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  • Feedback Sports Launches New Market Segment: The Pee-Wee Elite

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    Golden, CO- April, 1, 2014 – Feedback Sports known for high-quality cycling products addresses a growing 3 to 6 year-old childrens’ DIY market with introduction of an elite level bicycle work stand.

    The Pee-WeeElite is a 3-foot tall work stand optimized for repairs on 12” wheel balance bikes. The Pee-WeeElite represents the first of several new products the company is working on for this important demographic of cyclists. According to Feedback Sports Founder/President Doug Hudson, “Youth is the foundation of cycling and keeping a bicycle in good working condition is key to the experience.” In addition, Hudson mentions, “We have seen a trend in children attempting to work on their own bikes but until now there has not been a easy solution. We want to empower kids to be in charge of their bike repairs and get back on the sidewalk quickly.”

    Feedback Sports is putting extensive resources behind the project including hiring several new employees and consultants. Feedback’s engineers worked diligently to optimize the design after spending months studying growth charts and focus group data from around the world.

    Jeff Nitta Director of Sales & Marketing mentions, “We think this product is just the thing to spark interest in bicycle maintenance at a young age. There are over 10 million kids bikes sold in the USA each year, so we feel confident when going up against products like the iPad and XBox.”

    Sammy Rutherford, Eastern Regional Sales manager simply states, “I’m gonna sell em’.”

    The Pee-WeeElite will be officially introduced to the public at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey April 10-13th at Feedback’s booth #113.

    About Feedback Sports
    Feedback Sports is a specialty bicycle accessory company, which offers a wide range of high quality works stands, innovative home bicycle storage, precision measurement tools and in-store display products.  www.feedbacksports.com

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    Feedback Sports Velo Hinge

    Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bike Stand Review

    Feedback Sports: Sport-Mechanic Work Stand

  • Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bike Stand Review

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    Whether you own a number of bicycles, ride a ton, or just enjoy doing your own maintenance, having a solid work stand is essential. As an ex-shop mechanic of 10 years I’ve definitely owned a number of stands, but none have left me as jazzed as the Pro Elite by Feedback Sports. Seriously.

    The stand has seen quite a bit of use over the last few months. I’ve put off working on my bikes less simply because of how easy it is to setup and break down. The quick release clamp is a very nice touch and makes getting bikes in and out of the stand a breeze. I also feel a lot better about clamping carbon posts with this stand since you can really fine-tune the tightness and go gentle when needed.

    As far as the stands actual performance goes, I’d say I’m just as enthused. It’s easily the nicest bike stand that I’ve owned. Sure, it’s not going to feel as sturdy as a shop stand but don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty darn solid. It’s also very portable at only 12.6 pounds thanks to the aluminum construction, and can even support up to 85 pounds.

    I’ve mostly had my road, mountain and commuter bike in the stand over the last few months; all of which are pretty lightweight. Even with heavier bikes, including an old Schwinn, the stand stood sturdy. Obviously there will be some flex with a heavier bike, but never did the Pro Elite feel noodley or weak.

    I’ve taken a few months to get this review together because I really wanted to be able to speak to the product’s initial durability throughout consistent use. I try to only share products that I believe are of the best quality and especially those that I’ve had a good experience with. For more information on the Feedback Sports Pro Elite Bike Stand, check out the video of Doug below explaining some of the features as well as more photos.

    Also, it was great to meet the Feedback guys out in Denver this past February! The mechanic build off was quite the event…

    If you have any questions about the stand, simply leave a comment of email me! Apologies for the sub-par photos, my apartment’s lighting is crap. IF you’re interested in getting a Pro Elite Stand, be sure to visit the Feedback Sports Amazon page.

    -B

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  • Feedback Sports: Sport-Mechanic Work Stand

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    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

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