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Is It Safe To Use Carbon Bikes On Indoor Trainers? Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

Is It Safe To Use Carbon Bikes On Indoor Trainers? Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

– Welcome to another Ask GCN-ything. – That’s right, you ask us anything, and we will do our best to answer it. First up, Tom, we got a question that’s
borderline awkward. This is from Jeremy Emilio, who has asked how to I get my sister,
girlfriend into cycling. Now the awkwardness is
there for all to see. Smale Rider points it out for us, “Wait, is she both?” To which Luciano Namo says, “You need to figure out
some things first, Jeremy. Why are you dating your sister?” And I don’t think that’s a
question we can answer, Tom. – It’s okay, it’s okay. Because Jeremy did get back to all of you concerned commenters, and say “Nope, separate.” – That’s a relief. Alright, well, in terms
of how to get your sister into cycling, Tom, you’ve probably got more experience because you have a sister and I don’t. And yours is an exceedingly talented and accomplished cyclist. And she’s also younger. So you must have done something right. – Younger and faster than me. And has been for a number of years. – I didn’t want to point
that out, but yeah. – It’s sort of a fact, isn’t it? – Yeah. – How did Annie get into cycling? I think Annie just got into cycling because we got in cycling
when we were quite young, probably ten or twelve. And it was just a family thing to do. So if your sister is young enough that you’re still riding with your parents or something like that, just having fun on your bike
is a pretty good way to start. If they’re a bit older and you think that they just
need to get into cycling, I don’t really know. Cafe ride? A cafe ride is a good way to
introduce cycling to people. – Yeah, I think, probably, it’s all about making
it fun, like you said. And then trying not to demoralise them, don’t take them up any stupid hills and drop them and leave them
on the side of the road. Quiet roads, that’s really important. No one likes traffic when
they’re getting into cycling. I don’t like traffic now, actually. But yeah, so there we go. Hopefully those will help you out, Jeremy. Alright then, next up,
we’ve got this question. Oh, I like it. From Jukka Pakkanen. Do you guys save your old beloved bikes? What do you do with the old ones when you decide to get a new one? What do you do? – If I own the old one,
I’d probably sell it. – Yes, you don’t like
saving stuff, do you? – No, I’ve got one bike that I’ve kept. I’ve got a couple of bikes I’ve kept over the years that I like riding now and again. We’re in such a fortunate position with GCN, with the bike partners, that I haven’t felt the need to replace my own bike so regularly. – Yeah. Well I’ve kept one frame from my mountain bike days, because the complete bike
took up too much room. And it’s now technically
out of date anyway. But the frame is special. And then I kept two bikes
from my racing days, just in case. Basically, if I didn’t get
amazing bikes from GCN, I’ve still got two of my own. They’re not beloved, as such. Well, I do love them quite a lot. – I wonder how Matt’s getting on? Because he found his
2000 Giro D’Italia bike. Or, his 2000 Giro D’Italia bike was found in a bike shop in Italy. So he’s after that. That is truly a beloved bike because of a lot of
great memories attached. – Probably not that many
great memories from that race. He had a pretty tough time with it. – True. – Yeah with the crash and the injury. Alright then, next up. Should I be worried about using my carbon road bike on a turbo trainer? Will the frame crack under a heavy load? Basically, this is a common
myth about carbon fibre frames. That you shouldn’t use
them on turbo trainers. The fact is, from what we can tell, we’ve talked to manufacturers, is that none of them seem to say that your warranty is void if you use it on a turbo trainer. So that, to my mind,
tells me that it’s safe. And then, if you try to actually look for anyone who has experience
of a carbon frame cracking as a result of a turbo trainer, you can’t really find
them either, can you? – No, you can’t. I guess the concern probably comes from having the bike fixed, and then the sideways motion. But I’ve never heard of it. – There are many very old bikes that have been on server
trainer for long time, and they are not showing
any signs of stress. Going back to myths about
carbon fibre though, we’ve got a video about
