My mom is buying my sister a trainer for Christmas and is on a fairly tight budget. When I told her the prices of these things she was a little worried about the expense. I personally have a cheapo mag trainer that has worked great for me for years, but I want to recommend something nice for my sister that will be a good quality product, but likewise not be overkill. Who knows, she may try it a couple times and hate the trainer. She is a beginning triathlete with cycling as her weakness and wants to get better on the bike over the winter. She's a great swimmer but has spent very little time riding.
I like the CycleOps products and think both the Fluid2 and the Magneto are good products but really would like to keep the price down. Magneto can be had for about $50 less than Fluid2. What do you guys think?