Long story, but I had to abort my outside ride because I can’t get air into my front tire. I still want to get in a workout, but I don’t know if I would hurt my carbon rims by using the trainer with no air in the front tire. What do you think? (Wheel off kickr)
Totally fine. If in doubt, put a towel under it.
One or a few times won’t ruin the tyre if you rotate it, certainly not the rim if the wheel is on top of something that won’t scuff it.
On a smooth road, the fear of blowing out a tyre is the lack of grip, not that the wheel will implode.
Just don’t put a cobble under it from Trouée d’Arenberg/ the forest of Arenberg.
If you have a soft mat of some sort under your front wheel you’re good imo.
Edit: added photo of my setup.
Thank you, will put some padding
Personally, I wouldn’t risk my carbon rim doing this. A wheel has more structural rigidity with an inflated tire.
Just fix your flat. You are going to have to do it anyway sooner or later.
Don’t have any rim tape and bike shops closed …
So can’t fix today