I've owned this stand for some years and it's mostly great except the legs. This design was adapted from public address speaker stands and for that the tripod design is great. Not as great for holding up a bike on a long arm that act as a lever. You got your choice, you can have one leg of the tripod under the bike to make it more stable as you work and constantly trip on it as you move around or have one leg behind the bike and weigh it down so the stand doesn't tip on you when you really need to put effort on a stuck bolt, but this way you don't trip so much. It's a big distraction when trying to concentrate on diagnosing a problem and need to move around the bike a lot or if you're short of time and just need to get the job done.
Don't get me wrong, everything else is great, the clamp, the materials, all well made and sturdy. But if I had the chance I'd trade for one with legs flat on the floor and longer on the bike clamp side. Lastly Feedback has gone a bit cheap since I bought mine, the carry bag used to be included in the price, on the other hand nobody does that anymore.
This repair stand is so much better than my blue one it isn't even close (and I love their tools). Quality construction is evident. It is light, attractive, stable, fast to mount and unmount the bike, and collapses into a neat package for storage or transport. The best feature is how quickly it can be set up and taken down, making it practical to use the stand even small tasks like airing up the tires, lubing the chain, and washing the bike-all of which are surprisingly more pleasant without stooping and bending. Every now and then a product comes along that is so superior to the competition that it makes everything else obsolete. This is one of those products.
I'm new to the cycling world, so I have no previous experience with work stands, but I found it to be very stable, easy to use and setup. My wife and I have Specialized Diverge and Dolce road bikes with aluminum frames. Will need to store it flat, or propped up in a corner as it's a little top heavy (can fall over when leaning against a wall) I toiled over review after review of various stands on the market, and seriously considered going with less expensive options, but I have zero regrets with this purchase.
Definitely a significant improvement over my older (two-leg) foldable stand. Large footprint makes for a stable platform. Potentially could take up a lot of room but the low height for the feet allow the opposite leg to get tucked under something (like a car). Low weight is a definite plus. Build quality is really good and the amount of plastic seems to be kept to a minimum. Probably overkill if you're just maintaining one bike.
This stand is everything I was looking for. i have very limited space. I can set it up and take it down in seconds. Well built and should last for a long time. Very adjustable for ease of working on any part of the bike. I have five different bikes and works great with them all.
It's a great stand, it works well, it's easy to lock the bike in by the seat post. Once locked in you can adjust the angle of the bike, the stand has a height adjustment for the tall or short and the quick release makes it easy to take the bike off the stand.
I didn't even know where to begin on this search. A buddy of mine bought this model so I just went for it. If you are looking for a SOLID, PRO piece of gear, this is it. I could set this stand up in front of my apt and open up shop. Spend the money. This does the job right.
This stand is lightweight, folds easily, required no assembly, and works great! I particularly like the quick release function so you're not holding the bike up while you unscrew the clamp far enough to get clear.
I use this stand at home while working on my bikes. I took it with me to Colorado on my last trip and it folds up to a reasonable size and is there when I need it. Light weight and easy to use. I should have ordered the bag to store it in, I don't want this great looking tool to get scratched!
A very good stand and based on the daily deal price I couldn't pass it up. Very strong and stable and as others have noted it has a 'feeling' of quality about it. I expect to have this stand for a long time. My one nit so far is in the capture release mechanism, I'm getting used to it and it is very secure, but I have not mastered the art of releasing the clamp gracefully while supporting the bike. I'd give a nod to the Park style clamps (which may be less secure) but are easier to clamp un-clamp.
From a robust-ness perspective I was able to hold a pretty heavy Univega chromoly Tandem for break adjustment. There was some flex in the claw arm but nothing to worry about. For my regular bikes, with the three legs spread it is very stable.
One last note is that it collapses easily, all the parts that move do so smoothly and with reasonable dampening. Once collapsed it is easy to store.
I'd buy it again.
I have used this stand for five years now. It is reasonably light and portable, but also very stable and gentle on the bike. The quick release armjaw is incredibly and easily adjustable. Highly recommended.
This stand is great. I love the quick release features in it and it sets up in no time at all. It's not the most stable stand if you have the bike propped up in a vertical position but no portable stand is. I like this one because it's light weight. Easy setup, breakdown and allows you to get to work quickly so you don't have to spend a lot of time setting up just to maintain your bike. The clamp is great for seat posts and has a good amount of power in it. Careful tightening on top tubes is recommended (if you do clamp there).
I own a PRS-25 and purchased this for my girlfriend. If my PRS-25 went missing today, I'd buy another PRS-25 and not the Pro-Elite. Not a bad stand, but the Park stand works better for me.