Feedback Sports Releases New Pro Mechanic Repair Stand

Apr 3, 2023
by Feedback Sports  
Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot

PRESS RELEASE: Feedback Sports

Representing the next evolution of our flagship repair stand, the new Pro Mechanic builds on the longstanding reputation of its predecessor, the Pro Elite. With upgraded clamp jaws, clutch components, and mast hardware, the Pro Mechanic is more durable, more stable, easier to use, and even more reliable.

Based on the proven, patented fundamental designs of the original Pro Elite, the updated Pro Mechanic is improved with the addition of functional updates:

NEW: Front spinner knob for fast closure and micro adjustability with our patented, Speed Ratcheting seatpost clamp.
NEW: Larger rear tri knob provides increased ergonomics and leverage for tightening the clamp body.
NEW: Mast tube collar design for sturdy, stable support and long service life.
NEW: Internal clutch design provides 110% increased holding power for 360-degree rotating clamp compared to its predecessor.
NEW: Tool-free replaceable rubber clamp jaw pads for secure grip and easy service.

Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot

Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot
Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot

Like the Pro Elite on which it's based, the Pro Mechanic is lightweight, compact, and portable for travel. As always, our signature telescoping tripod design is stable on a uneven surfaces and suited for a range of bikes.

• Anodized 6061 T6 aluminum construction is ultralight, corrosion resistant and incredibly durable.
• Stiff tripod base and rubber feet create ultimate stability even on uneven surfaces.
• Working load range of 10-35lbs accommodates service on a range of bikes. Maximum load 75lbs.
• Portable and compact construction creates a remarkably small folded footprint of 5″ x 8″ x 45″ (13 x 20 x 115cm).
• Available travel bag is water-resistant, durable and padded to protect your stand and your other equipment.
• Quick-release fittings make setup and storage fast and easy.
• At 12lbs (5.4kg), hitting the road with this stand is never in question.
• 3-Year Warranty.

Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot

We're committed to reducing packaging waste. New for our repair stands, first introduced with the Pro Mechanic HD, is a 100% paper and pulp, zero-plastic packaging system.

• No polybag, zip ties, foam, cellophane tape or staples in the packaging.
• 100% single-stream cardboard, curbside recyclable carton.
• Product box is suited for final delivery, does not require double-boxing to ship, reducing waste and shipping volume.
• Pro Mechanic repair stand is delivered fully assembled and ready to use.

Pro Mechanic 2023 Lifestyle Shoot

The Pro Mechanic is available everywhere NOW through our trusted distributor and bicycle retail partners. MSRP $395.


More info: feedbacksports.com

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96 Comments
  • 68 8
 Does it come with the shmedium t shirt?
  • 6 1
 lol. 10% smaller shirt and you could peg that guy for an XC racer for sure! Big Grin
  • 5 0
 only if you are a registered raisin smuggler
  • 5 0
 Looks like an extra medium to me.
  • 37 12
 You Americans are weird. Shirts should fit, and that shirt fits perfectly.
  • 7 3
 @WhateverBikes: Aw come on man, it's just a joke. I wear fitted clothes too. However, homeboy could size up.
  • 6 1
 @WhateverBikes: I think it’s more of a comment about Feedbacks obsession with flexed arms holding their product in ad photos: m.pinkbike.com/photo/22942985
  • 2 2
 @deez-nucks: worked hard for those gains brah! Got the perfect pump going on!
  • 3 8
flag Mtbdialed (Apr 4, 2023 at 7:17) (Below Threshold)
 @Struggleteam: if there is one thing that doesn't translate from america to the rest of the world, europe specifically on this, is our general sense of snark and sarcasm. add in humor is harder to detect in text, and someone that has a, say, German sense of humor, is going to largely miss our snark. lol
  • 12 1
 @Mtbdialed: Yup. People other than here don't even have humor yet. We're so advanced!
  • 5 8
 @noapathy: that isn't what I said, you big dope....lol. reading is not that hard, bro.

