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The Sport-Mechanic work and wash stand is built to maximize portability and functionality, delivering a well appointed bike repair stand for all experience levels. Height adjustable from 42" to 65" and folds into a 12.6lb compact unit for easy use at home, or on the go.
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A good quality workstand isnâ€™t essential for looking after your bike but once you have one youâ€™ll begin to wonder how you ever managed without. One of the main problems with them has always been the price
Workstands worth buying tend to cost around Â£200. Anything nearer Â£100 is fine in the short term, but experience has shown that they just wonâ€™t last, be strong enough, stable enough, or will simply be superseded by a new model in a yearâ€™s time, leaving you short of parts should you need to repair yours. So just a fiver over Â£150 is a good price for a stand â€“ so long as it works.
The Sport-Mechanic does work well and thereâ€™s little doubt, if used properly, it should last you for years. The main tubes â€“ the legs and the two sections of the upright â€“ are constructed from good quality black anodised aluminium alloy. The legs fold out to a wide and stable triangle nearly 1.4m in diameter, and thereâ€™s an impressive height adjustment range, from 107-166cm.
The clamps for securing the legs and the two sections that form the main upright feature easy-to-use wingnuts rather than the dearer quick-releases used on Feedbackâ€™s more expensive stands, and we found the whole workstand very solid and stable in use. Our only concern is with the clamp on the head. The jaws open to a huge 48mm, and close right up to hold a 20mm diameter tube tightly enough, but weâ€™re not keen on how the clamping is achieved.
Opening and closing the jaws is done using a T-shaped bar at the front of the head â€“ itâ€™s just a threaded bolt that moves the jaws closer together or further apart. In the wrong hands, it would be all too easy to overtighten this, and itâ€™s easily strong enough to crush a lightweight tube. This is still a very good stand for the money, just make sure you take care when using it.
I use this stand with multiple bikes from mountain, road and kids mountain bikes. It is very sturdy so is great to work on when performing tasks such as cleaning bikes as well as other maintenance.
It also folds up easily so it's easy to put away but also easy to setup when you need it again.