Park Tool PCS-1 Consumer Workstand Tools

4.29/5 (38 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00


Product Description

Park Consumer Workstand (PCS-1)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Larry a Racer from Ohio

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2006

Strengths:    inexpensive, sturdy, easy to store

Weaknesses:    hard to lock rotating collar
legs collapse too easily


Bottom Line:   
It's too bad this is one of the last tools cyclists usually buy. IMO, it should be the 1st. Clamps nearly anything easily, folds easily, so you can store it in a corner. Personally, I haven't missed the height adjustment. Two improvements I would make:
1. Although while on the stand, it's easy to rotate the bike 360 degrees, it's hard to lock it securely in any given position. I'd put indents in the collar that allows the stand to rotate, thereby making it easier to lock firmly.
2. The legs fold together to allow for storage. Unfortunately, they fold too easily. If you try to move the stand with the bike on it to a location a few feet left or right, the legs will fold together. A nuisance.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   DeRosa
all Campy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aki a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    Built well, easy to setup at first, clamps bike easily, adjustable, grips the bike well but doesn't scratch the frame

Weaknesses:    The two bolts holding the base can use another support.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this since I'm building a new bike right now. The setup was very easy. It took less then five minutes to have the stand ready. There are two screws that basically hold the two legs which is a bit hard to adjust. Flathead screw on one side and bolt on the other. You might end up scratching the surface of the pole but no biggie.

Other then that very small problem, the grip held a bike in various positions, easy to adjust and can clamp oversized tubes and in weird angles. The grip itself can be turned around 360°. The stand sits well with a heavy steel pipe and allow you to work on the bike without having to bend down or in an uncomfortable position. The stand comes with extra extended pipe that'll have your bike sitting about 6' off the ground. I haven't used it yet but it could be useful. I'm very satisfied with the product. Park Tools are the best!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Walpole, MA USA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2003

Strengths:    Grips well, strong,

Weaknesses:    Stability without a bike clamped in it, adjustability

Bottom Line:   
If you want to service your own bike, you need a stand. This one is a great stand for the price. Unfortunately, the only adjustments you can make to this stand is the rotation angle of your bike. I own 5 different bikes, and have built up my last 2 from frames and I couldn't have done it without a stand. Even if you aren't into building bikes, you need a stand to adjust your drivetrain. It is so much easier to turn the cranks when the bike is in the air and not being held by your buddy/girlfriend/boyfriend/child. Doing brake work is a snap with the bike in a stand. Once you get a stand, you will wonder what you did without one. I recomend that you get the optional tool tray, great for holding your most used tools. 5 Flamin' Chilis for value, 4 overall because of the lack of adjustability.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   I own 5 bikes and have built 2 from frames

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from NH

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2002

Strengths:    1. Stability with most bikes
2. 360degrees bike rotation
3. 3 Clamp sizes=fit nearly everything


Weaknesses:    None so far. Height adjustability??

Bottom Line:   
This stand has worked very well for many years. It can hold nearly any size bike, but the bike should be clamped to the seat tube/seat ppost anyways. folds up for transportation. Could use some height adjustability -- You can pick up a HEIGHT EXTENSION in the winter of 2002. Definitely worth getting at the same time. Other than that, a great stand. 4 for Overall because of height, 5 for value.

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Favorite Trail:   Great Glen Trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Performancebike.com

Similar Products Used:   Spin Doctor stand

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Moab 3(Pre-Buy-out) XTR Brakes/levers, Rhyno Lite rear/Carbon Boosters F+R, 536 pedals/Stylo Cranks/Mythos XC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2002

Strengths:    Light
Strong
Folds up easily
Good clamp


Weaknesses:    Weight capacity

Bottom Line:   
This stand is great for normal bikes, but things get a little sketchy when I put my 43 lb. freeride machine on it. The clamp assy. doesn't have enough friction to hold the bike horizontal, and because the base isn't weighted, stability suffers. However, for the average rider, this is the most versatile stand out there.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   MEC


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chad mcdaniel a Weekend Warrior from olando, fl

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2002

Strengths:    the name is trusted....

Weaknesses:    it is nat adjustble

Bottom Line:   
i live in an apartment and it actually saves room and i dont have to worry about someone knocking over my bike. it helps a lot when woking on the bike and for the money you cant beat it..........

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Favorite Trail:   snowhill rd.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   bicyclerevolution.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2002 giant

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FRANK-PURGER a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver,B.C.,CANADA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2002

Strengths:    PRICE,U.S.A.MADE,(NONE OF MY TOOLS IS MADE IN CHINA OR TAIWAN.MY TOOLS ARE MY LIFE INVESTMENT,I BUY ONLY PARK TOOLS,HAZET(MADE IN GERMANY),PROTO.

Weaknesses:    NONE(FOR THIS PRICE)

Bottom Line:   
IF YOU WANT TO WORK ON YOUR BIKE,THIS IS A FIRST TOOL YOU NEED.STAND EASIEMAKES MAINTENANCE R. MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP IN VANCOUVER IS THE BEST STORE,TOO BAD THEY DO NOT CARRY MORE STUFF(like bike parts).

