Feedback Sports: Sport-Mechanic Work Stand

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

As soon as I started commuting by bicycle nearly 5 years ago when I moved to Burlington, I wanted a stand that easily allowed me to work on bikes with fenders. Now I know what you’re thinking…WTF is he talking about? What do fenders have to do with anything and repair stands? Well, for 4 years or so while racing, I primarily used a Park Tools Team Race Stand (The PRS-20). This stand was designed to clamp the bike by the fork dropouts, saving your lightweight scandium or carbon frame from the evil carbon-crushing jaw clamp. However, it doesn’t play nicely with fenders. Plus, adjusting the quick release each time is a hassle.

So for years I’d been dreaming of a repair stand from Feedback Sports, as one of my former team mates had one (of which I was secretly envious) and the other day I was lucky enough to receive a Sport-Mechanic model. If only my mind was read more often? Well, maybe not.

Upon opening the box, I immediately ditched the setup instructions and had it up in 30 seconds. Very easy to fold/unfold, not to mention very lightweight for how sturdy it feels. One of my favorite features off the bat is the clamp which allows you to secure your bike by simply turning the dial clock or counterclockwise – simple and easy. I killed two birds with one stone here and decided to use this as an opportunity to install my MRP Chainguide. Check out the rest of my thoughts on the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Stand below and get a closer look at the details!

-B

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

One of the first things I noticed was how secure and rigid the over-sized, plastic-covered binder bolts at each of the ‘adjustment collars’ felt. You can snug these guys right up with confidence – strong and secure.

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

The three legged base feels sturdy and is adjustable to either a wider or narrower stance.

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

Simply turn this rubberized dial to adjust the angle of the clamp/bike.

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

This dial is one of my favorite features and really speeds up the process of getting the bike in or out of the stand.

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

Folded up.

feedback sports sport-mechanic bike stand

Can’t wait to continue using my new stand! I’ll let you know how I’m liking it in a couple months. Until then, happy riding. Any questions? Email me: at  culturecycles@gmail.com

-Brian

  • I have a similar stand (different “brand” but nearly identical). be careful with the clamps on the telescoping part- they are easy to overtighten and break. #1 reason for these stands to be returned where I used to work.

    Besides, forget about the stand, I want that sweet in-wall oven!

    • Oh I know all about the collar-clamps haha! Yeah, I’ve had experience with similar stands where they feel easy to over-tighten. This one seems to have solved that issue, though I’ve always been weary of cranking treads too hard on anything really.

      Know anyone looking for a Park Tools PRS20 stand? haha.

      -Brian