I had built my own workstand on the garage bench and it was less than satisfactory as I couldn't easily access both sides of the bike. I got this stand as it was light, strong, easy to set up and use and folds down for easy storage. It really makes a difference on how easy it is not wo work on my bike.
Bought this stand to work on my full carbon mtb. The stand is solid and sets up fast. The quick release clamps on the telescoping poles are smooth and there is no fear of the stand collapsing until you're ready to take it down.
I clamp the bike by the seat post. The clamp system works well just be certain to snug down the clamp arm a little extra or the bike will dip while on the stand.
This is a very well made product. Very stable and simple to adjust. The best thing is that it is simple to fold up and easy to travel with. I would recommend the optional carry bag. This makes repairs and maintenance so much easier, I wish I had gotten a stand years ago.