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    Quote Originally Posted by taodemon View Post
    If anything it is an issue with the wahoo smart trainer that allows the bike to just go over like that (the trainer didnt go over just the bike, almost like it somehow came loose). It would have been impossible on my old trainer.
    I understand and I probably agree. When I had a Neo, I would constantly lift that thing off of the ground and it would jump all over the place. Pretty much any jump over 800 watts and it would lift off of the ground. Luckily it has a very wide, firm and stable base to prevent any tip overs.

    Shane says that if the trainer isn't coming off the ground into the air that you aren't riding hard enough or training sprints correctly, that it happens on all trainers. That being said, they should be built with this in mind and be as preventative as possible for tip overs.

    So did your bike or rather the QR come loose then and crash without the trainer? Is that what I'm gathering here? The instructions on most all trainers call for a super sturdy (usually supplied) thick steel skewer that is to be super tightened down. Do you think maybe it was not tight enough to start? Maybe it came loose over time? What do you think happened?
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    It might have come loose over time. It was the skewer that came with it. But yeah, it was like the bike came off the cassete on the trainer and fell over and the trainer was upright. I wasnt rocking the bike or anything but i was up around 1100+ watts. I think it was the 9th time doing the sprint segment, of which I had done 3 previous ones at 1000+.

    There are some pictures in the activity though I dont have a picture of the crack on the inside.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/87...S&v=1488044839

    the cycle ops(?) trainer I have clamps on both sides of the skewer and the only way the bike could come out would be by snapping the seat/chain stays. The wahoo it is just the skewer that holds things on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taodemon View Post
    It might have come loose over time.
    That's sounding like it.

    And this should serve as a valuable lesson to us all. This can happen. If we have a bike that's dedicated to the trainer for any length of time it increases this risk as we'll tend to just not even check the QR in between sessions.

    I hope you can ride it still, might be worth sending to Spyder for an x-ray though.

    Oh, and for the trainer only type of thing, that lowest level Allez will probably be just fine. Don't need fancy tube shaping or stiffness or whatever if not on the road.
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    "Crank" was a typo, its a small crack on the inside of the rear dropout on the derailleur side.

    I love the frame so I hope its fine but at the same time I'm using it as an excuse to get a new frame/bike. Asked my wife if she wanted me to be bombing down a hill at 40+mph and have my wheel fall off and because of that she hasn't flipped out about the idea of a new frame.

    I'm sure a carbon frame would be fine on the trainer given that ai know what to be more careful of now I would still rather not risk it and figured that E5 would be a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Oh, and for the trainer only type of thing, that lowest level Allez will probably be just fine. Don't need fancy tube shaping or stiffness or whatever if not on the road.
    Yes... I would agree with this. Taodemon, If you're just looking for a trainer bike, the entry level E5 will be fine. I thought you were perhaps looking for a DSW Allez to use on the trainer, but also serve some road purposes.
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