Read about it in VeloNews - Mr. Zinn, Tech Guru, mentioned he used to avoid bike stand clamping issues / problems / errors. Very straightforward setup & easy adjustment to fit your Frame. Wide rubber cushions safely support the bike frame even without the straps.
To save the rubber straps & not to rub the top tube, I do not cinch them tight at all.
Well constructed & strong. Yes, a bit pricey - so is the bike frame which will appreciate the extra care.
Wish they included a soft strap to keep the front wheel from flopping but it's an easy fix.
I've got a little basement bike repair biz, and I always worried a bit about clamping carbon seat posts. No more worry with the Hirobel. It also gives me a little more height option which I like too. It does make the bike more stable too. So....it does absolutely everything they say it will do. The price does seem a little high, but I guess Hirobel deserves it for providing such a great solution.
This is a very useful item to have when working on bikes that have curved top tubes and/or not a lot of seat tube showing, like kids bikes, mountain bikes, etc. Got it on sale, and that helped ease the pain, but hopefully it's a "buy once, cry once" type of tool (if the straps hold up).
Was looking for a quick and effective way to put my Madone SLR on a stand, without clamping down on the aero-shaped carbon tubing. Ran across the Hirobel in my online searches and couldn't be happier! Silca is known for high-quality tools, and they did not disappoint Hirobel Frame Clamp!