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Best bike repair stands 2024 — get the right workstand for you

Upgrade your home workshop with one of the best bike repair stands

A workstand aka bicycle repair stand holds your bike firmly and off the floor so you can do repair and maintenance work more easily. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good one. We've clamped our bikes into dozens of different workstands over the years to find out which ones grab your bike securely. These are the best bike repair stands you can buy.

Even a basic bike repair stand gets your bike of the floor so you don't have lean over to work on it; your back will thank you. Gear and brake adjustments in particular are made a lot easier by a workstand allowing things to move while you fettle them.

While most workstands will accommodate most bikes, owners of carbon fibre bikes should shop carefully for one that will lift a bike clamped by the seatpost to working height, or use a race-style repair stand.

If you can afford it, don't skimp — more expensive bike repair stands are easier to use thanks to their better fit and finish.

The best bike workstands you can buy

Best overall workstand: Feedback Sports Pro Elite — Buy Now for £229.99 from Winstanleys Bikes

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Workstand

The Rolls Royce of folding/portable stands, Feedback Sports’ Pro-Elite stand is superbly made and a joy to use thanks to a brilliant, beefy clamp that opens and closes in a jiffy but holds your seatpost securely whatever its size or shape.

It’s made from aluminium and stainless steel so you don’t mind getting it wet when using it as a bike wash stand and when it’s not in use it folds tidily into the optional tote bag. Our man Mike Stead concluded in his review: “The last workstand you'll ever need to buy, and you'll love using it, every time.” He’s not wrong — I’ve had a Pro Elite for years and can’t think of any reason to replace it.

Read our review of the Feedback Sports Pro-Elite

Best professional workstand: Park Tool PRS-33.2 Power Lift Shop Stand — Buy Now for £2,275.00 from Triton Cycles

Park Tool PRS-33.2

We're not really suggesting that this bike shop behemoth is a sensible purchase for a home workshop, but as our fleets sprout e-bikes and cargo bikes a bank loan is starting to look mighty tempting. The PRS-33.2 effortlessly lifts bikes up to 54kg (120lb in old money) so you don't have to hoik heavy bikes yourself to change the working height, a serious limitation of conventional workstands.

The latest version boasts a couple of USB charging ports for your phone and Bluetooth speaker, and tool trays to keep the spanners you're using right at hand. It's designed to be bolted down, either to very well-anchored bolts in the workshop floor or to Park Tool's 52kg #135-33 workstand base.

Kestrel Model BK Repair Stand — Buy Now for £570.00 from Kestrel Cycle Stands

Kestrel Model-BK1 workstand

If you want a serious, professional-grade stand for permanent placement in a home workshop, the Kestrel Model BK is the one to go for — provided you can afford it of course. Yes, it's expensive, but given that its rivals include the £833 Var PR-90100, below, and the Park Tool PRS-3.3-1 (£690 with #130 base) it's not insanely expensive.

It has adjustable feet so if your workshop or garage floor isn't perfectly flat you can still get it stable, the arm slides easily up and down, and the clamp's easy to use. This is the stand you'll find in a lot of UK bike shops, and for good reason. It's a classic.

Best raceday workstand: Feedback Sports Sprint Workstand — Buy Now for £225.99 from Winstanleys Bikes

Feedback Sports Sprint workstand

This is Feedback Sports’ take on the fork-end-and-cradle supported stand popular with race mechanics. The Sprint is easy to use, with a simple clamp that can hold either the front or rear dropouts. Mike Stead again: “The Feedback Sports Sprint Workstand is a great-looking top-class bit of kit that you'll look forward to getting out to use. If you can bring yourself to put it away, that is.”

Read our review of the Feedback Sports Sprint Workstand

Best value workstand: Tacx Spider Team — Buy Now for £155.73 from Amazon

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The Tacx Spider Team workstand is aimed more at fettling your bike pre- and post-race rather than as a full-on workshop tool, and thanks to its lightweight aluminium alloy/plastic construction it's easy to transport and simple to set up.

