As a mechanic you become very territorial and particular with your tools. Once you find something you like, and that doesn’t let you down – you stick with it until it does. Ultimate Repair Stands which became Feedback Sports a few years ago is one of those things. They make repair stands, and scales that I would recommend to everyone and anyone. When I was given the opportunity to upgrade from my old and well used Ultimate repair stand to the Feedback Sports Pro Elite Repair Stand, I bit the chance hard!
Specifications of the Pro Elite Stand
Key specs that I like to point out of this stand are the following
- Weight : 12.6 lbs. It makes it easy to take with you on the road and for smaller women to manipulate around
- Transportable. Tie the weight with the ease of collapsing down the the stand into a relatively compact package
- Stable. This is where the importance for a mechanic comes in. I want to be able to do a complete rebuild, full service and do it all on the road. Everything I’ve thrown at this stand, it has taken. This is thanks to the 54″ tripod base system. As long as you position the bike correctly on the legs, you won’t have it tipping over on you, no matter the bike.
- Quick Release Clamp. One of my favorite parts of this stand is the quick release button. All repair stands need this, more importantly all stands need this feature with it lasting as long as Feedback Sports release last. If you work on bikes often, you’ll love this one hand use clamp.
More on the Pro Elite Stand
As the testing continues, bikes get heavier, clamps get used more, and so on there are a few other notes to mention that aren’t above. This stand can come with or without a tote bag, I like the tote bag but if you plan on transporting it once a year save your money.
MSRP : Between $220-240 depending where/when and if you want the tote bag
Until I’m finished my review, take a look at Road Bike Review’s video of Feedback Sports 2011 line up: