my last mtb/touring bike had a regular rear kickstand, clamped to the chainstay
with an arm that went up to clamp onto the seatstay. worked well even with
loaded panniers (20 lbs). i just put the new bike together, with a rear disc that
limits the type of kickstand (if any).
the BMC frame has these two boltholes on the chainstay to mount a kickstand.
so i got one as pictured, bolted on, and hooray it works. BUT.....how much
leverage or torque will that there kickstand apply to the chainstay? i assume
there were engineers, smarter than i, who designed this thing, aware that it
could/would be used with loaded panniers.
it just looks a little scary. i'd hate to be on tour in cambodia, put the bike on the
kickstand, then have the chainstay snap. anyone heard of someone who read
about an urban intenet rumour of someone who's kickstand cracked/bent their
p.s....the shark fin is a billet aluminum rack mount. those same genius engineers
designed dropouts that wouldn't allow mounting a standard rack.