It's been designed in collaboration with pro team mechanics for the type of jobs likely to be carried out in the pit area or back of a lorry: cleaning jobs, gear fettling like replacing cables or new chains, plus general adjustments, with that ability to quickly spin through 360 degrees making it very useful for confined spaces.

At just 4.25kg the Spider Team is ideal for travel and is easy to fling in the back of your team van or boot of the car. It folds down quickly and without fuss, which makes it easy to carry to the pit area if you're at a race with no vehicular access.

Read our review of the Tacx Spider Team workstand
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Best budget workstand: Songmics Bike Repair Stand — Buy Now for £42.29 from Amazon

Songmics Bicycle Repair stand

This appears to be the same as the four-legged stand that sometimes pops up as a Lidl seasonal offer for £25-30, and is available on Amazon under a multitude of other brand names. Amazon reviewers report that it’s plenty stable and sturdy, and the Lidl stand is a forum favourite, usually described as far better than you’d expect for the modest price.

Best 'tune-up' workstand: Minoura DS-520 Folding Portable Bike Stand — Buy Now for £19.99 from Amazon

Minoura DS-520 Folding Portable Bike Stand

Sometimes you just want to get your rear wheel off the floor and hold your bike steady so you can make minor adjustments to your gears, and a stand like this doubles as upright bike storage too.

Park Tool PRS-25 Team Issue — Buy Now for £256.00  from Sigma Sports

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The Park Tool PRS-25 Team Issue Repair Stand has the added bonus of folding down reasonably small so you can stick it in the back of the car or van and take to races or events. It holds bikes firmly and has an easy-to-use clamp, but it is a bit expensive.

You can quickly and easily collapse the stand so you can take it on trips with you. It folds down to 47 inches long (119cm) and the clamping height adjusts up to 60 inches (152cm), which I found plenty for working on a bike.

Getting it out of the box and assembled is an easy task, and within minutes it is ready to be put to work. The legs slide out smoothly and provide a large platform – you need a reasonable amount of space to set it up – and once opened, quick release levers tighten everything securely to place.

The Micro-Adjust clamp is the star of the show. It's both easy to use and versatile and provides easy one-handed operation, a good thing because your other hand will be holding the bike up to the stand. The clamp is operated by a cam-actuated quick release mechanism, making it quick to attach and release the bike, but it can be rotated for fine adjustments. At the back of the stand is a large handle that allows rotational adjustment.

Read our review of the Park Tool PRS-25 Team Issue Repair Stand
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Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue — Buy Now for £299.00 from Sigma Sports

Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue Repair stand.jpg

The Park Tool PRS-22 is a professional-level bicycle repair stand that's strong and stable, the beam design allowing it to support the bottom bracket and hold either the front or rear dropouts so there's no need to clamp either the frame or seatpost.

Most repair stands feature a clamp that you tighten around the seatpost but the PRS-22 is an entirely different design in that your bike is supported by a central beam. You whip one of the wheels off, rest the bottom bracket shell on its support on that beam, and then secure the dropouts on the quick release axle.

Once your bike is fixed in place, the PRS-22 holds it firm and secure, although bikes with sloping bottom bracket shells aren't as stable as others. Whether you're adjusting the gears or brakes or doing something that requires a bit more force, the PRS-22 is more than strong enough. The wide base is really steady on a flat floor, each of the three aluminium legs extending outwards 60cm from the centre.

Read our review of the Park Tool PRS-22
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Unior Bikegater — Buy Now for £268.48 from eBay

Unior Bikegater Plus Repair Stand - with tool try.jpg

The Bikegater Repair Stand from Slovenian company Unior is a practical, tough and stable tool for home and shop mechanics alike, though the clamp unit will need upgrading if you work with a lot of different bikes.

If a stand ain't stable it ain't worth having. Some seem OK until you load the bike in, at which point the whole thing becomes top heavy. That's a danger to you and your bike. Well, the Unior Bikegater passes that particular test with aplomb. Though only a two-leg design, the geometry is sorted so that a bike clamped by the seat tube sits squarely over the centre of gravity. No amount of leaning on foot-long bottom-bracket wrenches threatened to topple it. This was true even at maximum extension – a very generous 155cm, I might add, which made it the first stand I've used that was actually a bit too tall!

