Tacx Spider Team Workstand Review
To begin our look at the Tacx Spider Team workstand we should know a little about the team behind it Tacx. Who are Tacx you maybe asking.
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 Team 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.
To start the wight of this bike repair stand is something you might be pleased about. It weighs just 4.25 KG and can take up to a maximum load of 15KG.
The height that you can work at is also generous. When your working on your bike the workstand is 100cm to the bracket.
The Tacx Spider Team workstand is lightweight, compact when folded away and easy to transport and carry. Again where you carry out your bike repairs might not be the ideal space. The Tacx Spider Team workstand can solve that problem for you.
Working with theTacx Spider Team workstand
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.
Road or Mountain
So maybe your thinking the weight of this bike workstand affects the type of bike that can be repaired with it.
The Tacx Spider 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.
We are looking at an all in one bike repair workstand.
Strong and Stable
Does the lightweight mean that you can only do light repairs or just wash your bike?
The Tacx Spider Workstand is made from Lightweight aluminium frame with anodised tubes which are detergent resistant. For stability when working you get wide feet with rubber feet which makes it really stable. You don’t want to have to keep picking it up with your expensive bike on it.
Who is the Tacx Spider workstand for
Looking at this bike workstand you may think its only for professional teams. The Spider Team is developed with the help of WorldTour team mechanics who use the repair stand intensively on a daily basis. Thanks to their tips, you too can professionally and efficiently adjust, assemble and repair.
If its good enough for them then as home bike mechanics we will be satisfied with this workstand. The size is ideal for home bike repairs.
What you want to consider when looking to do maintenance on your bike you want to make sure you buy the best bike stand for your garage but also get value for money.
You can be sure that once a professional team has used and tested a workstand like the Tacx Spider Workstand then this must be a bike stand that is worth a look at.
We could not find to much wrong with the Tacx Spider workstand. For a stand that has had input from the professional teams in development then this is one you would want in your garage.
You wont need a team of mechanics to help you with your bike repairs. Compact in size and weight. This workstand is ideal for the home mechanic. That is if you ride a road bike or mountain bike your both welcome to use the Tacx Spider Workstand.
For a stand that has had input from the professional teams in development then this is one you would want in your garage.
- Bike remains completely still when working
- Space saving
- Move bike in 360 Degree
- Not as steady when height adjusted
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