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Park ToolWAG-5 Portable Wheel Dishing Gauge

$34.95

Item # PAR0171

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Item # PAR0171
Description

The Park Tool WAG-5 Dish Tool accurately checks the dish, or offset, on all 26", 27", and 700C wheels. Measurements are taken comparing one side of the wheel to the other to determine if the rim is in the center of the hub. The Wag-5 easily folds in half and fits into most tool boxes. It's perfect for the race or home mechanic.

Tech Specs
Compatibility
24 - 29in wheels
Recommended Use
bike maintenance
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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    >Rating:

    WAG-5 Wheel Alignment Gauge

    >Rating: 4

    You Get What You Pay For

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is definitely a budget oriented dishing gauge and it shows. Will it work? Definitely. I've used Park's WAG-4 Pro dishing gauge which is higher quality and other brands that are better designed but also double, triple, or even higher in price. I'd recommend this for the home mechanic who wants to check their wheels once a year or so. The portability/store-ability of this tool is nice. With a quick check on a new wheel it's fairly accurate. The wingnuts that hold the tool together feel like they could loosen and fall off without a lock washer added. The bracket that holds everything together is nylon so not the most durable. My biggest gripe - you have to take the tire of to check dish.

    >Rating: 5

    Hit it out of the Park

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Park tools are almost always of sterling quality and utility, and this is no exception. Really easy to tell how (badly) out of dish my home-trued wheel is...

    >Rating: 5

    Great tool, precise and works well

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    A must have for the wheelbuilder or serious home mechanic. Replacing spokes or rebuilding/tensioning a wheel, it is very easy to pull it out of dish. This tool makes sure the rim is centered over the axle and does so very simply and well.

    >Rating: 5

    Yes it is a necessary tool.

    I have seen a few people try and true their wheels and totally pull them out of dish. I like my bikes to be perfect and this is a necessary tool if you want to build your own wheels and especially if you own your own truing stand. I remember walking through the local REI getting little travel accesories before we headed for Honduras to teach DH and XC skills for two weeks and hearing one of the costumers complaining to one of their techs about how his tire was lining up between his fork legs. The idiot mechanic there was bullshitting him about how the fact his front hub had a brake rotor and it is what throws the wheel out of dish when you put the wheel and tire back into the fork. Yeah, I butted in and called bullshit all over the guy. Doing your own bike work is really the only way to avoid some idiot fucking up your bike.