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    Do you like kickstands?

    I am thinking of getting a ESGE Double Kickstand.
    It costs more than $50.
    On the other hand, I have just been leaning it up against something for some years now.
    Also: Is a double stand like this durable?

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    Kickstands? We don't need no stinking kickstands...

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    No

    I honestly see no point in them for most bikes.

    Maybe for a commuter bike but even then I would be putting in in a rack or at least locking it to something if I am getting off it.

    They add unnecessary weight and on a mountain bike can get in the way and even be dangerous if you are jumping and doing technical stuff.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Two of my bikes have the Plestcher double kickstand and my other two no. It's a personal choice if you think a kickstand will better serve you than leaning your bike .. then do it. But I recommend that you use guards so it doesn't dig into the paint/frame.

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    for cargo bikes, a kickstand makes sense to keep the bike stable when loading/unloading. Same reason it might be useful for a commuter.

    For a mtb? crash hazard.

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    If you use your MT bike on anything but road, then kickstands have no place.

    MT bikes are not cool with ugly kick stands, they'll hurt you when on a trail. Plenty of trees and stuff to lean it against.

    So my answer is... F-No.

    Now....if it's a Harley then that is a different thing.

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    errmm no. a crash hazard and really have no place on a mtb. they can come loose, shift and catch stuff on the trail. instant crash and potential er visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskadude View Post
    I am thinking of getting a ESGE Double Kickstand.
    It costs more than $50.
    On the other hand, I have just been leaning it up against something for some years now.
    Also: Is a double stand like this durable?
    OK, I dont need anymore answers. I accidently put the question in the mountain biking forum when it should have been in the commuter forum, where I reposted it. The bike is a touring bike used as commuter.
    No more answers, thanks

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    kickstands are great for cargo bikes and beach cruisers. you could not pay me enough money to put a kickstand on my mountain bike. silly, unneccessary weight, and dangerous to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    kickstands are great for cargo bikes and beach cruisers. you could not pay me enough money to put a kickstand on my mountain bike. silly, unneccessary weight, and dangerous to boot.
    OK, thats enough answers. Its a touring bike, not a mountain bike

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    come on folks, this thread needs more input. tell him how you really feel about kickstands on mountain bikes!

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    get a life, mac turtle

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    kickstand on mtb ? no

    kickstand on road ? no

    kickstand on purely city bike or purely beach bike, when performance and speed do not matter ? sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    kickstand on mtb ? no

    kickstand on road ? no

    kickstand on purely city bike or purely beach bike, when performance and speed do not matter ? sure.
    AAAghhhh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskadude View Post
    AAAghhhh!!

    no kickstand then

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    Kickstands? Kickstands?
    I TOLD you we don't need no stinking kickstands!

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    what's a kickstand?
    Oh, i see it's a pointless accessory on a MTB. Great, not needed then

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    Really should we even call it a "kickstand"? I mean you don't really kick it.

    But in case you have not figured it out yet, don't do it on a mountain bike. Not only is it unnecessary weight, they are purely dangerous.

    Just sayin'
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I'm sorry so that is a definite "NO" on kick-stands right?

    As Reagan would have said "Just Say No to Kickstands"
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    I have a kickstand on my hybrid bike because its just handy. Plus I put some fishing rod racks on there and cruise around my fishing spots, which consists mainly fireroads. I didn't have the spring tightened one time and it just kept dropping on its own. I can't imagine what would happen on a techy trail with constant impact and bouncing would do to it and would hate to think of the consequences when it does happen. I agree. Just too dangerous to put on a mountain bike to take on the trails. Great for city rides though.

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    That's a pretty tech-lookin' kickstand you got there cowboy. That thing adjustable?
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    Nice looking bike Shakester. Do you have a pic of your fishing rod mount? I'm looking for a way to carry my rods.

    I dont put kickstands on my road bikes because I have to lock them up against something anyway when I'm not with them.

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    Kickstands are like mopeds. Seriously.

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    Upstand.

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    hey alaskadude, i would not get a kickstand on a mountain bike. i heard it could cause injury in a crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob13bob View Post
    Nice looking bike Shakester. Do you have a pic of your fishing rod mount? I'm looking for a way to carry my rods.

    I dont put kickstands on my road bikes because I have to lock them up against something anyway when I'm not with them.
    I usually use the Bike Fisherman rack, but I can't find a clamps that will fit onto that frame since the rear triangle is too thick for the brackets it originally came with. I bought some bigger ones at Lowes, but ended up to be too big, which sucks because I love that rack. I have it fitted onto my brother's Jamis Dakar. I should take pictures of that to show you how they fit. It fit my Giant XTC but that frame is stripped. For this Giant Seek, I just use the simple ones I got on Ebay. It just slides onto your rear axle and you slide holders in held down by pins. It works, but I have to zip tie them to the frame just so they'd stop moving.

    The kickstand itself came with the bike so I'm not sure how it works. LOL.

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    Alaskadude, no kickstands on mtb.

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    I don't get it. You spend $1500 on a MTB and you throw it on the ground? Don't make sense. Buy a Upstand. The dam thing makes sense and is out of the way in seconds without jeopardizing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    I don't get it. You spend $1500 on a MTB and you throw it on the ground? Don't make sense. Buy a Upstand. The dam thing makes sense and is out of the way in seconds without jeopardizing anything.
    Never threw my mountain bike on the ground, I lay it there or lean it on a tree.
    However, I promise you my mountain bike sees way more damage from just riding it and having rocks kick up then it will ever see from laying it down.