that, haven’t we mate? – We have. – It’s there. It’s the seven things you didn’t know about carbon fibre. A lot of misconceptions are
laid to rest in that video. Check it out. (rock music) (buzzer) – The suitability of a component, in general, doesn’t depend on the material. Every part should be engineered with a specific load case in mind. Admittedly, there is a risk with carbon, as with any frame material, that you can push the limits of it in order to hit a super
light goal, for example. But problems only arise if it hasn’t been engineered correctly. – That is an absolute cracking video. Next question comes in
from Sam Running who says, Does chain length affect
the speed of your bike? What do you reckon, Si? – Well, we’re talking tiny, tiny, adjustments of speed aren’t we. Like, one or two watts really. But it could, if you get it vastly wrong, it definitely could. If it’s too tight, that it could potentially put more resistance on the chain. And then if it’s too long, there’s more chain to increase drag. We are talking tiny, tiny. But basically, you need to get it right for
your shifting, principally. And then, also, to stop your chain from flapping around and being all baggy. So yeah, get it right for those reasons, rather than for making your bike quicker. Alright, Tom. Can you answer this one? When you all travel abroad to film, this is from Ryan Donnelly, by the way, do you bring a translator with you, or do you just wing it
and hope for the best? What could possibly give
you that impression? – Well, Ryan, we don’t
travel with a translator, we don’t have an awful lot
of fluency in languages apart from English. Some of you may debate whether we’re fluent in English or not. We know a few key words, but many of the places
that we do go to shoot receive a lot of English
or foreign cyclists. So the locals often speak English as well. But, it’s definitely worth learning a few key words if you’re
travelling somewhere. And I think with that, we’ll learn in this next video, which is, “Five Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make When You Go Cycling Abroad.” (funky music) – If you’re heading somewhere
a little bit exotic to ride, a little bit off the beaten track, it’s definitely worth doing your research. Consider the local cuisine, what are the roads like, is there a hospital nearby, is there a bike shop close to hand? – Yes. Doing this will
give you peace of mind. It might relieve a bit of stress as well, and it could definitely get you out of a difficult situation. Actually, this is not a
bad rule to adhere to, even when you’re close to home. – Right then, straight
into another question. This one comes from Tommy L3. “Hey I’m finding riding
a little bit boring now, how do I get back that same motivation and hunger for riding that I used to have when I started? Tom, what do you think of that one, mate? – That’s a difficult one, isn’t it? ‘Cause we don’t know whether, Tommy, you’re getting kind of
bored and demotivated off the bat of riding every single day, on the same roads, or something like that. I’d suggest, if you are finding something a bit boring, a bit demotivating, take a break if you can. If you have another means
of transport to get to work or something like that. Take a couple of days off, freshen up, and then see if you can find
some different roads to ride. I always found when I
was a bit demotivated, my favourite thing to do was to throw in a gravel section or an off road section just to keep things fresh and make things a bit different. How about you? – Well I find that sometimes, if I don’t really want to go for a ride, for whatever reason, if I force myself to go for a ride, I tend to enjoy it when I’m out there. So actually, as well as the whole, listen to your body and your head, and do what you want. Sometimes, a little bit of self-motivation can actually work wonders as well. But, not long term, I
have one off day in 30. Where I kind of think, well
I don’t want to go out, and then I do it and have a good time. That might work! We also, surprise surprise, have a whole video on the subject. This is basically like
relationship counselling. Dan and I talk you through how to spice up your
relationship with your bike. And, yes. It includes dirty weekends. (funky music) – Riding solo can be great. But it can also get quite boring. After all, you’ve only got your own thoughts for
company for hours on end. So why not try riding with others? Now a lot of people choose to just ride with one other partner, sometimes you can go out as a three, that can leave somebody
awkwardly left out, or you can choose to go
