This stand works well. Adjusting the height and pitch of my bike is easily accomplished. The tripod legs keep it very stable. The only thing I have had to watch out for is catching my foot on one of the three legs.
The clamp wont blow your mind, but you have good control of the tension. When you have the legs to the left and right of you, so you're not standing on them, you will find that your front tire will rest on a leg instead of the floor like I would like it to. This is my biggest gripe, but its more related to how I use the product as opposed to the product itself.
I have wanted a repair stand for awhile but all the ones I liked with these features and still being compact to fit in my garage were always overpriced, but not this one .Now, I am able to take care of almost all of my own maintenance and repairs. This stand is definitely already paying for itself.
I previously owned a Northern Tool workstand for almost 18 months before finally deciding to splurge on a 'nicer' workstand.
The Feedback Sport-Mechanic is a very well built, no sharp edges or burrs. Has held my bikes extremely securely while I've worked with them. I like how easily it can be dismantledfolded up.
The only negative I can think of is that the barrel adjuster, controling the rotation of the main arm, needs a bit of effort to prevent your bike from tilting down.
This stand holds my bike off the ground and steady for maintainance and minor repairs. I lube the chain now before every ride since it is so easy. This has improved my shifting. Storage is also easier since I can use the stand to get my bike off the ground. Nothing negitive has surfaced. Wish I had bought it sooner.
picked up this stand based on other reviews. Can't be happier with the purchase. Takes less than 60 seconds to get the legs stretched and extended. And then another 60 seconds to clamp the bike to the mouth. By the way, it shrinks down to a nice clean package for storage. Seems pretty darn sturdy so far. Only complaint would be the spinning action required to clamp. I have seen Park Tool clamps where it's literally a swing on. This one just takes a bit more time to get the bike on.
You know how it is to find that perfect work stand if you do your own wrenching! I have have several over the years and each have their good points. Some were better overall than others. I currently had a Spin Doctor stand that the bike's BB rest on cradle. It was cheap and worked. But I found that with my bike and the bottle cage and my full suspension bike the stand would not work. So I set out to find a stand that had alot of versatility where to clamp the bike and was built like a tank. Well, this stand was it and it did not break the bank like some which near $300! This stand is very sturdy with it's wide leg platform and the head and locking mechanism is not chintsy like some stands. It also folds together to conserve room which is a plus. I bought this stand when there was a 15% off deal and it was well worth it. This stand if your on a budget or just want to get something great and save money for biking is the ticket. I just need the optional tool tray!
After years of nicking the garage drywall up and getting oil droplets in all sorts of undesirable locations trying to service my bike hanging on the wall rack, I finally ponied up some cash to make the servicing aspect of my riding life easier and purchased this stand. It is nothing short of fantastic and has grasped a number of various types of bikes (road/mountain/fitness), primarily by the seat post without issue. Very stable, with rotation and up-down adjustment features. Folds up in seconds very compactly for storage when not in use. A purchase 10 years overdue for me.
We had to wait several months for this bike repair stand to arrive and am I ever glad I did not give up and cancel the order. I love it. The bike repair stand is very sturdy and yet folds down to a small size so it doesn't have to take up much space when not in use. I was so pleased at how robust and stabile the stand is. I have used it for our road bikes, mountain bikes, mom's hybrid bike and even our tandem bike, so it has already seen a lot of use this spring. It is quick and easy to attach a bike and makes working on bikes so much easier! I recommend this product.
When I opened the box for my new bike repair stand I was instantly amazed. The stand is on the high standard and very durable. The set up was extremely simple and it certainly does the job for any type of bike. If you want a premium stand without having to spend major bucks, this is the one for you.