"Let's face it, cars and roads don't mix, especially when it is wet, cold and dark. Rollers with resistance are the way to go over winter or when family & work committments prevent usual road training.
I've found these rollers to be very robust and able to be used straight out of the box. I also use them with a fork stand when using a TT bike.
These rollers are quieter than my wind trainer. The only down side as I see it is that they are slightly bulky to store."