Minoura RS6000 workstand £199

Remarkably stable stand

BikeRadar score 4.5/5

Good workstands aren’t that rare, but really good workstands like this RS6000 from Minoura are. It’s a foldable unit and comes in its own carrying bag, which thoughtfully has plenty of room for other stuff, so you could fit a tool wrap and assorted others bits in there with ease.

Once out of the bag, it only takes a few seconds to extend the three-legged base, pull up the extension column and flip the head out at a right angle. Everything is well made, and everything slides easily, but without excessive play or wobble.

The head design is a new one from Minoura, and it’s one of the best we’ve ever used. You can rotate it easily by depressing the large paddle-shaped lever at the top, and it will lock in place every 10 degrees throughout a complete 360 degrees.

The tube clamp section is a quick-release design that’s simple to operate. You just unscrew the dial at the front slightly and then pull to open the clamps fully. Then you place the desired section of bike between the clamps and slide them closed, using the dial at the front to close everything up and hold the bike firmly in place.

In use it’s remarkably stable, and it slides up and down and rotates with ease. Even when we had some pretty hefty bikes in it, things remained smooth and easy to adjust.

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