12 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Great Stand, Great Price.
After getting tired of propping my bikes up against things while working on them, I decided to finally bite the bullet and get a proper work stand. I read as much as I could about bike stands. The park tool stands seemed to get pretty good reviews. I then came across the feedback stands. I couldn't find one person that had a single complaint about them. The strongest selling point for the feedback stands is that you can buy individual replacement parts for the stands. If something does break, hopefully the stand can be repaired instead of being replaced.
I narrowed my selection down to this stand (the sport) and the next model up. The more expensive stand could hold a heavier bike, is a little more portable (lighter and more compact when folded), and comes with a quick release clamp. The sport stand was in stock here at biketiresdirect.com while the other stand wasn't. That ultimately helped me decide on the sport stand. At the moment, I don't foresee needing the portability or higher capacity of the more expensive model. The quick release clamp would be nice to have but isn't necessary for me. I'm not swapping bikes on the stand all day like a shop would.
The stand is great. It takes less than 20 seconds to unfold it and have it ready for use. It essentially unfolds like a large tripod for a camera. It holds every bike I own securely. Even my heaviest bike (a steel touring bike) is stable when in the stand. I added the optional tool tray, which made a huge difference. The tool tray allows you to set the stand up away from a work bench but still provides you with a place to set tools and parts off the bike as you work.
I would recommend the sport stand and tool tray to anyone needing a bike stand. If you plan on working on a heavy DH bike or bringing the stand with you whenever you ride, the more portable model might be worth the added cost.
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