I said their's and our humor cross without getting caught a lot of the time. I have a German buddy that will say something, die laughing at it, and I am left bewildered....which ultimately gets us both laughing.


relax, people of different backgrounds have wildly different humor styles and.....THAT IS OK.

go ride your bike
  • 5 3
 @Mtbdialed: Someone doesn't have a sense of humor, I see. Wink
  • 3 1
 Feedback Sports T-shirts. Available Now at participating Baby Gap stores.
  • 3 0
 @Mtbdialed: I'll pass on the pegging, thanks.
  • 1 1
 @benzito: .....doubt it. ;D
  • 2 1
 @Mtbdialed: We Brits (ignore my flag!) always say that Americans don't get sarcasm and here's you complaining Europeans don't understand 'Merkin sarcasm Big Grin
  • 5 3
 @korev: I lived in London for nearly 3 years. the two brands of sarcasm are really quite different. lol. the best I can describe it is Americans play their hand a bit more and are more outlandish when they use it(in general), and Brits are deadpan....Monty Python style. I like both, but if you try to mix them, it goes sideways. Big Grin


I worked with a nothern bloke when I was there, and would routinely have to explain that, in fact, I do not have carnal knowledge of his mum....
  • 3 0
 @WhateverBikes: Americans like everything supersized. Just look at our fast food places. Reason why they need their clothes supersized LOL!
  • 1 1
 @Struggleteam: Thats how a T shirt should fit. Unless you are a rapper and wear your shit falling off you.
  • 1 1
 @noapathy: Lol.. That's a fact!
  • 2 0
 @Diesel2007: So that's you modeling in the pic? OK. Beer
  • 2 0
 No you have to also buy the extra skinny jeans as well to get the shmedium shirt
  • 51 1
 I'm using a janky old stand from like 20 years ago and I hate it. It works just good enough to not replace.
  • 8 0
 Mine isn't that old, but the same story. Mildly frustrating, but 1000 times better than no stand. Mine started breaking here and there and that would signal time for a replacement... of course I bought 2 of them on sale so I still have another identical stand.
  • 7 0
 same here, mine is now 30 years old, want to get a new shiny one, but can't justify the cost
  • 6 6
 I just flip my bike upside down and rest it on the seat seat and grips. Sometimes I take the front wheel off and find it's very stable on flat ground.
  • 15 0
 @HardtailHerold: must be a joy to bleed brakes that way
  • 2 17
flag HardtailHerold (Apr 4, 2023 at 4:34) (Below Threshold)
 @f00bar: well considering the calipers need to be higher than the levers to get a good bleed. I don't see how you do it on a work stand.
  • 11 1
 @HardtailHerold: if you need to have calipers higher, you're doing it wrong
  • 2 0
 @HardtailHerold: Which brakes are that?? Sure, any brake you bleed with syringes on both sides could be done with the bike upside down but usually the instructions are to have the levers as the highest point. Esp for brakes that use a cup at the lever when bleeding.
  • 12 0
 The levers should be in a 20psi vacuum and the calipers need to be underwater throughout the bleed process.
  • 5 0
 @HardtailHerold: yes this why the master cylinder in autos is below the tire.
  • 1 2
 @HardtailHerold: I had a stand and got rid of it as it was too greedy for space in my dinky workshop and in the end I came to the same conclusion, I just prefer flipping it upside down for almost every job tup
  • 4 0
 I have the precursor to the Feedback stand that was made by Ultimate (same company that makes speaker stands etc) it has a similar clutch to adjust the rotation and a similar clamp. I bought it in 1994, I’ve been using ever since without fail.
  • 2 0
 @bunjiman82: First time I used a stand I couldn't figure out how to do anything with the bike right side up. Even taking the rear wheel off was confusing.
  • 1 1
 @HardtailHerold: At least buy a dirt-cheap stand. If you can afford to mountain bike, you can afford a cheapo Amazon stand.
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: But why bother if you actually don't enjoy using one!?
  • 1 2
 @bunjiman82: its a tool, you don't have to "enjoy" it. It has to hold a bike so you can work on it not generate joy.
  • 3 1
 @RonSauce: you're a tool if you think that there's no joy in maintaining your bike or that people shouldn't do it the way that feels best to them.
  • 1 3
 @bunjiman82: its bike maintenance, you don't have to be overzealous and masterbatory about it.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: I have the Feedback from 94 or 95 also. It cost a lot in Oz back then and I dragged it all over the country. I still use it a couple of times a week and it works just like new. Quality product.
  • 1 0
 @HardtailHerold: LOL. I would love to see you bleed a set of Hope brakes with the bike upside down.



no really....make an OnlyFans page of you bleeding various brakes, while the bike is upside down. I will be your first customer!
  • 1 1
 @gtill9000 I have a horribly janky old one.

I recently bought myself a Feedback Sport Mechanic because I wanted to save my shoulders getting in the clamp.
I didn't pay attention to the fact that it DOESN'T have the quick clamp of the Elite or Pro.
I wasted my money basically. Takes forever to try to spin the little knob.

