If you want to do some repairs on your bike, no matter how big or small, the best bike repair stands can make life so much easier. Bending over or scrambling around on a cold garage floor can be unpleasant and time-consuming.
These days there are plenty of styles and makes of bike repair stands to choose from. The fact is that good bike repair stands no longer need to be expensive. They no longer need to be the sole preserve of the professional bike mechanic.
With this in mind, we’ve selected 9 of the best bicycle repair stands, with hopefully something exactly right for you and your bike. Or bikes!
So, let’s get to it and take a look at the first on our list.
- Top 9 Best Bike Repair Stands To Buy 2020 Reviews
- 1 Bikehand Bike Repair Stand
- 2 S AFSTAR Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand
- 3 Tacx Spider Team Work Stand
- 4 Park Tool Team Issue Portable Repair Stand
- 5 Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand
- 6 Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand
- 7 Park Tool Bike Repair Stand PRS-4W-2 Repair Stand
- 8 Venzo Bike Repair Stand
- 9 CyclingDeal Home Portable Bicycle Mechanics Workstand
- Best Bike Repair Stands Buying Guide
- Before We Announce Our Winner
- Final Thoughts On The Best Bike Repair Stands
Top 9 Best Bike Repair Stands To Buy 2020 Reviews
1 Bikehand Bike Repair Stand
This a medium priced and medium quality bike stand.
Bikehand Bike Repair Stand utilizes a 2-legged compact design. If you’re confined for space, this is a good option. Also, it’s relatively light and portable. It weighs just 11lbs.
If you’re a hobbyist and doing infrequent maintenance and repairs, it’s a big advantage. The high level of portability also makes it easy to put in your car, take to events, and use for full bike set-ups, pre-race.
The Bikehand Bike Repair Stand can take bikes up to 55lbs. There is a heavier duty stand that can take a load of 110lbs. We don’t know anyone with a bike that heavy, but we would love to see one. Isn’t 110lbs about the same weight as a car?
Although the load will task up to 55lbs, we think that’s a little too heavy for this stand. The clamps and stand are good enough to hold bikes at this weight, but the stand starts to feel a little wobbly. We think that 30 – 35lbs is a more realistic weight limit.
The clamp is height adjustable, and you can work on any frame with a diameter between 1” to 2.4”. You can adjust the height of the clamp to work between 39” to 59”. The good news is that whatever bike you work on, the clamp holds the bikes tight at any angle, without damaging your precious frame.
It’s a good strong bike stand that’s well-built and offers very fair value. This is very much in keeping with Bikehand’s tools and other products. Reassuringly the stand is also backed by a 5-year warranty.
One last thing we like about it is the magnetic tool plate. It’s not something we see on a lot of bike stands. But tool plates are so useful for keeping your tools at hand. A magnetic tool plate is even better. It’s kind of cool really!
- Compact design.
- Good value.
- Five year warranty.
- Magnetic tool plate.
- A little wobbly at maximum load.
2 S AFSTAR Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand
This is a 4-legged steel-framed bike stand. It weighs 13lbs and has a stated weight limit of a rather ambitious 66lbs.
The stand feels reasonably solid. However, when you work on your bike, there is some flex. It doesn’t feel like the stand is going to fall over, but it is a little off-putting.
At this kind of price, a few corners have to be cut. Unfortunately, one of the most obvious places the accountant’s pencil has fallen is on the clamps. These are fastened and unfastened by rotating the large plastic knobs. These feel cheap and would look more in place on a toddler’s toys. Their performance isn’t the best, either.
The heavier the bike, the more difficult it becomes. If you’re frequently changing the position of your bike, or working on different bikes, this becomes tiresome.
For this reason alone, the S AFSTAR Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand is more suitable for cyclists doing repairs on a lighter bike. It’s not suitable for work on multiple heavy bikes. Those clamps really should be better.
Some of the pluses for the stand is that it can be adjusted up to 75” which will make a lot of taller riders happy. It also has a tool tray that can be adjusted for height. It’s not magnetic, but at this kind of price, we’re not complaining.
Finally, the design also makes it easy to fold and store. If you’re limited for space or need to take a stand with you on the road, this is a good option.
- Maximum height of 75”.
- It has an adjustable tool tray.
- Easy to store.
- Poor quality clamps.
3 Tacx Spider Team Work Stand
This is a good quality stand.
It measures just 47.2 x 9.1 x 7.1 inches and weighs 13lbs. The small height and modular design make it perfect for taking to races or events. However, it’s strong, sturdy, and stable, so it can be used at home too.
