While there's a massive choice of top-notch work stands designed for the professional workshop, the cheaper versions aimed at home use often fail to hit the mark - and finding an affordable middle ground often isn't easy.
This stand from US firm Feedback Sports ticks just about every box on our list. Heavy and solidly built so it doesn't wobble about in the breeze, yet foldable in seconds and portable enough to chuck in the back of the car for race days.
Set-up and adjustment is a doddle, with each moving part and clamp sliding freely on the high quality powder-coated finish.
The thick rubber jaws offer a protective grip on your seatpost while a large dial allows you to rotate the bike to get at those hard-to-reach spots - for me it's been a real back-saver.