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Old 07-17-14, 09:32 PM   #1
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kickstand or no?

A good friend of mine uses his mtb to commute several miles to/from his work, all year (yes, in Buffalo NY.) and on trails. He said that kickstands suck and always get caught up in trail grasses, etc.

My bike is new, but the kickstand kept grinding on my rear wheel, even after I readjusted it several times. I finally just took it off and am happier now because it's not going to start grinding on me halfway through a ride like it did last time. I don't need it to lean it in my garage for storage and even when I rode as a kid, I just remember kickstands either just getting saggy over time or just annoyingly moving around.

Do you keep a kickstand on your rig, or no?
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Old 07-18-14, 02:14 AM   #2
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I try to get bikes that never had a kickstand on 'em.

Definitely don't take the one off your Ross, though!!!
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Old 07-18-14, 05:38 AM   #3
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The UpStand looks interesting as does the ClickStand.
Right now I just ride around my development and go home. When I ride in groups I may look into one of these alternatives.
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Mountain bikes should never ever ever have a kickstand, commuter bikes are a different matter though.
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Old 07-18-14, 08:23 AM   #5
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no kickstands - lean it against something or lay it down (money side up)
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what's a kickstand?
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Old 07-18-14, 10:13 AM   #7
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Hehe; great replies. I feel better without the kickstand; just knowing that it is gone is a nice thing.

I would never take the one off of the Ross though. It will almost definitely never move around on me or cause a wheel rub, and it's too original to remove.
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I must be an odd-ball. I LIKE kick stands, and use them all the time, with no problems. I've never had one act like a grass catcher or mower, grab a rock or stump/log when riding off road, or catch a fish (darn it) when fording a stream.
I have a kickstand on all 10 of my bikes.
Of course I am usually pulling a two wheel trailer, so laying the bike down is not really an option for me, and there is not always a convenient (and secure) place to lean the bike.
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Greenfield makes reliable kickstands and every bike shop carries them. If you need to park your bike, they're the ticket.

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only kickstand I will use
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i had a kickstand when i first mountain biked 15 years ago after the first loop ever i looked for some tools and took it off and it never went back on my mtn bike EVER again! First time i had it on single track and it was rutted my kickstand decided to open up and lock in place! (yeah one of those on the rear)..... yeah that didn't go too well.
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I have a kickstand on my hybrid for goofing around with the Wife. My commuter and mountain bike don't have them though.
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Greenfield; if you want a kickstand. Amazon has them.
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natures kickstand is
lean your bike against a tree
also free a/c
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