If you are going to spend the money on wheel chocks (even though you are getting a discount), buy the Condor. You can take them out of the trailer and use them at the track in one easy snap (dual purpose
MC Tested: Baxley Sport Chock vs. Condor Pit-Stop
You really can't go wrong with either
Let's hear it for life's special moments. Such as coming into the pits on a scorching-hot track day andhaving your paddock stand just out of reach of your sweating, trembling fingers. Or, better yet,watching your bike topple off the stand in slow-mo, because you fumbled the lift.
There is a better way, of course. With a chock, you can simply ride into it and nail the dismount for aunanimous 10.0 from the judges. Both the Baxley Trailer Co. and Condor offer such devices, Baxley'snamed the Sport Chock and Condor's the Pit-Stop. Although the duo perform the same basic function ofholding a motorcycle upright, physically they're world's apart.
Baxley's non-adjustable Sport Chock, for instance, is made of welded steel tubes and plates and comes inblack crinkle, black chrome, and blue, green, red or yellow powder-coat finishes. Condor's Pit-Stop isconstructed of aluminum extrusions and can be adjusted to fit front or rear wheels from 14 to 22 inchesin diameter and tires 80 to 230mm wide. The Baxley has a slightly smaller footprint and a locking tab toabsolutely prevent a bike from rolling backward, while the Condor can fold flat for storage and hasslightly nicer build quality.
There are key similarities, apart from pure function. Both can be used on trailers or in pickup beds(Condor even offers a kit for those purposes), both weigh a claimed 21 pounds, and they cost almost thesame: $215 for the Sport Chock in black crinkle, $225 for other colors/finishes; $235 for the Pit-Stop.To put it into perspective, the difference between them is roughly the cost of one knee slider.
One caveat, though. As one editor found out, it's nearly impossible to extract single-handed arelatively heavy motorcycle from a chock that's unsecured to a slightly slippery surface, such as apolished-concrete garage floor.
Still, if someone held a gun to the metaphorical editorial head, we'd probably squeak out, "ThePit-Stop," simply because its adjustability makes it more versatile. But if you've only got one bike anddon't need the Condor's extra features, the Baxley Sport Chock makes more sense. You really can't gowrong with either.
You will, however, be able to avoid some of life's more special moments.
BAXLEY SPORT CHOCK CONDOR PIT-STOP
Sport Chock MSRP: $215/$225
Pit-Stop MSRP: $235