I put my bike back on the stand every time I get back from a ride. This makes it so much easier to give it a wipe down (or bring it to the driveway to clean). Adjustments and repairs are SO much easier with the stand. I really wish I had one of these years ago! I'm 6' tall and the stand extends more than enough to keep me upright even when cleaninglubing the chain )
Part of me wants a quick release clamp for it, but since I switch between a road and mountain bike on the stand pretty often, I'd have to adjust for that anyhow.
This workstand is very to beat for the price. It's very sturdy and stable, folds down neatly for storage, and has a clamp that's easy to adjust. The quality of materials and construction is solid, so I expect to get many years of use from this stand.
Having this stand makes it much easier to work on my bikes. Now after every ride I put the bike up on the stand for a post ride inspection and quick cleaning. If I find any minor issues then it is quick and easy to get the issue taken care of before hanging the bike up. Much nicer than having to put the bike upside down or kneeling down to work on it.
This stand is great. I can use it to work on my bike as well as my kids' bikes. Very stable easy to use and folds up fairly small to store away. I thought the legs would be an issue but its easy enough to work around them. It will hold a bike up higher than I will ever need but its nice to have the option. I do not mind having to screw in the clamp and really am not all that familiar with the quick release style any way so this works out great. I had contemplated the bb bracket cradle style but that would not have allowed me the ability to work on kids bikes so this fit the bill. Its constructed like a tank and should last a very long time and understand the parts are replaceable so if I need to a replacement is easy to get.
I shopped for quite awhile and looked at a lot of stands. This one fit the bill for me. I am able to work on my kids bikes and mine as well. Its quite stable and I can position the bike with ease. I should have got one of these earlier, it makes everything so much better to work with. I will need to step up and get the tool tray( should be a part of it) but this should last a very long time. I can not speak about longevity but this is really well built and beefy.
Bought this for my son-in-law who recently took up cycling. He loves it. This stand has most of the features included in my Pro-Elite stand and is well built. Based on my experience with Feedback this stand should last a lifetime - they make a good product!
I use this stand for all my repair work at home. It is simple to set up and folds into a nice compact bundle. The clamp is easy to use and rotates with little effort. Perfect for a non-mechanic like myself. The stand is very stable and adjusts the height with little effort also. Highly recommended.
I didn't think I needed this. I don't clean the bike and I don't fix it until it's really broken. But I commute, and ride every day. The bike was getting really filthy and I had some repairs I had put off too long. Saw this one when we dropped our daughter off at college. A dad was tuning up his kid's bike. So I bit the bullet. Now, I'm cleaning the bike every couple weeks, I greased up the bottom bracket. I replaced the chain (5000 miles is too long?) and freewheel. I even threw it up there to do some fender adjustment. Sure, I'm going to spend more time and money doing non-riding bike activity, but I discovered that this bike is really nice looking under all that filth. Probably rides better, too. Wish I had this years ago. Well built, it will last a lifetime.
I have wanted a repair stand for awhile but all the ones I liked with these features and still being compact to fit in my garage were always overpriced, but not this one .Now, I am able to take care of almost all of my own maintenance and repairs. This stand is definitely already paying for itself.
I previously owned a Northern Tool workstand for almost 18 months before finally deciding to splurge on a 'nicer' workstand.
The Feedback Sport-Mechanic is a very well built, no sharp edges or burrs. Has held my bikes extremely securely while I've worked with them. I like how easily it can be dismantledfolded up.
The only negative I can think of is that the barrel adjuster, controling the rotation of the main arm, needs a bit of effort to prevent your bike from tilting down.
This stand holds my bike off the ground and steady for maintainance and minor repairs. I lube the chain now before every ride since it is so easy. This has improved my shifting. Storage is also easier since I can use the stand to get my bike off the ground. Nothing negitive has surfaced. Wish I had bought it sooner.
overall it's a very functional and sturdy stand holding both lighter road bikes and heavier cross or mountain bikes. with the height and angle adjustments it makes it easy for me to get to all parts of bicycles. the minor down-side which I knew when I bought it was that it takes a little extra care and effort holding the bike putting it into the clamp as you must twirl it shut on this basic model. not quick holdrelease. but given I just work on family and friends bikes, not a high volume setting like a bike shop, this is fine with me. I expect this stand to last me a long time. as an added bonus I got this stand on sale with a no shipping bonus wahoo!