Park Tool PCS-9 Repair Stand Tools

3.79/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $133.98


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Product Description

The Park Tool PCS-9 Home Mechanic Repair Stand includes a 360-degree rotating head and screw-down clamp that holds any bike regardless of frame design. An adjustable height lets you position your bike in the ideal spot whether you're working on derailleur adjustments or replacing your cranks. Park Tool designed the Home Mechanic Repair Stand with collapsible legs, so you can easily stash it in the closet when you're not getting all wrench happy.


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Neil

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2013

Strengths:    Well made, looks like a quality product

Weaknesses:    Legs flap around when folded.

Bottom Line:   
I have been using this stand over the past month for servicing our bikes a home. The stand is very easy to assemble and is rock solid when the bike is mounted. I had an old seat clamp lying around and replaced the hex screw used to tighten the height adjustment which now gives me quick release so almost as good as the PCS 10. Highly recommended product.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rufio

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2013

Strengths:    Holds any and every bike because it has an aero/carbon friendly clamp. Good price for a Park Tool work stand. Park Tool work stand quality in a slim package. Very stable. Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Kind weird and floppy to carry when transporting. Which I do not do frequently. I just noticed this when I was carrying it from the garage to work on my bike indoors during the winter. Lacks adjust-ability that comes with a higher end workstand

Bottom Line:   
This is a great repair stand. I have been very happy with it. It has a good size base and doesn't rock or move around when I'll pulling a bottom bracket or something that takes a little bit of force. I have been pleased with this repair stand. It lacks height adjustment and it is not interchangeable with other clamps, but replacement pads are available.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KingerNS

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2012

Strengths:    Holds up my VPS no problem, and I have a boxxer fork on the front. Sturdy, I found it used with the tool / bolt tray for 110. Very happy with purchase.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Works great for the average joe working on a few bikes in the garage. zero complaints

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SimpleJon a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2011

Strengths:    Great price, packs up quite small, reasonably stable

Weaknesses:    Could do with improved clamping of vertical to legs and the vertical to vertical extension

Bottom Line:   
For anyone thinking of DIY overhaul or servicing the first and most important tool is a decent stand.I do not know how I managed to overhaul and rebuild bikes before I got this.
This is the best value home mechanic stand that works properly that I have come across.
Heavy duty structural steel tubular easily assembled solid and stable.
Its best point is the clamp which is grooved to allow cables to pass through and rubber coated so doesn't damage the paint. This holds the frame solidly and allows the bike to spun through 360' and rigidly clamped making access to all parts a walk in the park.
a more solid vertical to leg assembly clamp (that eliminates wobble) rand some sort of quick release mechanism as opposed to allen bolts for the height adjustment would make this perfect. But overall pretty damn good

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   CRC UK

Similar Products Used:   X tools version and several other cheapo


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by temp a Racer from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2011

Strengths:    Solid heavy steel BUT ... weak link is welds holding the legs to the stand.

Weaknesses:    Welds holding the bottom stand to the vertical are very weak. After a year of use one gave way and came away. The stand is unusable. I would examine the welds on securing the horizontal legs to the vertical stand before buying and compare and compare with other stands.

Bottom Line:   
I do not recommend.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $110.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BigWall a Weekend Warrior from White Bear Lake, MN, US

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2010

Strengths:    Very stable.
Can swing the bike way overhead upside-down.


Weaknesses:    Clamp on vertical tubes looks weak.

Bottom Line:   
Way, way better than the crappy old Minoura stand I've been using for 25 years. The bike used to twist out of it every time I got serious with something.
The Park holds the bike securely at a useful height.

I absolutely love it.

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Favorite Trail:   unknown

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $112.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minoura

Bike Setup:   varies

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fort_Ord_biki a Weekend Warrior from Marina, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2008

Strengths:    Inexpensive, adjustable height, holds the frame tube, rotating arm, foldable for storage, sturdy

Weaknesses:    Kind of complicated to fold and unfold. Not so intuitive which way to turn to tighten or loosen the arm, jaw need turning not quick release

Bottom Line:   
I paid $47 for this used repair stand from a Santa Cruz fella that I found on Craiglist. He wanted $50 and I could only talk away $3 from him.

$47 is a great price for a used bike stand, a Park Tool PC-9.

