When I started cycling in 1990, I took a maintenance course at my LBS. Ball bearings, quill stems, downtube shifters, steel frames. I bought a Park PC1 works and that was fine at the time. Now, at age 66, I decided to get an adjustable stand that could securely hold my Scott carbon frame. After doing some online research, bought this stand from Western Bikeworks. Competitive pricing, free shipping, no sales tax. Light, easy to store, easy to use. A bit of an issue with the front fork mount, but that's a function of the Addict fork dropout design. No longer have to jam the top tube into the stand jaws without clamping the carbon tube, only to have it wiggle loose. Love the adjustability of this stand.
I have been using this stand for about a month now and it's been great to use. It's nice that you don't have to clamp your seat post to anything, the height is easy to adjust and the stand provides easy access to the underside of your bike. The stand folds down nicely for storage which helps with the lack of storage space I have in my small urban apartment.
I also own traditional, lower-end Park and Blackburn work stands, which are also good, but this one is the best. It is lighter and more compact when folded, making it more transportable and requires less storage space. This stand is very well made, very sturdy, light weight aluminum and smooth moving parts. I use this stand to perform routine andor major cleaning and repairs. The best feature and advantage over the other style stands is the ability to quickly and easily rotate swing the bike 360 degrees, which provides access to all parts of the bike frame and components - no need to walk around the stand to the other side of the bike. I also like the easy height adjustability.
The disadvantage of this stand is that you must always remove the front wheel to make a repair, this is not required on the other style of work stands. Changing a flat tire or making a quick adjustment is faster using the other work stands because you can quickly suspend the bike from the frame. You must also be careful to balance and lock the front fork into the stand or the bike can quickly tip and fall to the ground. Also, it can be a bit tricky to lock in the main horizontal work bar on this stand, but maybe I am not too experienced at it yet. This is not an inexpensive stand but it is a very good one to have if you like to routinely clean and repair your bikes. If you can get it on sale a WBW - you'll enjoy it even more!
Cleaning with confidence and adjusting my bike this stand is stable, light and well made stand. Sprint stand made from aluminum does not corrode and used different bikes hybrids, road without issues and looks like a pro. I'm glad I've chosen this stand not worrying about my aero seat post and carbon frame.
If you have a CF frame and post that you don't want to clamp, the typical choice is between the Park PRS-2021 and the Feedback Sprint. Both work well and there is no bad choice.
The Park can attach by either the front or rear wheel and has a retaining strap across the BB area to better secure the bike. My normal attachment is to the front wheel and BB and with the Sprint I've not had any cases where a securing strap was needed though.
The Sprint is make from somewhat higher quality materials than the PRS, and the legs, collars, control, and balance are all superior with the Sprint as well. It also just looks nicer. It's a pleasure to use and a quality peice in all regards.
A key advantage for the Sprint will be for those with 15mm thru-axle mountain bikes. The Sprint comes with an adapter. With the PRS, you need to buy the 1728-TA adapter for another [$] or so.
I purchased this based on a favorable review to replace an older repair stand with a clamp. This one takes up less space when folded, is easier to setup, and makes it easy to put the bike where you need it when cleaning and wrenching. As a result, I use it much more frequently and think nothing of taking it outside to wash the bike. It's a solid piece of kit and weighs a lot less than you'd think. Highly recommended.
If you have a wide variety of bikes to work on, and can only afford one stand, this is one to look at. We have everything from carbon fiber road bikes, to odd shaped full suspension mountain bikes, and this stand fits them all. Also, there is no fear of crushing carbon fiber tubes, since this mounts the bike using the front or rear drop outs. I find the stand to be very stable to work on everything from drivetrain work, to putting on bar tape. The only drawback to this type of stand is doing brake adjustments. You have to do one end at a time which is not hard, but a little more time consuming.I gave it 5 stars its quality construction, ease of use,and as I have mentioned, versatility. I almost gave it 4 stars for value just because it cost so much. Then after considering that it not much more then Feedback's top of the line seat mounted stand, it is lighter weight wise then its competitor in the same price range, and includes almost all the adapters, I gave it a 5 star rating also.
Brake work, routing cables, and taping handlebars are just three tasks made easier by this workstand. No more struggling with flopping handlebars. My frame is held high enough that I don't have to bend over the bike. Once attached, swinging the frame into any position is very easy. This is the stand used by the pros on tour for a reason.
The bottom bracket rest does not trap internal bb86, bb92 style bottom brackets on carbon frames. Pedaling during derailleur adjustment causes the bottom bracket to shift against the smaller chainring. I replaced the rests with auto fuel line slit lengthwise to decrease side shifting.
This stand is light , easy, and quick to setup. The material is also real sturdy . I use it to from cleaning my bike to even servicing bottom bracket. The only thing I can suggest is for the unit to come with some kind of strap to tide the bike down.
I've had my Sprint Repair Stand now for a few months and find that I'm using it more often than my coventional Seat Post Repair Stand! The Sprint Stand folds easily and takes up less space in my car than my other Stand and just simply works better for me at the races. The Sprint Stand also holds my bike more securly allowing me to clean and make adjustments to my bike more easily. The bike is able to rotate 360' easily while on the stand. Rear Wheel changes and any Drive Train Work are a snap with this Sprint Repair Stand!