Posted: Wed Oct. 18, 2006 1:36 pm
I have a Peformance fluid trainer and have been happy with it, had it at the Challenge to warm up. I use it once a week during the winter, the rest is done on a spin bike at work. So for light use I am comfortable recommending it, for heavier use you may want to consider one of the brand name units. I have no experience with magnetic or whatever else is available.
I prefer using the road bike. Better gear selection, you can be upright, in the drops or aero, and it is what the Spinerval dvd's are based on. Although I did use an old mountain bike with a slick for a few years.
Also recommend a sweat guard for the bike and a fan for you. And Spinervals, heart rate monitor and bike computor to keep yourself entertained.