Contec Rock Steady

The Contec certainly doesn’t stand out for its sturdiness but we still think that it’s a great option considering its price. Having said that the quality of its construction requires you to make some compromises. The stand is mostly made of plastic and this reflects especially on the stiffness of the boom-head. The single parts of the clamp have a lot of play and the handle won’t open the jaws wide enough. This means you will need to give it a few extra turns before you can release the bike – still better than having to wind the clamp all the way open. All in all the Contec is a very reliable and stable work-stand for all sorts of bikes. In addition it is the lightest and most compact option in our test. However when compared to the rest of the stands its long-term durability raises some concerns. This is comprehensible considering the price tag of only € 130. In our opinion this is a great deal for all the occasional hobby-mechanics out there.

  • Cheap
  • Light & compact yet fairly stable
  • The handle fails to open the jaws wide enough (you have to wind it open all the time)
  • The plastic head isn’t torsion-resistant
  • Build quality

Price: € 129.95
Weight: 4.56 kg