Park PCS9 Home Mechanic Repair Stand review

Budget bike holder

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £79.99 RRP
Park PCS9 Home Mechanic Repair Stand

Our review

An ideal first workstand: good value, no-nonsense
Skip to view product specifications

All you really need from a workstand is that it holds your bike firmly, at the right height, without damaging it. The PCS9, Park’s cheapest stand does exactly that.

Advertisement

The clamp height can be changed from 99 to 145cm and you can rotate it through 360 degrees to grip the seatpost, top-tube, and the like. If the tube is between 24 and 76mm it will fit in the jaws.

One unfortunate downside is that these jaws close quite slowly so you have to hold the bike steady in one hand while you do it – which is fine for road bikes, but more difficult for heavier mountain bikes, town bikes or tourers.

The tripod design is very stable as the upright pole leans forward into the support offered by the long, almost-horizontal legs. In cramped quarters, when a bike isn’t on the stand, you need to be careful that you don’t trip on these.

Advertisement

You can pack the stand down by removing the quick-release upright and folding the legs. It’s still quite bulky and it weighs 9kg, as it’s made from powder-coated steel tubing, so it’s much better living in your garage than the back of a car.

Product Specifications

Product

Name PCS9 - Home Mechanic Repair Stand
Brand Park Tool

Available Colours Blue
Base Type Tripod
Description Superb value for money bicycle repair stand offering legendary Park quality for an unbeatable cost / Simple screw type clamp adjusts to fit many different shaped tubes