Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Stand Tools

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 12lbs 8oz MSRP : $149.98


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Product Description

Ride your new bike long enough and at some point you'll likely develop a curiosity for how to fix it. But if you've ever tried to repair or maintain your bike while it leans against a wall, you know how frustrating it can be. A reliable work stand is the foundation of any home repair station, and the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand offers aspiring home mechanics a durable blend of function and value.With a dependable tripod leg configuration that holds up to 65 pounds, the Sport-Mechanic Work Stand remains stable on flat or uneven surfaces thanks to grip-enhancing two-point contact rubber foot caps and has an adjustable work height of 42 to 65 inches. The Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand features a durable spinner-knob clamp that securely holds the bike in position. Feedback Sports integrated a clutch into the assembly that allows for 360 degree rotation without re-adjusting the bike. It also folds down easily into a compact unit weighing only 12.6 pounds. Stash it in a closet, in the corner of your garage, or even in the trunk of your car for race days and group rides -- it?s road-worthy and easy to set-up and tear-down without tools.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bvibert a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2014

Strengths:    Solid
Stable
Easy to use
Folds up small for storage/transport


Weaknesses:    Can be difficult to lock down the rotation knob

Bottom Line:   
This is a great stand for the money. The only complaint I have with it is that it can be difficult to get the rotation knob tight enough to keep the bike from rotating, particularly if you want to have the front wheel higher than the back. I almost never need the bike rotated like that so it's not a huge deal. I made a simple tool out of an old seat post and some bolts to give myself more leverage on the knob, for when I really need to lock it down.

I'd love to have the pro-elite model with the quick release clamp, but in reality the spinner on this model works just fine and only takes a few seconds more to operate.

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Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Skelldify a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2014

Strengths:    Folds up compactly, Lower priced than most competitors

Weaknesses:    Flexy and Unstable

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike stand without doing a ton of research, but my LBS recommended it. (I think they were thinking of the Pro model.) It also got really good reviews on mtbr. However, I'm really confused by the other reviews, because I'm not real thrilled with this thing. Maybe other people are using it for road bikes????

This stand is really unstable. I have to be careful how I mount my bike (Intense Carbine) in the stand or it might tip over. Mounting the bike in anything other than the horizontal position is a ridiculous thought. It's also really flexy and I need to take my bike out of the stand if I have to crank hard on anything.

The website says "The solid tripod configuration holds up to 65lbs on flat or uneven surfaces." I call BS. It miiight hold a 65lb block, but not a 65lb bicycle. It barely holds my 30lb bike on a perfectly flat garage floor!

It's PITA to hold the bike up and tighten the clamp at the same time. And sometimes the clamp doesn't tighten correctly, and you stand there spinning it while your shoulder freaks out cause you're trying to hold the bike up with the seat tube perfectly vertical.

It does fold up really nice for traveling.

It'd be nice if it held the bike higher. I sit on a 5-gallon bucket to do most of the drivetrain work, and it'd be nice to stand.

All that being said, it was the lowest-priced of the "decent" stands. In the future I'd pay extra for a more stable one, but I haven't been frustrated enough to return it, yet...

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Duration Product Used:   9 Months

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Cycles


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cdn-dave a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2011

Strengths:    - great range in height, possible to adjust derailleurs without having to crouch down
- great clamping range, can clamp from fatty alu downtubes to skinny seatposts
- very stable, possible to clamp pretty much anywhere on the bike and rotate it to any position
- great customer support, the plastic height adjust clamp cracked but got replaced promptly from the distributor here in Germany


Weaknesses:    - plastic height adjust clamp needed to be replaced, but I did get it no-charge =)
- wide footprint makes it stable, but I tend to kick it walking around the bike
- rotate clamp has a rather big diameter, which could make it difficult for small girly hands to grasp and firmly tighten


Bottom Line:   
Great stand and great customer service, used it for over 5 years now. I like it enough to splurge for the corresponding tool tray and the truing stand too!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   - home-brew ghetto stand

Bike Setup:   - 26" steel SS with AMP fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by papatini a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2011

Strengths:    Sturdy build. Lightweight. Easy controls. Excellent adjust-ability.