out on a big group ride. It’s an obvious tip,
but it really does work. The time is going to pass a lot quicker. – And also, it’s not just about getting to the end faster it’s also about enjoying the process of getting there. And so, you can share top bands, and generally just enjoying yourself. – Top bands? – Well this question had
a tonne of thumbs up. So I think we should
probably offer up an answer. And it is from Free Wheeler. Who’s got 182 thumbs up. “I think you guys should do a smaller GCN presents challenge each month where the loser then has to use a bike for under 150 pounds
for all of their riding, GCN videos and riding on your own time, until the next month’s challenge when they can hope to redeem themselves. Thumbs up if you want
to see this or similar. 182 people thumbed up. And then, Free Wheeler offered a slightly less punitive alternative, Which was, “you could also have a loser’s
jersey or loser’s t-shirt.” Which still sounds pretty bad. Personally, I would like to avoid having, I think the
challenge was a great idea But I’d like to avoid riding that bike, or wearing a loser’s t-shirt for a month. – Well, basically, losing a
GCN challenge is bad enough, let alone punishing us
for a month afterwards, it’s like wearing a dunce’s hat. I, for one, would not be up for that. Also, Tom, as we found
out in that video we did, about how much faster can you ride to work on an expensive bike. I’d have to get out of
bed five minutes earlier every morning if I wasn’t able to use my Canyon Aeroad to ride to work. – True. – Yeah. Alright. Last question. This one comes from Big Dog. Hey Big Dog. “Hey GCN, my parents say I shouldn’t, but should I buy and do I need electrolyte tablets and recovery powders, I’m only 16.” This is a really, really, common question. I’m going to split this into two parts, if I may, Tom. Firstly, I think you need
to explain to your parents, or get them to watch this video, that actually many nutrition products for endurance sport are simply just normal
nutrients that we eat, so carbohydrates, either in the the form of starch or sugar, electrolytes which are just salts, that we consume in our diets. The reason that we put
them in our bottles, in our back pockets, in our bikes, is because the demands
that we place on ourselves mean that we need to replace them more. So when I was little, I used to get splitting headaches after I rode by bike in the winter because I was dehydrated, and I didn’t know what dehydration was. Actually, at the time, I would seriously have benefited from electrolyte tabs. All it is, is a bit of salt in a bottle, but it would have stopped me basically getting hangovers from bike rides. The one thing there’s a
little bit of caution on is perhaps, recovery products. Now, again, it’s just normal nutrition, it’s just protein. But, you may find that
you just don’t need it. So rather than it doing you any harm, all you do is excrete it. And therefore you’re just wasting money. So, we have a video on
the subject of recovery, and there’s a lot of really straightforward and practical advice. Hopefully, that will help you out with that particular question. Oh my goodness, me! Barry is not safe for 16 year olds. I didn’t need to see that. – Oh God. (funky music) – Your body needs fuel for riding. And primarily, it’s in
the form of carbohydrates, when you’re above 65% of
your maximum heart rate, and of course fat too. Now, aside from very short rides, pretty much every training ride, you will deplete your
energy stores in some way when out on a ride. – Right, well I’m afraid
that last video snippet brings us to the end of
another Ask GC Anything. If you have any burning questions you want to ask about cycling, let’s steer away from that
difficult relationship question in the beginning, then let us know either in the
comment section down below, very simply, or indeed using the hashtag #TorqueBack, see what we did there? on Twitter, and various other forms of social media. – And if you’d like to
see some more content, if you’re stuck inside this
weekend and still want to train, why not train with Si on the fearsome passage out in the dotlets? That video is right there. – Be warned. That is a
really tough session. – It’s a brute. And, this is actually an increasingly common mechanical issue for people. If you would like to know how to remove and replace
a press fit bottom bracket, not the easiest of tasks, we’ve got a video for that too. That’s right there. – And make sure you
subscribe to GCN as well before you go, if you haven’t already. To do that, just click on the globe, it’s entirely free.

