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I have a Vision Team 30 rear wheel with a Taxc tyre mounted onto a carbon frame bike.

I have recently noticed that the whole wheel sways from side to side about 1-2mm when I pedal. Is this normal for the wheel to have a bit of movement or should it spin in a completely straight line?

The wheel is centered on the the resistance roller and I have tried tightening the quick release but the wheel still moves.

  • When standing beside the bike, can you feel any left/right motion of the rim when push/pulling it at the top? Sounds like bearings may need a tweak to run smoother. – Criggie Nov 11 '18 at 1:36
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    I'm not sure that 1-2mm is significant. Frame flex could account for that much motion. But check rear wheel bearings for play, and check that the mounting in the trainer is solid. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 11 '18 at 2:57
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If you mean that the wheel moves relative to the trainer roller when you are pedaling, that is expected. The trailer and bike frame will flex a little as you apply force to each pedal, which are of course offset to each side of the bike frame.

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