Park Tool Portable Repair Stand Comparison

Park Tool Portable Repair Stand Comparison

Choosing a repair stand can be confusing. To help guide you through the process, Park Tool president Eric Hawkins guides you through the features of 4 of our most popular repair stands:

• PCS-9 Home Mechanic Repair Stand (
• PCS-10 Home Mechanic Repair Stand (
• PCS-4 Deluxe Home Mechanic Repair Stand (
• PRS-25 Team Issue Repair Stand (

Learn more about these and other stands at

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Readers Comments (44)

  1. My PCs-10 the rotating rear clamp that keeps the bike from rotating sticks after I tighten it down. I have to bump it a few times to free it up to change the angle. Why is this happening?

  2. Why would I choose the PCS4.1 with the 100-5C over the PCS4.2 with the 100-5D? Based on your site information, it seems like the 5D clamp is a more modern and superior clamp, yet the 5C configuration is ~$40 more expensive… what am I missing?

  3. I still have my PCS-1 from the late 90’s. It’s a heavy beast, but it’s still going strong!

  4. I was going to buy one of these, but then I found out that they are made in China….

  5. I have the Pcs-10 love it.
    Still waiting for the Shimano coaster break repack tutorial🤓


  7. Duane Amos Tuazon January 30, 2021 @ 8:11 pm

    I like those but ain’t have money for those expensive repair stand, just go and create DIY repair stand.

  8. Would I be able to retrofit the basic version to have quick release clamps? Do you sell those?

  9. leonardo da vinci January 30, 2021 @ 8:11 pm

    Excellent video, clear and comprehensive.

  10. well done. simple compare/contrast content answered a lot of my questions.

  11. These stands are very important especially working with your bike its just a lot more easier

  12. isn’t a 3 point leg system always going to be more stable? since it can always be stable on just about any surface. unlike a 4 point that needs a even/level surface.

  13. what is the black one

  14. how much the cheapest costs i cant find tho pirce anywhere

  15. Thomas Malcolm Macleay January 30, 2021 @ 8:17 pm

    It’s well worth getting a stand. I’ve had the pcs-10 for a few years. I don’t like the clamp as much as the higher end shop clamp shown in the last stand (5c), but after getting used to it I am very happy. Occasionally I’ll have to reposition the bike because the screw adjuster handle is running into something like the saddle and can’t be turned. Not that big a deal.

    Also, the pcs-10 is a lot less foldable than I had expected. I never fold it up because those silver release buttons are a p.i.t.a. So I just push it into a corner when not in use.

    Whatever stand you get, you will not regret it. And you will wonder how you ever got by without one.

  16. How about E Bike stand👀

  17. Can the legs be locked into a semi folded position so that it can be stored freestanding in a small space?

  18. Juriaan van der Flier January 30, 2021 @ 8:19 pm

    biggest mistake I made was not wanting to spend those few bucks more to get the pcs-10 and ripped myself a new one by getting the pcs-9. The enormous difference in convenience is so much larger than the price difference. If you ever doubt about these two, get the pcs-10. The quick release handles everywhere are more than worth it. The pcs-9 works but it’s far from comfortable. And I’ve been using it for a good 5 years now.

  19. Leandro De M. Neto January 30, 2021 @ 8:20 pm

    Good guys

  20. He comprado varios prodúctos de esta marca y son de gran calidad y estoy muy satisfecho !!!

  21. I like the PCS-4 a lot, that’s the one I would buy if I ever got one.

  22. PS 25 is what you want if you have an Ebike Because of the Weight

  23. Nerozumím když to není česky.

  24. Which portable stand would be more appropriate for a 65 lb e-bike, the PRS 25 or the PCS-10?

  25. That 70's Schwinn Vintage Bike Channel January 30, 2021 @ 8:32 pm

    I love my PSC-4 with the -5D 100 clamp system, I have had it for over a year and restored many bikes with it, you can see it on all my videos, it works great…

  26. Will the PCS-4-2 clamp jaw opening works on Felt IA bikes? How wide does the clamp jaw opens? The IA seat post has a width of 10 centimeters x 2 centimeters thickness. Can you please validate?

  27. Hi , i have pcs-1 repair stand from the mid 1990’s –
    it is grey in color and has the lever style 2 position clamp.

    It’s height is not adjustable – so i’ve been using it mounted on a 30cm heigh plattform.

    Now i’ve been thinking of cutting the stands vertical tube and
    inserting a tube on the inside to extend the height.

    What would be the internal diameter of the upper vertical tube ?

  28. Does the 100-25D professional repair stand clamp work on the PCS-10.2?

  29. Notification squad!Love the videos!!

  30. Any these gd for a 24.5kg ebike

  31. What does a "shop quality clamp" mean?
    What does the clamp on the PRC-25 have that the clamp on the PCS-10.2 does not have?

  32. this video really helped me in buying a stand. I love my PCS-10. Park tools are the best. I have learned so much from your videos. Thank you

  33. Beautiful tools. Too bad I can’t afford them. 😢

  34. I have a PRS-5 at home. Love it. I want to buy another PRS-5 for my shop, but Park no longer manufactures it. I don’t want the PRS-25 or the PCS-4; I want a PRS-5. Is there any chance of producing this excellent stand again?

  35. Park Tools are really great. I got the PSC 10.2 and it works great, but it creeps downward and no matter how tight I screw the clamp down it still creeps. My bike is standard and not a tandem or ebike. My suggestion and I finally did it is to drill a very small hole and put a pin through the bottom tube to hold it against upward creep. It could be a simple pin and an attachment landward would keep it handy. This pin simply slips through the stand frame once the PCS 10.2 is fully extended. Otherwise, this is a great stand and great value and I have no other issues. You have great bike tools and and I really like the repair videos. Thanks Calvin you and Park Tools have saved me a ton of money! Thanks much. Brent Jennings.

  36. I own the PCS-10 and highly recommend it for the home mechanic. It is pretty stiff and stable for cleaning and wrenching bikes. The quick release on clamp and height adjuster is worth the additional cost compared to PCS-9. It folds down to a size that can be carried in car. It is a little bit heavy but I have no concerns on that.

  37. immer and den sattle Stangen da passt bei mir nix Mehr und mein Farad ja 70k  das hate die alle nicht ja ich habe e-bike mit 2 Motoren und 3 Akkus lol

  38. I’ve got the 10.2 and love it.

  39. Magic!!

  40. Do they have carbon for this?

  41. do these accommodate large aero seat posts? like the ones found on Time Trial bikes ect

  42. Hey can i clamp my bike in seattube??

  43. The PS4 is awesome! We have two at work and it’s taken many drops and bangs but it’s just as good as the first day it was used.

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