100 comments on “Is It Safe To Use Carbon Bikes On Indoor Trainers? Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

  1. About the carbon bikes on indoor trainer topic:
    I think I remember some of the new weird Triathlon-Superbikes (esp those without seat-stays) to not be allowed on indoor trainers.

  2. How to get your wife into cycling…
    1. A nice bike that fits properly and is lovingly maintained by you.
    2. Quality kit that looks good and keeps her warm and dry.
    3. Routes and rides that are quiet, scenic and have a Cafe with clean toilets. Gentle pace.
    4. Patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience.
    Result – she doesn't mind you riding more (even with 4 kids), she understands when you want nice/better bike and kit, she organises childcare and long route for your wedding anniversary present. Happy wife, happy life!

  3. Well, my bikes dropout is worn out due to use on a trainer. Can send you guys a photo if you want to see for yourself

  4. No matter how many people say riding carbon on trainer is perfectly OK, my heart always jumps a bit when I push hard and can see all the flexing under me in all the places where it does not flex on the road. I guess I'll just get a cheap alu bike for trainer and winter rides…

  5. Annie Last's version is that Tom started to race cyclocross and she was too young to stay home so had to go along. She rode horses and they had an agreement that she would ride in a bike race if he rode a horse. She did and loved it. Don't know if Tom rode a horse though.

  6. If you are using you bike on the smart trainer in winter how often do you need to clean you chain, rear cassette, derailleur etc. #torqueback.

  7. #Torqueback Hi GCN. I want to do some sweetspot training and I have heard that it is about your Functional Threshold Heart Rate. And I have a heart rate monitor and a Garmin cycle computer. So how do I find my Functional Threshold Heart Rate? It would be very nice if you could answer it 😄. Thanks.
    Best regards Magnus

  8. Surprised what you are saying about the carbon bikes and turbo trainers. I was told by canyon that if you use one of their bikes on a turbo trainer it invalidates the warranty. Given canyon is a partner of yours, I think this needs clarified before people take the advice on this video and then cause themselves problems.

  9. If I'm riding in a group, and someone behind me say "Right" – Should I stay on the right and let the other rider pass me on my left or should I stick to the left and let the rider pass me on my right?

  10. i used my Scott Foil 2014 on my turbo trainer. i could hear a cracking sound, i got in touch with Scott. They suggested that i don't use it on the turbo trainer. Plus it may void my warranty. Im not a heavy cyclist 65kgs and i don't think that i drop that many 'watt bombs' well, its not for me to say!! however i they bought the kurt kinetic trainer so all the force i put through the bike wasn't going through the stays and it has solved the problem. I don't think the stays on bikes were designed to be clamped and force put through. However i think it depends on lay up and manufacturers individual warranty.

  11. After watching your 'replacing a bottom bracket' video: How do the bottom bracket 'cups' not pop out when sprinting… thinking of the professional sprinters who are exerting massive amounts of power on drivetrain area. Is the friction between the cups and the frame really enough to keep them in place after thousands of rides? #torqueback

  12. I live in Australia (freaking 37 deg celsius and getting worst) and i have left my bike on the sun for several hours quite a few times, not too worried about the frame (aluminium) but i'm kinda worried about the carbon 60mm deep section wheels, it has happened a few times and maybe may happen again. Will heat cause any damage? #torqueback

  13. It it worth buying an extra cheap wheel for my giant tcr for the turbo trainer so I don't destroy my beloved continentals? I ride about 2-3 hours a week on the trainer

  14. Big Dog = durianrider. It's obvious, thinly veiled criticism of ur sponsorship, sport nutrition. Also the name give it away.

  15. I introduced my sister to my cycle club. it was at a hilly location. she was able to see how much fun cyclists are, and the importance of having the right bike for the ride. she will be buying a road bike this year.

  16. #torqueback on carbon frames and trainers, I've seen some YouTube videos showing that sweat is really bad for carbon frames, especially where metal lugs meet carbon. The sweat makes the electrolyte of what effectively becomes a battery and rapidly corrodes the frame.

