I have long needed a repair stand for my bicycles. I'm 72 now, and have gone all my life without one.
This stand is so intuitive to use, simple to operate and stable on the ground. It is of solid construction, and allows me now to fully clean the bike and then oil it.
It has easy to use clamps that when loosened allow the trisupports to spread out and hold the bike up. There is no slipping.
The latch on the up pipe works the same, and engaging the seat post allows a solid grip. I am able to get the bike up high enough so the pedals turn freely while moving the chain through the sprockets.
It folds down into a compact 30 inch or so bar.
It is terrific.
The stand itself was well made, light, attractive, and folded up into a compact form. Unfortunately, the clamp did not open wide enough to fit around my triathlon bike's seatpost, or narrow enough to fit in the tight space that is the seatpost of my Trek Madone. I returned mine.
I have used a Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic stand for a few years now, and just moved it to my mountain house for use up there. I bought the Pro-Ultralight to replace it at home base. The Sport Mechanic is nice, but the Pro-Ultralight is definitely a step up, with the key difference being an improved clamping system.
I use this work stand for adjusting and cleaning my chain which I do often.
Clean your bike thoroughly and it so easy.
The price is great and I highly recommend it.
I live in an apartment and even in the small space I have this opens up perfectly and helps me get the job done. A stand is a definite must and this one is a great place to start
Bought this stand to work on my full carbon mtb. The stand is solid and sets up fast. The quick release clamps on the telescoping poles are smooth and there is no fear of the stand collapsing until you're ready to take it down.
I clamp the bike by the seat post. The clamp system works well just be certain to snug down the clamp arm a little extra or the bike will dip while on the stand.
I had built my own workstand on the garage bench and it was less than satisfactory as I couldn't easily access both sides of the bike. I got this stand as it was light, strong, easy to set up and use and folds down for easy storage. It really makes a difference on how easy it is not wo work on my bike.
This is a very well made product. Very stable and simple to adjust. The best thing is that it is simple to fold up and easy to travel with. I would recommend the optional carry bag. This makes repairs and maintenance so much easier, I wish I had gotten a stand years ago.