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Old 12-01-14, 05:19 PM
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You're overthinking this.

It's not a matter of better or worse, but one of banance between benefits and drawbacks for various applications. Americans are more sued to clamp type stands, which are great for general repairs because there's no need to remove the front wheel.

The BB and fork mount stands are nice for race bikes because there's no danger of damaging a tube by clamping too tight, or of damaging g paint id the bike slips in a slightly loose clamp. But you can't adjust front brakes in the stand.

There are other minor factors and of course quality is a factor, but in the end it's up to you to think about how you work and what kinds of bikes and decide for yourself.
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