While working on carbon bikes, it's a bad idea to finagle them into a traditional work stand. Integrated seatmast? Good luck. Aero seatpost? Keep trying. And while the jury is still out on even clamping carbon fiber, you're better off securing your bike how every pro-team mechanic in the world does -- by the dropout and bottom bracket. Cleaning your drivetrain, installing new parts, and adjusting derailleurs can all be done quickly and safely with the Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand.
Known to some as a 'Euro-stand', this style of work stand avoids contact with your seat post, so you never need to worry about clamping your carbon post to hard or finding a way to work around your aero mast. A great option for home repairs and race support, the Sprint Work Stand is made from lightweight, Red-anodized aluminum that won't rust after a rainy spring or fall on the service course. The bike is held by the bottom bracket and a single-point quick release mount that holds all sizes of front and rear dropouts and axle diameters up to 15mm. The stand has an adjustable work height of 30 to 48in, and it also has 360 degrees of rotation. A major perk is that the adjustable fork and bottom bracket positions guarantee that you aren't fighting the stand to get into the nooks and crannies of the bike.
The tripod base provides stability on varied surfaces like dirt, gravel, or sloping pavement. The stand can hold up to 85 lbs and folds down to a 5 x 7.5 x 30in size. The Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand comes in anodized Red only.
Note: To use this stand with 20mm axles an adaptor is required. This part is sold separately.
The Feedback Sprint stand is a perfect in home workstand for any cyclist. The Sprint works by supporting the bike by the bottom bracket shell and securing the fork in a locking fork clamp. It’s also designed with versatility in mind so Feedback made it compatible with quick release, 12mm, and 15mm axles, and both road and mountain bikes. When you are done wrenching, the Sprint stand folds up for easy, out of the way storage.
I purchased this repair stand a little over a year ago, and have used it on my own bikes as well as while wrenching at events as a race mechanic. The quality of the stand is excellent, and it has proven to be an excellent stand for TT/Tri Bikes. The fork mount allows you to access internal cable routing with ease. The stand is highly adjustable, allowing you to move and spin the bike as you work on it (great for cleaning/washing bikes). The reason I mentioned select uses is that it is not as great for mountain bikes. Feedback does make a mount for thru axles, but a traditional work stand (with seat post clamp) will be a much better fit for a mountain bike. For road/tt bikes it's great, but for mtb's there are perhaps better options from feedback out there.