Can we use future form in below sentence? There is 'after' which indicates time clause (as far as I know present simple or present perfect should be used instead of future in such case) so can I use future tense here ("We will be tired after")?

We will be tired after the training because we will have been riding a bike for an hour.

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Yes, you can. That after is not a subordinating conjunction, which would introduce a temporal clause, but a preposition introducing a prepositional phrase.

This prepositional phrase is in the main clause, so there is no rule forbidding a will modal.

Contrast When we have finished training, which is a temporal clause, and does not allow will.

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