Working in the industry for the last 5 years, I have been a holdout when it comes to purchasing a stand. "Why do I need to spend >$100 on something when I can just lean the tire against a semi-solid object to lube my chain?" Well, after repeated falls, drops, and scratches to my frame, I finally said fuck it and bought a stand. Value is a priority and I was recommend to give this baby a shot by a trusted local mechanic. After several weeks of use, including taking it on a bike trip, I am pleased with my purchase. While I haven't used it to do hardcore jobs like BB replacement or suspension overhauls, it works very well for cleaning, lubricating, and removing pedals. The clamp and closure systems are definitely budget conscious, but so am I.
Looking forward to using this stand for a while and I know Feedback will support me in the event of a warranty issue. Overall impression: wallet friendly, packable, durable stand that works as it's advertised. If you want to really ball out, buy the Pro Elite and forego a couple of twelve packs of premium beer.