This summer, we checked in with our award winners, and all are still current. We surveyed the scene of other available stands and still feel our lineup represents many of the best models available.
Feedback Sports Classic
Lightest model tested
Intelligent clamp design w/ smooth quick-release
Comes fully assembled
Not the most stable
Color fades in sun
In an ever more specialized world with many tools for many problems, the Feedback Sports Classic
is a refreshing one-stop-shop. It securely held every different bike we had. It is one of the easiest to use out of the box. It is intuitive, light, sturdy, and easy to operate and will serve just as well on the road traveling to races as it will in your garage. While competitors had some impressive features, none of them performed as well on the whole. It gets the job done every time.
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Best Bang for the Buck
Park Tool PCS-10
Excellent clamp and a great value
Stable, heavy-duty steel construction
Easy angle and height adjustment
Heavy and not that portable
If a stand that's twice as hefty as the rest doesn't bother you, the Park Tool PCS-10
could be a great bet. It's 25 pounds and not that portable, but if it's unlikely to ever leave your garage, who cares? The clamp looks like it was designed to hold steel pipes steady for welding, rather than lubing the chain on a 17-pound road bike. The price tag and lifetime warranty will set your mind at ease.
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Top Pick for Traveling Techies and Weight Weenies
Topeak PrepStand Pro
Built-in scale and storage bag
Stable tripod base
Portable and easy set up/break down
Excellent height adjustment
Slower in setup
Hard to adjust angle
One of our testers still had his Topeak Alien multi-tool that he bought 20 years ago as a freshman in high school. He kept showing it to us and raved how it was the only tool he carried aside from a pump. Topeak has continued the tradition of crafty innovation decades later with a product like the PrepStand Pro
. With an integrated weight scale, you can see just how much less your pack weighs while carrying that Alien, while your riding buddies tote around an entire tool box in their backpacks. They'll respect you when you show up late after the car is all packed for your group trip to Moab with your Prepstand Pro in the included carrying case; it'll slide in easily amongst all the other cargo. The PrepStand's long tripod base legs provide stability on uneven ground and won't tip over if you accidentally back your camp chair into it when you get up to water the bushes.
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