I've been using this stand for several years, and bought another one as a gift for someone who desperately needed an affordable workstand (he loves it, BTW). The stand is durable, highly adjustable, breaks down easily for storage, and sells for very reasonable price. The tripod legs spread out wide to keep the stand stable while you're wrenching, and the top clamp securely holds light road bikes as well as heavier mountain bikes. You could spend a lot more for a stand, but in my opinion, this one offers all the features you need for years of regular use.
This is my first bike work stand and I find it so easy to set up wherever I choose, the yard for clean chain or the basement for changing components. I will be changing many things during the winter months, using the stand. Ideal for modifying handlebars, stems, moving shifters, changing bar tape. It places the bike securly where you want it, not leaning against a door or wall, allowing it to freely move during the work. I do wish the horizontal member were just slightly longer. I find it necessary to adjust the bike from hanging vertically so the pedals can clear the main vertical stand, when turning the cranks.
I put my bike back on the stand every time I get back from a ride. This makes it so much easier to give it a wipe down (or bring it to the driveway to clean). Adjustments and repairs are SO much easier with the stand. I really wish I had one of these years ago! I'm 6' tall and the stand extends more than enough to keep me upright even when cleaninglubing the chain )
Part of me wants a quick release clamp for it, but since I switch between a road and mountain bike on the stand pretty often, I'd have to adjust for that anyhow.
I struggled to maintain my bike at home and this is the best product I could have purchased. The stand is very sturdy and rugged, adaptable in positions, and high quality. I am tall and this stand makes it easy to work without stooping. The picture does not do the product justice - it is much more substantial than I expected. It stores very compactly and sets up easily.
The low price at BTD added value to the purchase.
This workstand is very to beat for the price. It's very sturdy and stable, folds down neatly for storage, and has a clamp that's easy to adjust. The quality of materials and construction is solid, so I expect to get many years of use from this stand.
Having this stand makes it much easier to work on my bikes. Now after every ride I put the bike up on the stand for a post ride inspection and quick cleaning. If I find any minor issues then it is quick and easy to get the issue taken care of before hanging the bike up. Much nicer than having to put the bike upside down or kneeling down to work on it.
This stand is great. I can use it to work on my bike as well as my kids' bikes. Very stable easy to use and folds up fairly small to store away. I thought the legs would be an issue but its easy enough to work around them. It will hold a bike up higher than I will ever need but its nice to have the option. I do not mind having to screw in the clamp and really am not all that familiar with the quick release style any way so this works out great. I had contemplated the bb bracket cradle style but that would not have allowed me the ability to work on kids bikes so this fit the bill. Its constructed like a tank and should last a very long time and understand the parts are replaceable so if I need to a replacement is easy to get.
I shopped for quite awhile and looked at a lot of stands. This one fit the bill for me. I am able to work on my kids bikes and mine as well. Its quite stable and I can position the bike with ease. I should have got one of these earlier, it makes everything so much better to work with. I will need to step up and get the tool tray( should be a part of it) but this should last a very long time. I can not speak about longevity but this is really well built and beefy.
Bought this for my son-in-law who recently took up cycling. He loves it. This stand has most of the features included in my Pro-Elite stand and is well built. Based on my experience with Feedback this stand should last a lifetime - they make a good product!
I use this stand for all my repair work at home. It is simple to set up and folds into a nice compact bundle. The clamp is easy to use and rotates with little effort. Perfect for a non-mechanic like myself. The stand is very stable and adjusts the height with little effort also. Highly recommended.
I didn't think I needed this. I don't clean the bike and I don't fix it until it's really broken. But I commute, and ride every day. The bike was getting really filthy and I had some repairs I had put off too long. Saw this one when we dropped our daughter off at college. A dad was tuning up his kid's bike. So I bit the bullet. Now, I'm cleaning the bike every couple weeks, I greased up the bottom bracket. I replaced the chain (5000 miles is too long?) and freewheel. I even threw it up there to do some fender adjustment. Sure, I'm going to spend more time and money doing non-riding bike activity, but I discovered that this bike is really nice looking under all that filth. Probably rides better, too. Wish I had this years ago. Well built, it will last a lifetime.
overall it's a very functional and sturdy stand holding both lighter road bikes and heavier cross or mountain bikes. with the height and angle adjustments it makes it easy for me to get to all parts of bicycles. the minor down-side which I knew when I bought it was that it takes a little extra care and effort holding the bike putting it into the clamp as you must twirl it shut on this basic model. not quick holdrelease. but given I just work on family and friends bikes, not a high volume setting like a bike shop, this is fine with me. I expect this stand to last me a long time. as an added bonus I got this stand on sale with a no shipping bonus wahoo!
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.