Im kicking myself for waiting so long to get a mechanics stand. Glad I finally did. The Feedback Sport stand is super-solid, very stable with its wide base and is easy to set up. I expect many years of use. Fine value for the money.
For years I tried basic maintenance without a stand. Do NOT be like me. A stand makes everything easier to reach and is much easier on your back. Now for the review what an incredible value. This stand is sturdy, folds up easily, is well built, and generally gives one a sense of accomplishment. You could spend more, but why? Trust the good people at BTD, wait for a Feedback sale, and have this delivered in a matter of days. You wont be disappointed.
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.
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.
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!