Tacx Vortex Smart Ergotrainer with Electro Brake
The Vortex is a solid trainer which has a solid steel base, but uses highly durable polymers for casings and the roller. The Vortex uses electromagnetic resistance which is as smooth as it comes and virtually silent. What is more important about this resistance is that it is programmable to mimic a road-like feel including hills and valleys. It can connect through any mobile device to control resistance and view your metrics, but when connected to a computer it can become a kind of a video game with real world maps and challenges. Having the visual portion does add a certain intangible effect to the authentic road feel. Mounting on the Vortex is super simple with a skewer lock system which allows you to drop your rear wheel in, tighten it, and go. It will also accommodate any tire size out there though it may need an adapter for irregular sizes.