I've been lurking here for quite a while now.. absorbing the wealth of information as best as I can... anyway, all of you guys have helped me out a whole lot. Just got my new mountain bike about a month ago, still need to do some tune-up and changing tires and such.. but it's been a great experience so far, no less because of the wealth of information here.
Now the rain season is starting here in San Francisco, I'm thinking about getting a trainer for my mountain bike... I saw some trainers at Sportsmart made by Bell, for $99... of course there are some I can pick up at the local REI. I'm trying to stay under $200.
So the question is, what's the difference in quality between the $99 trainer versus a $200 trainer? What should I be looking for? What's the difference between fluid and magnetic trainers? Are there other options I should look into?