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Park Tool's new PCS-9.2 and 10.2 are perfect for the home mechanic

Anyone who's ever tried to fix a bike with it leaning against the wall knows how frustrating that experience that can be, especialy if you need to turn the cranks for any reason. That's why workstands exist, they're a simple and effective way to hold your bike off the ground for all those maintenance and cleaning tasks. 

Park Tool have been in the workstand game for, well, ages. The original versions of their PCS-9 and PCS-10 stands were released in 2004 and 2006 respectively and have remained pretty much the same for those 14 years becasue they just work. Eventually, though, even the best ideas need a refresh, and that's what Park have done with the new PCS-9.2 and 10.2 stands, taken those original designs and added a few twists and updates to make the entry level stands better than ever. 

Both stands have re-shaped and contoured clamps parts to make for a better and safer hold on your bike, and the 10.2 also adds in a saddle pad like those you'd find on the Pro Micro Adjust Clamps. 

Oval shaped upright tubing makes sure that the lamps are always orientated correctly over the legs, and both stand now pivot differently, featuring struts to keep them together as they're folded. Plus, legs can be locked up or down on both stands, which is a massive bonus when you're using them and arguably even more so when you're moving them!

The PCS-9.2 uses ergonomic knobs for locking and height adjustment, while the PCS-10.2 uses quick releases for both. If you want to see the stands in action, you can check out Truman from Park Tool using the PCS-9.2 here and the 10.2 here