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Truing Station w/ weighted base

Truing Station
The Truing Station is comprised of 2 pieces, a weighted 6.2 lbs. base that is used on a table or workbench and a truing arm, which attaches to either the base or on top of all of Feedback Sports bike stands. The truing base has a set of slots and compartments to hold spoke wrenches, nipples, spokes and tools. The truing arm is made from anodized aluminum, and is 18 inches long and has 2 indicators that can move in multiple directions, and the arm is long enough to accommodate 29 inch wheels.


Truing Indicators

The truing arm is a unique single sided design that allows complete access to the wheel while truing or building. The bottom of the arm attaches to the base or stand, and can be tilted as needed, and then tightened down with a small knob. Both indicator’s slide up and down on the arm, and then have a roller that allows finer adjustments to where the indicator pins can be positioned. The upper indicator is for lateral truing (side-to-side wobble) for both a wheel and a brake rotor, while the lower indicator is for radial truing (up and down wobble). It is very easy to make minor adjustments to either of the indicator using the roller indexes. Dishing is simplified with the single sided design, since the wheel can just be flipped over to check the dish, so an additional dishing tool is not required.

Since the base is weighted, it does not need to be attached anywhere, which allows the truing station to be moved to any location required.

To check the true of a brake rotor, just flip your wheel so that the rotor faces the truing stand arm, roll the upper indicator pin almost fully in towards the arm, slide the indicator up to the rotor braking area, and then roll the indicator pin towards the rotor, voila, you can check the rotors true.


20mm & 15mm Truing Stand Adapters

Truing Stand Adapters
I ran into an issue when I wanted to true my 15mm and 20mm thru axle front wheels. Normal truing stands are meant for 9mm axles, so I needed a truing stand adapter to fit my larger axle wheels. There is a whole slew of adapters on the market, brands such as Magura and DT Swiss (they appear to be the same make), some generic ones, plus Park Tools has an adapter made specifically for their stands. I found a very nice product made by http://mtb-tools.blogspot.com which is located in Northern California. The adapters (12/15/20mm) are made from 6061-T651 Aluminum billet, and in the multiple times I have used them, they have performed admirably, and what sets them apart from other like adapters are their o-rings. Nice work Vince.

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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