Minoura W-300 Tools

3.75/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 7.4 kg MSRP : $110.00

Product Description

Need a heavy duty steel repairstand for your shop or home? Here it is! Whisper Grip clamp is gentle on your bike's finish and a breeze to use. One lever opens and closes jaws and adjusts clearance between the jaws. Height is easily adjustable. Clamp rotates 360 degrees. Parts Tray is available as an option. The stand folds for more convenient storage.

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by simon a Cross Country Rider from chetwynd

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2005

Strengths:    Cost - its cheap
Ease of use - one handed adjustable clamp with soft jaws

Weaknesses:    Not stable enough to rotate bike through 360 degrees when clamped on seat post.

Bottom Line:   
It works. It'll clamp on the seat post or on the top tube. Other than rotating the bike through 360 degrees when clamped on the seat post its fine. Excellent value for money even at UK prices.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $144.00

Purchased At:   Halfords, UK

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Lopes a Weekend Warrior from South Kingston, RI, USA

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2004

Strengths:    constructed from strong steel, came with a tool tray, and it was cheap!

Weaknesses:    It's definately not portable (relatively heavy and large), forget about adjusting the height more than a couple of inches, it can only clamp onto my seatpost and not the frame of the bike since the clamp doesn't open enough, & not very stable.

Bottom Line:   
This product is plain out junk. I wanted something with more height adjustment, that would clamp onto my frame, and would have some hope of being portable. I really liked that it came with a tool tray but, it doesn't compensate for the rest of this product's flaws. It is better than nothing but, trust me it's worth spending the extra $20.00 to buy a better model or get a different brand. Once again, I've learned that you pay for what you get.

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Favorite Trail:   Acadia- Mt. Tom

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   Not sure what brand they were...

Bike Setup:   Foes FXR, Mavic wheels, Avid mech. disc brakes.....

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

Strengths:    Well, it can tip over and not shatter. Does perform the basic function of holding up my bike, but that's about it. Oh, and came with a nice tray for holding tools and parts.

Weaknesses:    Does not really fold up. If you unscrew a bolt and twist the base and break it into 2 pieces, you can fit it in a medium-sized closet.
Weighs about what my bike weighs.
Came with a bent screw for locking the stem in place.
Height adjustment is really only 2 spots, 10 cm's apart. Wow!

Bottom Line:   
Hopefully returnable, which, being a male, I'll probably never get around to. Spend your $$$ on something else.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   "Hidden Fees" Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Friend's old "crappy" stand which was much better.
Tree out back which was about as good, with better height adjustment.

Bike Setup:   Fisher Big Sur, stock-ish.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Dunn a Cross Country Rider from Norton

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2002

Strengths:    Quality build. Ultra competetive price. Excellent clamp. Easy storage.

Weaknesses:    Not 100% stable due to small footprint, but only noticable when rotating bike.

Bottom Line:   
My trusted supplier said not to touch anything less than £150, but got me one of these in anyway. We set it up in shop, and we both were amazed at this product. I would not hesitate in recommending this item to anyone

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Two Wheels two

Similar Products Used:   None, based purchase on reading as many reviews from many sources

Bike Setup:   Orange O2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap compared to park, easy to use and put together, folds down into small box, useful fot those who lack space to have it standing at all times.

Weaknesses:    Not entirely stable when holding front heavy bike

Bottom Line:   
A cheap and quality stand, more than a match for the park ones which cost double. Great for those on a budget and those with little or no storage space. Cheap, easy and quality!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   www.wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   Park, kestral

Bike Setup:   DMR Trailstar

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Watford, England

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2000

Strengths:    a) Price
b) Simple and solid construction, it only takes about a minute to assemble/dismantle and packs away to about 75cm x 25cm x 25cm (although you don't get a sexy bag to put it in like the expensive Park models!)
c) Nice rotating clamp design.

Weaknesses:    Maybe not 100% stable if you rotate the bike through 360 degrees when clamped to the top tube - the legs probably need to be a bit longer.
Only got two height positions which are about 10cm apart.

Bottom Line:   
For the price, this work stand is great value. It costs about £80 (UK pounds) in England, probably less elsewhere (as with everything), so if you cannot afford the Park stuff but want a rotating, clamp design, this may be the stand for you.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Used a mates folding Park stand which was very nice but at over 4 times the price this one is good value.

Bike Setup:   Hard-tail Orange O2 with SID 100. Thanks to the English Peak district it currently has a buckled rear wheel, bent Avid brake levers and totally worn brake pads.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Craig a Downhiller from Sand Springs, Ok

Date Reviewed: August 23, 1999


Needs trueing attachment.
Don't know if they make an attachment for this stand

Bottom Line:   
Great Stand. Great Price. Great PRODUCT.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by rob a weekend warrior from Sheffield, UK

Date Reviewed: February 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   

This stand has all the faetures I need (360 degree rotational clamp, height adjustment,portable and stable). Compared to the cost of the Park stands, its a bargain.Don't know what £79 is in $ though.

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