No matter how well you look after your bike or how often you use it, eventually you will find a need for those ever-so-handy bicycle repair stands. Granted, in the beginning you will most likely take your bike to a bike shop for all its maintenance and repairs. However, as you progress in the sport of cycling, you’ll want to partake in fixing your own bike. For some, they like to feel in control of their own equipment. For others, it is a means to reduce the costs associated with cycling. Whatever your reason, a stand will make the work much easier.
When choosing a stand, you’ll definitely need and want one that is portable. You never know when you’ll have to move it. This is an especially important consideration if you plan on, or already are, involved in road racing. Having a portable stand in a friend’s car or in your own will allow you to fix any problems that arise quickly and efficiently. That will get you back on the road faster and save you valuable minutes. Also, if you plan on traveling anywhere, toting a portable stand will also aid you in fixing any issues that come up without making a trip to the cycling store.
Don’t forget to make sure that any stand you buy is adjustable. Too many times people are just happy to have a portable stand and don’t realize that too much or too little height will only hinder any work you end up doing. After all, even the best bicycle accessories won’t work well if they aren’t a proper fit.