    What makes no sense is worrying about laying a mountain bike on the ground.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Looked at that upstand. You have to insert the stand every time you want to use it. Ugh no thanks. I lay my bike on the ground absent a tree.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciF5zMYFyZ8#t=129

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    I use my bike more than MTB'ing. I have a family and bike rides in the park is a weekly event. Laying my bike down on concrete is ridiculous and actually a hazard. Your milage may vary.

    It takes a second to attach the Upstand. It is also OFF the bike when you ride which is a great compromise for a stand.

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    When I'm riding trails, its nots like I'm laying it down on a bed of sandpaper or sharp rocks nor am I'm throwing my bike down anywhere. I lay it down. I usually find a place to lean it against whether its a tree or rock wall. When neither is available, theres usually a soft patch of dirt or if I'm lucky, grass.

    And the rides where I do need a kickstand, its usually a ride where I'd use it often and that upstand, although it looks pretty cool, would be a pain in the ass to use 20-30 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    I use my bike more than MTB'ing. I have a family and bike rides in the park is a weekly event. Laying my bike down on concrete is ridiculous and actually a hazard. Your milage may vary.

    It takes a second to attach the Upstand. It is also OFF the bike when you ride which is a great compromise for a stand.

    Parks around here have grass and where there is concrete, there is no way I would leave my bike there even on a stand (on the sidewalk or parking lot) because it would be ridiculous and actually a hazard.

    The upstand is actually cool though and I am glad you like yours. I would get one if I commuted to work and brought my bike inside. The stand portion would stay in my office though.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    not a kick-stand, but...

    Click-Stand keeps it off the ground...works for me mainly cause the better-half don't appreciate the bike leaning on the dining room table stows in a Topeak holder/clamp that mounts on a bottle ditty...very light & very high quality...comes with two brake lever bands
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    Quote Originally Posted by time229er View Post
    works for me mainly cause the better-half don't appreciate the bike leaning on the dining room table
    Get a new wife.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Get a new wife.
    that's an option, but I'd rather spend money on my bike than an attorney...and after 42 years, you just sorta succumb & say "yes dear..." some may refer to it as PW'd
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    ahh the forever question... do you want to be right?? or do you want to be happy??
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    happy or right...?

    I guess maybe complacent...and I don't have to sleep with one eye open
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    I'm convinced that a no stand approach is treated as more macho. Other than that, there is no reason considering the alternative products now on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    I'm convinced that a no stand approach is treated as more macho. Other than that, there is no reason considering the alternative products now on the market.
    okay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    I'm convinced that a no stand approach is treated as more macho. Other than that, there is no reason considering the alternative products now on the market.
    Yup, you figured it out.
    It has nothing to do with safety and not mounting one.
    It also has nothing to do with not wanting the hassle of carrying one with me.
    Nor the fact that it is so much easier to lean the bike against something.
    Or I don't really care if I have to gently lay the bike on the ground because it doesn't hurt it.

    It all has to do with being macho.

    At least you now know that everyone thinks you are a sissy.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I prefer to be called a sassy sissy! Punk.

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    This forum reminds me of GD on ar15.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    I prefer to be called a sassy sissy! Punk.
    Ok, you are a sassy sissy punk.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    BTW, don't mention guns around here. Too many members don't believe in your second amendment rights and it will stir up a flame war.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    BTW, don't mention guns around here. Too many members don't believe in your second amendment rights and it will stir up a flame war.
    lol. Perhaps THEY are the sissys? Besides, the answer is 87 and beans please. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    lol. Perhaps THEY are the sissys? Besides, the answer is 87 and beans please. ;-)
    Or maybe they are bad asses and don't need guns.

    Ninjas don't use guns and they are pretty bad ass.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Do you like kickstands?

    Oh......

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    I shoot ninjas on sight, just out of principle.
    Same goes for friggin zombies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    I shoot ninjas on sight, just out of principle.
    You may have shot what you thought was a ninja or even somebody pretending to be a ninja but I assure you sir that whatever you shot was not a ninja.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    You may have shot what you thought was a ninja or even somebody pretending to be a ninja but I assure you sir that whatever you shot was not a ninja.
    Oh sure. Next you're gonna tell me that those weren't zombies I plugged either I suppose? Pull your head outta the sand, man!
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    No, zombies are easy to spot and slow.
    Ninjas are fast and stealthy.

    If if you ever saw a ninja which I seriously doubt because he/she would have killed you before you them, they would have been way too fast for you to shoot.

    Obviously the only head buried here is yours and it is not in the sand.
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    Maybe they were zombie ninjas, ever think of that smart guy?

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    You never said that but even then, I highly doubt it.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I don't always read the most interesting forum thread ever but, when I do, it's this one.
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    Zombies and ninjas with kickstands. Hmmm... We may be on to something here.
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    I think some people have been off their bikes for way too long this winter.

    So, did the OP ever make a decision on kickstand / no kickstand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30 View Post
    I don't always read the most interesting forum thread ever but, when I do, it's this one.
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