well I dont . . . tripod are usually NOT very stable with heavy bike and having 3 legs can often be very annoying when moving around the bike...takes a lot more space
Get a Park tool or a Pedros...end of the story
I feel the same way. My roommate in college had the feedback and it was great for road bikes but I couldn't imagine using one exclusively for DH bikes. I've seen at least 15 DH bikes fall over while in Feedback stands.
Spin doctor pro g3. I use it almost every day for DH bikes exclusively. No problem whatsoever. Portable as well. Got mine at performance bike on sale last year. It's on sale right now as well. Normally 200, on sale for 130.
Ive broken two clamps on this stand. Happens when you work on the bike in an unnatural position like pulling the back wheel up so the bike is vertical. Lucky Performance has a "100% Satisfaction Guarantee..." I've had the stand replaced two times over the last 5 years.
If I were to spend money on a new stand it'd be the Feedback Pro Elite or a Park.
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
I've got a park prs-15. Probably more than you would want to spend, but it can handle a dh bike no problem. Folds up pretty nicely for storage and transport too.
Def a winner - I may go back to Park someday; I have a FeedBack Ultimate Pro Titanium 11.0 and it's awesome, but you need to be wary of bike position depending on what you're doing. The park bases sort of preload the weight, and may wobble, but I never flipped my PRS-5 at all, and my FB is a tip monster.
Look at the Sette model offered thru Pricepoint it's just a sturdy as a Park and 1/3 the price, I have one and have used it for my Haro 357, it's sturdy. I also have the Feedback Pro model and like that one also.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits"
2005 Giant Reign 2 (Custom Built)
2011 Intense M9 Custom Build
I've had a similar one to this.. http://www.parktool.com/product/delu...-stand-pcs-4-1
the legs have changed over the years. It has lasted 15 years and has seen everything (in terms of DH bikes) thrown at it from a '97 GT LTS DH to a current Demo 8 and probably about 7 other personal DH bikes between the 2. Never had an issue...one of the best purchases I've ever made.