I do most of my own bike maintenance and couldn't be happier with this stand. You can hold your bike in any position. It is stable, sets up quickly and folds up where it doesn't take up much space when you store it. I have purchased two of these. One I kept and the other and the other I purchased for my son in law. When folded it fits in my trunk for easy transport. I have never been disappointed with a Park product. Not the cheapest stand out there but you are purchasing a high quality bike stand.
I've been a cyclist for a long time, and this is the first bike stand I've owned. I worked in a bike shop as a young man, and we had bike stands there, I've used a car rack mounted to the wall to hold my bikes if I've needed to work on them. The convenience of a bike stand is that you have flexibility in positioning any bike to work on easily and efficiently. I now perform routine maintenance more frequently, because I can work on the bike comfortably. The Park Tool PCS - 10 is well made, well finished, and sturdy and looks like it will hold up well. It's not a tank of a stand that you might find in a bike shop, and it may not be as light as some of the portable aluminum stands, but it's a great addition to my home bike service area. The stand is a good deal because I was able to purchase on sale through Bike Tires Direct, cost was the main reason for not buying a stand sooner.
Works as advertised, used it to replace a chain and it was so much easier than turning the bike upside down. Its heavy and bulky and not really that portable, but I don't intend on taking it anywhere. It folds up for storage in the garage.
This stand is perfect for the home mechanic. It is very stable for wrenching despite being very quick and easy to set-up. Works great for bike cleaning and regular maintenance as well - using the stand ensure the bike doesn't tip over while working on the bike as opposed to just leaning it against something. Makes cleaning much easier as the bike can be raised and/or rotated to make reaching hard to clean areas easier.
It sets up easily and easily takes down for storage. It holds my bike very securely in all rotational positions when clamped down. The quick-releasequick-clamp head is a great feature of this stand. It holds my bike very stable when working on it.
Very easy set-up out of the box. Works great on the aero carbon seatposts of the bikes we own. Very stable. Ability to rotate bike into various position for cleaning andor working. Folds up quick and easy for storage.
The Park PCS-10 is a great tool to have around your garage to work and clean your bikes. I use this at least 3 to 4 times a week to work and clean our bikes after every ride. This has made working on the bikes much easier and allows you to set the bike up to work on in almost any position. This is a tool I wish I had purchsed much sooner.
I replaced one of those cheapie units from one of those discount warehouses with the Park Tools unit. Heavy Duty, Easy to Use and highly functional. You want the best? Then you're going to have to pay for the best.
Excellent stand that provides a sturdy base. My only complaint would be that it is not recommended that you clamp to carbon frame. I knew this when purchasing so there is no need to deduct any stars for this. I also was hesitant to clamp to the carbon seat post so I purchased a cheap one that I use for repairs. I read this recommendation on another review. I did have some problems getting the tubes disassembled after shipment, but Bike Tires Direct was extremely helpful via email and multiple phone calls. I was impressed with their level of follow up.
I needed a stand to work on my mountain bike, I knew Parks products are good, but, didn't know which one to go with . . .
picked the PCS-10, ship time was great! And when I got it . . .WOW, what a deal, very strong and solid, so glad I got this,
makes working on my bike a joy! I don't think I will never need another work stand!
The PCS-10 is my first repair stand I've had a home so I don't have much to compare it to. It was very easy to put together out of the box. I have two very different road bikes-a late model carbon racing bike, and a 10 year old aluminum bike-with very differently shaped top-tubes and seat posts, but the stand works well with both of them. All good so far!
Between all family members we have 14 bikes, this has cut our work to a minimum, with being able to get the bike off the ground and to a comforatble working heigth, whether standing or sitting on a stool.
The better clamp is a PLUS over the PCS-9 model. Well worth the additional $$
I was hesitant to order this at first because Park Tool makes several other stands which are more expensive , but I am pleasantly surprised . It is really pretty heavy duty and in no way feels flimsy. Keep in mind that it is meant to be a mobile piece so will not feel like the bolted to the floor models in most bike shops but for my purposes minor repairs,adjustments,lube and tire changes this will be perfect.
This stand is solidly built but still folds for storage. Adjustable height and grip work well holding the height but the QR tightening mechanism when fully tightened (at least that I can get) will still allow some rotation, which is why I deducted a star. That said, I believe it's a great value and the best in that price range.
I have a couple friends that have this stand. Been riding MTB for 29 years. Been reluctant to spend the $$ for a new workstand. I really like the compatibilityfit for our different frames and functions (such as height adjustments). If your 65 or 5 tall youll love this thing. Quality is excellent and I really like how the stand folds up for a small footprint. Very easy to use and would highly recommend this product as a buy. I used feedback brand and I like this and the quality better. Good Riding!