We featured this Feedback Sports work stand a few months ago and got a bit of stick from some people because they felt we only feature the best, and often most expensive, products. This Flipstand though is a great product for the price of a few inner tubes.
Of course if you want the best possible thing to help you work on your bike then a proper work stand will never be beaten, but then this Flipstand was never trying to beat a work stand. Instead it’s designed for those riders who are happy to just work on their bike upside down, and for them it solves the problem of damaging your seat, shifters, lockout levers and the like. Likewise, if you’ve got a fancy floor it’ll also protect that from your bike.
As you can see all you do is clip a ‘grip clip’ onto each end of your bar and then attach the seat pad to your seat using the supplied bungy cord (which also keeps the whole lot in one place when you’re not using it. The whole thing is made from the kind of stuff that camping mats are made from and the grip clips raise your bars off the ground by 5cm so they should offer enough clearance for even the most peculiar setups. They will also work on pretty much any type of bar, mtb or road. The wider you can space them the better and stability is definitely improved compared to not using them.
Overall we love the simplicity and effectiveness of this design, and because it’s so small and neat you could easily just keep it in the back of your car/van for those moments when you arrive at a trail and discover that your bike isn’t working quite as well as you thought it was.
Price: £12.99 (including UK postage)