  17. Hi GCN, when I'm riding indoor on my Elite Cubo Fluid trainer, the resistance is so high, that I ride on the middle chainring of my triple crankset most of the time. Is there any downside to that, if I keep the cadance the same as outside? #Torqueback

  18. #Torqueback I find that my heart rate spikes once I start a ride and put any effort in. Afterwards I find it really difficult to get it back down and end up using all of my energy too quickly. What are the best ways to get my heart rate under control?

  19. Got my wife into bikes by getting a tandem. That generated the enthusiasm for riding and she then wanted her own road bike.

  20. #torqueback Which wheelset would give me an advantage on a hilly road if both weigh 1500 gr : 50 mm deep aero or 24 mm shallow?

  21. #torqueback Hey guys. First of all, I love the show! Second, I recently started using an indoor trainer, but noticed a lot of new wear on my rear tire. I am concerned about both the longevity and safety of the offending tire. Should I be using a trainer tire instead of my road tire and when do I know it is time to replace it? Thank you.

  22. It is a myth BUT why do Canyon explicitly state in their own owners handbook to not mount their bike on a turbo of any kind?

    I've had the old Ribble carbon dog on mine for 5 years. It's not dead…

  23. What aspects should I be paying attention to when looking to purchase my first road bike? Any specific recommended bikes? (Price range of $1000 USD/ $820 pounds) #torqueback

  24. Hi, I'm at the stage of wanting to upgrade parts on my triathlon bike which is a specialized venge (not the s-works) running ultegra 6800. What is going to be the best bang for buck upgrade to make my rides faster? Ie frame, groupset, wheels?

  25. 3x adverts in a 12 min video?! Look guys – I will happily pay a few quid a month (to GCN) to get all this stuff out of my face. I'm sure others will too.

  26. In terms stress on frames, Kinect Rock'n'Roll trainers give you a lot of movement and allow for a better road feel while indoors

  27. hi guys thanks for another great video! I've noticed that my knee tracking is off and uneven! any tips on training techniques to straighten wonky knees? #torqueback

  28. #TORQUEBACK Can you use any turbo trainer for zwift when you have an ANT+ speedometer and USB? I've a Tacx t1901 and its not listed in Zwift's support list of turbo trainers.

  29. #torqueback Just done Power & Strength Training: 40 Minute Indoor Cycling Workout – Passo Giau with Simon Thanks for that, great video! First training session of the year. As I don't know my threshold level is and I don't have a power meter, can I use the effort level on screen and match it to a percentage of my maximum heart rate? E.g. 7 +70 – 79%,MHR 8 = 80 -89% MHR etc. Chris. Llandudno Junction.

  30. Heey guys, looking for a new groupset, i currently am riding a 105 triple, and i sometimes use the smallest ring in front when riding in the Ardennes where Some Climbs go up by 22%, Will i be ok with an 50/34 compact? And even more important, will I still be able to make m suffer in my weel on the flat roads. (I'm not heavy/no Rasmussen either)

  31. What are the first things I should tell/do with someone who wants to get into cycling but has never ridden before #torqueback

  32. Here on the Canadian prairies it has been -23 to -30 C this past week and we have had on 70 cm of snow this winter. I was wondering if you could do a video on winter cycling in these conditions.

  33. Just how much is the difference between road and xc mtb shoes and pedals in terms of power transfer? How about the other pros and cons? I'm planning on using xc mtb shoes and pedals on my road bike. I've seen some cyclists using them on their road bikes in races (and even in track/fixed gear bike criteriums) and they don't seem to be having any problems with them.

  34. The only issues that you can really encounter on a turbo trainer is corrosion and galvanic corrosion. Both are nasty things, best er on the side of caution and inspect and clean your bike regularly that is on the trainer.

