Now we’ve exposed the service centre secret weapon in our fight against broken bicycles its time to let you in on an even bigger secret. In comparison to other bicycle specific tools they can be pretty cheap. My-self and some other of the Je James mechanics set out to find the best possible bicycle stand at the cheapest possible price to prove our concept.
Extra points were earned for better value but the winner would have to stand the test of time in one of the busiest workshops in South Yorkshire. After months of testing we arrived at a unanimous decision a stand from one of the most well know brands in the cycling industry, Raleigh.
This impressive little stand stood up to the test of time and the demo version is still now an indispensable piece of kit that packs away very easily into the same box it came out of. Without having to play Tetris. The tool tray can be removed and adjusted easily in addition to height and reach. Our favorite feature of this stand was its four-leg design and wide base to prevent tipping and improve stability. The oversized tubing improves stability and didn’t budge even when we worked on eBikes and downhill rigs.