Is turbo training damaging your lightweight carbon frame?

We asked the experts if riders should worry about their carbon frames whilst exploring Watopia

It’s the stuff of nightmares: the emergence a tiny hairline crack in a carbon frame is enough to leave any cyclist sweating, especially if it later transpires that the cause lies outside the terms of warranty.

Several brands have clearly stated that their bikes are not designed or tested to be fixed into a turbo trainer, with carbon frames under particular scrutiny.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.