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.