Go into your local MoT centre and you’re likely to see an Abba stand. It is one of the very few stands that allows you to test for wheel and steering-head bearings as it holds the bike on the swingarm pivots. It is also ideal if you want to remove a rear shock or swingarm. The extending lever makes lifting easy, though fitting the stand to the bike takes a little longer than other stands. There’s a basic stand that raises only the rear (£99.50 with one fitting kit; extra kits are £8 each). For the price, nothing comes close in term of usefulness.
Construction: Powder-coated box-section steel, extending lever
Raises by: 30mm front, 45mm rear
Ease of use 9/10