Read our review of the Unior Bikegator
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Honourable mentions

Silca Hirobel Carbon Frame Clamp — Buy Now for £175.00 from Sigma Sports

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With a delivery price well in excess of what most people are prepared to pay for an entire bicycle repair stand, the Hirobel Carbon Frame Clamp is going to remain pretty rare even among diehard home workshop fettlers. But if you have a fleet of bikes, strange carbon aero shapes, or very short exposed lengths of seatpost, this may well be the workstand accessory you've been looking for all these years.

Clamping a bike by the seatpost can mean having to move the post to secure enough 'real estate' for the clamp – risking misalignment of the saddle, returning it to the wrong height or ultimately stripping the clamp bolts through repeated tightening/loosening. With modern bike-fit principles setting seat height to within fractions of a millimetre, you don't want to be getting this wrong...

Combine this with the difficulty of clamping increasingly thinner-walled and strangely shaped hydroformed alloy tubing or complex 3D carbon layups, and what's an honest fettler to do? Enter the Hirobel Carbon Frame Clamp.

Read our review of the Hirobel Carbon Frame Clamp

Var PR-90100 — Buy Now for £833.16 from Amazon

Var workstand

Many manufacturers make a professional workshop stand along these lines, with a heavy steel base and a simple but robust clamp that slides up and down the upright so you can place the bike at exactly the right height. The base of Var’s stand weighs 28kg, so it really isn’t intended to be portable, unless you're the Incredible Hulk of bike mechanics.

Var says the tacky rubber used for the jaws of the clamp means you don’t have to tighten it as hard and illustrates it holding a Look carbon frame by the seat tube.

As with the Park Tool PRS-33.2 we're not suggesting home mechanics rush out and buy a stand like this, but if the Feedback Sports Pro Elite is the Rolls Royce of bicycle repair stands, this is the John Deere 9560RT and more than deserves a mention.

Park Tool PCS-10.3 — Buy Now for £219.99 from Winstanleys Cycles

2022 Park Tool PCS-10.3

The more expensive of Park Tool’s pair of folding stands, the PCS-10 is worth the extra over the PCS-9 for its easier folding and unfolding, and quicker, nicer to use clamp. The adjustable, cam-action clamp fits tubes from 24 to 76mm and it takes Park Tool’s handy accessories like the tool bucket and paper towel holder.

Read our review of the Park Tool PCS-10
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Raleigh Folding workstand — Buy Now for £66.49 from ProBikeKit

Raleigh folding workstand

This is a simple and sturdy stand at a good price, with lots of positive reviews on Amazon, where it can sometimes be found for a bargain price. It has quick releases so it’s easy to put up and down, and a simple cam-action clamp.

Find a Raleigh dealer

Everything you need to know about workstands

A bike mechanic works on a bike in a Park Tools workstand (CC BY 2.0 Glory Cycles)

A bike mechanic works on a bike in a Park Tools workstand (CC BY 2.0 Glory Cycles)

Eventually you get fed up of trying to work on a bike that’s leaning against the kitchen bench or — the horror! — upside down in the shed. You’ve seen the beefy static workstands shop mechanics use and want some of that action at home. It’s time to take your mechanic-fu up a step and get  your own bicycle repair stand.

Park PCS-10 workstand - seat post clamped.jpg
If your bike's made from carbon fibre or thin-walled metal, clamp it by the seatpost not the frame tubes

Very broadly speaking, there are two types: a pro shop style fixed stand with a heavy base — or even bolted to the floor — that lives in your dedicated bike repair space, or a folding stand that can be packed away when not in use and taken to events. Few of us have the space for a dedicated workshop, so bicycle repair stands that fold away are far more common.

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Stands that support the fork and bottom bracket are popular with race mechanics

There are two common ways that workstands hold bikes, either with a clamp that grabs a frame tube or the seat post, or with a combination of a quick release fork clamp and a bottom bracket cradle. Race mechanics like the latter type because they’re very stable and handy for cleaning bikes, but a stand with a clamp works with a wider range of bikes.

