Park Tool Co. PRS-5 Race Workstands

DESCRIPTION

Fully adjustable stand that quickly folds for easy transport and storage. Uses 100-5C clamp.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 03, 2004]
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

The clamp is solid and easy to use. Both the height and angle of the clamp are adjustable. It's foldable. You can attach a wheel truing device to it. It will facilitate working on your bike, so you're less likely to neglect routine maintenance.

Weakness:

Lightweight design reduces the stability of the stand. The plastic fittings increase the likelihood that this stand will not last forever. Sometimes, the lever that locks the rotational orientation of the clamp sticks, and tends to loosen-up the fixing bolt (Loctite sort of corrects this problem). It tends to sag slightly under load (You don't want to be snuggin' up the crank-arm bolts with your bike in this stand)

If you're obsessed with cycling, then you need to have a repair stand. This is kind of a nice one. It's a little pricy, but it's worth it, because you're more likely to perform routine maintenance on your bike if you have one. It's foldable, so you can take it with you to the race or hide it in a closet. It's relatively easy to use, and despite the predominantly plastic parts, it does indeed hold a bike in virtually any position. Park also sells a rudimentary wheel-truing attachment for this stand for about $23. I would recommend this stand to anyone who wants or needs to maintain their bike on a regular basis, especially those who have a limited amount of shop space. I'm giving it a rating of 4 overall. I'd give it a 5, but I'm concerned about the long term durability of the plastic parts.

Similar Products Used:

Rope hung from floor joists, or turning bike upside down, bungy cords

[Nov 08, 2003]
simplystella
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

adjustability, well made, great clamp, ease of use-folds w/out a problem.

Weakness:

clamp can scratch paint-I wrap the rubber part of clamp w/bubble wrap to minimize damage to bike paint job. (although colnagos are known for paint chipping-I don't want to contribute more to this problem than I have to!)

excellant! initially received the pedro's repair stand...nothing but problems w/that one. returned and got the park stand. easy to set up, stable, well made. very adjustable-being short am able to work on my bike w/out a step ladder. clamp is the best-easy to operate and secure. one weakness to be noted below.

Similar Products Used:

pedros portable race stand

[Aug 26, 2002]
daroy28
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very user friendlt, fully adjustable, very portable.

Weakness:

none,

Awesome! No regrets

Similar Products Used:

none

[Jul 28, 2001]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Sturdy, good height adjustability, portable, folds up in a bag, best clamp on the market.

Weakness:

Maybe a tripod leg system would be more stable?

Relatively stable considering how light it is, clean construction and got it at a great price. Can't ask for much more in a stand that you can bring anywhere. Wish it was a little less expensive but can't complain considering its suggested retail price at other places. I think a tripod base would be more stable but I could see how it might take up more floor space. Will keep ya updated with any changes...

Similar Products Used:

Park Professional

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