What sold me on this stand rather than another is the clamp. Put the seat post in, squeeze the jaws together and tighten with the knob. To release, just hit the release button and the jaws spring fully apart to facilitate removal of the bike. This is just easy and efficient . I had some doubts about the tripod support as opposed to the two forward facing support arms used in other stands. So far I have had not problems with the stand tipping if I remove the rear wheel from my fat bike. This is a quality stand with which I am quite happy.
I was excited to upgrade my old Park Tools stand and get my hands on the pro elite clamping mechanism. The quality and operation of setting up the stand and clamping a bike in the jaws are flawless. However (and I should have anticipated this) the lightweight aluminum that makes the stand so portable also makes it wobble and bob like crazy when you're trying to do any work on it. This stand would be fantastic for light work and cleaning tasks in the field, but this doesn't pass muster as a solid home repair stand -- I can't imagine putting any kind of force on it to remove/install a BB, say; trying to adjust shifting with the bike bobbing around is tough enough. I think the Feedback Pro Elite Commercial Clamp paired with a Park Tools professional stand might be the ideal solution -- until I get more space to work in, it's back to my old folding Park stand.
After 10+ years of using a budget-model workstand I was excited to upgrade. I'm happy to say the Feedback Sports Pro-Elite Stand has met my expectations. It is easy to open and collapse but very sturdy and stable when deployed. The clamp works well and smoothly and it makes working on the bikes much more accessible. Two thumbs up.
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.
I purchased this primarily to work on a 50 po
lb ebike on a mildly slanted surface, since it
Is claimed to hold 85 pounds and stable on any surface. It does not hold the bike without placing a stool under the front wheel. The clamp rotates under load as it does not have a
good locking mechanism. The quick release is nice. Disappointing, especially considering the premium price.
I recently purchased the Feedback Pro-Elite repair stand to replace my very old heavy steel Park Tool repair stand. The Pro-Elite is heads and shoulders above my old Park stand. Using the stand I have had no issues with the Pro-Elite being unstable nor locking lever slippage with the weight of my bikes. Some reviews thought the clamp jaw material could be softer but I have found no issues in that regard. The Pro-Elite is very functional, well made, good quality, substantial, easy to use repair stand, and well worth the money spent. Of all the stands I looked at and investigated I feel this stand is one of the best if not the best for the price and hard to beat.
Easy to set up and store. Great price and value. I havent quite mastered clamping my bike on the stand perfectly. I have to mount it and then adjust the position to level the bike and ensure the pedals have clearance. Its probably my issue more than the stands. Overall, I enjoy using this stand to work on the drive train and wash the bike.
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.
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 got this to compliment a new work bench in my house. I didnt need a metal base shop stand, but I did need something to accommodate builds and maintenance. This fits that bill. The quick clamp opens fast and wide to easily put aero posts in. The tri fold legs and telescoping post makes this small enough to sit unoticed in the corner of my shop until it's needed. It's light enough that when a bike is mounted, you can pick them up together and relocate as needed.
Love this stand!
Not the most compact... but small enough to take with me when we travel and need to work on, or wash the bikes after a daily ride. Very sturdy, and also easy to set the bike in the jaws. Nothing bad to really say about it.