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Workstand - clmap

You release your bike from a Feedback Sports workstand by just whacking the big red button. It's tremendously satisfying

There’s a caveat with clamp-style bicycle repair stands though: they can easily crush light frame tubes. Carbon fiber and very light aluminium frames are the most fragile and must be clamped by the seat post if it’s beefy enough. We’re not aware of any seatpost makers that warn against clamping, but if you have a very light seat post and you’re worried about it, then get an el cheapo aluminium post to use with your workstand.

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Workstand - tripod

Tripod stands are stable on almost all surfaces

Your typical folding stand has three points of contacts with the ground on legs that fold out from the body, some sort of adjustment of the clamp height usually through a telescoping vertical member and a clamp that may or may not fold away depending on the design. Within that outline there’s a lot of variation in detail and quality.

Lego bike mechanic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 clement127:Flickr) .jpg

With a workstand you don't have to put your bike upside-down. This mechanic wishes Lego would hurry up and make a workstand (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 clement127:Flickr

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Lozcan | 2 years ago
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Having used the songmics stand for a decade on many different bikes, why would you want to spend more?

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mpdouglas | 2 years ago
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I recently bought the Feedback Sports Pro Elite, having used a Park Tools PCS-10 for many years. The Feedback Sport indeed feels very well made of high qality materials. BUT 1) it feels more willing to tip over and I have to be more careful positioning the bike relative to the legs - I am likely to add a weight/sandbag to the rear when I use it to make sure it can never tip over 2) The way the clamp works means I cannot work on my Giant Propel due to the aero seat post  - it grips across the sides of the seatpost, whereas most others grip at the front and rear - the Park Tool and my other £50 special from PlanetX all deal with aero seat posts without issue. 

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KiwiMike replied to mpdouglas | 2 years ago
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mpdouglas replied to KiwiMike | 2 years ago
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Thank you - I did. I am likely to make something to try and make it work. Giant do make an adapter for some of their bikes (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/hr/giant-carbon-seat-post-clamp-adaptor), but not for the Propel. I'm probably going to make something that merges the two concepts. It does seem odd that Feedback Sports don't rise to the challenge and create an official adapter.

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Woldsman | 2 years ago
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If your bike's made from carbon fibre or thin-walled metal, clamp it by the seatpost not the frame tubes

I have two styles of now discontinued Park Tool steel repair stands, in part so that I don't have to do with any of my bikes what this bloke is still pictured doing a couple of years after the no-no was pointed out... 

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RoubaixCube | 3 years ago
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I have a bike stand that resembles the Aldi one. £30 off ebay many moons ago and still working fine.

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PRSboy | 3 years ago
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I have an Aldi bike stand from a few years ago, which looks very similar to the Songmics one.  It does the job, my only criticism is that the clamp is operated via a knob, secured at the other end by a wingnut, which is loose.  So unless you have three hands its very difficult to tighten up and secure the seatpost!

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Lozcan replied to PRSboy | 2 years ago
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Really?

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huntswheelers | 3 years ago
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LifeLine Pro Fork Mount Workstand is brilliant.....height adjustable too....and more robust than the Tacx spider or similar...

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Harmanhead | 3 years ago
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lifeline workshop stand is as good as the feedback sports sprint stand but £100. Mine is fantastic! Not flimsy like the tacx stand. Bargain!

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Chris Hayes | 3 years ago
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Having wanted a stand for years, I finally splashed out on a Feedback Sports Sprint...prompted by your review, I might add.  I'm really pleased with it. It's extremely well built and finished and provides a very stable platform to work from. Wish I'd done it years ago. 

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Dingaling replied to Chris Hayes | 3 years ago
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I got the pro elite first and always clamped the top tube. When an email offer turned up for the sprint one day I decided to get one to avoid clamping the carbon frame. Generally, both work well but you just need to remember to mount the bike with the rear dropouts if you intend to dismantle the head set.

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Yorky-M | 4 years ago
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Dont clamp carbon. just dont. seat post only grip. seen two horrific failures

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Dingaling replied to Yorky-M | 3 years ago
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Everytime I want to wipe round the brakes and frame and wax the chain I clamp the top tube - C60! I just don't clamp it tight or perform any acrobatics on it.

