Through the years, Park Tool has grown into one of the most iconic bicycle tool manufacturers in the world, with tools appearing in bike shops across the globe. What people might not realize about Park bicycle tools was that, like many companies, they had to start small. That’s why when they made their first bicycle repair stand, it was jumbled together with table legs, shell casings, and a Ford axle. A repair stand seems like a standard practice today, but when the founders of Park Tool created that first stand, it was the first time repair work could be done off the ground where extensive back-bending was no longer necessary. It also allowed both wheels of the bike to freely spin during maintenance. Soon other shops and eventually Schwinn Bicycle Company saw the stand and production requests for new revolutionary device soon followed. From these requests, Park Tool was born.
The company quickly expanded their offering to include a truing stand, different repair stands including a double arm shop version, wrenches, fixtures, and consumer bicycle tools. Park bike tools have come a long way since those days, but their problem-solving ingenuity hasn’t faded a bit. Today, they still design and manufacturer bicycle specific tools in the United States, and continue to find unique ways to fix, clean, and finetune bicycles worldwide.
In April of 2013 Park Tool celebrated their 50th anniversary and moved into a new location, an 80,000 square foot facility built specifically for the company and their mission. They are now doing more manufacturing in-house than ever and their plans include expanding to do even more themselves. Their new purpose-built facility also includes a photo and video studio because they want to expand their web repair help articles and how-to videos to serve their customers.
The founders of Park Tool, Howard and Art, never imagined in 1963 that the company would grow into the ultra-successful company that it is today, but they are determined to not take their spot at the top for granted. Looking into the future, Park Tool simply wants to produce the best bike repair tools possible and their commitment to that principle is stronger than ever. The company builds bicycle tools and maintenance equipment, it's all they do and all they are good at. Why expand when they have already mastered their craft. Any time you buy a Park Tool bicycle tool, know that they are honored to have you as their customer.
Park helps turn all riders into bicycle mechanics and makes bike maintenance much easier. All their tools come in their iconic color blue. All Park Tool Products that are listed on our website features the part numbers that are listed on Park Tool’s own website. The majority of our Park Tool items also contain related articles specific to that item from Park Tool’s Repair Blog. Park Tool operates at a very high level of perfection and performance, and we partnered with them to present that same level of accuracy and detail to our JensonUSA customers. Whether you’re looking for a Deluxe Single Arm Repair Stand, P-Handle 8-Piece Hex Wrench Set, or just have a question about any Park Tool bicycle tool kits, jump on a call or chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors. You can email, chat, or call them at 951-234-7554 seven days a week.