I have wanted to purchase a repair stand for a long time. Recently I've been doing more work repairing bike so I decided to invest in a stand. I've used Park Tools almost exclusively, so the logical choice was the Park stand. How much to spend was the next question. I don't need a top line pro stand, but I didn't want one that I would not be happy with. The 10.2 seemed to be the right choice. I have been using it for a couple months. I am completely satisfied with the quality and ease of use.
I am not surprised that the stand is good because I have come to expect a good product from Park Tools. They delivered.
Solid construction with nice fit and finish as expected from Park Tool. It struck me as a frivolous purchase but in fact it's been quite useful in practice, especially when working with steel bolts, a steel bike, and mostly-steel work stand. The combination makes it possible to place the bowl on just about anything within reach, including vertical surfaces, and have it and its contents stay securely in place. Wouldn't be quite as magical for someone working mostly with aluminum and carbon fiber I imagine.
There's not much to say about this item. As can be seen in the pic, it's a solid piece of metal with six tools along the edges. Does an effective job at basic roadside repairs, although you won't have every size allen bolt you need, particularly if you're on the road with your kids and their bikes along with your own. Also the length of the item can get in the way of screwing or unscrewing a bolt - meaning you might only be able to turn the bolt 20 degrees at a time. That being said it's a quality, reliable, simple tool and I expect it will last a lifetime.
After years of struggling with bike maintenance, this stand makes it so much easier and even a little enjoyable. It is easy to put together, use and is heavy duty, worthy of the Park Tool name. The 10.2 is solid and effortlessly supports my 35 lb all mountain bike with a surprisingly intuitive clamp and adjuster. If you are looking for a lightweight or portable stand, look elsewhere! While is folds, it is bulky, heavy, and really only meant for temporary storage. This stand is best suited for daily use and benefits from being assembled and left intact.