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ktache | 4 years ago
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Ta for the Aldi thing.  I'm clamping top tube rather than seat tube, well out of the filth and it's at the balance point so less manhandleing, and less twisting which helped rub the paint off.  The old latex inner tubes do seem to work, though I shall consider a bit of helicopter tape on the frame if I see a few scratches.  The bed thing is because it's a rented flat, so bicycle security is a bit difficult and the bed is a big solid metal one.

I am lucky in that the better half is "accepting" and she has even started buying me Rapha for the odd Xmas and Birthday.

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ktache | 5 years ago
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Unfortunately my seatpost is very crowded, and as my bike lives in the workstand when at home, the jaws have worn away the paint on my getting to work bike, not so much on the good bike, less time in there and the front mech cable stops stops her moving.  Now, I'm about to get my new bike, and while I'm going to try and not be too precious about her paintjob, I don't want to do something that will hurt her unnecessarily.  What would people use to line the jaws to stop this?  I've given bit of old latex tubes a go, and that seems good, but there is a bit of rubbery flex.  Anything better?  I know it's the filth that grinds, so keeping things cleaner will help, but do I have to buy a non work stand for the majority of her sitting in the living room?

Luckily the other half is "accepting" of my habit, the good bike lives locked to the end of the bed (rented flat), the 3rd has raise "questions" but I wll retire and mothball the trusty old commuter and try and make her small and hide as best as possible.  (Eventually).

 

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Sriracha replied to ktache | 4 years ago
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ktache wrote:

Unfortunately my seatpost is very crowded, and as my bike lives in the workstand when at home, the jaws have worn away the paint on my getting to work bike, not so much on the good bike, less time in there and the front mech cable stops stops her moving.  Now, I'm about to get my new bike, and while I'm going to try and not be too precious about her paintjob, I don't want to do something that will hurt her unnecessarily.  What would people use to line the jaws to stop this?  I've given bit of old latex tubes a go, and that seems good, but there is a bit of rubbery flex.  Anything better?  I know it's the filth that grinds, so keeping things cleaner will help, but do I have to buy a non work stand for the majority of her sitting in the living room?

Luckily the other half is "accepting" of my habit, the good bike lives locked to the end of the bed (rented flat), the 3rd has raise "questions" but I wll retire and mothball the trusty old commuter and try and make her small and hide as best as possible.  (Eventually).

 

Like you say, it's the filth that grinds (you say your partner is accepting...), so whatever you line the jaws with, if in its turn it is lined with filth then you're back to grinding. Could you use some "helicopter tape" type stuff around the target area on the bike to keep the grinding away from the paint? Also, Aldi currently have a bike storage pole - it's a bit like a pole-dancing pole in that it wedges twixt floor and ceiliing, and accommodates two bikes hung one above the other. Gotta be better than shackled to the end of the bed, or not?  3

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LastBoyScout | 5 years ago
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I've got the ToPeak version of the fork-end-and-cradle stands, bought for a pittance nearly new from eBay - mainly to avoid clamping frame tubes, but also as 2 of my bikes have carbon seat posts, one of which is aero and can't be replaced with a cheap alloy one for fetting.

Brilliant and solid for most things, but even at it's lowest setting, it can be quite high if you're adjusting the levers, especially bleeding brakes, and the fact it's sitting on the bottom bracket means it can be a fiddle if you're using it while replacing gear cables.

Do make sure the bottom bracket is clean before resting it on the stand.

Not mentioned here, but they usually come with some sort of strap to loop around the bottom of the down tube to stop you knocking them off by accident.

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Dr Winston | 5 years ago
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Aldi stands all the way. One of the best vaue bits of kit you can buy.

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Linkan | 5 years ago
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Someone has to say it: Please do not clamp your bike in the frame like in the picture in the article. Always clamp it to your saddle post as you risk damaging the frame (if it is made out of carbon fibre). Would you rather replace a post or a frame?

Might even be a good idea to remove that picture entirely so to not spread more crazy ideas on the internet.

