I've been hesitant to get a trainer due to how notoriously loud and obnoxious they are. I did some pretty extensive research on the flux and after seeing one in person, I was sold. So sold I got one for me..... for my mom..... and for my sister...... THEY ARE SO QUIET. set up took me less than 30 minutes. probably would have been less time, but I am still figuring my way around bike assembly. the base is so solid and even though i didn't have a mat under mine. and it was on hardwood, I barely noticed it. It works right away as a straight ride, but if you want to get fancy, it's compatible with zwift, or tacx training programs and you can pick rides all over the world! and if your friends or family also have the program, you can even ride together. If you have been on a trainer before... you know how completely mundane and BORING it is... this changes it all! it's more interactive and allows you to strive towards something other than looking at a wall! 10/10 recommend.