I just assumed that it was a heavier, cheaper material b/c I'd never seen anyone use a Feedback stand that didn't have the fast clamp & QR button. So now I have a professional "looking" piece of jank.
  • 44 0
 No thanks I like to hold my bike up with one hand and wrench on it with the other. It's like wrestling a gator
  • 16 0
 I've had their Sport repair stand for what seems like 10 years now (had it long enough that I cannot remember when I got it). Still works great though the "Pro" model maybe worth the extra $$ for a better rotational clutch if you have a heavier bike.
  • 6 0
 same exact story here. Mine sees heavy use at home, still perfect.
  • 13 1
 Last year I decided I needed a proper stand so trotted down to the Mountain Equipment Co-op and got upsold on the Pro Elite, which was more than I expected to pay, but YOLO and all that. The guy noted it was the stand used by all the pro teams etc and indeed when you look at videos, this seems to be true. Anyway, I'm super super happy with it and cannot believe I had been wrenching on bike for 44 years (I started young) and only just got a proper stand. It's so nice to work on bikes with one of these. It's one of those tools which which you will keep for the rest of your life, and take pleasure in using it every time.
  • 10 0
 I don´t know how it is in the rest of the world, but here in Czech if you are wrenching your bikes at home there is only one option to go - Lidl stand for something like 50 USD.
Would you service world cup team with it and travel every week? No. But for the occasional kitchen work it works just fine, only small tuning needed.
  • 4 0
 Crivit stand from LIDL is amazing value. I got mine at 27 euros. Sure, not the same quality as this here. But with few small modifications using spare parts I had lying around, it does the job excellently
  • 1 0
 @ak-77: same here. I had a tripod Decathlon 500 but it was unstable. I bought a Lidl Crivit stand instead for 30eur, which had a tool holder, and which is much more stable with quadripod. I bought a second one for m'y father. Live it so far.
  • 1 0
 @ak-77: yep, few tweaks here and there and it's fine
  • 4 0
 We had a bunch of similar Feedback stands at my work. Our experience is that the head units break down. The head units are overly complicated., with a lot of small, fragile parts. We'have replaced all of them with Park stands.
  • 3 0
 I really like my pro elite stand. I was considering adding one of their sprint stands since they seem like a more stable way to hold the bike than just using the seat tube clamp, but the base that holds the bike is so short that it only really fits road bikes. I would be interested in an XL version for longer mountain bikes.
  • 3 0
 Let’s not overlook the more important qualities of a bike stand,
i) a pace to put my cool stickers.
ii) when I go into the garage to listen to music and drink beer, having a bike in the stand makes it look like I’m “working”.
  • 4 0
 Feedback from the stand I've had years I was given by my lbs Biketart who had it in use for years is still going strong! Positive feedback on feedback
  • 3 0
 I'd love to replace my old Park PCS-1. Feedback released a heavy duty version recently too, looks good. How is the stability of the three legged Feedback stands?
  • 4 0
 fine, but must position legs properly (ie 1 leg at 90degree to bike) or will still tip over
  • 4 0
 @eljefespeaks: Wouldn't that happen with any tripod stand?
  • 1 0
 @HappyBiker19: Yeah, this seems great for a travelling repair stand, but I really appreciate the big plate steel base (Park # 130) on my Park PRS 3.3. I've used tripod stands (PRS-10) and I always manage to trip over the legs.
  • 1 0
 Three legged stand is good. Just don't have some wobbly pops and let the upper part of it rotate without noticing. It really tests your inhibited reflexes
  • 1 0
 To all the people commenting "my Lidl stand does the same". You clearly don't work on bikes enough to know what a pain those Lidl crap stands are. We have a few of those in our self help work shop and every time we have to use these, we have to hold back the urge to slam dunk them into the trash.
  • 4 0
 i got my stand for 20euro at lidl. Works alright
  • 4 0
 They should make a carbon stand because it will make you a better mechanic
  • 1 0
 Oil slick or nothing
  • 1 1
 Totally not suitable for use on the go, but as a home repair stand I swear by my Cycles Tools repair stand (article code 290007). Keeps the bike super stable, at a nice working height, reachable from all angles and sides, and you can work on everything (if you need to work on the headset etc. you can turn the bike around and clamp the rear axle. Highly recommended.
  • 1 0
 I have a Feedback Superlight or whatever stand. It's great, no complaints really; other than the clamp. Sometimes it'll ratchet closed and other times not, haven't really figured it out after all these years.
  • 1 1
 My new Pro HD stand arrived the other day. Right out of the box it was completely covered in what appears to be saw dust with a talcum power consistency. One of the legs had very poor anodizing on the side. The worst thing though was that everytime the clamp was opened or closed it would make an audible noise that would last a few seconds. There are 3 undamped springs inside that use the housing as an acoustic amplifier, think of it like plucking strings on a guitar. Not acceptable for an $495 MSRP (here in US) premium stand. It works fine though. I wish it had flat feet so that it would be even more stable though. Like any tripod stand, the only part of the leg touching the ground is the edge of the leg. Like if you decide to walk around on your toes instead of placing your foot flat when walking you'd be less stable.
  • 1 1
 Hey @Feedback sports!
Glad you're updating the clamp, its a favorite.
However, you used to make a base worthy of this stand (as seen here: www.bikeradar.com/reviews/maintenance/work-benches-and-stands/workstands/ultimate-pro-classic-workstand-review). When it was Ultimate the legs were all tangential to the center and it was way more sturdy and not much heavier. It was the heyday of that stand. I put steel tandems and bakefiets and built hundreds of b cycles on that ho.
This new base it totally substandard to the old unit. Its the base that used to come on the $120 consumer stand.
New this stand costs as much as a park, and there's a huge gap in performance.
Please stop embarrassing yourself in the market and fix the base!!!! There's too much competition in the market for you to be screwing around!
  • 1 0
 Clearly does not value Feedback from previous press release. (For the record I value my own Feedback as it is one of the most important things in my garage)
  • 2 0
 Sounds nice, I'm on the predecessor, so will look at this as a replacement in 20 - 30 years Smile
  • 4 5
 I bought a Feedback Sports repair stand about 20 years ago. I don't remember the exact version, but it was pretty basic. It had a crack in the clamp just above the tripod legs when I opened the packaging. I got the replacement part for it. I soon realised that tripods were not really necessary when I saw in two different bike shops mechanics use wires or ropes to hold the seat of bikes that they were tuning up, so I copied that system and stopped using the stand. Years later, after I worked in a bike shop, I realised how flimsy it was compared to the burly repair stands I was now using, so I sold it at a bike swap.

