Ride your new bike long enough and at some point you'll likely develop a curiosity for how to fix it. But if you've ever tried to repair or maintain your bike while it leans against a wall, you know how frustrating it can be. A reliable work stand is the foundation of any home repair station, and the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand offers aspiring home mechanics a durable blend of function and value.
With a dependable tripod leg configuration that holds up to 65 pounds, the Sport-Mechanic Work Stand remains stable on flat or uneven surfaces thanks to grip-enhancing two-point contact rubber foot caps and has an adjustable work height of 42 to 65 inches. The Feedback SportsSport-Mechanic Work Stand features a durable spinner-knob clamp that securely holds the bike in position. Feedback Sports integrated a clutch into the assembly that allows for 360 degree rotation without re-adjusting the bike. It also folds down easily into a compact unit weighing only 12.6 pounds. Stash it in a closet, in the corner of your garage, or even in the trunk of your car for race days and group rides -- it’s road-worthy and easy to set-up and tear-down without tools.
This repair stand offers a blend of compactness, light weight and height-adjustable features at a terrific value.
For the money, this is a great stand. It's pretty solid and very portable. I say pretty solid because you do have to crank it pretty hard to keep it from rotating, but that's true of all stands at this price point, and once you crank the bolts down it doesn't move. I like the tripod design a little better than the fold-out legs of the Park PCS-9, it is is more versatile, allowing you to put the bike on at any angle. It also compact much more nicely to travel, allowing me to take it to races. It's travelled all over with me for two years now, including being out in the rain at races, and it's still in great shape; it's a very durable piece of equipment.
It would be nice if it had a lever clamp instead of the screw mechanism, but to get that you have to go to a higher price point. I like this stand and would buy it again.
Stand was sturdier than I originally thought. I prefer the three-legged tripod stand better than the two-legged Park Tool design. I've worked with both Park Tool and Feedback and I have a Feedback at home now. I was a little concerned about some of the plastic parts, but after receiving the stand, it has metal in all the places needed. I prefer the knob-adjusted rotation of of the clamp arm and the screw-in clamp at the end of the arm that holds the frame. I don't need to be concerned with the clamp arm marring my aluminum-framed road bike, but it also has the strength to hold a steel-framed downhill mountain bike firmly. Shipping was super quick as well. Ordered it on Saturday and it was on my doorstep on Wednesday!
Sure it isn't the lightest, no it doesn't have the most advanced clamping snaziness. But yeah, it still lives in my living room, set up and ready for work! Plenty of clamping power, good height adjustment, very stable. Even easy to adjust with the bike clamped up which is nice when you need a different angle. Add on an accessory work tray and you are good to go! Packs up relatively small and fits in the trunk no problem. You could spend a lot more, but if you are wrenching your own stuff and not trying to move as many bikes as fast as possible you don't need more than this.