A folding workstand is the way to go for most keen spanner waggers. They’re invaluable at home and a godsend away at the races. The PCS-11’s aluminium construction drops the weight right down without compromising on rigidity.
A composite cam-lock clamp fits pretty much any tube size and shape, and can rotate through 360 degrees. The stand is pretty sturdy, and features a wide triangulated base and rigid tubes, although the gloss finish means the tubes can twist in their clamps.
Park Tools equipment usually rocks our world, but despite these good points, overall the PCS11 workstand was a little disappointing. The frame clamp cam lever needs a fair bit of twisting after locking down to get it tight enough, and the folding/ unfolding procedure can be a bit awkward.
You have to remove the clamp to fold it ﬂat, and the legs are a pain to set in place, so this is more of a put-it-up-and-leave-it unit than one you’d travel with. Even at home, we didn’t ﬁnd it as secure and stable as we’d have liked. Our advice? Go for the Park PRS15 instead. At £299.99 it’s way more money, but it’s worth it.
|Description||Folded height 121cm Extended height 152cm Jaw Width - 80mm|
|Manufacturer's Description||Weighing in at just 14 pounds the PCS11 is ultimate in lightweight portability. - Same great features as the PCS-10 yet 35 percent lighter. Upgrades include an aluminium clamp and extruded aluminium tubing - A cam-type clamp allows single action clamping of tubes 24 to 76 mm in diameter. Clamping pressure is fully adjustable and the jaw covers are replaceable - Composite top tube allows smooth 360-degree clamp rotation with the bike in the stand. Quick release height adjustment from 99 to 145 cm and folds to 104 cm for storage and transporting around - Three-point leg system with reinforced centre yolk for superior stability. Sliding retention rings lock folding legs tight against main upright when stored|