Wheel truing may seem like a daunting task, but with a little practise (and patience) you’ll be able to pat yourself on the back and admire your freshly straight-tracking wheel.
Sure, it’s absolutely possible to true a wheel while in the bike – even Unior offers a strap-on gauge just for that – but nothing beats the accuracy and convenience of a purpose-built benchtop truing stand.
In the past, such a stand was considered a workshop-only item and so was priced as such. However, more recently, simpler and cheaper consumer-based options from the likes of Park Tool, Feedback Sports and, yes, Unior have emerged.
Unior sent us its home-use wheel centering stand for review (£90 / $120 / AU$180), and having used both the Park Tool Home Mechanic Wheel Truing stand ($114) and Feedback Sports ($100) in recent time, we’re able to give a pretty good indication on how this one stacks up.
Made of tool steel and durable powder-coat by Unior in Slovenia, this home mechanic stand is built to last a lifetime under DIYer use. Much like the equivalent stands from Park Tool or Feedback Sports, this one uses a simple one-sided design, with the opposing end fixed. By comparison, more expensive and professional truing stands typically operate from both the left and right.
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