Tool:  Park Tool DS-1 Digital Scale

Job:  Weighing your bikes and parts

Thumps Up:  The DS-1 is a great scale for weighing bikes, frames, and wheels.  It can be clamped in a repair stand, or hung from a hook.  It also reads measurements in both pounds and kilograms.

Thumbs Down:  Usage of this scale can cause you to become a weight weenie.

Tool Tip:  For the ultimate in bike geekdom, pair this scale with Park’s DS-2 Tabletop Scale so that you can weigh all of your small components.

Last Word:  For the times when you just have to know what it weighs…

Info:  Retails for $60.  More information at

By Katie Arehart-Rose – Boulder, Colorado