Questions tagged [trainer]

The use of any kind of indoor/stationary bike trainers. This is a superset of [tag:turbos] and [tag:rollers]

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Smart trainer compatibility

I am about to purchase an Elite Turbo Muin Smart Trainer, will it work with RGT Cycling ? Does it have all the necessary power data to be accurate? If not, what smart trainers do work with RGT Cycling ...
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Canyon ULT and Wahoo Kickr

Bought a wahoo Kickr in November and noticed a small chip to my canyon ultimate carbon frame. In January, Canyon announced the Ultimate was not compatible with Kickr. I'm dealing with Canyon and Wahoo,...
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Can I cut down a quick release skewer?

I recently purchased a Conquer brand trainer - I have learned a lot after buying this thing - but I didn't know what quick release skewers were before I purchased the trainer. I've got a skewer that ...
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Could one predict from power data whether a cyclist is standing or sitting?

I was wondering about this machine learning problem: Take a large sample of data from rides that includes whether a cyclist was standing, what the cadence, power, (or perhaps even torque?) and ...
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Able to shift to final gear on bike, but not on smart trainer

I own a Trek Crossrip LTD 2016 edition bike with a SRAM 11-32 cassete in the back. I also recently purchased a wahoo kickr core to go along with the bike. When the bike has the wheel in and not ...
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Has the Kickr Core had multiple versions?

The Wahoo Kickr Core was released in 2018. The Kickr has had 5 generations so far. Has the Kickr Core had any new generations and if so, how does one identify the differences? Like any new tech, the ...
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Using trainer as dynamo

I was wondering if it is possible to to use a magnetic trainer as a dynamo. While riding on trainers, at a gym, or at home, I always think to myself, "I wish I could capture all this energy and put ...
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Trainer tire selection (hybrid bike)

I've been lurking for a couple months, but this is my first post and I still have a lot to learn. Background I inherited an old hybrid bike (Raleigh Dash EX) and an old stationary trainer, and I would ...
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When is it time to replace my trainer tire

My trainer tire has cracks running along the length of the tire. They cracks seem to go in pretty deep, but don't go all the way around the tire. However it still has quite a bit of rubber on it and ...
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Shredded bits of material under my trainer

I'm starting to get a pile of what looks like tire rubber under my trainer. Could it be something else like dry chain lube coming off? Is this normal? Have I set up my trainer incorrectly? Do I just ...
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Online spin classes with a smart trainer

I have a smarttrainer that I use primarily with Trainerroad and Zwift. My wife is interested in Peloton style classes. We're considering getting a Peloton, but considering we already have the gear (...
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Bike with a SRAM XD(R) freehub body and trainer with a Shimano freehub body?

I would like to change the wheelset of my bike, but I also have a smart trainer (Kickr core). The wheelset I've retained so far are the Mavic Allroad, that are available with a Shimano or XDR freehub ...
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Indoor trainer suitible for sprinting

Are there any types of indoor trainers that are suitable for training sprints insofar as they allow the rider to tilt the bike to get leverage as one would when sprinting on the road?
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Can I put a 8 speed bike on a Elite Suito 11 speed direct drive turbo trainer

I have recently ordered an Elite Suito Direct Drive FE-C turbo trainer. The main use is for indoor, winter cross-training for my young son who's a keen athlete (we don't want to send him out in the ...
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Can using a trainer damage my bicycle?

I know that using my road bike with a fluid trainer will wear out the back tire more quickly than regular road riding, but does it have the potential to actually damage my bike (frame, gearing)? While ...
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Why would I choose a bike trainer over a stationary bike?

I was planning to buy a stationary bike to use it at home during the pandemic, but I thought it might be better to buy a bike with a trainer at home. Do you think it is a good idea? I don't know about ...
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Is it possible to use a MTB with rear Boost hub with a Tacx E Blue Twist T2675 E trainer?

Greeting, I want to buy a Tacx E Blue Twist T2675 E ( or any entry to medium home trainer from Tacx ) but I am not sure if it fits with my Rear Syntace X-12 - M12 12x148 Thread Pitch 1.0 Boost E-thru ...
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Will cycling off-the-trainer with the trainer's steel skewer damage my bike?