It's a hefty piece of machine, 23.5 lbs according to the Park website, meaning it's got a lot of heavy gauge metal tubes.

And it's not all intuitive to setup the stand, to unfold and fold the legs. The previous owner was showing me how he used the stand and it was not even correct. He left the upper mast tube fixed with the collar and the plastic collar was just sitting free on top of the lower mast tube. With a 5 mm allen wrench, that was taken cared of in a minute.

To fold the legs out, you have to basically slide the central tube down or was it up?? You use a 5mm, I think, allen wrench to loosen or tighten some nuts and you are ready to go. Oh... once you put on the bike and need to move the bike higher, you would probably want to remove the bike first and adjust the height first before putting back the bike.

The stand works. It does. But you probably won't take it out for a 30 minutes repair and put it away. It's too cumbersome for that.

But I say, it works. It's a stable bike a real mechanic's stand. But it's not so easy to mount or dismount the bike because the jaw does not have a quick release lever, instead you have to turn this screw with a lever. It take a few more seconds, but it does the job. The lever that adjust the tightness of the arm is a bit more confusing. If you want to rotate the bike, this lever is facing away from you and I always ended up tightening it when I want to loosen it or the other way around. And I got my hand cause between the folding lever... ouch!

If you want an expensive bike stand that works but don't mind the time to set it up and folding it up to store it, I recommend PC-9

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Ord

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $47.00

Purchased At:   Craiglist

Similar Products Used:   none that lifts book wheel off the ground

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Wazoo cyclocross, Trek 4300

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dennis a Cross Country Rider from Oviedo, FL

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2007

Strengths:    Inexpensive, light, easy to store.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
When I need to work on my bike now it is so easy compared to trying to do without. Easy to tune and adjust. No more holding up the bike and turning the pedals while trying to adjust. No more flipping the bike over.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Trek and Gary Fisher

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from North Branch

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2007

Strengths:    Easy to use, good price.

Weaknesses:    Most of the clamps are plastic. The plastic clamp holding the 2 vertical tubes together broke. Once the bike is in the air it is not stable rotation wise because you cannot tighten plastic clamp enough. It is cumbersome to move around. Overall mostly a pile of crap.

Bottom Line:   
Too much plastic on this stand. The bike is not stable once it is clamped in. The actual clamp for the bike is adequate. Buying ultimate pro now.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tai gunter a Cross Country Rider from leesburg, in

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2007

Strengths:    sturdy


Weaknesses:    hard to stand up
broke.


Bottom Line:   
good stand, holds the bike well. 360 degree clamp handle broke but it still works. contacting park currently.

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Favorite Trail:   winona lake

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   trek 3700 singlespeed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glenn Poirier a Cross Country Rider from Fontana, California USA

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, easy to set up and use. Quality construction. Stable.

Weaknesses:    Adjustibility. It's not that easy to adjust the height and orientation of the stand and bike when on stand. But, for the money, what do you want?

Bottom Line:   
This is a darn good stand for the money. It works. Gets the bike off the ground so you can clean it, lube it, work on it.

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Favorite Trail:   Marshall Cyn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock 2006 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Maumelle

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2005

Strengths:    Stability

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great repair stand for the money. Clamp is not spring loaded but is 80.00 less than one with a spring clamp.

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Favorite Trail:   Camp Robinson

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $63.00

Purchased At:   airbomb.com

Bike Setup:   Hardtail all LX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from NK, RI...................USA

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2005

Strengths:    Nice price, good quality

Weaknesses:    Could fold up to a smaller size

Bottom Line:   
This stand works just fine for me. I have to work on my bikes plus my Wife and Kid's bikes. Very stable and secure work stand, it works fine for my home repairs. For under $100.00 it is tough to beat, I should have gotten one long ago.

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Favorite Trail:   Near the ocean

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Wall mount biker hanger

Bike Setup:   Fuji Finest road bike, Trek 7300 Hybrid

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by YH a Weekend Warrior from Ann Arbor, MI

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2004

Strengths:    Good price and quality for beginner. Stable with my GT bike.

Weaknesses:    Storage space, It would be better to fold down one more step.

Bottom Line:   
Good price and quality for my first bike stand.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Bike Setup:   GT

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