This morning, a spoke on my rear wheel broke during the warmup sprint of 14 vise grips. I have a dedicated trainer bike that sits on a Kickr Snap. I release the trainer tension after every session, but the bike stays locked onto the trainer. Was the broken spoke a natural result of Sufferlandrian power, or do I need to practice better maintenance on my bike? Anyone else have a similar issue? TIA!
Well done that is some impressive sufferlandrian power!
I’ve never snapped a spoke let alone on the turbo but have burst my fair share of inner tubes while sprinting on the turbo.
I have broken sooooooo many spokes! Usually the rear but never on a trainer mind you.
I have a dedicated trainer bike as well that stays locked to the trainer but I do remove it for the occasional chain cleaning/lubing and an annual once over at my LBS to make sure everything is as it should be.
Breaking bikes and their bits just gives you even more SUF cred @Dame_Kat_KoS
i doubt you’re doing anything wrong. If you ride enough, even if it’s only on or mostly on the turbo, eventually you’ll break spokes.
But i enjoy the satisfaction of watching metal wear down and eventually break, whereas our bodies–so soft and squishy in comparison to metal–are stronger than they were before rather than weaker.
Well put! When I heard the snap, I was actually relieved it was a part of my bike and not a part of my body.
Check the bearings of your rear wheel - last time I managed that on my fixie that was the cause of the asymmetrical pull on the spoke.
As for the front tire, whenever I pump it up, I rotate the tire slightly so that the weight is not always on the same spoke.