Works Connection has come out with a wider, lower and stronger aluminum bike stand that is a 1/2 inch lower (16.5 inches) and two inches wider (12-inches) across the top than a normal bike stand.
VERDICT: You wouldn’t think that a one-half inch lower bike stand would not be noticeable, but several test riders said that they could get the bike up on the Factory 4 stand with less effort. The other plus is that the super-wide top piece decreases the chances of overshooting the stand (during that last-ditch pitch). With a 12-inch top instead of a 10-inch top the bike sits more securely. On the durability scale, the wider top spreads the curved tubing legs out for a better stance, which made the stand much more durable. $99.95 (stand), $19.95 Stand Wedge), $19.95 (replacement mat)?www.worksconnection.com or (530) 642-9488.