The Tacx Spider Team Work Stand works by holding the bike by the bottom bracket. This is unlike the majority of bike stands that hold the bike by their top tube. Neither one is necessarily better than the other, though this kind of stand does have some advantages.
Because the Tacx Spider Team Work Stand holds the bike by the bottom bracket, it sits lower to the floor. This gives it a lower center of gravity compared to frame clamping stands. In turn, this improves the stability of the stand, so there’s less flexing as you work.
When fitting bottom brackets, in particular, it helps to have a much more stable working environment. This is where the Tacx stand excels. However, where much quicker multi-directional movements are needed, a frame clamping stand may be better. For instance, when you’re changing cables or indexing gears.
The clamps are solid and operate using an easy-to-use lever system. The stand can freely and smoothly rotate through 360 degrees. But best of all, the stand remains well-planted at all times thanks to its stable tripod feet and strong legs.
The extra accessories include a fork holder that can be used with any make or size of bike. You also get a small tool tray that can be removed if required. It would have been good to see a slightly larger tool tray. However, in all fairness, it does fit in with the design and portability of the stand.
- Good quality.
- Highly portable.
- Strong and easy to use clamps.
4 Park Tool Team Issue Portable Repair Stand
Anything to do with bike tools and Park Tool has to be mentioned. These are the Cadillac of bike tools and accessories. Things don’t get much better than Park Tool products. Sadly, they also come much more expensive.
So, is the quality of this stand sufficient to justify the hefty price-tag?
This stand undoubtedly takes build quality to a whole new level.
Starting at the two legs, these are reinforced with metal strips for extra strength and stability. Even when the stand is loaded with a heavy bike, there’s no wobble. The stand stays exactly where you want it to. The maximum load capacity states 100lbs, and it’s perfectly capable of holding bikes of this weight. If you can find one!
The tubing on the frame is thick and strong, and the adjustable clamps are superb. The clamps to adjust the movement of the frame are excellent. But the clamp to hold the bike in place is almost impossible to fault.
The bike clamp can be used on any frame between 7/8” to 3”. The jaws are compatible with any shape of bike, including aero bikes. They have a soft padded cradle that is sure not to damage your pride and joy.
The clamp can be rotated easily into any position and locks tightly onto the frame with the minimum of force. The cam-actuated clamp is a well-engineered high-quality piece of kit.
The top tube and height adjustment collar allow for the integration of other Park Tool accessories. You can add things like a tool tray, mounted truing stand, or towel rack with no further modifications.
Park Tool advertises this as an entry-level bike stand for the home mechanic. Park Tool may consider this an entry-level product, which speaks volumes for the company, but we think it’s far better than that. If you decide to buy this, it will likely still be in your garage in 30 years. The quality is phenomenal.
So, should you buy it? If you have the money then yes you should. Without a doubt, the expense will be worthwhile. Also, without a doubt, this is one of the best bike repair stands for home repairs.
- Excellent build quality.
- The frame clamp is exceptional.
- Rock-solid stable.
- Easy to change and rotate positions.
5 Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand
The Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand very much fits the company ethos of making quality and innovative products. Feedback is an American company, are based out of Colorado and make a range of sports cycling equipment. As well as bike maintenance stands, they also manufacture tools, bike trainers, and bike storage systems.
The Feedback repair stand can be used for bikes weighing up to a maximum of 85lbs. The clamp height can be moved between 36” to 58”. The clamp connected to the stand can be released and engaged to allow the bike to spin through a full 360 degrees. And the clamp holding the bike’s frame in place can be rotated to any angle.
Both clamps feature an ingenious and patented ratchet closure system. It’s quick and easy to use. Even better, once engaged, the frame is held firmly without damage.
Though the clamping system works well on lighter bikes, it does, on occasion, struggle with heavier bikes. It performs well when holding the frame in a horizontal plane. However, when tilted, you may experience some movement back towards the horizontal.
It’s nice and stable, thanks to the three wide and well-supported legs. It’s also light and folds down into a small profile, so it’s perfect for taking with you on race days.
Although not provided, you can buy a travel bag as a useful accessory if you intended to take the stand out of the home. You can also buy a tool tray and a pro truing stand — another two worthwhile accessories. However, the bottle opener is the one accessory that really talks to us!
- Good build quality.
- Easy to use clamps.
- Full 360-degree bike rotation.
- Easy to store and transport.
- Tool tray not included.
- Clamp strength on heavy bikes.
6 Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand
Here’s another quality bike repair stand from Feedback.
This Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand works by securing the bike by the bottom bracket. It creates a clamping position that allows the stand to sit closer to the floor. Consequently, like the Tacx Spider Team Work Stand, a low center of gravity results.
The Feedback bike stand is, therefore, very stable and has almost no movement when working on the bike. This makes it ideal for working on bottom brackets when even a small amount of wobble can make things tricky.
The Feedback bike stand can, of course, be used for all kinds of other repairs and maintenance. The height of the stand is adjustable between 30’ to 48’. It can be swiveled through a full 360 degrees. The clamps and brackets holding everything in place are high quality, smooth, and easy to operate.
The Feedback bike stand is compatible with the majority of bike forks. It’s also compatible with disc brakes and with most rear dropout sizes. It can be used with road bikes, mountain bikes, and most other styles of bikes. It also has a weight limit of 85lbs, so it should be fine to use with just about any bike.
The frame is made from a rather eye-catching red aluminum. It’s strong and sturdy and can be folded away into a compact size quickly. The stand has speed fittings which help to fold it away.
There’s no doubt that this is a great stand for use at home, or races, or events. The quality may not be quite as good as something from Park Tool, but it’s very close. Given its high level of functionality, this is an excellent purchase for anyone seeking a quality bike stand without wanting to break the bank.
- Good build quality.
- Very stable.
- Smooth and easy to operate.
- Compatible with most bikes.
- Small compact folded profile.
- No tool tray.
7 Park Tool Bike Repair Stand PRS-4W-2 Repair Stand
This repair stand clamp makes such a lot of sense to us.
We’re sure you’ll agree that it’s not always easy to find space to keep your bike, most probably bikes, and all the equipment that goes with it. As time goes on, we get more bikes and more equipment and less room.
So, where space is at a premium, the Park Tool PRS-4W-2 repair stand could very well be the answer to your bike maintenance needs. This handy little clamp can be easily attached to any wall and takes up the minimum of room. This makes it one of the best bike repair stands to use in a small space. What’s not to like?
You get the same amazing premium quality with the clamp as you do with all Park Tool products. Once you fix it to the wall in your garage or house, you won’t have to worry about it again. This clamp will probably outlive you and your house!
The clamp comes with its own mounting plate, which, once attached to the wall, will sit 13” from it. This means that both the handlebars and the cranks will sit at least a couple of inches from the wall. Leaving you free to do your bike maintenance and repairs.
The clamp is the same as you’ll find on all the Park Tool repair stands. It can be used on most size of bikes and frames. The jaws of the clamp will securely and safely hold odd-shaped frames, including aero bikes, between 7/8” to 3”. It can take bikes up to 60lbs.
The clamp uses a cam-actuated mechanism to rotate and lock your bike into the preferred position. It’s simple to operate; in fact, it’s silky smooth and requires very little force from the user to get a tight hold of the frame.
The cool thing about this bike repair stand is that, not only is it great for working on your bike, but it’s also great for storing it too. Double up the PRS-4W-2 Park Tool repair stand as a storage hook and free up yet more space. You never know, one day you might even be able to get your car back in the garage!
- Premium build quality.
- Easy-to-use clamp.
- Good value.
- Cannot fully angle and rotate the bike.
8 Venzo Bike Repair Stand
This is an inexpensive version of the Park Tool wall-mounted bike repair stand we’ve just reviewed. Given it’s much more affordable price, we don’t expect it to perform as well as the Park Tool version, However, just how close does it get?
OK, this looks a lot better than we were expecting, given its price. It feels and looks sturdy. It’s made from solid metal and looks like it’s made to last.
The Venzo Bike Repair Stand even has a mounting plate that uses four bolts. We prefer this to the 2-bolt mounting plate on the Park Tool wall mounted repair stand. We can’t believe we’ve just written that!
The Venzo stand also has 15” of clearance from the wall. This is a couple of inches more than the Park Tool PRS-4W-2 repair stand. For us, this is another win for Venzo.
The clamp rotates through 360 degrees and holds the bike frame firmly in place. It’s easy to operate and can hold bikes up to 45lbs. Although quite frankly we think it could hold bikes quite a lot heavier than this. It works relatively smoothly, and the shape of the clamp’s jaws allows it to hold any shape of frame securely.
The Venzo repair stand genuinely surprised us with its quality and ease of use. We didn’t expect something this good and certainly didn’t expect it to have a couple of advantages over the Park Tool equivalent. Although it might not be as smooth to operate as the Park Tool PRS-4W-2 repair stand, we’d have no hesitation in recommending it as a great alternative.
- Good wall clearance.
- Good mounting plate.
- Five year warranty.
