As an owner of a KickR, I was looking for an indoor trainer that I could use whilst travelling with work. To that end it needed to be easily transportable and quiet as I did not want to be persona non grata disturbing fellow guests whilst at a hotel.
Having performed quite a bit of research I therefore selected the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine 2 (based on my research the revisions between the RM2 and the original RM were minimal and seemed to be ability to use a 29er and the trainer arriving fully assembled).
The trainer was indeed fully assembled and within a few minutes bike was attached, which was quite straightforward but as common with many turbo trainers it would be quite easy to over tighten the trainer on the wheel skewers (I use an old aluminium cyclo cross bike so not too much of a concern).
The trainer is indeed quiet in use, the feels good (there is a pro flywheel that is available that is meant to further improve the ride characteristics). One of the features I liked about the RM was the repeatable power characteristics of the trainer, to further utilize this I purchased the Kinetic inRide virtual power meter that is meant to provide pretty accurate power readings when used in conjunction with the inRide IPad and IPhone APP.
In summary and based on having used for 3 weeks whilst on work trips I would say I am very happy with the trainer, it seems to be built to last, rides well and does not wake other hotel residents.
A high quality compact and quiet trainer that is easy to use and transport. But the best part is the available Inride sensor and iphone/iPad app with workout profiles and calibrated power measurements along with speed, cadence, distance, etc. as well as heart rate if you have the available sensor or a Wahoo sensor. Just make sure you put a piece of tape over the sensor magnet to ensure it does not fly out.
I have about 600 miles on it so far and haven't noticed any wear at all, the new stuff is still on the tread. It is quiet, smooth, and wearing great so far. Very happy with it!