BRM wrote:Lol, this is not about you and not about me.
It's about giving the right info and recommendation based on something more than your limited personal experience.
Here's a timely review published on April 27, 2017 in CyclingTips of the Park PRS-22 team style repair stand. https://cyclingtips.com/2017/04/park-tool-prs-22-team-issue-repair-stand-review/
It covers all the pros as well as the cons of this type stand.
The section before conclusion is titled "Race Stand or Clamp Style?"
For me, as a home user, this was the main question I had when reviewing the PRS-22. Would I buy this over a clamp-type stand?
The benefits of a race repair stand are without question there. The bike is extremely stable and well supported, something that’s especially important for the latest generation of ultra-light or weirdly-shaped aero machines. The bike typically sits at a more comfortable working height and you can swing it so that the opposite side of the bike comes to you. Lastly, you have a set base to perform headset repairs, along with handlebar and saddle adjustments from. The appeal is no doubt there.
Still, my preference still sits with the shop clamp-type stands (grabbing the seatpost, never the frame) I grew up using. And with the latest wide-opening and stubby clamps that work on just about all aero or weirdly shaped seatposts, I have little to complain about.
Here, the ease of simply mounting the bike whole makes up for the inability to work on the seatpost or swinging the bike to you. And with the advent of disc brakes on all types of bikes, this opinion is only made stronger. Head to any cross or mountain bike race, and you’ll only see my preference further reinforced.
Add in that you can’t adjust the working angle of the bike in a race stand (not in a locked state, at least), which can be the secret recipe for working with some internally cabled frames or hydraulic disc brakes, and such a stand seems to be all the more troubled.
If you’re shopping for your first stand, the clamp-type Park Tool PRS-10 remains high on my list. It’ll last forever, is easy to use, stable and can be found at a great price. I can say similar things for Feedback Sports Consumer stands too.
And in the Conclusion he states:
My loyalty still lies with a tube-clamp stand, but the Park Tool PRS-22 is very good, dare I say the best, if you’re set on this style of transportable stand.