Feedback Sports designed the Pro Elite Bicycle Repair Stand to reign supreme as the premier full-function, professional grade, portable bike stand on the market. The Pro Elite features the patented Secure-Lock clamp which provides ratchet action closing and easy, push-button release so you can get bikes in and out of the stand quickly. This stand offers 360-degree rotation and its clamp opens all the way up to 2.6 inches to accommodate recumbent and other large-tubed frames. The Pro Elite quickly folds into a compact, 13-pound unit for storage or travel and the stiff tripod base design holds up to 85-pound bikes on any surface.
|Weight:||12.6 LBS . ( 5.7 KG)|
|Feedback Sports Pro-Elite Work Stand w/ Bag||$249.00|
|Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bicycle Repair Stand||$229.99 - $265.00|
Really great bike stand with nearly all the features you could want. I personally prefer the Park Tools lever clamp, but I'm coming around to Feedback's design. Both are awesome though. With this design, hold your bike up, push in the clamp, and give it a couple turns. With Park Tools, you could set the clamp to your bike and not have to retighten everytime, with Feedback, it's easier to work on multiple bikes.
It's a really sturdy design. I haven't tried to pull pedals or cranks off yet, but it held sturdy when cranking on my tires to break the bead and add some Stan's. Set up is super quick and easy, and Feedback went so far as to attach the carrying straps on the tote bag off-center so it's balanced with the rack in it. Great attention to detail.
Only gripe is that the upper tube will spin a bit when pushing on the bike. For 80 bucks more, your can get the Park Tools stand that has hexagonal (or some multi-sided shape) tubes and wont spin, but I'm not sure that worth the cost.
Best bang for your buck.
I received the stand from Hucknroll and the ratchet-action quick release clamp that is used to hold the seat post was flawed. Called Feedback Sports and they said it was a manufacturing defect and there was nothing I could do to fix it and I had to send it back. He was aware of the problem and said there was a limited number of stands that have or had this problem. He sent me a new one and I had to send the broken one back, Feedback paid for the shipping. All things considering they were very easy to deal with. My only complaint would be if they were aware of the problem and other people have had the same issue, why didn't they check/recall the remaining stands, more of a quality control issue I guess. Stand itself was very sturdy and nice on the eyes. Can't wait to get my new one!
The pictures and description of the product does not describe the quality and sturdy materials used in this stand enough. I was under the impression the stand was made out of somewhat cheap alluminum and the clamp arm apparatus was made out of high density mold injected plastic. After reading the reviews I decided to go ahead and make a gamble with the high cost of this stand. To my surprise and relief the stand was sturdy and well built. The clamp arm is made out of metal except the part the attaches to your bike which is expected. The bottom line is you get what you paid for. Great build, funtionality and quality.
I did a lot of research on bike stands and didn't want a cheap one that left me wanting more, I wanted the best functioning one that didn't have an outlandish price. After comparing, this stand stood out as being one of the best, but it was kind of expensive. When Huck n Roll offered $50 off $250, I found this to be the perfect opportunity to pick it up. I now use it basically everyday I touch the bike and I'm so shocked by how convenient and useful it is that I feel compelled to recommend someone working on a bike to get a bike stand and save their back.
Turning a bike upside down and balancing it on the seat and the handle bars always limited the type of work that I could do on my bike--even when I was a kid. This stand allows me to work on almost everything without killing my back. The finish on the stand repels all of the degreasers that I use, its wide stance enables me to work on uneven surfaces and it does not fall over. The polyvinyl jaws of the stand will not mar the finish of anything I put in it. Save you money and get this one. You will not regret it.
having used both and yea it's not a fair comparison as the Pro-Elite is a little more costly. If one has dedicated work area then the Park would be fine but if you need to pack it up and put it away each time, the ease of doing so and the huge (to me) weight difference as well as the compactness makes the Pro-Elite so much easier to deal with, esp if you have little or no storage space. That's not to mention any differences in quality or design. For me well worth the small price difference. And get the tote :-)
While this is my first repair stand, I might not be the best person in the world to compare this to other stands. But after using this stand, I don't think I will ever want to make a switch to any other stands.
The clamp holds down real well and holds the bike very secure. Love the quick release system. The whole thing is very sturdy and it packs away to a compact size. Not heavy at all. Got it shipped to my work place, i just took it out of the box, put it in the tote bag and went home effortless.
If you can afford a nice bike you can afford this stand. Top of the line construction and design. Sooooo plush it seems like it should cost twice as much as it does, seriously. It folds up easy and nice to have on weekend trips. Hard to think anyone could possibly be disappointed in this stand ... simply awesome. Don't know why I waited so long to get one.
"Simply being able to suspend a bike in the air and work on it while standing is a total joy. Having a work stand in my garage has helped me to find the motivation to put some love into my familys Wal-Mart, and Costco bikes as well as my mid-level bikes; an opportunity to explore the vast universe of my mechanical ignorance."
Full review on Commute by Bike:
I have used it a couple of times for repairs on a mountain bike. Easy to set-up and use. I have had my bike clamped in it for 2 weeks to do a brake job (got lazy) and it hasn't budged at all (no slippage as others have reported). I DID tighten up the screw for the vertical post clamp to prevent slippage.