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    Anyone have any experience with these? It's essentially a paddock stand for my ten speed. Most I've seen online are $ hundreds, one is $68, and one very fragile-looking one is $28. I'm leaning towards the $68 one, as it looks very similar to the expensive ones.
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    I've got a Kinetic fluid trainer and love it. It cost several times the units you are looking at and to me, it's worth it. Sorry, this won't help you but just say'n. My advice is to look for the heaviest and most sturdy unit you can afford.

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    You won't like my answer....
    But after hours of researching them, I bought my wife this entry level, fluid drive, indoor bike trainer for Christmas:

    https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices...p-bike-trainer

    Probably more than you want, based on your post. But I wanted something safe for her, and durable.
    It works very well combined with YouTube bike riding videos...LOL...
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    The Wahoo stuff is good as is Tacx. You get what you pay for with those things in general as far as a "natural" feeling. You should also consider looking at "rocker" plates. Supposedly they make a big difference... lot of people making them.

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    I don't see the point other than if snowed in, medical reason etc,, or the weather is simply too bad to go for a ride.
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    I am not a bicyclist.

    I looked at that link for the rockers. I can't tell what the "rocker" is or what it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I am not a bicyclist.

    I looked at that link for the rockers. I can't tell what the "rocker" is or what it does.

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    From the link posted above..."in essence, a Rocker Plate is a device which allows the trainer and bike to tilt from side to side, more accurately simulating the real life motion of riding a bike."

    The "trainer" is a resistance device which bolts to the rear wheel of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Yeah.. there are whole forums of people discussing shape, materials, shocks, bearing slides for front & back as well as side to side & all manner of other details

    In general I agree with the "get outside" comment but trainers have their place & now with the "VR" type software such as Zwift you can use it to get much more targeted training to supplement what goes on outside...

    If I had the money to burn I'd get one of these... They are meant to be about as good as you can get https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices...ike/kickr-bike
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    I want a bike trainer that simulates going down hill... 😅
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