NoLimits - Bike Stand

Jun 5, 2009
by Alasdair MacLennan  
Simple & effective, we have here a bike stand from NoLimits, a UK based company offering products aimed at the racers among us.

Sometimes someone brings a product to your attention which makes you take a second look. I for one frequently want to stand the bike up after a run to do some basic work without dropping it on the ground or having to carry a full work stand around. Something small and simple would be ideal, so when I was offered a stand from NoLimits to use, I immediately grabbed it. The NoLimits stand is very similar to that which you will find in use by most of your local bike stores to display their bikes but this has a few subtle differences.Words: Alasdair MacLennan, Pics: Ian MacLennan


Firstly, this has no issue holding 2.5” tyres and also has wider feet to give it stability on the rough ground that tends to make up the parking at most venues. And just to make doubly sure it’s solid, there are also holes which allow it to be pegged down. Since getting hold of this I find myself using it more and more when working on the bike, from those simple bits of maintenance between runs to pressure washing the muck off at the end of the day. Handy for keeping the bike out of the way when storing it too.


Made in the UK from steel, it should stay looking good thanks to tough black powder coating and price wise comes in at £25 which seems pretty good value just now. They’re also available in a slightly narrower 2.35” version which is more suitable for BMX’s and 4x bikes whilst there are wall hangers for the workshop and, for the teams out there, a large A-Frame is currently being prototyped. If you’re at any of the UK NPS races this year then you will be able to take a look at them in the flesh in the MSC team pits while the NoLimits guys should also be on hand along with some of their other products should you want to have a chat.

-www.nolimitssports.co.uk

-cloverleaf.pinkbike.com


48 Comments

  • + 4
 This is not a product that "which makes you take a second look."
There is really nothing special or even remotely new about it.

Sure it does the job of standing your bike up, but you can only do work to non rotating parts of your bike (minus cranks).

Just a solid built stand. Nothing More.
  • + 2
 Not much good if you need to do work on your rear wheel, gears or brake. There are lots stands out there for the same price that allow for a free spinning rear wheel, thus making for a more practical stand.
  • + 1
 Go to any Giant Bicycle dealer and pick up one of their "Giant Logo Bike stands". Super simple, less bulky, fits disc and non-disc and any size tire at only $20-$30. You still can't turn the rear wheel in the stand, but I don't think that's what these style stands are designed for. Either one would work, but just thought I'd share my experience.
  • - 1
 Not impressed. I don't want something that uses my spokes to hold my bike up. Best product out there right now is the Willworx Superstand. If you have to buy a stand, this is it. Works on ANY bike.

Other than that, go raid the construction site. (If you can find one...)
  • + 3
 They look pretty good, nice and simple.
  • + 17
 yeah agree^^

though leaning is free...
  • + 0
 lol i had a look on there site and they do a wall mounted one for £10, which is pretty good value.
  • + 6
 poor spokes Frown poor rear mech Frown not-that-innovative, to be honest.
  • + 14
 benjiscott82 > No doubt, when they stop making walls or the ground, I will buy one
  • + 6
 yeah, and I bet you could make that out of wood in less than half an hour. why would you buy that?
  • + 4
 i have one made out of wood in my garage already (and it can hold two bikes)
  • + 1
 I have one of these stands and to be fair the picture does really do it justice. The logo is carved out on the otherside and I have my name and race number on mine and I must admit it looks mint!!! I guess you could prop it up aginst a wall but there are not that many walls at my local downhill track. As for making one out of wood, Jesus has this thread turned into a DIY thread? I would imagine you would have a penny farthing to put in it???
  • + 3
 bet there must be something at your local DH trail. ooooo say a tree for example?
  • + 0
 I dont know about wilkinsC2 but there sure aren't enough trees here in socal, we have bushes but they are hardly reliable and scratch the crap outa your bike. Altho I did make a four bike reack out of metal so i fixed that.
  • + 0
 ok, prity sure the mode of transport used to get there would be leanable and if you ride there are you seriously going to carry that just to stop the outside of your peddle getting scratched on the floor?
  • + 0
 to me it looks alot like a santa cruiz but still an extremly nioce bike il give that 1 to ya
  • + 0
 WilkinsC2 > I think many would rather spend money elsewhere on their bike. I just wouldn't buy it even though I do have the dough to bake a loaf

wingman303 > Are they bushes made of daggers? Or is your bike made of paper?

mojoloz > completely agree!
  • + 3
 why not just make one out of scrap wood?
  • + 0
 thats exactly what i did, it took me 15mins most of that time was trying to find the wood the use for it,
  • + 0
 the only part that actually holds the tire is the very bottom. why does it go up so tall? its just going to lean against spokes and derailleur. Not that good in my opinion.
  • + 1
 2x4's and some nails will solve that problem. or better yet....turn your bike up-side-down. thats free.
  • + 1
 If youre stupid enough to pressure wash your bike, youre probably stupid enough to buy this stand.
  • + 0
 +1

as mentioned above that stand looks like all of the force is on the spokes. if the vertical parts were wider and caught the tires i think it would be better. imho
  • + 0
 ya or something that it extends at the back at angle to catch the tires nearer or slightly above the axle to help it stand

bought something for about US$10 that works great!
it even has padded hooks on the side that can grab onto the chainstay/seatstay to raise the rear wheel so you can work on it!
  • - 1
 I don't think they were trying to be very innovative when they decided to make these. Innovate , not imitate.
  • + 1
 pressure washing your bike is nothing unless youre a retard with it.. everything is sealed now to an extent.. its not the year 2000 anymore
  • - 1
 Have fun replacing your bearings twice as often as one one else.
  • + 1
 whole season pressure washing 1-2 times a week.. no problems, dont spray directly into hubs/headsets or fork seals and youre golden
  • + 2
 hahah bigburd, that how i usually do it.
  • + 1
 cool stand but i would rather have the bike
  • + 0
 I got two of them that I made. Takes about 15 minutes and one eight foot 2x4, and some screws or nails.
  • + 1
 i can make the samthing out wood and its not going to cost me notthing
  • + 1
 You could make a custom better one out of wood for free.
  • + 1
 Works a dream for me guys.
  • - 1
 How cant it work? It would have too be really badly made not to work.

A waste of money IMO, you can't use it to setup your gears either because you cant rotate the rear wheel in it.
  • + 0
 whats wrong with leaning the saddle against ya head and working on ya bike ! well alot Razz
  • + 0
 a bb mounted stand would be better
  • - 1
 That looks like a useless piece of metal, advocated by someone who pressure washes their bike. No thanks!
  • - 1
 lol what is it with pinkbike kids and pressure washing
  • + 0
 what if you need to remove the rear wheel?
  • + 0
 you put the front one in....
  • + 0
 fail >Frown
  • + 0
 what bike is that?
  • + 0
 ya good question thought it was an old foes mono for a minute but its not
  • + 3
 MSC F5 R, thought you would have noticed the big MSC bikes logo in the background or even on the bike stand itself haha Razz
  • + 0
 ahh Smile i didnt recognise the brand , not familiar with MSC
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