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TeaAt4pm | 5 years ago
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It seems to me that a point is being missed on this blog re. stands. A stand is a tool and when buying tools one should evaluate how often and how useful a certain tool may be and on that basis figure out how much you want to pay for it. A professional needs a top notch tool that will constantly do the job asked of it, often day-in and day-out. An amateur should be able to figure out how often and how hard a tool may be used and buy one that fits his/her budget and that will do the job. I would suggest that it would be kind of dumb for an amateur to spend 650 pounds on a stand that he/she might used half a dozen times a year. Someone may smirk at using any tool that rarely but half a dozen times a year is once every two months, probably as much as most amateurs will use a stand for regular maintenance and perhaps a new tire or wheel etc.. For such use I suspect the Lidl/Aldi stand will do the job quite well and provide moneysworth for the purchase whereas the 650 pounds stand would definitely be overkill and not provide moneysworth.  -  Oh................and by the way Lidl in Littlehanmpton where I live is going to be selliing the stand for 24.95 next month. I think after reading this blog I will go an buy one !   1

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rjfrussell | 5 years ago
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can anyone recommend a small stand just to lift the rear wheel off the ground to make chain cleaning easier?

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jaysa replied to rjfrussell | 5 years ago
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rjfrussell wrote:

can anyone recommend a small stand just to lift the rear wheel off the ground to make chain cleaning easier?

We have four Zero 12 stands for a tenner each from ebay, which clamp the rear axle, lifting the wheel off the ground. Cleaning the chain's easy, but the stand obscures the derailleur and jockey pulleys.

They're a cheap way to store several bikes without leaning them on each other or using wall supports, and they fold away to nothing.

There are different versions for road and MTBs cos different axle lengths.

Looks like they'd work on thru-axle bikes too, but not sure.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-ZERO12-CYCLE-STAND-REAR-WHEEL-MOUNT-ROAD-BIKE-BICYCLE-AXLE-FITTING/310858585120?hash=item48609d9420:g:BEMAAOSwGtRXzZQL:rk:1:pf:0

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Kendalred replied to rjfrussell | 5 years ago
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rjfrussell wrote:

can anyone recommend a small stand just to lift the rear wheel off the ground to make chain cleaning easier?

One of these? I saw these at a bike expo last September, thet look pretty solid:

http://www.od-designs.co.uk/products/odpod

And best of all, they are made in Yorkshire (just like me!)

 

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matthewn5 replied to rjfrussell | 5 years ago
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rjfrussell wrote:

can anyone recommend a small stand just to lift the rear wheel off the ground to make chain cleaning easier?

I've got one of these little Minoura stands. Does the job nicely:

https://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bike-storage/wall-and-ceili...

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kil0ran | 5 years ago
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I was all ready to go with one of the fork end and cradle options until I realised both my bikes have (long) mudguards fitted and therefore aren't going to work with one of those.

TacX or Feedback should make a taller fork mount.

My issue is that with relatively short legs and long arms I never end up running enough bare seatpost to be able to clamp the bike that way, and I'm loath to stick a clamp around the skinny top tubes on my bikes.

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barongreenback | 5 years ago
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I finally replaced my ageing Lidl workstand with the Feedback Sports Sprint. Such a lovely bit of engineering. Pricy but I’m glad I spent the money. 

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surly_by_name | 5 years ago
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Does anyone actually buy the Hirobel Carbon Frame Clamp? $250 seems like an awful lot (but each to his own, I imagine there's some kind of market for this device). I tend to use an old aluminium seatpost I have lying around. Requires you to remove your seatpost, which I admit is a PITA if you have an internally routed dropper post. And if you have several bikes with different diameter seatposts you may need to buy several seatposts. But you could buy a lot of beer with the change from $250, even after buying a couple of spare posts.

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rjfrussell | 5 years ago
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what's the best mini-stand for getting just the back wheel off the ground for a bit of chain cleaning or gear fettling?

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huntswheelers | 6 years ago
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we use Tacx Spider and Tacx T3000 mainly with the Raleigh type job for the washing down work...... mainly Road Bikes are done on the Spiders .... T3000 work for MTB/City/Hybrid etc... 

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