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post #1 of 9 Old 11-02-2019, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Are Pit Bull stands really worth the money? I can get a set of driven front headlift and rear spool stand for the price of a front Pit Bull headlift stand. What are your thoughts? Is Pit Bull just a name, or are they that much better?
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Are Pit Bull stands really worth the money? I can get a set of driven front headlift and rear spool stand for the price of a front Pit Bull headlift stand. What are your thoughts? Is Pit Bull just a name, or are they that much better?
They are so well built and solid that you can put them in your will! They will last literally forever.
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Is Pit Bull just a name, or are they that much better?
A buddy has them (I'm too cheap to go there) and they aren't just a name. They are a premium tool that are worth more than the cheap ones in terms of build quality. It is like comparing Snap On tools to Harbour Freight tools.

That said, I don't own any Pit Bull stuff and likely won't ever. The cheap ones do 98% of the job for 60% of the cost and that is good enough for my uses. If I was running a professional race team I would have all Pit Bull stands. But I'm just a duffer who occasionally does track days and stores my bikes on a stand for winter and the cheap stuff does that just fine for me.


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I prefer woodcraft's adjustability and quality but Pit-Bull is definitely worth it and will easily outlast every bike you get
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I have had the Harbor Freight rear stand and now the Pit Bull rear and front stands. The Pit Bull stands are way better. They are actually easier to maneuver into position and lift the bike with as well.

The Harbor Freight rear stand is similar to a lot of the other brands you can get, and they are not near as sturdy. If you bump or push on the side of the bike at all, the stand flexes sideways. The Pit Bull stands are rock solid.

I still have the Harbor Freight stand, but I haven't used it since I got the Pit Bull stands a couple years ago.

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They are expensive for sure but also the best quality out there. But the thing is there are other good options in between too, it's not just Pitbull vs Venom (or some other shitty chinese shit). Woodcraft and Vortex both make some really good stands and they are also a bit cheaper than Pitbull.

Personally, I try to find good deals on used ones, because aside from a few cosmetic scuffs, you won't find any used Pitbulls that are actually damaged, so they work as well as new. I got my set lightly used for $100 (front is a hybrid). Then I have another rear stand that I got for like $60 or something like that. Also have a set of Woodcraft stands that I got for free when I bought a bike. I just keep getting them for cheap or next to nothing lol I just gave a rear stand away to a friend, which I had also acquired for free like 6-7 years ago lol
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Pitbull are VERY good, like the Porsche of stands. You pay a premium but they are extremely well built. There are cheaper stands that work, but still not that cheap. Anything cheaper than say, Woodcraft, will be total china garbage
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I have a Pit Bull rear at home (plus a set of the cheaper trackside stuff). While out at the track we only have the trackside stuff.

Reasoning is at the track the only thing I'm doing is pulling the wheels off for a quick tyre change while at home the bike might sit on the rear stand for weeks (or months in the summer). I might be pulling out forks, stripping bodywork etc. etc. I'm supposed to practice my body position on the bike (but never do) and for all of these activities I want the strength of the Pit Bull rear stand.

My buddy has the full pair of Pit Bull's with the front forks being the mount point, but I prefer the trackside front stand that uses inserts into the bottom triple clamp (almost said yoke there - Scottish) so I can pull out forks if necessary (got to make sure and get the right diameter insert or you will damage the bottom/front of your fairing.
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"Are Pit Bull stands really worth the money?"



YES
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