Maintenance – Home Workshop Advanced Wheel-Building Tools

Wheel Building Tools
In my Workshop Focus series, I have so far considered Essential Workbench Tools and Intermediate Workshop Tools; in this post things get advanced—with wheel truing and building.

It took me quite a while to pluck up the courage to give wheel truing/balancing and then wheel building a go; they are certainly two tasks that take quite a bit of time and skill. As with most workshop jobs though, wheel tuning is something that is far easier with quality tools. With this in mind, I opted for the Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand and the Master Wheel Building Kit from Unior Tools



The Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand

Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand
Wheel building is an art, yet the Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand is almost a work of art in itself. 

I developed a bit of a lust for this anodised red stand the moment I set eyes on it. The quality, durability and performance of the products from the American brand Feedback Sports are second to none.

The Pro Truing Stand has a unique single leg design that I have not seen in a wheel tuning stand before; but one that has numerous advantages. The absence of a second leg means that you can fit a vast number of wheel sizes into the Pro Stand—even with tyres fitted there are no concerns about clearance. With the supplied adaptors for 12 mm and 15 mm thru-axles (20 mm also available as an add-on) you should be able to use this stand with any wheels in your line-up.

The measurement arm on the Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand is also pretty unique; with a huge amount of adjustment and function. The arm extends out from the stand's upright and can be adjusted up and down on height, and in-and-out for rim/wheel width. The end of the measurement arm uses a little spring-loaded plastic tip, so you do not damage the rim as you true the wheel. There is also a disc truing device on the adjustment arm—so you can make sure your brake discs are running true as well.

The Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand is versatile and a real pleasure to use. You can either mount it onto the solid steel base or mount it to the upright on any Feedback Sports work stand. Flexibility is the name of the game; helping you to ensure your wheel building and truing is as easy as possible.

Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand
The measurement arm is highly adjustable and also features a disc truing device


Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand
Adaptors are supplied so you can use the Feedback Pro Truing stand with any hub standard




The Unior Tools Master Wheel Building Kit

Master Wheel Building Kit from Unior Tools
There would be no point in having a universal truing stand if you do not have all the other tools for the job. Enter the Unior Tools Master Wheel Building Kit.

This kit has pretty much every kind of nipple wrench, spoke tool, and gauge tool that you could need for wheel truing and building. From 3.3 mm to 5.5 mm spoke wrenches; as well as Shimano, Mavic, and DT Swiss specific tools; it should leave no nipple untouched (yep, that sounds dodgy…). There are also tools for bladed spokes and a measurement ruler; as well as socket screwdrivers for hidden spoke nipples.

The whole collection is housed in a smart and portable plastic case, which makes it easy to store and easier to keep track of the smaller parts. The set is the perfect partner to the Feedback Sports stand; with an equally flawless quality level that makes it a pleasure to use.


Wheel building and truing takes patience and practice—but if you have good tools it makes it a lot more enjoyable. The Feedback Sports Pro Truing Stand and Unior Tools Master Wheel Building Kit were obvious choices for me; quality kit that is built to last and functions superbly. 

Great additions to any home workshop.


Feedback Pro Truing Stand
The Feedback Pro Truing Stand mounts to either the solid steel base or to any Feedback Sports workstand


Master Wheel Building Kit from Unior Tools
A tool for every wheel truing task. The Unior Tools Master Wheel Building Kit is superb.


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