I had an old $40 bike stand I got off Amazon a bunch of years ago. It did the job ok, but wasn't very stable and was starting to rust in places. I much prefer the fork mount of the Sprint stand over traditional clamp stands. For one I don't have to worry about scratching or damaging the seat post. I have a triathlon bike with an aero seat post and a mountain bike with a dropper, so this was a much better solution for those. My road bike even has an expensive carbon seat post I don't want to scratch up. It's very stable as well. Adjustability is nice, I can freely move the bike up or down, and spin it around to work on one side or the other. Very convenient. The entire thing is aluminum, so no rust will be forming on this, since I use the stand to wash my bikes. It feels very sturdy, with a nice polished look. All the clamps fit snuggly without being difficult to tighten, so you don't need Popeye forearms to secure your bike, and it is easily broken down. I wish I had gotten one of these much earlier.
The only down side is the 12mm thru-axle adapter is separate and a must if you have a disc brake road bike. The 12mm forks will go on the supplied 15mm mount, but I feel the extra 3mm could damage the forks (no adapter needed to mount from the rear thru axle though). The adapter should be included, but the extra cost is minimal.
I purchased this based on a favorable review to replace an older repair stand with a clamp. This one takes up less space when folded, is easier to setup, and makes it easy to put the bike where you need it when cleaning and wrenching. As a result, I use it much more frequently and think nothing of taking it outside to wash the bike. It's a solid piece of kit and weighs a lot less than you'd think. Highly recommended.
If you have a wide variety of bikes to work on, and can only afford one stand, this is one to look at. We have everything from carbon fiber road bikes, to odd shaped full suspension mountain bikes, and this stand fits them all. Also, there is no fear of crushing carbon fiber tubes, since this mounts the bike using the front or rear drop outs. I find the stand to be very stable to work on everything from drivetrain work, to putting on bar tape. The only drawback to this type of stand is doing brake adjustments. You have to do one end at a time which is not hard, but a little more time consuming.I gave it 5 stars its quality construction, ease of use,and as I have mentioned, versatility. I almost gave it 4 stars for value just because it cost so much. Then after considering that it not much more then Feedback's top of the line seat mounted stand, it is lighter weight wise then its competitor in the same price range, and includes almost all the adapters, I gave it a 5 star rating also.
I have been using this stand for about a month now and it's been great to use. It's nice that you don't have to clamp your seat post to anything, the height is easy to adjust and the stand provides easy access to the underside of your bike. The stand folds down nicely for storage which helps with the lack of storage space I have in my small urban apartment.
Brake work, routing cables, and taping handlebars are just three tasks made easier by this workstand. No more struggling with flopping handlebars. My frame is held high enough that I don't have to bend over the bike. Once attached, swinging the frame into any position is very easy. This is the stand used by the pros on tour for a reason.
The bottom bracket rest does not trap internal bb86, bb92 style bottom brackets on carbon frames. Pedaling during derailleur adjustment causes the bottom bracket to shift against the smaller chainring. I replaced the rests with auto fuel line slit lengthwise to decrease side shifting.
Cleaning with confidence and adjusting my bike this stand is stable, light and well made stand. Sprint stand made from aluminum does not corrode and used different bikes hybrids, road without issues and looks like a pro. I'm glad I've chosen this stand not worrying about my aero seat post and carbon frame.
This stand is light , easy, and quick to setup. The material is also real sturdy . I use it to from cleaning my bike to even servicing bottom bracket. The only thing I can suggest is for the unit to come with some kind of strap to tide the bike down.
If you have a CF frame and post that you don't want to clamp, the typical choice is between the Park PRS-2021 and the Feedback Sprint. Both work well and there is no bad choice.
The Park can attach by either the front or rear wheel and has a retaining strap across the BB area to better secure the bike. My normal attachment is to the front wheel and BB and with the Sprint I've not had any cases where a securing strap was needed though.
The Sprint is make from somewhat higher quality materials than the PRS, and the legs, collars, control, and balance are all superior with the Sprint as well. It also just looks nicer. It's a pleasure to use and a quality peice in all regards.
A key advantage for the Sprint will be for those with 15mm thru-axle mountain bikes. The Sprint comes with an adapter. With the PRS, you need to buy the 1728-TA adapter for another [$] or so.
I've had my Sprint Repair Stand now for a few months and find that I'm using it more often than my coventional Seat Post Repair Stand! The Sprint Stand folds easily and takes up less space in my car than my other Stand and just simply works better for me at the races. The Sprint Stand also holds my bike more securly allowing me to clean and make adjustments to my bike more easily. The bike is able to rotate 360' easily while on the stand. Rear Wheel changes and any Drive Train Work are a snap with this Sprint Repair Stand!