I've got the Pitbull front and rear stands. I highly recommend them. The front stand can be used to raise the bike by the bottom of the forks, or with the attachment and pin to raise the bike by the lower triple clamp (if you buy it with the attachment, it can do either).
One caveat: Pitbull's website shows the 8T pin for the V-Strom. If your V-Strom front end is lowered (fork tubes raised in the triple clamps), the 8T is just slightly too long (T is for Tall). You will need the regular #8 pin, used on top of the pin retaining bolt (as described in the instructions for the top stand).
I purchased these stands a few years ago for my race bike at the repeated recommendations of both my racing mentor and racing instructor. They are incredibly stable, which is priceless when yanking on large bolts, removing wheels, etc.
Last edited by AtlantaMike; 08-06-2007 at 12:47 PM.