  35. I ride a 2016 BMC SLR01 Team Machine. The little booklet that came with it specifically warned against putting it on any indoor trainer. Fortunately, i have an older, Erickson steel frame that I can use on my Lemond Revolution.

  36. I noticed that my carbon (tarmac) frame was cracked once while on my trainer, but not sure that it was as a result of riding on the trainer (probably not)

  37. #torqueback do pro's ride tubulars or clinchers on training camps? Also, are there any pro's wearing prescription eyewear?

  38. Hi GCN, i can not get my heart rate above 160bpm whilst on the turbo, however out on the road i regularley reach above 190bpm. I'm not ill and can get the taregt HR on the road however can not inside, any ideas? #askgcnanything #torqueback

  39. How about a video about how to ride a smooth pedal action? Riding circles instead of squares, what does that mean and how do we train to do it?

  40. #torqueback Apart from weight, Are there any real disadvantages on using stiff MTB shoes on Road Bikes? Is it not a good idea?

  41. #Torqueback : Are there any teams in the pro peloton who still use derailleurs with cables or are they all using things like DI2 or E-tap ?
    Also are you going to make more nutrition videos in the future ?

  42. Are their different cushion patterns on different brands or types of cycling shorts? Do they make a difference in comfort?#torqueback

  43. #torqueback
    I'm new to riding with power. What percentage of my FTP should I ride when riding for 2 hours? 3 hours? 4 hours? etc.

  44. #TorqueBack: For tough climbs how do you "tell" your body to engage the power muscles – Gluteus Maximums, hamstrings and core instead of using front quads or knees? I find that my front leg muscles and knees are engaged which often leads to soreness and fatigue. Is it just a matter saddle positioning?

  45. Hi GCN

    Not sure that Specialized Bikes agrees with you if it is "Safe To Use Carbon Bikes On Indoor Trainers". The following is directly from the SPECIALIZED BICYCLE OWNER’S MANUAL ADDENDUM – TRAINER USE:

    "WARNING! Do not ride a composite or carbon fiber bicycle on a trainer which is rigidly attached to your bicycle. Our bicycles are not designed or tested for this type of use. Riding in such a trainer potentially applies unusual forces on your bicycle frame which could result in damage and cause a complete failure, with the risk of serious injury or death.
    If you have previously ridden your composite or carbon fiber bicycle in such a trainer, do not ride until you have had your Authorized Specialized Retailer conduct a careful safety inspection."

    I hope they are wrong as I have my carbon bike in my trainer for the winter, but just in case you might want to check this again with Specialized (and check your liability coverage with your lawyer and insurance broker).

  46. What do you think about riding a road bike on snowy/icy roads? I've been riding my old Olmo every winter for a couple of years now #torqueback

  47. #torqueback I started riding a couple years ago and have a road bike with Sora components. Was wondering if an 11spd crankset would work with my existing other components? I'd like to upgrade everything but the buget says one thing at a time.

  48. #torqueback guy's could you do video on getting back to cycling after injury. Specially knee injuries. Sporting a LCL sprain and trying to get back into training. Would be very helpful.

  49. I have a question about FTHR training. Getting the zones right is the fundamental basic but I've seen conflicting methods for the 20 minute test. British Cycling say do not adjust the average HR for the 20 minutes while e.g. TrainingPeaks multiply by 0.95. Which is 'right'? #torqueback

  50. Should I choose a heavier disc equipped bike, or a lighter caliper equipped bike? The models are the same in spec and price otherwise.

    It will be my first road bike (coming from MTB ~12KG) and I plan to ride this bike for fitness training as well as the odd triathlon.


  51. Hola GCN!
    I've Done 3000k on my bike since I bought it, and the chain starts to fit this tool they gave me that determines if its wear or not(sorry for my English)
    What's the right reference to know if it's time to change it. It still works perfectly but I don't want to damage the rest of the bike.
    Do you have to change the cassette or anything else too?

