I'm new to the cycling world, so I have no previous experience with work stands, but I found it to be very stable, easy to use and setup. My wife and I have Specialized Diverge and Dolce road bikes with aluminum frames. Will need to store it flat, or propped up in a corner as it's a little top heavy (can fall over when leaning against a wall) I toiled over review after review of various stands on the market, and seriously considered going with less expensive options, but I have zero regrets with this purchase.
I use this stand at home while working on my bikes. I took it with me to Colorado on my last trip and it folds up to a reasonable size and is there when I need it. Light weight and easy to use. I should have ordered the bag to store it in, I don't want this great looking tool to get scratched!
I took a look at all the stands at a local retailer and decided that the Feedback Pro Elite was a no brainier. Western Bike Works had a great deal and made the choice an easy one.The stand stores in the corner and is a snap to adjust for use. I did add the optional tool tray and am glad that I did because now I have everything within reach. The Feedback is extremely functional and makes the process of working on your bike safe, secure and more importantly fun.
I read a lot of reviews before deciding on this stand. It's everything I expected and more. I currently use it for my road bike and my full suspension all mountain Mtn Bike. I would definitely recommend this stand to any one of my friends.
I use this stand for doing maintenance my by road bikes and mtn bikes. It's great because it's light weight and compact making it easy to stash into my RV when biking away from my home area. It's also very easy to mount any of my bikes onto the stand, easier than the Park Tools stand. I highly recommend it.
Stand is very well made and very adjustable. I really appreciate the tri-pod style instead of the two leg versions by other manufacturers. After choosing the stand online and purchasing in store, I under estimated the quality of the entire unit.
Only awkward function is removing the bike from the locked in position. I can see some bikes being a bit of a challenge to balance with one hand and undo the lock with the other.
I've owned this stand for some years and it's mostly great except the legs. This design was adapted from public address speaker stands and for that the tripod design is great. Not as great for holding up a bike on a long arm that act as a lever. You got your choice, you can have one leg of the tripod under the bike to make it more stable as you work and constantly trip on it as you move around or have one leg behind the bike and weigh it down so the stand doesn't tip on you when you really need to put effort on a stuck bolt, but this way you don't trip so much. It's a big distraction when trying to concentrate on diagnosing a problem and need to move around the bike a lot or if you're short of time and just need to get the job done.
Don't get me wrong, everything else is great, the clamp, the materials, all well made and sturdy. But if I had the chance I'd trade for one with legs flat on the floor and longer on the bike clamp side. Lastly Feedback has gone a bit cheap since I bought mine, the carry bag used to be included in the price, on the other hand nobody does that anymore.
This stand is everything I was looking for. i have very limited space. I can set it up and take it down in seconds. Well built and should last for a long time. Very adjustable for ease of working on any part of the bike. I have five different bikes and works great with them all.
Definitely a significant improvement over my older (two-leg) foldable stand. Large footprint makes for a stable platform. Potentially could take up a lot of room but the low height for the feet allow the opposite leg to get tucked under something (like a car). Low weight is a definite plus. Build quality is really good and the amount of plastic seems to be kept to a minimum. Probably overkill if you're just maintaining one bike.
It's a great stand, it works well, it's easy to lock the bike in by the seat post. Once locked in you can adjust the angle of the bike, the stand has a height adjustment for the tall or short and the quick release makes it easy to take the bike off the stand.
I didn't even know where to begin on this search. A buddy of mine bought this model so I just went for it. If you are looking for a SOLID, PRO piece of gear, this is it. I could set this stand up in front of my apt and open up shop. Spend the money. This does the job right.
This stand is lightweight, folds easily, required no assembly, and works great! I particularly like the quick release function so you're not holding the bike up while you unscrew the clamp far enough to get clear.
A very good stand and based on the daily deal price I couldn't pass it up. Very strong and stable and as others have noted it has a 'feeling' of quality about it. I expect to have this stand for a long time. My one nit so far is in the capture release mechanism, I'm getting used to it and it is very secure, but I have not mastered the art of releasing the clamp gracefully while supporting the bike. I'd give a nod to the Park style clamps (which may be less secure) but are easier to clamp un-clamp.
From a robust-ness perspective I was able to hold a pretty heavy Univega chromoly Tandem for break adjustment. There was some flex in the claw arm but nothing to worry about. For my regular bikes, with the three legs spread it is very stable.
One last note is that it collapses easily, all the parts that move do so smoothly and with reasonable dampening. Once collapsed it is easy to store.
I'd buy it again.