Weaknesses:    Bike spins a little, but only a little.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent value. Was able to compare to the Pro Elite, which was very nice. But I opted to save $90. Very light and compact when collapsed. Very stable and secure when deployed.
I wanted to compare with the Park PRS-10, but it was not in stock that day. I have no regrets!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Park PRS-8

Bike Setup:   09 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR; Mavic Crosstrail; Fox Float RP23; Specialized Command Post; Koobi Si Classic saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carraig042 a Weekend Warrior from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2011

Strengths:    I looked at many different stands that cost less than $150 including Park Tool, Sette, and others. This was actually the last one I found, but liked it the most for several reasons.
-The tripod base: The tripod base is much more stable than the type with only two legs. This thing has a huge footprint, keeping it very stable.
-Adjust-ability: Has a wide range of heights you can choose from; from down low all the way the where the bottom bracket sits up to chest height.
-Quality design: The overall design is quality built. From the thick aluminum tubes to the heavy duty screw type clamp. It feels very solid and will be able to take some good wrenching. I feels as though it will have not problem holding the bike still even for bottom bracket bearing service/removal.
-Looks great: I know it is just black, but for some reason this stand is visually attractive to me.
-Ease of use: This stand is real easy to unfold and get upright and ready for the bike. Once up the clamp collars hold everything in place. It fold up relatively small, but it is actually bigger than what the picture lead me to believe. (the bike stand in general)


Weaknesses:    None I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I have been looking at many different bike repair stands for 6 months now. I wanted to be able to easily work on my bike without setting it upside down to work on it. This was my answer.

I have heard, and noticed, on the lower end park stands, the clamps are sub-par, The clamp on this one however is very nice and heavy duty was built in. The clamp easily adjust to my seat tube and holds the bike with a death grip without marring the finish. I think this stand will have a long life, supported by a good company.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Bike Setup:   Kona Dawg Deluxe. About stock weight.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by svbackstreets a Cross Country Rider from Tucson

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2010

Strengths:    You can put your bike in ANY position. Having your brake or deraileur chest high at the angle you want makes working on a bike much more pleasurable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I took advantage of a 20% off coupon to purcahse this at REI.

Bottom Line: If you work on your bikes you owe yourself the added efficiency and comfort of a good stand. Your wife will appreciate all the money you save by doing your own repairs.

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Favorite Trail:   Tortalita Preserve

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $136.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Actually none. Wall hangers hooks from the ceiling.

Bike Setup:   Moto Fly Team 29 Ti

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BurnNotice a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2010

Strengths:    Very wide platform; large tubular frame; easy to manipulate; easy to fold up.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The stand comes assembled! How much better than that! This stand is very sturdy and quite robust to say the least. The clamp mechanism works great and never mars your bike frame. The versatility to clamp your bike at different points on the frame are great too. I have seen stands that cost twice as much not as sturdy or have the basics this stand does. If you need a very nice stand and wish not to invest $300 then buy this stand. Metal on metal with this and not some chintsy plastic crap on the clamp parts. You can't go wrong!

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Favorite Trail:   BCT

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $127.00

Purchased At:   Western Bike Works

Similar Products Used:   Spin Doctor repair stand

Bike Setup:   Again??????

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeffman a Weekend Warrior from Burnaby, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2010

Strengths:    Great build, rock solid, easy setup (3.47 seconds)

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
this is the one to buy

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Favorite Trail:   The one that goes downwards

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   mec

Similar Products Used:   shop stands

Bike Setup:   2009 Trek R7 all stock except thompson elite stem and seat post, custom bash guard and lock on grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gunsmokeismydogsname a Weekend Warrior from Palmdale, Ca

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2009

Strengths:    Massive construction. Rock solid.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is one massive stand. Looks far larger in person then in pictures on the web. This could hold my Yamaha YZ426 if the motorcycle had a seat stem. This was recommended to me, and I would recommend to anybody else needing a stand at a resonable price.

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Favorite Trail:   Aqueduct

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Rope hanging from a nail

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbnachos a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2008

Strengths:    Portable, versatility, stable!

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, no bag included

Bottom Line:   
Goodbye Performance, hello Ultimate! I don't have to crouch anymore to maintain my bike. This stand is incredibly stable. This is a must for avid cyclists who maintain their rides regularly. Great value for what it can do. Adjust height, arm, and jaw positioning. Wish there was a travel bag with it. It can hold my 26 and 29ers w/ ease.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon, CA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Spin Doctor Work Stand

Bike Setup:   Soma Juice, Vassago Jabber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luke a Cross Country Rider from mt. hope, wv USA

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2008

Strengths:    so sturdy...big fat aluminum bars it is identical to the pro but just cheaper. On my old stand I had to clamp onto the seatpost & i actually bent a seat post on my bike from clamping onto it, on this stand you don't have to worry about that.The clamp on this stand is sick you can clamp on the top tube which is great if you have cable routing down the top or bottom of your top tube. my rocky mtn. is almost 30 lbs & it holds it like a rock. it fold down to almost nothing & has adjustable height, rotation of the head & everything. its also cheaper than pretty much anything else worth buying.

Weaknesses:    none yet.

Bottom Line:   
if you buy this stand I truly don't think that you'll be unhappy...from one rider/mechanic to another

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $139.00

Similar Products Used:   some peice of junk from universal cycles


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