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    Kickstands anyone?

    Hi everyone

    OK, so I know I am gunna get flamed for mentioning the word kickstand in here, but here goes .....

    You see, I am putting together a 29er build for my wife, which she will use mostly in an urban environment. However, one thing she really wants on it is a kickstand like her current MTB (26") does. I know they are more suited to roadbikes, but we like the MTB's in the urban setting for the rugged factor etc.

    So anyway - any ideas who makes a kickstand for a 29er? And where do they mount? There does not seem to be much room behind the crank on these bikes, and up at the rear axle is kinda busy around the disc brake area!

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    Uhhhh, use a wall? Or maybe a pole? Those crazy women...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX
    Uhhhh, use a wall? Or maybe a pole? Those crazy women...
    LOL. And you thought logic was gunna play a part in this ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jethrow
    LOL. And you thought logic was gunna play a part in this ......
    Oh, in that case...

    Kick stands are not at all suited for road bikes Cruisers, hybrids, and grandmother style bikes, yes

    They mount either on the chain stays, between BB and tire, or further back on a one chain stay.

    You should find some options using this newfangled invention called Google

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jethrow
    LOL. And you thought logic was gunna play a part in this ......
    Maybe I am just more in touch with my female site than you guys but kickstands make perfect sense on bikes used to run errands etc.

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    Put it this way:

    When I leave my bike out of my sight, away from home, I want it to be locked to some object that is more than strong enough to keep it upright ....

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    If she wants a kickstand and it makes here happy... get a kick stand! My wife is very happy with the kickstands on her hardtail and FS and bottom line is it has ZERO affect on performance, except weight. I've found that anything that make the my wife's riding experience better (kickstand, gel-seat, knee pads...) makes her more likely to want to ride.

    Get the Greenfield KS2 at Jenson or almost any LBS for about $8. It will fit any bike and has various marks where you just hacksaw it the the correct length. I've taken 3 foot jumps on my wife's bike and it doesn't flinch a bit.
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    I'd tie a kickstand to the chain stay for trails riding, to minimize the chance it punctures somebodys anatomy. A piece of velcro, tape, string, whatever.

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    Thx all for the replies guys
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    I'm not female (at least the last time I checked) and I think kickstands rock for commuters... they really help when loading the bike (I've got a front porteur rack on my Karate Monkey). This model needed a bit of massaging/filing on the underside so that the dérailleur cable had adequate clearance and it is kinda costly, but the bike is rock solid with the two legs. Being Swiss made, no rattles or other nasty behavior either - it just works.

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    I like to be manly and never use one. We go up to Mackinac Island in Michigan every year for a few days riding and I always kick myself for not bringing one. We do a lot of riding with a lot of stop and take a picture or stop and go in a shop kind of thing. I agree that it's not needed or necessary...only when you want to stop and get off your bike.

    Anyways, I remembered to put one on for our last trip and it was pure bliss. I was thinking "What an amazing invention!" That's the only time all year I use one though.

    My wife wouldn't ride a bike if it didn't have a kickstand.

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    I Agree completely with pert. But bob makes sense too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magile
    Anyone try this on a 29er?

    from https://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm
    Rear Mount Kickstand - Stabilizer is great for off-road or mountain bikes. It comes complete with an extra wide rubber foot for superior stability, and won't interfere with pedal action or rear derailleur cables. This is the stand of choice by law enforcement bike patrols throughout the U.S. Fits tube sizes up to 7/8" in diameter.


    Does it come in Carbon Fiber ?

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    What's the best All Mountain 29'er kickstand?

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    As much as I love the paintjob on my bike... it is, after all, a mountian bike. I just lay it down or flip it over and set it down on the seat and handlebars.

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    make sure you order a 29er version...those bigger wheels mean the kickstand needs to be longer or the bike will tip over.
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    Just put a kickstand on my 29er.. My reason is I found it difficult and dangerous loading my 3 year old daughter into her bike trailer for our rides. Tried leaning it up against thins like walls...benches bike racks and tress but invariable it would roll back and move around. Even resorted to leaning it against my truck but I quickly surmised best optionj was just to grin and bear it...I bought a kickstan. Surprise..it worked... and now since we use the bikes for commuting shopping and general city riding the kickstand makes a handy dandy way to park your bike. Also as a side benefit it's much easier now to atach my daughters bike trailer to the bike. What a wonderful invention!!!

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