Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
I live where many wonder why trainers are needed? We get maybe 15 days of rain a year. If you need motivate yourself for trainers( a foot of snow will do that)I really like my Minoura rim driven trainer. I was sold on the fact it is easier on your tires. Resistance seems adequate to me. I get up a good sweat. It is pretty quiet. I would recommend it...Where I bought it it was on display in a window and test rides were allowed.
I've got rim driven Minoura and I use it with my mountain bike equipped with knobbies. I liked it. It's very quiet but I've ran out of gears. Max gear on my bike is 44x11 and it's not enough to create appropriate resistance during intervals. I need a couple of bigger gears. I think there will be no problems with road gearing, especially with 53x11.
It's a pretty good trainer for mountainbikes, because you don't have to put a slick on the back. I ride one, but there is an issue with wheel slippage (the contact-wheels on the trainer don't pinch the rim hard enough) when you crank up the resistance (which isn't much). If you ride it with a road bike, the rims are narrower and you really notice the wheel slippage on the power-portion of your pedal stroke (probably why a previous poster said it might help you with your pedal technique). It gets the job done cheap, but I love my rollers.