If you enjoy riding an exercise bike and are considering purchasing one, you may wish to consider another option first. Do you own a bicycle already? If you do, a bike trainer may be a better route to go. This can save you a lot of money and also a lot of storage space. A trainer attaches to your bike and uses air, fluid, or magnetism to provide resistance similar to biking. They take up very little room in comparison to a normal exercise bike.The three types of trainers each have their own unique qualities. You will have to determine which fits you best. Wind trainers use a fan to create resistance with the air. They are the least expensive, however a major downside is the noise generated as you pedal. But can work well with beginners as the resistance is normally on the lighter side. The harder your pedal the more resistance is gained. @@ADSENSE@@. Trainers that use magnets are pretty mid ground as far as trainers go. The price is comparable to a wind trainer and beginners to intermediate riders may find this style practical. The magnet trainers are very quiet compared to the wind and the fluid trainers but you do give up some quality in the resistance area. Fluid trainers are considered the top of the line, because is reported to provide the most realistic feel to its use. They are the most expensive of all three and still have some limitations. This unit uses a “fan” encased in liquid to create the resistance and although this liquid is supposed to not heat up that doesn’t mean there isn’t wear and tear that occurs. Some models have had reported problems with leaking. @@AMAZONWIDGET;bike trainer;1079730@@.