Park Tool TR5 Truing Stand Attachment for PCS/PRS Tools

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $22.95


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wally a Cross Country Rider from Saint Paul, MN

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2004

Strengths:    It's cheap, and adjust for any size wheel. It doesn't take up valuable work bench space. It appeals to the minimalist in me.

Weaknesses:    Difficult to use as designed, because you need to push the wheel UP into the stand and then tighten the skewer (See below for my suggestion for correcting this problem). It doesn't hold the wheel very well, as it only attaches to one side. You need to add a spacer to the other side, or else you can't tighten the QR skewer (I use a 10mm open-face wrench). It doesn't allow for extremely precise adjustments, and is rather inaccurate for wheel dishing purposes, as any play in your axle will cause the wheel to sag to one side. It's probably not suitable for wheel building, but I haven't tried that yet. I seriously wonder if the design engineers at Park Tool actually tried using this thing...

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for... If you plan to build wheels, or enjoy the satisfaction of working with quality tools, and you're not a cheap-skate like I am, then you probably don't want to buy this thing. However, if you do, I would propose the following performance modification: Flip the mount over and move it to the other side of the workstand, so the wheel can slip down into the bent-plate steel bracket. You may need to grind off one corner of the bent plate to make it fit. Good luck!

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Favorite Trail:   Lebanon Hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel in Minneapolis

Similar Products Used:   Upside down bike.

Bike Setup:   Metallic orange Schwinn Stingray!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phillip a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap and simple. Does the job.

Weaknesses:    Not as good as a real trueing stand, but what do you expect for $20.00.

Bottom Line:   
It'll do you fine for the most part, I wouldn't be building any wheels from scratch with it, but to get that slight warp out it's great. Of course it's not as precise as the real trueing stand, but I don't think anyone would expect to be.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Ravensdale, WA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2002

Strengths:    Small size, easy to attach to Park stands, simple.

Weaknesses:    Not as good as a regular truing stand.

Bottom Line:   
This is better than using the brake pads for me as I have a disc set up. It is more accurate too. Although you have to flip the wheel to get at both sides it still works fine considering the price and size. It is simple, and for the most part, works for it's intended purpose. I suppose you can try yo build a set of wheels with this device, but I'm sure a regular stand would be better for that. I'm satisfied with it.
3 flamers for value as a more reasonable price would be less than $20 in my opinion.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Unknown name truing stand.

Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Enduro HT Expert, Thudbuster, Azonic bars, Salsa stem, Prodigy XC crank, Laser V saddle

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael a Cross Country Rider from Austin, TX USA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Strengths:    cost

Weaknesses:    Not functional

Bottom Line:   
I had this product for a week and returned it because the break pads on the bike did a better job. It was clumsy to set up, and not accurate. You could use a block of wood and do the same thing. Since it only holds the wheel with one side of the axil, and only checks one side for high and low spots, it is not very useful.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Break pads on the bike


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