View Full Version : Best portable repair stand; Feedback or Park?
06-18-2012, 10:04 AM
These two seem to be the most talked about:
Is the Park worth the extra $?
Are they're others to consider?
I have the Park. 5 years old and going strong. LOVE it. Would buy another.
06-18-2012, 11:05 AM
The shop that I have do all my major work only uses Park Tools.
I have the Feedback. Fucking love it. Nice fat tubing, sexy titties red anodized, great clamp, real tripod, packs down small and easy.
Never used the Park, but I'm sure it's nice. Can't see what my Feedback is missing so don't know what the extra money will get you.
06-18-2012, 01:36 PM
Park looks like a little bit of a better clamp, but they both look solid.
06-18-2012, 02:17 PM
The Feedback one is awesome, I've had one for quite some time (since they were known as Ultimate: http://www.ultimatesupport.com/products). The clamp design is awesome, the quick clamp/release is awesome, the micro adjust with the dial works well, very adjustable, and it has held my 36ish pound trail bikes without issue for years. I've got access to the Delux cam clamp Park ones at work and still prefer the design of the Feedback one. It's nothing against the Park stuff either as theirs are really nice, the Feedback is just that much easier to use IMO.
06-18-2012, 02:33 PM
I have what used to be branded as "Ultimate" workstand. I got it at REI. It is very much like the Feedback "Sport-Mechanic" workstand (http://feedbacksports.com/shop/Sport-Mechanic-Work-Stand-P3C1.aspx). Stable base - I've been able to really lean on it to free fixed gear cogs. It has been very adaptable with various frame shapes despite the traditional looking clamp. Perfect for the home shop that isn't churning bikes through regularly.
if you've got a plastic weird-sectioned aero frame, you may want to consider a fork mount stand
06-18-2012, 03:09 PM
I've got the Park, but it has the older style clamp. The stability is decent, the build quality is off the charts, and it packs up and travels really well. I've built and maintained about 3-4 bikes on it, some featherweights, and some heavy bitches. No complaints so far.
06-18-2012, 03:27 PM
I have the older version of the Park Delux Home Mechanic Repair Stand. It's 15? years old and works fantastic. I use it every day.
06-18-2012, 03:35 PM
I've used Parks at a local shop, and I own a feedback, but it's the lower end model than what you have listed there (I have the one that MSRPs at $200). The Parks I've used have a large lever to close the clamp and I prefer that to the knob system on my Feedback. The feedback stand is solid, folds up nice, and looks smashing.
06-18-2012, 05:38 PM
I have been using the Pro Ultralite for 3 years and is doing well enough. I have only one minor issue with the angle adjustment sometimes allowing the bike to rotate if I did not crank on it. And since it is a round knob (the version you mention has a nicer three pronged job for that) it is a bit annoying with heavier steel frames or FS bikes. But overall pleased with it. I have cranked on that thing and tugged on it and it still is doing great. I really like the seat post clamp though I have never used a Park stand.
06-18-2012, 06:15 PM
I've got the Feedback. No complaints but I've never used a Park.
06-18-2012, 06:53 PM
I have one, my friend has the other. Both solid stands.
06-18-2012, 07:02 PM
I have another park folding stand and it is awesome. Very solid.
06-19-2012, 08:29 AM
Pretty sweet to have a thread like this without one single negative post about either part.
06-19-2012, 08:59 AM
I have only one minor issue with the angle adjustment sometimes allowing the bike to rotate if I did not crank on it. And since it is a round knob (the version you mention has a nicer three pronged job for that) it is a bit annoying with heavier steel frames or FS bikes.
Same complaint here with my lower end feedback stand. I can set it as tight as I possibly can with that round knob and my FS bike will still sometimes rotate. Overall I love the stand, but I wish I went for one with a better clamp.
06-20-2012, 12:42 AM
I picked up a park professional bench mount clamp from a shop that was going out of business, since I started moving around a bit and didn't have a place to mounted it to I bolted it to a Black & Decker workmate which allows me to use the clamp in a portable way and it WILL hold a DH bike
its also good for ski tuning and even home improvement stuff
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