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

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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 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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Trainers: Fluid or Mag

I'm looking at getting a trainer because I have next to no time to get on the road and want to start up with Carmichael's Time Crunched Training Program. Part of the program is to ride do high ...
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Low power while maintaining high cadence

I just started using a Tacx Smart Flow in combination with TrainerRoad to try maintaining and getting up my fitness level over the winter. My problem now is that TrainerRoad tells me to keep a power ...
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Can't do outdoor training for 150km and only on trainer. Can anyone give tips and training plan?

I just found out that I cannot train outdoors for the next two months for the 150 km I was planning to attempt in the first week of September. Now I am planning to buy the In'ride 100 trainer from ...
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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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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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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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Is this a real Kinetic?

Someone on Craigslist is selling this Kinetic bike trainer for $100. I was interested when I saw the title, but I thought Kurt Kinetic trainers were green and this looks wrong. Is this a knockoff?
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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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How to Fit a Thru Axle Road Bike into Elite Nove Force Home Trainer

After a lot of research, I've settled on buying Elite Novo Force as my home trainer. I know its pros 'n cons and this question focuses on something else. The problem I am having now is that I don't ...
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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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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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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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Key points to ensure that a trainer is compatible with bicycle?

What should I be looking at to ensure that my bicycle and my trainer are compatible? The current question is: I currently have a Surly Disc Trucker with 26 inch geometry, would that be compatible ...
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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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Recommendation for trainer tire 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 [closed]

I started with a 700x32c Continental Hometrainer tire. It seemed to work out OK at first, but in the last few times I've had to switch between my commuter/road tire and the trainer tire, it seems to ...
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Name for a part on stands/trainers

So I am building my own trainer/stand for my bike but I am hung up on one part. What is the official term for the part that attaches to the hex bolt on the rear wheel?
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Bicycle trainer tyre - understanding the sizing

The weather where I live is very bad sometimes. I was thinking of buying either a magnetic or fluid trainer or rollers. I read that the tyres wear out quickly on those and one should use specific ...
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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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Old bike compatibility with direct train bike trainer?

I'd like to get a direct train bike trainer (wahoo kickr) to exercise on. My current road bike is a Schwinn le Tour circa 1980, and does not have the 10 or 11 speed required to run on most direct ...
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Spare wheel for indoor trainer use

Just discovered this very useful site, now for my 1st question. I have a nice carbon bike with ultegra 6800 11 speed (11-32 cassette) I wish to use this bike on an indoor trainer (on Zwift) but wish ...
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Is the Nashbar Fluid Trainer loud?

I am trying to find out how loud the Nashbar Fluid Trainer is, as I don't know anyone who owns one. How loud is it, compared to other, similar trainers?
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Are heavily worn rims safe to use on trainer?

I've got a wheelset with heavily worn rims. This was a cross wheelset used for riding in pretty sloppy conditions all the time. This was a rim brake based wheelset and used with cantilever brakes. ...
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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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Is it possible to put a 700c wheel on to an old Raliegh road bike?

I've been using a trainer during the winter months and went out on my bike the other day and half way round I got a flat!!! I spoke to the bloke in a shop who said that using the bike on the trainer ...
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How to store a bike trainer without packing it back in?

I have a Tacx Flux S smart trainer. I am going to be gone for a bit (maybe a fortnight to a month). The bike is mounted on the trainer. Is there any thing I need to be worried about if I leave it ...
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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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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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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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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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Speed to power calc on a 'basic' magnetic trainer

I'm a dedicated non-MAMIL, and I enjoy riding indoors on a cheap-and-cheerful 14-speed (max tooth ratio 48->14) attached to a $70 basic trainer while watching the footy or listening to music. No wind, ...
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Cyclocross vs road bike

I am thinking about getting a new bike. I have a MTB but I am sort of petrified of road riding (cars pass way too close). I have found a nice Specialized Cyclocross bike. I wanted to have a bit ...
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Kurt Kinetic Trainer hard to release, should I grease?

I have a kurt Kinetic trainer. I find that it's sometimes hard to remove the bike from the trainer, as the knobs are really hard to turn. I thought about putting grease on the threads which clamp on ...
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Do I need to use the QR Skewer that came with my trainer? What sort of lubricant do I need to use?

For christmas, my wife picked me up an Elite Qubo Fluid trainer. It comes with a quick release skewer and nuts. However, my bike currently has a QR. On a whim, I checked and the stock QR bolt from my ...
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Is the Power Pilot the only speedometer / computer that will work on a LeMond Revolution Trainer?

After just purchasing a Lemond Revolution trainer, I noticed and realized as soon as I set it up that I would be loosing my rear wheel and its spoke attached speedometer magnet. Are there any ...
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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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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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Can Tacx Flow head unit work with old (2002) Basic frame/brake?

I want to replace a lost head unit/computer on my old Tacx Basic from 2002, does anybody know if modern Flow head unit will work with this old frame/load generator? I think such was an upgrade path, ...
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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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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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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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Using wrong speed/size cassette on trainer

I have a 10-speed bike and my wife an 11-speed. I have burnt enough old tyres on my indoor trainer so decided to try a trainer specific tyre on an old wheel. The old wheel currently has an 8-speed ...
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Does an adapter for my 12x142mm thru axle frame exist to use QR hubs?

I'm specifically looking to adapt the rear thru axle (12x142mm) to fit onto a standard QR hub/axle on my direct drive trainer. Unfortunately, my trainer is too old (original Elite Turbo Muin), so it ...
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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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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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can't remove bike from ascent trainer

I've used the Ascent fluid trainer for a few years now. My bike is stuck on the trainer. I've applied WD-40. When I turn the adjustment knob, the rear wheel isn't being released. Any ideas? Please ...
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Tyre size and Turbo Trainers

Are there any advantages in having a 700x25 tyre over a 700x23 when using a cycle trainer? If you are "training", resistance is surely not a huge deal breaker. I assume cycle trainer tyres last a ...
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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 ...
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Estimating trainer 'effort above the flat' by heart rate + cadence

A question popped into my head after yesterday's trainer ride. First, a long-winded preamble. As I pointed out in this question, I usually set the trainer up so that a 5l cask of wine just moves ...