Next, about 15 years ago, on the same day I bought a Feedback Sports Summit weight scale for small bike parts and a hang your bike scale from the same company. The hanging scale stopped working and I returned it. I bought a Park Tool Digital Scale 1 to replace that and have had no problems with it. After two Feedback Sports products I bought had problems, I decided to check if my Summit scale had any obvious signs telling me it was going to fail. I opened it up and one of the electrical wires was being pinched by a plastic divider! I fixed that easily, just moving the wire, but my confidence in this company went completely downhill. I still have it, it works, but I don't use it. Bought a Pelouze 5055 at a flea market that has way more options. Again works great. (Yes I'm a weight weenie. I weigh anything I think of putting on my bikes, and then weigh the bikes after as well.)

My experience with Feedback Sports products has been frustrating. I do not think the quality of their products is anything special, and I think their quality control is bleeping terrible. I will never buy anything from this manufacturer again. I highly recommend you buy whatever product you need from a different manufacturer.
  • 3 0
 It looks like the old red anodized "ultimate" bike stands
  • 1 0
 Feedback bought Ultimate a million years ago and has improved on it
  • 1 0
 @jpmccrash: Heavy disagree, see above
  • 1 0
 @Schralpedrubber: cool, that is your experience, mine is mine. I have had positive experiences with Feedback as a company, customer service is top notch.
  • 1 0
 I own a Pro Elite Feedback stand, one of the best thing in my workshop. Would be nice to be able to buy the front spinner knob to update my old stand !
  • 1 1
 So they changed something here and there but didn't really improve anything, working weight limit is still way under e-bike weight and even some (many) enduro rigs. When E-bike version will come out?
  • 1 0
 Seems pretty cool, but I'll still be using my 30 year 90 pound old hunk of iron stand. Thing holds like 350 pounds and has a neat little tray.
  • 3 1
 this does the exact same job as the bike stand from Lidl that cost 25$.
  • 1 0
 Trying to look up there site, their stupid email listing wont get out of my way and there is no way to close it.
  • 1 1
 I am still using my original Ultimate stand and it works perfectly. Feedback makes great stuff that works and lasts so no reason to buy an upgrade.
  • 1 0
 My clamp above my tripod has been cracked for a year and I'm still waiting for a replacement.
  • 2 0
 Huck To Flat it Stat
  • 1 0
 What's the difference to the pro mechanic HD?
  • 1 0
 Manufacturer's hyperbole is always followed by a higher price.
  • 4 5
 plastic plastic plastic (even if it has fibreglass in it)
  • 5 8
 I hope this is build stronger than the old one... we had many issues in the workshop with this one.
  • 9 1
 Did you reach out to Feedback Sports? I find those folks super friendly and eager to assist with their product.
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