I should have bought a Sprint Stand a long time ago, it makes working on the bike so much easier. Before, I used 2 patio chairs to prop my bike up to wash it and removing the rear wheel was a pain due to the rear derailleur being at risk of damage. Now, with the stand, I remove both wheels in a matter of seconds, place my chain keeper in the rear drop, and can clean every nook and cranny of my bike, as well as easily make shifting adjustments or other maintenance tasks.
Speaking from experience….
Bicycle racing reality is that a couple handfuls of people all convene on one location. They bring most of the cycling gear they own, and end up at a house or hotel that is not designed to hold 10-15 bicycles and 10 people. This is where the A-Frame comes storming in like the A-Team (80’s TV reference for you youngsters) to save the day. The A-Frame is not just about looking pro when you get to the race, but also keeping the bikes safe and ready before the race. We have hauled our A-Frame into host garages, hotel rooms, living rooms, and much more. The last thing we need to do is drive 12 hours to a bike race and have a bike knocked over 15 minutes before the race. We don’t want to lean our bikes on some wind-blown awning and walk away. The A-Frame gives us one less thing to worry about on race-day and the leadup to the event.
Gray Goat Mobile / Bullseye Total Media Women’s Cycling