Don't shoot me for talking about riding indoors with the Spring/Summer upon us. I don't have that many opportunities to ride outside between watching my kids three nights a week and training for a marathon six mornings a week. I think a trainer is just what the doctor ordered.
I'm looking at the CycleOps Fluid2 and the Jet Fluid Pro. Noise isn't a huge concern of mine but a quiet one would be a plus so I could watch a movie or hear music without blasting either.
New/Used/CycleOps/Kinetic/Performance brand, all considerations I suppose. To start off with I won't be riding more than 30 miles in any one sitting. I solely do Sprint triathlons at this time due to my poor swimming.