I am thinking of purchasing a spin bike for the house due to lack of classes in town that fit my schedule. I need something I can do at home in the early mornings to best fit my family schedule--DH leaves for work before I do and my kids are too young for me to leave by themselves. We also live out in the country on very narrow roads with no shoulders, otherwise I'd consider a real bike and a trainer but it wouldn't get a lot of use.
Any recommendations? Is the original Spinner brand the only way to go here? Also, are podcasts or downloads that include the spin routine as well as music? I see there are DVD's but if I am doing this in early morning hours, I would need to put something on my ipod so the rest of the house doesn't wake up.