I've just bought a second-hand Cycle Ops turbo trainer and was wondering how I can clean it and whether or not I need to get it serviced.

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I would start by downloading the manual for your model of trainer from https://www.cycleops.com/support/product-manuals

If its the sort of trainer with a cassette and you remove the bike's rear wheel to train, then you'd clean it like a normal wheel/cassette.

If its roller-based and presses on your rear tyre, then there's probably very little that can be done to clean it.

Either way, soapy carwash, a soft brush/sponge, and a gentle shower of water is probably fine. Don't use high pressure on any bearings or seals.

As for servicing, probably only useful if its got a problem like squeaks or graunching under use.

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    If it's roller-based check if the roller is not greasy to avoid tyre slipping, if necessary clean with bike cleaner. Vents of any kind may have sucked in dirt (it's a fan, after all) clean with a vacuum cleaner.
    – Carel
    Nov 19, 2016 at 21:17

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