I recently bought a cyclops trainer. It is annoying to switch the skewers. I know the steel skewer that came with the trainer is heavier and stronger, but I don't know if it will damage my bicycle off ...
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What do I need to get to upgrade 10 speed Campagnolo to 11 speed for a bike to be used on a trainer only?

I have a 2007 Eddy Merckx Premium with 2008 Campagnolo Chorus shifters, UT compact (50/34) crankset & rear/front derailleurs. I want to throw this onto my Wahoo Kickr and make it my trainer bike. ...
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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

I ordered a Giant TCR Advanced 1 (2018) and it's on its way. I just remembered that I need to get a thru axle that fits my Smart Trainer (Tacx Flow Smart. Sadly I can not seem to find the measurements ...
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Fluid trainer, repair leak?

I have a Travel Trac (Performance Bicycle) Century V fluid trainer, vintage c. 2005, that I've pressed into heavy-duty service during the pandemic. It's been working well these past months, but seems ...
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Lemond Revolution - Upgrading 9s Cassette to 11 Speed

I currently have a 9 speed cassette on my Lemond Revolution trainer. I just purchased new bike which is 11 speed and want to use it on my trainer. Is there a way I can do this? I have looked ...
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How to get a 7-speed bike with a freewheel on a direct drive trainer

My wife has a 2017 Specialized Alibi Step Through. Specs can be found here: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/alibi-step-through/p/154232?color=&searchText=B6617-7402 I have recently ordered a ...
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Minimum speed when riding rollers

I have a set of rollers and a single-speed road bike. My 80-90 rpm speed is 27-30 kph (17-19 mph). I feel like I would be more stable with higher rpm, but it's harder to sustain. If I understand this, ...
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Bike trainer skewer does not fully seat into depth of mounting cup, is that an issue?

I bought a used trainer and it came with a trainer skewer. I don't know if it's the original from the trainer. I've put in the trainer skewer and have mounted my bike to the trainer. However, I ...
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Trainer bike tire does not go on nicely, am I doing something wrong?

I got a used trainer and trainer tire off of Fb marketplace. I installed the tire, pumped it to to the recommended 100 PSI and I noticed a bulge. I thought l had installed it incorrectly so I removed ...
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Wahoo KICKR 2018 and Shimano Sora 11-32t 9-speed compatibilty

At present, I own Specialized Allez e5 Sport which has the default Shimano Sora cassette (11-32t) and rear derailleur. I'm planning to buy Wahoo KICKR (for long-term, given more bike(s) will come), ...
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Can a bike computer be used on the rear wheel?

As the weather gets colder and colder, I find myself on a trainer more and more. The only way to gauge my workouts is by time, unless I set up the sensor for my bike computer on my rear wheel. Will ...
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Sharing bike trainer between 11spd and 8spd bikes

I have an 11spd 11-30 cassette both in my bike and in my direct bike trainer. My girlfriend recently purchased a road bike with an 8spd 11-34 cassette. What are our options for sharing the trainer? ...
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I can't find my skewer that came with the trainer. Can I use my bike skewer?

I have misplaced my trainer bike skewer. Can I use the one from my bike? I am not concerned about scratches.
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Can I use a rim brake rear wheel in a disc brake bike, for indoor training?

I have a disc road bike (QR); I use it also with an indoor trainer with a specific training tire. I would like to buy a wheel to be used only on the trainer (with the specific tire). Since I don't ...
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How to add resistance to my bike trainer?

I use a crossbike (http://www.konaworld.com/jake_the_snake.cfm) on a bike trainer (https://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Road-Machine-Fluid-Trainer/dp/B01KHE5B4S) and have the chain on the largest front ring ...
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7 speed cassette on a direct drive trainer from freewheel bike

In 2011, I bought a cheap bike from Walmart. It's done fine by me on the ride or two I take per year, but I'm looking to enhance my home gym a bit and was looking to grab a direct drive trainer. The ...
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Mountain bike trainer tires

I received a trainer that fits my mountain bike. I am trying to find a tire that is quiet. I can't find any online that are the same size as my current tire which is 26 x 2.25. I found only one close ...
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How to play video games while cycling on trainer?

