Not a lightweight by any standard, this repair stand has a decent amount of heft. This is a detriment when it comes to portability, but it definitely serves the owner well when it comes to stability.
There is a small learning curve when it comes to what direction you can shove the bike and apply torque to parts when the bike is on the stand, but the inherent stability of the design and the weight of the stand make this stand very forgiving in that regard.
The stand assembled out of it's box in less than 15 minutes and it had a bike suspended from it in 16.
Virtually all of my bike repairs prior to this stand were accomplished either with the bike on the floor or upside down on the seat and handle bars. Very occasionally milk crates entered the picture as well. I haven't knelt down to fix a bike since the Park stand entered my garage, and it is a pleasure.
The Park stand immediately became one of those rare things in life that you simply can't recall what life was like prior to owning! What can I say, it works, and it is worth every penny to any home bike tinkerer!