I've had this for a couple months and i absolutely love it! It's rugged, sturdy and feels like it will outlast any of my bikes. I comes with all the essential things i wanted in my portable stand. The only two things that you sacrifice are in the material (steal/aluminum blend) and the actual arm mechanism. The higher end stands come with a ratcheting system that makes getting the bike on and off the stand easier. If you are going to use this stand in the rain all the time, you may want an all aluminum design. This has a nice powder coat finish, so some weather will not hurt it, but I would be skeptical of what day in and day out in the rain would do to it. Other than that, I got everything you get in the high end stands for a very reasonable price. I love this stand. Performance, durability, and expandability wise (truing stand attachment, tool tray), it is unbeatable in this price range.