Originally Posted by kidkit
This thing is over priced, but it's supposed to be pretty solid, and folds up quite nice when you're not "out on the track"http://wheelstandpro.com/
Mine should arrive in the mail tomorrow, I'll try to come back with some impressions of it.
Sorry to quote myself but I've had more than a few hours experience with this thing now so I'll share some impressions (the Wheel Stand Pro):
Once you take it out of the box you can have it setup in about 5 minutes. After the wheel and the pedals are in place it will fold up quite well and shouldn't take up all that much more space than if you just had the pedals and wheels sitting in the closet on their own. That said, I also noticed that it didn't take too much wait for it to tip forward which frustrated me quite a bit mostly due to the high cost. Also, my second gripe, there is no good way to anchor the pedals without coming up with your own solution. The Unit came with some pull-ties, but they were for wire management. A thought will definetly run across your mind, "I paid $x dollars for this? That's it!?".
2 laps into a trial run, I was no longer a skeptic. Despite seeming to be tippy, everything feels quite stable and sturdy once you you have your feet resting on the pedals. The central bar never got in the way, i haven't come into contact with it yet with either leg. The pedals seem to stay put, there is an adjustable "bumper" on the end of stand which prevents the pedal from sliding forward, but I think I'll get some heavy Duty Velcro to keep them firm in place at some point.
+ Sturdier than you'd think
+ Very Adjustable, for height, tilt, pedal depth
+ small, compact, folds up (hang it on the wall in the closet?)
+/- took a week to ship
- Likely not as sturdy as a racing chair
- you need a decent chair of your own
I'm not sure I could recommend this thing unless a) you have money to burn, and b) there are significant space / girlfriend problems with larger setups
. I'm just happy to have my wheel out of the closet (and singing show tunes...)