Best Bike Stands 2017
There are major repairs you will have to have the local shop fix, but here we are talking about maintenance. You cant keep going to the bike shop with every puncture or brake repair.
Then theres cleaning needed, especially if you ride during the winter. So to save money I’ve looked at the essential tools you need to maintain your bike so you can stay on the road.
One essential tool, one that I cant do without now bit did for a long time is a bike stand.
Raleigh Folding Workstand for Bicycle
Raleigh are one of my favourite cycling brands, possibly because it was one of my first bikes I owned. With Raleigh you know its a trusted brand so you know you will be buying a quality bike workstand. The Raleigh folding bike workstand lives up to its brand name. A high quality well constructed workstand. Only 2 legs on this workstand with its telescopic tube design which makes it look different than all other workstands. A tube design makes it easier for your to carry out repairs and easily fold away and store in your home or workplace. Quick release levers allow this to be done with ease. For clamping your bike this workstand this stand features a bike hand grip that provides excellent holding without damaging your bike. There are 3 quick release levers that allow you to adjust the stand quickly whilst working.
Feedback Pro Ultralight Repair Stand
First a little about Feedback. What a great name to start! Feedback are based in Colorado and begun in 2004. The Feedback Pro Ultralight repair stand is more of a stand for the home or shop. More of a classic design than the first 2 stands. The Pro Ultralight was designed for races and pro mechanics who needed a stand that was easy to carry, compact and easy to use when needed in emergencies. Feedback have gone with the tripos design here. The reason this design is that when your on uneven surfaces it still works well. So if your are caught out mid ride and have your workstand with you as you do then no need to worry about finding and even surface. Clamping your bike to the stand is done by the slide lock clamp. The reason we like this clamp is its has unique torque-amplifying clutch holds the bike securely without the risk of crimping the frame tubing. Clamps are also quick release for convenience. Made from anodized aluminium with a 360 degree rotating clamp that makes it easier for you to carry out your repairs.
Park Tool PRS20 Team Race Stand
Park tools began in the 1950’s and are going strong today in Minnesota USA. The Park Tool PRS20 bike workstand was originally designed for US Postal Cycling team, Tour De France winners also, so again another stand designed for pros available to everyone. Good news no massive garage or workspace required for this workstand as it is compact. Moving around with your workstand is also a joy as it is compact and also lightweight great if you want to take tour workstand with you. This workstand securely holds your bike without clamping your aluminium or carbon frame. Secured in with quick release clamps so you could put it on by yourself. The quick release mounts hold your bike from the front or rear dropouts. There is a vinyl covered cradle and quick release retention strap stabilize bottom bracket. Because of the tripod design this makes it secure and steady when you are working on your bike, there is no toppling over which is annoying with some cheaper workstands.
Tacx Spider Team Workstand
Tacx began in Wassenaar Holland in 1957 as a bike repair shop. Having manufactured many cycle and motorbike products then are known for their quality. The Tacx Spider workstand has been developed with the help of world tour team mechanics. With their input and development you can easily and professionally adjust and repair your bike. The Tacx Spider workstand is lightweight, compact when folded away and easy to transport and carry. When carrying out repairs the work surface which you do your work on is easy to use as it can tilt and rotate making it easier for you to carry out your work and repairs on your bike. This workstand can be used with road bike and mountain bikes. What we like is how it can be adjusted so you can use it with other types of bikes such as time trail bikes and bikes with sensors and electronic gearing.
Homcom Mechanic Folding Bike Repair Stand
Looks a bit like a monster this one! Who are Homocom then that make this mean looking bike workstand? I will be honest here and say im not sure. So why did I chose this bike workstand? Simply because if you are a beginner cyclist or a veteran in the sport you may not be able to afford some of the more expensive workstands that we have looked at. So with Homcom Mechanic Folding Bike Workstand you can purchase a workstand under 100. Don’t worry about the price you are still buying quality products. A great easy to use bike workstand if your looking to clean your bike and do basic maintenance and as mentioned don’t want to spend a lot on one.