Unior 1693AS BikeGator+

The Unior comes with one unique feature; a huge clamp handle like the ones you’d find on a big workshop-stand. None of the other clamps in our test worked as easily and straightforward provided you’re using it with tubes of the same diameter; fine adjustments via the thread must be carried out before clamping. Unior also offers the 1693A model as an alternative. This features a self-adjusting sprung-clamp system. Unfortunately this doesn’t give you any control over clamping forces and limits its functionality to a restricted amount of tube-shapes and sizes. In terms of material technology the Unior meets professional workshop standards: the entire stand – including the clamp-jaws – is made of metal. The clamp’s quick-release system includes a locking-nut which allows for easy tightening and turning with only one hand. A quick-release system secures the huge clamp-head and can be removed for transportation in a single movement. If there was a specific Design Award for work-stands Unior would most definitely take it home! The tidy look, material quality, finish and clever detail solutions make it the highest-quality stand in our test. Unfortunately the footprint of the two-legged base in outdoor-applications and a lesser practicality with different tube diameters place the BikeGator+ right behind the Feedback Sport Pro-Elite. In all other respects it’s equally as good.

  • Best build quality
  • Quick release system easy to operate with one hand
  • Quick and easy to dismantle
  • Slightly less stable on uneven surfaces

Price: € 328 (inclusive tool tray)
Weight: 6,56 kg (including tool tray)
Additional: 4 versions available (sprung-clamp or threaded fine adjustment dialer, both respectively with or without tool tray)
Infos: unior.at