- What issue ST Mag for… Workstand grouptest?
Parks workstands are crap till you get to the pro level ones. – the cheapest one has only 2 legs and is unstable for anything but the most basic tasks.
If budget extends get the – feedback sports pro ultra light is great. The pro not so light has the same qr clamp just steel not alloy. Both fold up small for easy portability.
Avoid the sport model though , it lacks the quick release clamp.Posted 3 years agojamj1974Subscriber
Wrenchforce are nice! Used to use Var ones a lot a long time ago and they used to be good. Pro-level Park ones are good but as said the entry-level ones are not. At the mo I use a Lidl £30 special. Very, very stable but a bit cheap, heavy and not amazing fittings. Works well enough in use though.Posted 3 years agoschmikenSubscriber
Expensive, but can be found in ptetty much every LBS.Posted 3 years agoSamMember
I have a Kestrel and it is great, probably overkill for the home mechanic though. Have used the ultimate/feedback ones before and they are good for the money. Also have a folding Tacx for going to races and that’s not bad, though it’s a bit wonky since Dave drove over one of the legs….Posted 3 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Got on of these (although I don’t remember spending that mich on mine). Very well made and pretty solid.Posted 3 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Have a Revolution Tune Up Workstand, from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op. It’s identical to the x-tools one in the bikeradar test. It’s pretty good and exceptionally good value, but there’s a few things that irritate me:
From the factory the clamp around the telescopic tubes doesn’t do up tight enough. I took a file to it, to increase the space between the jaws. It’s been fine since.
I’ve had it fall over a couple of times. Usually when removing the front wheel while the rear is in place and the bike’s been elevated right up (like you might do while fettling brakes). By resting a toolbox on the legs this problem goes away.Posted 3 years agowwaswasSubscriber
thse guys seem to do some good deals on stands;
their £35 one is £70+ at halfords plus their £55 is the same as the Halfords one that costs a lot more.Posted 3 years ago
Last workstand grouptest. A while ago, but workstands don’t seem to be a rapidly evolving science…
Thanks Jenn! Is there a publicly available index of all that stuff?
The problem for most is that it isnt the kind of thing you own a lot of is it?
I might just stump up the cash and go for the Feedback, then I can use it at the bikepark* too (quick fold and stick it in the car between runs)
Odd how your requirements change when you move to North America 😉Posted 3 years agosingletrackjennMember
The search function in the Mag Archive (search box on top left of screen, not top right) should search the contents story of each issue, so searching for ‘workstand’ brings up that issue and any others in which workstands feature in the contents blurb.
I say ‘should’, needless to say it doesn’t always work that well, but glad to be of service this time 😉Posted 3 years agokcalSubscriber
There was an index (someone did one independently) – not sure where it is now.
Feedback stand here, great bit of kit; when we’ve gone away for stuff like 10UTB, and the LBS chap comes along for support, we take mine rather than his Park Tools stand…
Bit pricey but I talked my folks into getting it as a Christmas / birthday present 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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