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   NORCO,XT,STX-RC,SUN,MARZOCCHIZ-5IF

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bobo from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2002

Strengths:    -resonable price (especially since Santa gave it to me)
-durable


Weaknesses:    not particularly portable
not height-adjustable


Bottom Line:   
This is one of those great product that makes you wonder how you ever managed without it! It works perfectly!

It was a snap to set-up and adjust, and provides lots of grip without wrecking the bike's finish. The jaws rotate and lock easily to allow easy access to different parts of the bike.

The stand fits nicely into a corner when the legs are folded in. I would recommend the optional work tray - terrific for holding tools and small parts.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Co-op

Similar Products Used:   -bungy cord strung over a tree or a rafter
-girlfriend


Bike Setup:   a really cool 14" pink Huffy with yellow spokey dokes and matching handlebar streamers, ... oh, and some big scary thing made out of some kinda weird metal, with about a hundred gears and some springy parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave T a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2001

Strengths:    Strong, sturdy, clamps good

Weaknesses:    none found yet

Bottom Line:   
Awesome stand for the money. Top quality, sure makes maintenance easier.

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Favorite Trail:   Eagle Mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Stuff, Z1's, Doublewides

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider from Medford Oregon

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Strengths:    Park's name and reputation. sturdy, clamp is quick and easy to use with pre-set sizing for most frame and seatpost sizing.

Weaknesses:    Can't seem to tighten enough to keep bike 100% locked in place.

Bottom Line:   
Worth the $$$. Beats leaning your bike up against a wall to try to tune it. If you have a good stand, you'll be more willing to work on your bike more often to repair it and keep it properly tuned up, that justifys the money you'll save by not having to pay someone to fix it for you.

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Favorite Trail:   any scenic singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   sims cycles

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn

Bike Setup:   specialized stumpjumper and schwinn moab 2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ED ENDRESEN a Cross Country Rider from 125 WASHINGTON AVE

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2001

Strengths:    VERY SIMPLE TO USE. GREAT FOR TURNING PEDALS TO TUNE IN SHIFTING. BACK SAVER.

Weaknesses:    NONE FOR THE MONEY

Bottom Line:   
GREAT FOR TUNING AND CLEANING BIKE. BUY THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. SHOP AROUND FOR A GOOD PRICE. RIDE HARD THEN HAVE A BEER!

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Favorite Trail:   RINGWOOD N.J

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   BIKE-N-GEAR EDISON N.J

Similar Products Used:   NYLON STRING TIED TO GARAGE DOOR

Bike Setup:   2000 CANNONDALE JECKYLL 900SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by XaMiEL a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2001

Strengths:    Stable, well built, should have bought it along time ago

Weaknesses:    Clamp slips a little, no height adjustment but hey we're mountian bikers...improvise guys and gals!

Bottom Line:   
I should have bought this stand along time ago. I have three bikes and always find some excuse to work on them. When I first bought the stand I wasn't sure if I was going to use it. In fact I was using the other arcane methods listed above for so long I had to tell my self to clamp the bikes into the stand. Now it is just second nature. I like the fact that I can rotate the stand 360 degrees to work on just about anything. If I need to work on the bottom bracket or something I just keep a stool nearby to park my butt on. By far the most important tool I have ever purchased.

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Mountian Equip. Co-Op

Similar Products Used:   The floor, wall, hanging by a bungee cord from the rafters of my bsement, garage etc......


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Noks a Weekend Warrior from University Place, WA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

Strengths:    Good price, does it's job

Weaknesses:    Not toall enough... but that's because they want youto spend more money on the more expensive (and taller) stands.

Bottom Line:   
THis is a must for anyone who ever works on their bike. I've owned the older PCS-1 (the one without the plastic elbow and clamp system) and they both work well. Now, it's no PRS-2OS, but who want to spend that mcuh money?

It's worth the money if you work on your bike, otherwise, it's just a pretty display stand

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Favorite Trail:   Capital Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Shop I worked at

Similar Products Used:   Deluxe Double Arm Repair Stand (PRS-2OS)



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ChippingCaliber a Weekend Warrior from Acton Vale, Que, Cdn

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2000

Strengths:    It's biggest strenght would be that just about every rider wants one of these! To tune-up your bike or just washing it down after a ride this Park stand delivers.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I paid $200 Cdn for this stand. We'll worth the money, considering its the bike industry.

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Favorite Trail:   Coaticook Loop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Velo Mario Pontbriand 450-772-7423

Similar Products Used:   A wall!?!

Bike Setup:   99 Fisher Supercaliber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mario Javier a Weekend Warrior from Oakville, ON Canada

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2000

Strengths:    Value,Workmanship,ease of operation

Weaknesses:    No height adjustment

Bottom Line:   
I have been using a primitive way of suspending the bike to work on for about 6 years and I finally decided to buy one of this stand. It was very difficult to torque down the crank arm when the bike is suspended from the rafter. Cyclepath in Oakville loaned me the stand to try for a weekend and I fell in love with it. I decided not to return it to them and purchased it. Why didn't I buy one earlier, it would have saved me some agony and pain. This stand is worth every penny I spent, could be the best buy I ever did for my hobby. I highly recommend this product and the store where I got it from.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso, Waterdown, Hardwood

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath Oakville 905-338-0783

Similar Products Used:   Tae Kwon do belt hooked around the rafter of my basement

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Joshua, Full XT, Raceface

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