Press Release: Unwobbler MTB Wheel Stand
Are you constantly casing jumps?
Do you put your wheels through a state of constant abuse?
Do your wheels no longer identify as being straight?
If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, the Unwobbler Wheel Stand is here to assist your wheel building/truing needs. Now more than ever with parts shortages.The Unwobbler Wheel Stand was designed to allow you to true or build your wheel with ease, without the hefty price-tag.
Sure, it may look a little DIY-ish
, but unlike those on Pinterest, the Unwobbler was designed to abolish the use of a dishing tool so you can true or build a wheel with ease and efficiency, at a fraction of the cost of wheel stands with similar potential.
It is a more affordable alternative to constant wheel flipping on a conventional $250+ stand, dishing tools that take up too much time for what they’re worth, and $500+ stands with questionable calibration.Let’s have a closer look:
Solid, sturdy construction (CNC routered ¾" Baltic Birch Ply)
Made in BC, Canada
CNC routered in Vancouver, assembled and shipped from Whistler.
Price: $205 CAD
Buy it here (limited on-hand stock): www.unwobbler.com
Instagram: @unwobbler Please do not contact us with questions about wheel building, it would be best to consult this guy or a professional.
Killer deal for what looks like a well made truing stand, just keep it dry.
Super solid build and for a home mechanic for tightening and building on occasion a wheelset seems to do the trick.
english version (since changing language choice on their site reloads a new page, took me 5 minutes to find it again)
I was just reacting to the statement how it's hard to find cheap stand for home mechanics
I have this one and its really good, basically the same functionality as the park tools one just a bit more basic.
But it has the dual sided indicator and can be calibrated easily
Edit: It also works for 29" with tires perfectly even though the description says you have to remove the tires
Incidentally, a lot of it has come from Ukraine and Russia, so will be interesting to see what happens to the price!
Come to think of it, I could use one myself.
I assume you took out a loan for the rest?
I kid, but those lumber prices for reeeal.
I managed to get a Park pro stand years ago on Craigslist, and it’ll likely last the rest of my life, but it doesn’t play well with large volume tires and 29ers. Plus you can’t easily dish with it, I like that this stand addresses that. I just dish off of my workbench but this would be much easier.
If I was in the market and couldn’t find a used Park, this would be my next choice.
This may help with dishing - I kinda have a goal. With this method one could also use only one guage in the right position to get the major adjustments done, and then bring the second guage for fine tuning. This way I don't have my rim banging both sides.
If you like that, you could keep the current distance gauge on one side and the 'rim width' version on the other.
* Also note that some wheels require an offset
I thought about going the DIY truing stand way.
Would you ever sell plans to people so that they can if they have a CNC router machine and CNC laser engraver make their own?
For other hub widths that are not pre-etched, there's a ruler at the bottom so you can set it yourself.
There are some good looking Asian made truing stands as well, that you can find on eBay or alibaba.
But still, same as you, I think this design has lots to offer and a more premium alloy offering might just do well.
Jesus, get some linseed oil and oil it, stop whinging, it’s made of wood, oil it yourself
Pretty basic woodworking stuffm
Presumably - stain it, oil it, drop oil on it, oil it annually, drop more oil on it, spill beer and be glad you oiled and spilled oil on it first
Unless that guy is lying, but oiling wood as a preservative is a pretty time tested technique