This is by far the best trainer I have ever had. It is elegant, silent, and just right. And the value is awesome when compared to others in the marketplace. If you want a great, basic indoor trainer without the need for an array of bells and whistles you cannot do better. I use it with my iPad so I dont need any other electronics and it is so good I have decided to keep it up all year round.
These Elite bottle cages are great. I have lost too many water bottles out on the trail with the standard steel cages. Even when bent in for maximum grippage, bottles still seemed to weasel out on a bumpy descent. The Elites hold onto my 25oz Podium Big chills and dont let go. Perhaps not the best value on cages made of plastic and rubber, but if you can find them on sale, these are worth consideration.
I'm not a tall guy and I like riding with a revelate design frame pack. When I do, these bottles fit perfectly underneath in my bottle cages and not protrude too much into my frame pack. Yes, I'm also using one of those bottle cage adapters that lets me mount the cages lower. I just wished there are also lower profiles frame packs out there.