BMC Roadmachine on Smart trainer

Hello everyone

I am thinking to buy a new bike. The thing is I also like to use it on my Smart trainer, I just like to have the same bike for training then outside. Now since this is my first Carbon Frame bike, I am worried about the frame. On some workouts, it says go out of the saddle, so my questions are.

-Do you think, something will happen if I use it on the trainer, I mean break…?
-You just ignore the out of the Saddle part, I like to sprint sometimes when I do Zwift Races around 1126W /73kg max. peak I saw.

  • just sprint, but not all-out efforts, I didn’t care so fare about my alloy bike but also never had any issues
  • Do you think the BMC bikes are just weaker than the Canyon ones? They are cool with the use of Carbon Frame bikes on the Smart trainer.

And yes I think I would be better of to buy the Canyon Endurance bike, but the problem is I can not testride that bike. When i did sit on the BMC, without any fitting beside saddle height, it did feel better than my bike where i spend houers tweaking positions… Also I love the way of the BMC Bike

You think i am just over worrying?

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/carbon-care


Would like to know your opinion?
Thanks a lot great forum

Ive been routinely sprinting for years on a Scott carbon frame that is probably 10% of the quality of that BMC. Out of the saddle up to almost 1,500 watts and no issues. I personally wouldn’t worry about it. On the podcast I believe they mentioned Canyon??? came out with a “trainer approved” frame and Nate said it was pure marketing as they don’t ever see frame issues with bikes on trainers.

Again, I think you are safe.

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Good to hear, tanks a lot for your feedback :slight_smile:
And impressive Watts :slight_smile:

I believe @GPLama and DC Rainmaker have discussed the issue of manufacturers saying their warranties are void if the bike is used on a turbo. The discrepancy between Canyon (was it?) and their Zwift sponsorship was a fault line of sorts.

Another option is to use rollers. That’s my plan. I fitted my 2002 Calfee carbon Tri bike on my 2016 Kickr as my trainer bike. I pick up my BMC Roadmachine today and will use it with rollers. (While I used to spend 60-90min on Kreitlers, that was ±18yrs ago, we’ll see how I do now.)

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I’ve been using a giant propel for 3 years on a couple different smart trainers with absolutely no issues. The only workouts I don’t do inside are full on sprint efforts, and that’s mainly because the bike doesn’t move naturally when hooked to a trainer like it does outside. The only people I know that have broken a bike while riding inside had incidents where they somehow tipped the bike and trainer over (I’ve never come close to doing this). Just be sure to use some towels to protect the bike from your sweat.

if trainers broke bikes you would have heard of at least one. I haven’t.

Kinda related

Yeah, the “not covered by warranty” is an easy out to cover their ass against liability. They used to say the same thing about alloy bikes back in the day too.

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I use my RM as my trainer bikes with no issues.

Thank you all. Ordered the 2019 Roadmachine :heart_eyes:

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