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What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?

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Asked by: Veronica Arguello

Rear Mount Kickstands As most touring bikes have a decent amount of weight over the rear wheel, this kickstand type is undoubtedly the most stable given its ultra-wide stance.

What type of kickstand do I need?

Single-leg kickstands are enough for most of us – road bikes, mountain bikes, and daily commuting bikes will be easily held up by a single-leg kickstand. If you ride a heavy bike tough, loaded touring, delivery, cargo, electric, or motorized, you will likely need a stronger double-leg kickstand.

Do people put kickstands on mountain bikes?

Kickstands are more commonly used for regular bikes. For mountain bikes, they may be less common. Overall, they just don’t affect the riders’ experience that much. Some bikers may not even notice they have them at all.

Why do Trek bikes not have kickstands?

So why do bikes not have kickstands? Kickstands aren’t on road and mountain bikes because they add weight and increase the chances of your bike snagging something. Road cyclists want bikes to be light. Mountain bikers are worried that a kickstand will catch vegetation while riding down trails.

What is a touring frame?

In terms of frame geometry, touring bikes typically have a longer wheelbase, longer chainstays, and a lower bottom bracket, to improve comfort and stability for all-day riding. This also increases the distances between your feet and the rear axle.

Do touring bikes have kickstands?

As most touring bikes have a decent amount of weight over the rear wheel, this kickstand type is undoubtedly the most stable given its ultra-wide stance. You may need to cut down or adjust the length of your kickstand so that your bike can lean on an angle of approximately 15 degrees from vertical.

Should you get a bike kickstand?

In conclusion, when deciding whether or not to use a kickstand, you should do whatever works best for you without worrying about fashion or what other people think. As long as a kickstand does not impair you or your bike and you want to use one, then go for it!

What side does a kickstand go on?

Types. A side stand style kickstand is a single leg that simply flips out to one side, usually the left side, and the bike then leans against it. Side stands can be mounted to the chain stays right behind the bottom bracket or to a chain and seat stay near the rear hub.

How do you park a bike without a kickstand?

A bike rack, or even a multi-bike rack, is another way to stand up your bike without the need for a kickstand being incorporated into your bike. These bike stands come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations, as well as price tags.

Can you put a kickstand on a gravel bike?

Actually, you can’t. Gravel/road bikes don’t have a place for a kickstand and there is, AFAIK, no way to put a kickstand on them.

Why do people sell bikes without pedals?

Most cyclists tend to stick with one of these standards across all of their bikes, so they don’t have to have multiple sets of shoes. Thus higher-end bicycles typically are sold without pedals so that the customer can select the style of pedal that matches their existing shoes.

Do commuter bikes have kickstands?

Bike companies and manufacturers would have to make and install kickstands, a piece of equipment that some people don’t even like, which would increase expenses and slow down the production line. Some bikes, such as commuter and kids’ bikes, still come with kickstands.

Why don t expensive bikes have kickstands?

Kickstands add weight



So, the mere thought of adding some extra metal to their bike is too heavy for them. By all means, a kickstand doesn’t add very much weight to a bike. They even make some out of carbon fiber or lightweight alloy metals. The problem is that they aren’t useful weight.

How much does a bike kickstand weight?

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Are all kick stands the same?

Most kick stands designed to fit in the same place on the bike well be reasonably interchangeable, but not all. Some need cutting down on some bikes, but one of mine is adjustable for the height of the bracket.

How do you size a kickstand?

Hold the bike on a hard surface so it leans slightly to the left. Measure from the center of the bottom bracket down to the floor. This measurement (in millimeters) is the shortest kickstand you should buy.

Can you put a kickstand on a gravel bike?

Actually, you can’t. Gravel/road bikes don’t have a place for a kickstand and there is, AFAIK, no way to put a kickstand on them.

How do you park a bike without a kickstand?

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What can I use instead of a bike stand?

A storage stand can make a pretty good repair stand, anything that lets the wheels and pedals rotate. A car rack will also work well.

What can I use if I don’t have a bike stand?

Just hang the front of the seat on any convenient “peg”, or rig hooks or a rope to suspend the bike from. All you need to do is somehow get the rear wheel off the ground while having the pedals clear to turn.