Perform Metals CR2 Stand

Hernia-Free Lifting

Stands can be heavy, and a pain in the butt to maneuver, especially if you're just aiming to do simple maintenance or a quick clean. Perform Metals' new CR2 stand hopes to make things easier with this compact, lightweight new stand. The aluminum-and-stainless steel unit is foot-activated so your hands stay free to steady the bike or provide more control. Once it's up, the weight of the bike locks the stand into place at multiple points, while a secondary locking pin adds additional safety. Top rails have rubber caps to provide grip and protect the bike frame. Better yet, the whole thing folds flat and weighs less than 20 lbs. Its $175 price point should make it attractive to mechanics as well as enthusiasts. Visit for more info.