Bicycle Repair Stand: Buying Guide

Bicycle Repair Stand Buying Guide

There Are Several Ways To Acquire A Bike Repair Stand ...


You Can:

  • Make Do - with bits and bobs from around the garage - a cheap but often frustrating road to travel.
  • Buy A New Or Secondhand One - this is my personal favourite as I am time-poor and absolutely rubbish at building things that are suppose to ACTUALLY work.
  • Make Your Own - a fantastic option if you know your way around a tool kit, have time up your sleeve and want to save some dosh. There are plenty of DIY recipes out there in cyberspace for you to follow.
  • Click here for more DIY Bicycle Repair Stand Info

Things To Consider When Buying A Stand For Bike Maintenance


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OK so let's assume you are here because you are like me - and are more interested in buying a bicycle repair stand than constructing (or fudging) one of your own.

Well ... what do you need to know before you take the plunge and part with your cash?
Because - believe it or not - not all bike repair stands are created equal.

You need to do your research and consider what you are going to need from this bicycle stand.

I've posed a few question below to help you cover your bases.
My list is by no means complete so please expand it with your own ideas!


    Questions To Ask And Answer ...


    Cost

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Style

  • Which type of stand suits you?
  • Which features are essential? - Desirable?
  • Which type of bike will you use in it? - Road, MTB, kids, BMX, Comfort, Townies, Electric etc?
  • Does the workstand you like, adjust to suit a variety of different types of bikes?
  • Have you tried various models to find which one actually works for you?
  • Do you prefer a tripod frame or a frame with only two-feet ?
  • Construction

  • Does it have a sturdy construction?
  • How big is it? - Is it heavy?
  • What is the height adjustment range? Is it variable?
  • Can angles be adjusted too?
  • How portable is it? - How portable does it need to be?
  • Is the model you like - durable and stable?
  • Clamping Mechanism

  • What type of clamping mechanism will be suitable for you?
  • Is there good padding on the places that contact the bicycle frame?
  • Does the bike need a strong clamp or is it supported by the bottom bracket?
  • Which type of clamp is suited to your bike?
  • Does the clamp diameter adjust to fit all frame tube sizes?
  • Reputation

  • Have you read REAL people reviews of the different models? What is the workstand's reputation like on the forums?
  • Is your choice of workstand, renowned for breaking parts? Find out.
  • Accessories & Storage

  • What other accessories are included - ie a magnetic tool tray?
  • Do you have room for a stand? Where will you store it?
  • Does it need to fold away or be permanently fixed? - And keep in mind that folding does not necessarily mean portable!
  • How easy is it fold and unfold? Does it need an Allen key to dismantle?

Think about it. Research it. Ask questions.
There is nothing worse than a BIG dose of Buyers Remorse ...


Popular Bike Workstands

Description Cost

Ultimate Support Sport-Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

Ultimate Support Sport-Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

Approx US $160- $170

Spin Doctor Pro G3 Work Stand

Spin Doctor Pro G3 Work Stand Bike Repair Stand

Approx US $220

Park Tool PCS-10 Home Mechanic Work Stand

Park Tool PCS-10 Home Mechanic Work Stand

Approx US $170

Mighty Rack Mighty Hang-It Bike Rack

Mighty Rack Mighty Hang-It Bike Rack

Approx US $54

Nashbar Stand By Me

Nashbar Stand By Me Bike Repair Stand

Approx US $13

Topeak TwoUp-TuneUp

Topeak TwoUp-TuneUp Bike Stand

Approx US $200

Park Tool USA PRS-15 Pro Race Stand

Park Tool USA PRS-15 Pro Race Stand

Approx US $330

Park Tool USA PCS-9 Home Mechanic Work Stand

Park Tool USA PCS-9 Home Mechanic Work Stand

Approx US $100-$120

Park Tool PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic Work Stand

Park Tool PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic Work Stand

Approx US $270

Ultimate Feedback Sports Velo Cache Freestanding Rack

Park Tool PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic Work Ultimate Feedback Sports Velo Cache Freestanding Rack

Approx US $130


Other Models:

ProLight ike Repair Stand

Delta Matisse

  • Delta Matisse Portable Bicycle Quickstand

Elite

  • Elite Race Workstand

IceToolz

  • IceToolz Bi-Stand Repair / Display Stand

Inline

  • Inline Folding Repair Stand

Kettler Profi

  • Kettler Profi Bicycle Workstand

M-Wave

  • M-Wave Universal

Marwi

  • Marwi Professional

Minoura

  • Minoura SS-600
  • Minoura W-3000V
  • Minoura W-3000B
  • Minoura RS-5000
  • Minoura RS-6000
  • Minoura W-400 Gazzy Stand
  • Minoura RS-1500
  • Minoura W-3100

Nashbar

  • Nashbar Basic Repair Stand
  • Nashbar Workstand

Pedro

  • Pedro's Folding Repair Stand With Bag

Park Tool

  • Park Pcs-9 Home Mechanic - Pcs9
  • Park Pcs-9 Home Mechanic
  • PCS-10 Home Mechanic
  • PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic
  • PRS-15 Professional Race Stand
  • PCS-12 Home Mechanic Bench Mount
  • PRS-20 Team Race Stand
  • PB-7 Repair Stand and Truing Stand
  • PRS-4OS Deluxe Oversize Bench Mount
  • PRS-3 Deluxe Oversize Single Arm
  • PCS-4 Deluxe Folding Consumer
  • PRS 21 Lite Team Race Stand (Park)
  • USA PCS-4 Deluxe Folding Consumer
  • USA Deluxe Home-Mechanic

RAD Cycle Products

  • Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand / Kit
  • Bicycle Repair Stand

Performance

  • Spin Doctor Quickstand
  • Spin Doctor Pro G3
  • Spin Doctor Essential
  • Spin Doctor Team
  • Spin Doctor Race Repair Stand

Sunlite

  • Folding Bicycle Repair Stand

Tacx

  • Cyclestand
  • Cyclespider Professional

Topeak

  • PrepStand Pro
  • Two Up Tune Up
  • Tune-Up Stand
  • PrepStand Max
  • PrepStand Elite
  • PrepStand Sport
  • FlashStand Portable Tune-Up Stand
  • FlashStand Work Stand

Ultimate

  • Support Systems Pro
  • Support Sport-Mechanic
  • Consumer Repair Stand
  • Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic
  • Feedback Sports Pro-Ultralight
  • Feedback Sports Recreational
  • Feedback Sports Pro-Classic Bicycle
  • Feedback Sports Pro-Elite
  • Support BRS-80 Professional
  • Support Systems RAKK Integrated Bicycle Display System

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