I found very few reviews that had anything bad to say, and a ton of reviews that loved this trainer, SO once the price was right, and I got a great deal, I bought it. My old trainer was sold at a very minimum price to a friend of mine that is fairly new to triathlons, so we are at a win win!
So after a few rides on it, I really like it. One of the best things I like about it is that it is quiet, or quieter than my last one. My bride even commented that is is quieter when I ride when she goes to bed. The second thing I like about it is the ease of putting my bike on it. It is basically one lever I use to secure my bike, then it's riding time! The third thing I like about it is I think it is a tougher ride than my other trainer. I am not sure if it is due to the front wheel block I am using or not, or I am not sure if it is that I am truly not in the best bike fitness phase, but it does seem tougher, and I like it. I know I can utilize this to get a great workout. I have found a couple of great trainer workouts that are geared for triathletes, so I am excited to try them out.
My buttons got too sticky! Yeah that's right. The buttons on my bike computer got stuck and won't go through the different windows. I know it is due to sweat and Gatorade spilling on it it and me not being aware of it and not cleaning it up. Lesson learned. Anyways, I was told that I could use alcohol on it to get the buttons unstuck, but that did not work. So I took it to a bike shop that sells Specialized bikes and components to see what they could do. Here is the best news, they are going to replace it under warranty!. I was prepared to have to buy a new computer, so this is great news. I asked for the exact same model so I do not have to re-install everything.
Very exciting stuff huh? Plus I have dropped a couple pounds already and kept up on my core workouts! 2013 is going to be a good year!!!!!