I'm interested in playing video games while riding the bike trainer this winter. Using a controller with a regular setup would likely require me to sit up on the saddle, possibly setting myself up for ...
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Bike trainer 11 speed cassette compatibility with Ultegra 6500 9 speed groupset

Disclaimer. I don’t know much about bike mechanics. I had to do a lot of reading just to be able to name things right and to be able to write this post :) I bought Elite Suito bike trainer a few days ...
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Turbo trainer overestimating speed

I have just started using a trainer, Elite turbo muin B+, the power, cadence and speed are transmitted via the Elite misuro B+ sensor. The issue i am having is that the speed is being overestimated. ...
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How to set up a Kickr Core to work with my Garmin, dynamically change “elevations” (resistance), etc

I recently got a Wahoo Kickr Core indoor direct drive trainer. I already have a Garmin Fenix 5X and a Garmin 820. (I use Training Peaks for my workout information.) I have no idea what to do now. I ...
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Trainer tire for Specialized mountain bike with a Cycle Ops

I am looking for a trainer tire to use with my Cycle Ops and Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike that uses a 26 x 2.00 tube for outdoor. I have not been able to find this size in a trainer tire, what ...
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Wahoo Kickr with a 10 speed cassette but my bike is running Shimano 11 speed, just fit an 11 speed cassette?

Picked up the Kickr 2nd hand without thinking about the cassette etc. details. Not too fussed about having all 11 ratios on the trainer so wondering if installing a spacer or similar will work or do ...
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How to use cheap nut and bolt bike with a smart trainer [duplicate]

I have a cheap bike (CCM Capri bike link: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ccm-capri-women-s-hybrid-bike-700c-0711734p.html). I want to use this bike with Tacx Bushido smart trainer. This bike has ...
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Peloton Trainer - what style of cleats are used?

I was wondering what cleat standard is compatible with the Peloton Trainer ? What cleat standard is installed in the default configuration ?
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Smart trainer & CX bike compatibility

I have a Kona Jake the Snake Frame (2001) and is currently mounted with Continental Gatorskin 700x32c tires and Shimano RS010 622x15c rims. I was hoping to use this on a smart trainer. This setup will ...
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Can I use a 130mm OLD wheel on a 135 mm rear spacing frame to put on a home trainer?

I got a hand-me-down home trainer and I want to use it with my disc road bike (with a rear dropout spacing of 135mm). To keep the budget low, I want to use an old 130mm wheel. My dropouts are for ...
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Heavier riders on bike trainers?

I'm 300-350 pounds (136-158 kg). Is this too heavy for trainers such as a Tacx Neo or Wahoo Kickr? Their specifications say 250-275 pounds, so I'm interested in options for heavier riders.
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What can be done to make a trainer work quieter?

I use a trainer at home. It works quiet. But living in an apartment I would like to make it work quieter. What can I do to minimize noise of a trainer?
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Using older mountain bike in a Trainer

I have an older mountain bike. I need to change the rear skewer so I can use an indoor trainer, but I don't think there is one. What do I do? I have a CycleOps Mag trainer and they included a ...
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I have steel pieces after using my turbo trainer? How can I solve this problem? Is this is a problem?

I am using an Elite Directo 2019 turbo trainer. After every ride I have some pieces around my bike. How can I solve this problem? And where to search the issues? thank you for the answer. I am using a ...
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Different size cassette for the trainer?

Like I hoped, after a few months of hunting, I was finally able to find a really good deal on a road bike, in the winter. With the money saved, I was also able to buy a smart trainer to use with Zwift....
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How do I determine my bike's fork width?

I have a Breezer Liberty 2.3. I am trying to determine whether it would work with the CycleOps Hammer trainer. The trainer says it is "Quick-release compatible for bike frames with fork widths of ...