Carbon Bike on Stationary Trainer

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Graphxbiz, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Graphxbiz

    Graphxbiz New Member

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    Greetings All,

    Does anyone know if using a carbon bike on a stationary trainer is damaging to the frame? I've recently replaced my steel frame with a carbon frame and would like to continue my regular indoor training schedule.
    Has anyone had any experiences or knowledge of this question?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. badkarma

    badkarma New Member

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    You're better off not using your carbon frame on a trainer. You've probably noticed how much more your frame flexes (particularly through the BB area) while on a trainer as compared to riding on the road. This increased flex helps to fatigue your frame at a greater rate.
     
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