Turbo trainer bike?

Greycyclist
Greycyclist Posts: 22
edited January 2011 in Road beginners
In view of the recent weather I obtained a turbo trainer-my daughter's cast off. My query is; it is safe to use a carbon bike on the trainer? The trainer is a basic Tacx with manual adjustment. I am 72yrs and do not do any competitive cycling but just for fun.
Thanks for any tips.

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  • mzm70
    mzm70 Posts: 123
    The general consensus is that it is fine, this is even from the manufacturer
    HTH
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,448
    The only thing I'd be cautious about would be if it is the type of trainer where you take the front wheel off and fix the forks to the trainer. I have no real reason for this other than a worry that the forks are being locked in place and subjected to more transverse forces than they would be expected to encounter and may not be designed for. That said it is only a minor worry and I use my carbon frame on a turbo (with just rear fixing).
  • what's already been said up there.
  • Thanks for all you replies. I will proceed with caution.
    By the way the front wheel rests on a block of wood.
    Bounty :lol:
  • Thanks for all you replies. I will proceed with caution.
    By the way the front wheel rests on a block of wood.
    Bounty :lol:

    In that case you should be fine
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