I found the idea of a rocker plate pretty compelling, and decided to give it a go. I’ve been on mine for about a month and a half now. With this winter having been pretty rough on us, since December 1st I’ve logged only 4 outdoor rides to my 53 indoor rides. This has made that stat much more enjoyable and comfortable, without question.
My design is pretty standard aside from a few bits that I thought through. The clamps for the trainer are quick release stage rigging, and are the sleekest hold down method I’ve seen yet. I also made my own front wheel block. It’s adjustable fore and aft for different wheelbase length via a T-track and quick cam toggles. And the height is adjustable by moving the pegs closer together. The range of the front wheel is adjustable from level to about 2.5" elevated.
I coated the top board in brush on bed liner, and thus far it’s held up great to cleats and sweat. I used 8 large rubber feet under the bottom board to absorb some of the vibration from the trainer and it’s definitely quieted down the whole system.
The whole setup weight about 50lbs without the trainer mounted, so not terribly bulky to move and store out of the way, although I’ve just left it setup as the footprint isn’t much larger than the trainer and bike itself.