A repair stand is the centerpiece of any workshop.
It allows you to get the bike up off the ground, spin the wheels, check the gears,do cleaning, just anything you can think of but at a more comfortable height.
We get asked all the time - what's the best workstand for me?Today I'm going to show you these four folding portable stands.
We're going to start out with the PCS-9.
The PCS-9 is our basic stand.
It has lots of great features that make your repair work and maintenance work easier.
It brings the bike up off the ground, it's height adjustable,the legs fold for easy storage and portability.
It features our screw-type clamp and 360 degree rotation.
It's a very stable stand - 3 point stability.
Again, adjustable height and folding.
Moving from the PCS-9, this is the PCS-10.
Again, 360 degree rotation, adjustable height,but the PCS-10 features quick releases to make that height adjustment faster and easier.
It also features a quick-release on the folding part, which brings the yoke up,the legs fold in, and then it folds into a tight bundle.
It also has a clip that keeps all of it together in that bundle.
This has a slightly different clamp - this is our Micro-Adjust clamp.
It allows for easy access.
So easy in, and then easy out.
It's a much faster way to get your bike in and out.
This also has a composite top tube that features our accessory ports,where you can put a paper towel holder or a work tray.
You can also put the work tray down mid-level here.
Moving from the PCS-10 to the PRS-25, the biggest difference is in the weight,because this stand is all-aluminum.
The PRS-25 weighs 13 pounds.
The PCS-10 and 9 weigh about 20 pounds.
So, aluminum upright and extension,Let’s talk about the clamp.
This is a die-cast shop quality clamp.
So it’s the same clamp you’ll find on our shop stands,and it still features our Micro-Adjust ability for easy exit and entrance.
The jaws are more narrow than the the jaws on the PCS-10 so you can fit in those tight places.
This one also features quick releases for the height adjustment and the legs coming up,and it also has straps on the legs,so everything comes up as a bundle, and then you can just lock it all in place.
We think this is the finest folding stand on the market today.
A shop quality clamp, it’s lightweight, stable, and packed with features.
Now we're going to move on to the PCS-4.
This is a little bit different style stand, because it doesn't all fold into a neat little bundle -basically the legs come together and it makes a flat standso you can hang it on a wall or put it against a wall.
If I were going to have a stand that lived in the basement or the garage,or was going to stay in one place, this is probably the one I would choose because of its stability.
It has a four-point leg system - made of steelHeight adjustable again, with a quick release,360 degree rotation - a very stable stand.
This actually comes with a choice of two different clamps,and you can see those two different clamps on the product page for the PCS-4.
With all of our stands, these rotate 360 degrees,will hold a bike up to 80 pounds,and fold for easy storage and portability.
For more information about these stands and the other repair stands we make, go to parktool.
There's a nice comparison chart that has these stands in it,Plus each individual product page has a video to show how it folds and operates.
I hope this helps you choose which stand is right for you.
Thanks for watching.