  52. I watched my friends carbon willier seatstay break when he was on a turbo beside me so I put my aluminium bike on the turbo

  53. New Question – what is the best way of cycling abroad? I fancy a Sportive in France or Italy – should I fly out and buy/hire a bike box, take it loose on a train, hire a bike when I get there etc?

  54. Hi GCN! Recently I was called to join in a cycling team. I never thought that my hobby will reach this level and be part of the real team. My task will be to train and attending races. First task is already done, but the other part is racing. I've never raced before, is there some tips of what I supposed to do when start to race every weekend? #torqueback

  55. I'm Alex from Maryland USA , and I love cycling and thanked to guys I have learned a lot about cycling and gotten faster however my question is have any of you guys ever heard of fezzari road bikes and what are e your thoughts

  56. Hi guys, keep up the good work. question though…. you often swoon over gorgeous bikes that cost ££££ but what about the guys like me who had to settle for cheap off the shelf bikes. can you give some advice to how to make the best of them, or how to make them better. #torqueback.

  57. GCN does Zwift – Firstly thanks for organising. I joined just after 7:30 GMT in Cat D. The countdown meant the event didn't start until after 8 by which time Dan & Matt where merrily commenting on the race. Did I join the wrong race or was that because I was in a lower category? It was – at the ripe old age of 52 – my first cycle race ever. Although I ended up cycling on my own I really enjoyed it. =torqueback

  58. I'm 15 and i will ride the 60 km course at the Cyclassics in Hamburg (20th august), i have an average speed of 30 km/h. Can i push it to 40km/h? And how? #torqueback

  59. Hi guys! Thanks for inspiring me to ride more and have maximum fun while doing it.

    I live in wintery Stockholm and (for fear of ruining my Bianchi Oltre, or it getting nicked) have installed studded tyres on my daily commuter for the off-season. Here’s the thing though: it’s a FIXED GEAR omg. Riding the heavy tyres, in a relatively high gear, in snowy, icy, conditions can result in me “grinding the gears” on some ascents. I know the importance of high cadence can be overrated but I’m interested in your take on how this type of daily ride might affect my general biking fitness, positively or negatively. #torqueback

    And hey – if you’re interested in what I need to wear to survive my -10 commute here’s a relevant tweet. 🙂

  60. #torqueback nutrition question: I read that a benefit of tempo training sessions is to increase muscle glycogen storage. Does this mean I should avoid eating during a tempo session, to reduce muscle glycogen stores as much as possible?

  61. What is your view on an ideal warm up? I try to cycle slower than usual for the first 5 minutes or so of my cycle but always find myself just settling into just my usual cadence/speed without realising. Is there any issue with this or just as long as you are feeling OK and warm then you're good to go? #TorqueBack

  62. @si good advice. For Jeremy! Also put her behind a couple of pro's she'll want to follow. booty booty booty rockin' everywhere. 🙂 #torqueback

  63. Unsightly cables at the front end! Does the front brake/right hand or left hand international variation affect the excess of cable seen on some bikes? #TORQUEBACK

  64. for my group of friends the best way to get another friend into cycling is to ride to the beach. the views convinced them to explore the city on a bike

  65. Wrong about carbon on a turbo trainer when it comes to your warranty. BMC have told me putting my SLR02 on a turbo voids the warranty and I know specialized is the same

  66. About spin/turbo trainers, How about Canyon apparently they do not permit trainer usage according to Lama and the big S say the same thing. did an article on this subject and showed various manufacturers answers and it was rather shocking. What is the legal status as all the top pro riders use bikes on trainers and even the manufacturers show bikes on trainers. Why not use you gcn social media position to fix this subject for riders of the world and ensure all manufacturers that do not support trainers are highlighted so everyone knows to keep away from that brand. This is a very important subject as you promote the usage of trainers be wheel on, direct drive, smart etc.

  67. thankfully the comments were more helpful than the video.

    .. according to MANY bike manufacturers, they do infact, not recommend the use of carbon fiber bicycles on stationary trainers.


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