For the last few years I've been using a Kurt road machine for winter training, keeping an old small frame hybrid bike on it as my wife uses it occasionally and is a foot shorter than me. We'll be moving soon and seriously downsizing so I'm considering switching to a dedicated spin bike that will be adjustable enough for us both to use and also take up a bit less floor space. It'll be used lots (long Canadian winters) so I'm willing to put out the cash for a good one. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's gone this route mostly about the "feel" of a spin bike v the road machine. Should also say I've been very happy with the road machine but the spin bike would suit our new situation better.