- Not as smooth as more expensive clamps.
9 CyclingDeal Home Portable Bicycle Mechanics Workstand
This is an affordable floor mounted bike repair stand.
It costs around the same price as the S AFSTAR Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand, but the quality is significantly better. The clamps are the same kind as you find on a Park Tool bike repair stand. The CylingDeal clamps are not as well-executed as clamps on higher-priced stands, but never the less they do a pretty good job.
The stand and clamp can hold bikes up to a maximum weight of 55lbs. They can be moved through 360 degrees. The stand can be extended to a maximum height of 59”.
The frame is made of aluminum. When you’re working on a bike, you can expect a little bit of a wobble. However, it’s nothing major. Even with heavier bikes, they’re still easier to work on.
One of the obvious cost-cutting measures is where the top clamp joins onto the stand. The finishing looks rather crude. The join has open, exposed rivets that have rough edges.
Surprisingly, the CyclingDeal repair stand comes with a magnetic tool tray as standard. It has the same height adjustment clamp as used on the main frame. It’s easy and reasonably smooth to use.
It offers all the functionality found on more expensive stands. It may not be as smooth to operate as more expensive repairs stands, but the quality is not something we have an issue with.
- Excellent value for money.
- Good clamps.
- Magnetic tool tray.
- You may require PSU extension cables.
Best Bike Repair Stands Buying Guide
Frame Clamp Stands
Frame clamp stands will either have 2, 3, or 4 legs. They tend to be less stable than either a bracket or wall mounted clamp but do have some advantages.
One advantage is that they give full access to the bike in all positions and angles. This is perfect when you’re running cables or building up a complete bike.
Another advantage is that they have room for a tool tray on the frame. Though not all bike repair stands have tool trays as standard, they often have them as an optional extra.
As you’d expect from a frame clamp stand, they work by securing the bike’s frame in the clamp’s jaws. For easy working, you need a repair stand with strong jaws that don’t take much force to operate, are quick to use, and don’t damage your bike.
Park Tool is the gold standard of effective clamping mechanisms. However, Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand, with its ingenious patented ratchet clamp, comes a close second for quality.
Bracket Clamp Stands
Bracket clamp stands work by holding the bike securely by its bottom bracket. These kinds of repair stands are more stable than a frame clamp stand. Consequently, they’re perfect for working on bottom brackets where movement is more of an issue.
In common with the frame clamp stands, the bracket clamp stand is generally easy to assemble and dismantle. They fold away to a reasonably compact size and are easy to transport.
Wall Mounted Stands
Where space is limited, these are an excellent idea. Because they stay mounted on the wall, they can leave precious room in your garage or workshop for your other bikes, tools, or maybe even your car.
Of all the different kinds of bike repair stands, these are undoubtedly the most stable. This is obviously because they have no frame to potentially wobble around on.
Unfortunately, there are some negatives too.
Firstly, and we think most importantly, you can’t get full access to every part of your bike. Since they sit at around 15” off the wall, it’s impossible to do so. You can carry out most of the routine work, such as indexing your gears, but for more complicated repairs and maintenance, a wall-mounted bike stand can be a little restrictive.
The other obvious negative is that they can’t be taken with you on the road to a race or event. Not a deal-breaker but something to keep in mind.
If they’re not already provided, a couple of great accessories would include a tool tray and a pro truing stand. Both of these accessories can save you a lot of time and trouble. However, not all stands can accommodate one or both of these. You need to check for available adds-ons before you buy.
Before We Announce Our Winner
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Back to bike repair stands…
Final Thoughts On The Best Bike Repair Stands
So, there you have it. Hopefully, there was a bike stand on our list that fits both your needs and budget.
A good bike repair stand can make life so much easier. It can also save you money by encouraging you to tackle jobs you might otherwise farm out to your local bike shop. It might even inspire you to ambitious new and vintage bike builds.
One thing is for sure; once you’ve started using a bike repair stand, you’ll never want to go back to scrambling around on the garage floor again!
When we look at most bike-related tools, we usually can’t help ourselves in recommending a Park Tool product as our top pick. Both of the bike repair stands from Park Tool on our list could have easily topped the list. However, on this occasion, we think the inexpensive wall-mounted…Venzo Bike Repair Stand… has beaten Park Tool to top spot.
We liked the Venzo Bike Repair stand because although it is relatively inexpensive, it’s still well-made. What’s more, it also has good and easy to use clamps, has good clearance from the wall, and a solid mount plate. As if that wasn’t enough, it even comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Enjoy your bikes, and enjoy your riding.