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One Star is too generous
on 15 May 2015
Appalling - a triumph of design and engineering over common sense. The legs collapse forward towards you as you lift it - the most counter-intuitive and lazy concept you could imagine. It's very difficult to move around the workshop - just because they gave the design to a 12 year old on a Friday afternoon.
The jewel in this Ministry of Cr@p Design-approved concept is the press-fit tube into which the jaws are mounted. Once you tighten that clamp, it's not going to turn. Great... until you want to revolve the bike a few degrees. Ah, but it's stuck in there with no spring to push it back out when you loosen the clamp. So, it's bike off, mallet out of the drawer and bang the clamp at the back until it loosens off. Just to turn it a few degrees.
A loathsome creature - there are numerous better designs out there for half the money. Shame I fell for the "Park Tools make better products and you get what you pay for" mantra. The final straw was when I almost smashed my £5K bike against the wall, while trying to outwit the clamp revolve mechanism.
Fabulous Amazon service, as usual - they've refunded my card and DHL will collect this piece of junk from my office. I'm reluctant to give it even one star - but that's as low as the rating system will go.