For over a decade the Feedback Sports Pro Bicycle Repair Stand has set the standard for full function, professional grade, portable bike stands. This stand features adjustable height, from 42-71 inches, and 360-degree rotation. The patented Slide-Lock clamp offers quarter-turn action to get bikes quickly in and out of the stand and a polypropylene molded jaws won’t mar seat post and tubes. The Pro Bicycle Repair Stand requires no tools for setup or tear-down and easily folds up into a compact, 12-pound package. This heavy duty stand’s tripod configuration remains stable on uneven surfaces and supports bikes up to 85lb, including tandems and DH rigs.
It a fact fact once you use a repair stand it is hard to use the old flip the bike over method to clean and work on your bikes. After borrowing my brothers Park PRS-25 stand over the winter I knew I needed one of my own.
I really liked the Park stand and had no complaints about it except the $300 price tag and the fact that I blew the stand over when power washing my cross bike more that once.
When I saw the Feedback Sports Pro Classic the features and the price looked competitive so I gambled and bought it. Was I in for a treat. The Pro Classic stand is super light, 11 pounds on my scale. It folds down way smaller than the park too.
One thing I love about the stand is that it is solid as hell. The three legs are ideal compared to two because I provides a huge surface that stays upright and handles uneven surfaces well. The legs can be folder out all the way for a wide base for bottom bracket of heavy bikes our can be left only partially open if you need the space to maneuver around, like in a cyclocross pit.
The method jaws are convenient and secure, but work best on seatpost and round tubes. Aero posts and frame tubes are a bit funky to work with. THis is one place the PRS-25 has an advantage. The jaws on the park are super quick to engage and disengage on various tube shapes. Taking the bike off the stand is a little slower on this stand also. The step up feedback pro elite stand has a push button release which would be nice if you are constantly taking bikes on and off the stand.
Overall I am happy I tried the Feedback Pro Classic stand and I am super impressed on the quality and functionality. It look pretty sweet as well.
I have been a bike mechanic for three years and have used many different types of repair stands. Since I live in an apartment, I cannot purchase a bolt-in-the-ground, type 100% secure stand; however, with the ultimate pro stand, I need not even look into any other type of stand. The wide base keeps things from tipping over. To make sure, I just tossed a few 10 lbs bags of beans on two of the legs, and I need not worry about anything moving. The clamp is 100% secure. The stand is compact and light enough to be hauled to any bike race or other cycling/tri event. I purchased mine when it was on sale and then I used a 20% off coupon from backcountry.com. You cannot beat that type of deal anywhere! Oh yes, and there was free UPS shipping as well.
Nice bike stand!
It's sturdy for both road and mountain bikes.
Fully rotational bike positioning. Easy adjustments for height, swivel with quick release. Bike/Seatpost clamp easily adjustable with a large knob.
Nice anodized red. I wish I had gotten the Elite model for the storage bag. Would leave it open if I had room.
No packinging. Just came in a shipping box. Mine was damaged where the clamp fold rubbed the quick release. Wore off the paint and indented the underside of the clamp arm.
Packaging for shipping is poor. To much of a hassle to exchange. Product is outstanding. Still lovin' it.
This is one of the stands we have here at the shop. I know it seems crazy that a stand at a bike shop isn't one of those huge heavy monsters that you normally see. Well we have one of those industrial size things but I choose to use our "portable" guy which happens to be this here Feedback Pro Bike Stand. It is just so light and user friendly. The clamp is the best I've ever seen and you can adjust the height from little kid to Andre the Giant.
Rock-solid sturdy, easy to use, stores conveniently in any corner. Holds the frame securely (sometimes takes an extra crank after you've been tinkering with it for a bit, like someone else noted, but I don't think this is a big deal), and it's super easy to rotate the bike around and change the height even after you've mounted it on the stand, which is major plus. And that zippy red finish...rowr. It even looks good in the living room.
This stand was recommended to me by a friend and savvy bike mechanic. I can find nothing that I dislike about this stand. It is sturdy but lightweight and suites my needs perfectly. Also the shipping was super fast. I have an APO address and usually expect to wait weeks for things that I order online to show up; turnaround this time was about a week.
I have two. I've had the original for almost 10 years, and the updated version an improvement all around. Replacement parts, which I've needed twice, were easy to get and reasonably priced. I can't say the same for some blue stands out there. My other stands(Park and Pedros) just sit in the corner and wish they were this stand.
I've had this stand for 3 weeks, and I'm very impressed. I've been biking for years, but recently became interested in doing my own bike maintenance. The tripod base keeps it very stable while working on my full suspension mountain bike. The construction is excellent, product is very well-designed, and I expect it to last for years.
This thing is awesome, way better than the "blue" ones out there. It is very easy to use, very sturdy and the anodized red is gorgeous. It was worth every penny and now I just need some more tools to match it ;)
Sets up fast and easy. More sturdy than I expected. Keep in my van next to my bike. Handy for the rash of flats I've had lately. I'm sold.