Newly arrived at RCUK Towers, courtesy of the good people at Windwave, is the snappily-titled, BBB ProfiMount BTL36 work stand.
The BTL 36 is a portable stand, and as such perhaps ideal as a pre-race/sportive stand for that last minute tune up, as well as for the home mechanic. How so? The stand not only folds down but also has a rather natty carry case, one we suspect would be easily stowed in the boot of most modern hatchbacks, without the need to forego the bike.
The central section is constructed from aluminium tubes with a mixture of resin body, rubber-lined clamp (important to avoid damaging carbon posts), and steel components where greater sturdiness is required. The stand has widely spaced ‘legs’ with rubber feet to provide stability, an obvious bonus when working on some of the more stubborn jobs that occasionally present themselves.
The BTL 36 weighs in at 5.4kgs, so light enough to transport easily. It has a good range of clamp size for various seat posts, and height adjustment for various users and jobs. Also worth noting is the 360 Q/R adjustment of the clamp, particularly useful in an age where rear brakes seem to be migrating below the bottom bracket.
Not pictured is the handy tray supplied with the BTL 36, a useful addition for storing the various small components that seemed blessed with an ability to roll under dark and rarely examined corners of the workshop.
All- in-all, BBB appear to have put together a nice package for the price. The BTL 36 is set to become the workhorse for setting up of the many machines that pass through the doors of RCUK Towers, and we’ll report back periodically on how it stands up to rigours of constant use.