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Old 02-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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T-Rex Stands Or Products????Opinions On Products

Well they are affordable and the debate came up in my rear stand thread?What do you guys think I like to help the local guy out they are in dallas and the owner said he will cut me a good deal on one or two with shipping and throw in some sliders and such... So I ask who has tried them pros and cons you know the drill... dont beat a product just tell me your experiences
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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I have owned a number of sets of T-Rex and Pitbull Stands. The T-Rex are cheap, but over time will crack/warp and WILL fail, thus dropping your bike. In fact, my roommate was washing his bike last week, and his T-Rex failed and almost laid his bike down (he caught it). I had to go out there and save him, cuz he was holding it up all jaberwocky and couldn't move.

I have NEVER seen a pitbull stand warp or fail.

So in conclusion, you CAN get away with T-Rexs for a while, but in the end, you will wish you bought a pitbull.
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yeah man I wish something was more affordable.. Im not looking to much for a track stand because my bike wont see the track for a little bit.. but I need a rear stand to do some maintenance on the bike... I might just bite the bullet and get a pitbull but I might call t-rex and tell them about there product.. and some reviews
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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I've heard the quality and finish are sub-par, but they're still functional. I would spend the extra for Pit Bulls, though. I have a Pit Bulls (f & r), and also a Woodcraft rear stand, which is also a very good stand.
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I have their front stand and cant say anything good but not a lot bad either.
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I have their front stand and cant say anything good but not a lot bad either.
so over all what is your rating its about 1/3 of the price of a pitbull
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DMP s-spec stands work well and aren't as expensive as pit-bull's. The only thing I don't like about the rear stand is that it takes more force to get the bike in the air.
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$65 from newenough.com

http://www.newenoughhp.com/track_gar...cle_stand.html
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I have their front stand. The so called powder coat flakes off super easy and the wheels don't roll. I had to take them off and drill them out so it would roll. I told T-rex about this and asked if they would refund my shipping and we would call it even but, they told me stuff t.

Bottom line is you get what you pay for.

My pit bull is way better.
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I just saw those on knee draggers.. what about Lockhart Phillips??
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hummm 65bucks at new enough... good call
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I've got a Vortex rear stand that works well.
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yeah I have seen those they are about the same price as the pitbull look very dependable
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so over all what is your rating its about 1/3 of the price of a pitbull
I guess what I mean is, if you use it under the fork bottoms it works fine for even the zx-14. The triple tree adapter is not confidence inspiring and I would not use it on a heavy bike at all. For the money it is ok though compared to the Pitbull price.
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yeah I feel ya... im waiting off one set of pitbulls to come off ebay tonight if they sell i might call t-rex tomorrow
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I have a set that I have used for nearly 2 years now with only one complaint, they hold water! If you use them to wash your bike they get water in them and its a pain to get it all out. I like them and I think they are great for the price, but I want some Pitbulls. FWIW mine get used quite often and show no signs of warping.
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thanks ryan I really think im going to go with them... I dont have much to lose.. Even if I use them for a weekend to get all my stuff done for the bike I will be happy...
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thanks ryan I really think im going to go with them... I dont have much to lose.. Even if I use them for a weekend to get all my stuff done for the bike I will be happy...
Pitbull vs T-Rex is one of those get what you pay for kind of things. Just using a pitbull I can tell you they are worth the difference, but if funds only allow for the T-Rex they get the job done. As with any stand or really any tools in general. Regular inspection can avoid mishaps like the one Joe stated about his buddies bike falling off the T-Rex stands. Anything can fail, moral of the story, keep your tools in good condition and if they aren't in good condition don't use them!
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I've said it before and I'll say it again;
The first time you drop your bike off a budget stand, you'll more than spend what you saved by not buying a Pit Bull.

There's a reason why if you walk down any CMRA or WERA grid that they're the most popular stand in the paddock.
They're also the only stand we use here at the shop.
Why?
Because they are stable and hold up to use.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again;
The first time you drop your bike off a budget stand, you'll more than spend what you saved by not buying a Pit Bull.

There's a reason why if you walk down any CMRA or WERA grid that they're the most popular stand in the paddock.
They're also the only stand we use here at the shop.
Why?
Because they are stable and hold up to use.
No doubt Patrick. Given the option of simply which one I want, I (as I assume anyone would) would take Pitbull in a heart beat. But some people don't need to use stands often and don't want to spend that much on a stand they will rarely use. T-Rex is still a great stand and the majority of what I have heard from others on many sites is that they are great stands for the price, I have never had problems with mine being functional, the water holding issue is annoying though.
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