they have since stopped those warnings but that is essentially my question.
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Asking more about the carbon seat stays and chain stays. I know manufacturers used to specifically call out trainer use as a warranty voiding activity on carbon bikes. Iím not sure it ever proved to be an actual concern and I know they have since stopped those warnings but that is essentially my question.
Yeah just donít try to get out of the saddle and throw the bike around at these kinds of angles
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I use my circ 1999 Trek 5200 carbon on a Wahoo KickR Snap. Probably at least 5 years.

All in the saddle stuff and I certainly am not putting out the big watts like in the picture above.

Do it.
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I can stand and do about 1100 watts for half a second but itís an odd technique. I think the kickr has a bit more side-side flex with those feet than the core or snap.
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I had the Tarmac version of that bike, it was a Saxo Bank team frame. Loved that thing. I still have what's left of it in the garage. Was a great bike.
I have a 2007 Tarmac on the trainer. I have 0 worries about it.
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Great, thanks everyone! Iím going to go for it. Iím not putting out too many watts anyway
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Originally Posted by FL_Gator
Asking more about the carbon seat stays and chain stays. I know manufacturers used to specifically call out trainer use as a warranty voiding activity on carbon bikes. Iím not sure it ever proved to be an actual concern and I know they have since stopped those warnings but that is essentially my question.
Got it. I never stand out of the saddle when I'm on the trainer, just feels weird.
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I have almost 6k trainer miles on my 03 Time carbon frame. Sometimes I put out 1000+ watts. Zero issues.
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Absolutely NOT! But it sure makes hill climbs easier.

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Ah yes, the skunk bikes! The trainer is a perfect place for that Roubaix. In fact it is as if the dudes at spesh had that in mind when they designed it.
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Originally Posted by tFUnK
Got it. I never stand out of the saddle when I'm on the trainer, just feels weird.
Yeah, standing on a trainer feels weird, as the bike doesn't rock side to side. I still do it.

Actually, I don't know how people can ride a trainer without standing occasionally. If I didn't stand and pedal every few minutes, my butt would become hamburger.
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Get a rocker plate if you want to stand up and crank. As far as the chain and seat stays go, it took a 96 Buick le Sabre to have any effect on mine. I doubt if riding a trainer will hurt them.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Absolutely NOT! But it sure makes hill climbs easier.

Whatís the score with those inverted mitts on the hoods there?
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Instead of a riser block I have the front wheel placed on a stack of books. This allows the front end of the bike to "wiggle" as I ride which feels more natural to my senses.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero
Instead of a riser block I have the front wheel placed on a stack of books. This allows the front end of the bike to "wiggle" as I ride which feels more natural to my senses.
That sounds like itíll fall in a sprint i just have mine on the mat, because the kickr (and most direct drive trainers I think?) has the back of the bike at the right height for that. My front wheel moves a bit. Havenít used a riser block since I had a bkool wheel-on.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Whatís the score with those inverted mitts on the hoods there?
Convenient spot to let the sweat dry after an indoor ride and to not misplace them between rides, probably.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Convenient spot to let the sweat dry after an indoor ride and to not misplace them between rides, probably.
Ah ok - mine have to go in the washing machine or they'll stink the garage out after 2-3 sessions
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Originally Posted by choddo
Whatís the score with those inverted mitts on the hoods there?
My hands tend to have issues, so wear cycling gloves to provide more padding. This is besides frequently changing hand positions.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Actually, I don't know how people can ride a trainer without standing occasionally. If I didn't stand and pedal every few minutes, my butt would become hamburger.
Mine becomes chopped sirloin.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Yeah, standing on a trainer feels weird, as the bike doesn't rock side to side. I still do it.

Actually, I don't know how people can ride a trainer without standing occasionally. If I didn't stand and pedal every few minutes, my butt would become hamburger.
I tend to stand for a bit every 10-15 minutes.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Mine becomes chopped sirloin.
ooooh... fancy!
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