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2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

Last post 01-29-2018 9:50 AM by jakes. 19 replies.
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  • 01-20-2018 12:14 PM In reply to

    • Noel
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    Re: 2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

    I think you quoted the wrong post. It is AlpeDHuez who mentioned his/her chainstay broke.
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  • 01-21-2018 9:13 PM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

    I’ve never crashed on the bike in question (or any other bike). Also, I’ve never stated that one can’t use a carbon frame bike on a trainer, but rather noted that should a failure occur, it may not be covered under warranty. As a result, it’s simply my recommendation to use an inexpensive dedicated trainer bike instead of one with an expensive frame.
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  • 01-26-2018 12:38 AM In reply to

    • apwndwest
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    Re: 2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

    Jacob. What is Cervelos view on using its bikes in trainers and any related damage that may occur during use. Does Cervelo feel it's bikes should be used consistently on say a wahoo Kickr..
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  • 01-27-2018 4:39 PM In reply to

    Re: 2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

    Get rollers, they are safer for the bike and you get more handling skills in the process ;) is a Win Win situation
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  • 01-29-2018 9:50 AM In reply to

    • jakes
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    Re: 2018 R3 - What Indoor Trainer is best for it

    Hi apwndwest and all, Sorry, I have been away from work last week with some sick kids so I missed this thread. Trainer use does not invalidate our warranty but please consider that our warranty only covers defects in workmanship and materials. This applies to both riding on the road and riding indoors. Any damage caused by improper use or incorrect installation in a turbo trainer would not be covered. When riding a turbo it's important to use the supplied quick release with your trainer and to tighten it properly. The lever should leave an imprint on your hand. Also, follow the trainers' instructions on how to properly secure the bike in the trainer. I have been riding a turbo trainer for the last 10 years and have never had an issue on any Cervélo but I try and use common sense. I avoid torquing on the handlebars during hard efforts for example. This would cause a lot of stress side to side on the locked in frame which is not the load our frames (or anyone else's) are designed for. I have seen people doing some crazy side to side rocking at the end of hard intervals and I cringe a little. Damage caused by that type of riding would potentially void your warranty. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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