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Old 05-23-17, 05:16 AM
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Specialized Roll Elite kickstand

I recently purchased a Specialized Roll Elite. I love the bike but I am finding it more than difficult to find a kickstand that can be installed on the bikes center mount kickstand plate that clears the large tires, 650b x 2.3". I have purchased two different kickstands from two manufacturers with the same result. Before I break out the grinder. I am not a fan of cobbling something together, plus I do not have the skills needed. I called Specialized yesterday to ask if they have any kickstands for this bike. The answer was no and they did not offer suggestions. Does anyone know if any company makes a kickstand that can be mounted on this bike that clears the tire and the pedals?

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Old 05-23-17, 05:23 AM
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Have you looked at chainstay-mounted kickstands? Those mount between the stays near the rear hub.

There is also the Upstand that might be worth look: https://upstandingbicycle.com/what-is-the-upstand/

Edit: Here is a chainstay kickstand that mentions accommodating disk brakes: https://upstandingbicycle.com/what-is-the-upstand/
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Old 05-23-17, 05:36 AM
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Thanks!

Thank you! I will check this out!
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Crazy, isn't it? Spend hundreds or thousands on a bicycle and not only does it not come with a kickstand, in most cases the manufacturer does't even offer one!

For the serious racer types, it is a matter of weight (Like what, 12 ounces? Lunch was heavier than that. Whatever... ) but to me, I'm either always looking for a bike rack, a wall to lean it on, or worse yet, just drop my four figure investment over on it's side in the grass.

Thanks for letting me vent and Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-23-17, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by IamAlan View Post
Crazy, isn't it? Spend hundreds or thousands on a bicycle and not only does it not come with a kickstand, in most cases the manufacturer does't even offer one!
Not crazy, though the Roll Elite does seem like the style of bike that would call for a kickstand, or at least the easy ability to attach one if desired. I can easily imagine a Roll Elite rider wanting one.
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Here's what I had to do:
http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cy...tand-hack.html
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Old 05-23-17, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by IamAlan View Post
Crazy, isn't it? Spend hundreds or thousands on a bicycle and not only does it not come with a kickstand, in most cases the manufacturer does't even offer one!

For the serious racer types, it is a matter of weight (Like what, 12 ounces? Lunch was heavier than that. Whatever... ) but to me, I'm either always looking for a bike rack, a wall to lean it on, or worse yet, just drop my four figure investment over on it's side in the grass.

Thanks for letting me vent and Good luck with your search.
So you buy a carbon fiber bike and claim you're not worried about weight? If a kickstand was an important feature, I think I would've researched that one.

Nice job on trying to start a kickstand debate.

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Old 05-23-17, 08:06 AM
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There is a super light mounts under the QR skewer KS for those folks, fitted using magnets and carbon fiber..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
There is a super light mounts under the QR skewer KS for those folks, fitted using magnets and carbon fiber..
I've been meaning to buy and try one of those, and might now that I'm thinking about it again. I've a bike I sometimes want a stand on, and sometimes not, depending upon where and why I'm riding.
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Old 05-24-17, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I've been meaning to buy and try one of those, and might now that I'm thinking about it again. I've a bike I sometimes want a stand on, and sometimes not, depending upon where and why I'm riding.
I ordered one yesterday after you gave me the idea. I will let you know how it works out. Seems like a practical and easy way to keep the bike out of the dirt or off the pavement when stopping for a break. I can not always find a place to lean my bike on a solid object.
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Originally Posted by Day6bike View Post
I ordered one yesterday after you gave me the idea. I will let you know how it works out. Seems like a practical and easy way to keep the bike out of the dirt or off the pavement when stopping for a break. I can not always find a place to lean my bike on a solid object.
I'm waiting for them to get back to me on a question about compatibility. Might order one anyway, and just find out the hard way.

I've a Pletscher two-leg model, and a Greenfield one-legger that came in last week. Doing some experimenting to see which I like.
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Old 05-24-17, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I'm waiting for them to get back to me on a question about compatibility. Might order one anyway, and just find out the hard way.

I've a Pletscher two-leg model, and a Greenfield one-legger that came in last week. Doing some experimenting to see which I like.
I have a new Pletscher one legged model that did not work and a Greenfield both of them could not clear the rear wheel. I thought they would but no luck.

Don't mind leaning the bike up on a wall or a fence but sometimes I ride in some pretty remote places that are difficult to find a place to lean a bike so........ need a kickstand.
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Old 05-24-17, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Day6bike View Post
Don't mind leaning the bike up on a wall or a fence but sometimes I ride in some pretty remote places that are difficult to find a place to lean a bike so........ need a kickstand.
I totally get it. I also ride in remote areas. And the back tire against the wall trick doesn't play well with my fender bikes anyway. I'm finding a kickstand to be useful on those bikes that I ride around town.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
So you buy a carbon fiber bike and claim you're not worried about weight? If a kickstand was an important feature, I think I would've researched that one.

Nice job on trying to start a kickstand debate.
So let's start one. I bought CF because huffing a 40 lb Schwinn onto a roof rack is well nigh impossible for me at age 62. And I got it on clearance making it the same price as the next step down aluminum. And it's cool.

The no kickstand on road bikes thing has been around for decades. But with everything being able to be made of carbon fiber now, why not invent a new kickstand as well? The market has proven that we are willing to pay $70 for an ENVE CF bottle cage, or $50 for a Spurcycle bell, so money isn't an object.

I need to bring this up at our next Backyard Inventors Club meeting.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
There is a super light mounts under the QR skewer KS for those folks, fitted using magnets and carbon fiber..
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Not crazy, though the Roll Elite does seem like the style of bike that would call for a kickstand, or at least the easy ability to attach one if desired. I can easily imagine a Roll Elite rider wanting one.

I have a CF Specialized Roubaix with disc brakes, any recommendations for a kickstand for it?
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
I have a CF Specialized Roubaix with disc brakes, any recommendations for a kickstand for it?
I got my fiancee a Bontrager rear mount, that looks like it should clear disc brakes. Not sure there is enough room with the Greenfields I prefer.
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I got my fiancee a Bontrager rear mount, that looks like it should clear disc brakes. Not sure there is enough room with the Greenfields I prefer.
Thanks. Safe for carbon fiber?
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
I have a CF Specialized Roubaix with disc brakes, any recommendations for a kickstand for it?
I'd probably look toward that Upstand that I link to earlier in the thread. That way, there's nothing that is clamped to your frame. The Upstand connects via the axle.
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Thanks. Safe for carbon fiber?
Oops, missed that part, just was looking at the discs. No clue, to be honest.
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Look at pictures people take, using their helmet to support the pedal.. + rubber band to put the brakes on.
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Originally Posted by IamAlan View Post
So let's start one. I bought CF because huffing a 40 lb Schwinn onto a roof rack is well nigh impossible for me at age 62. And I got it on clearance making it the same price as the next step down aluminum. And it's cool.

The no kickstand on road bikes thing has been around for decades. But with everything being able to be made of carbon fiber now, why not invent a new kickstand as well? The market has proven that we are willing to pay $70 for an ENVE CF bottle cage, or $50 for a Spurcycle bell, so money isn't an object.

I need to bring this up at our next Backyard Inventors Club meeting.
Sorry bud, sore, tired, and grumpy yesterday. Being almost your age, I get lugging a bike up to a roof rack.

Honestly, I haven't used a kickstand since around 71 or 72, so I probably don't remember how to use one if I had one to use.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
Sorry bud, sore, tired, and grumpy yesterday. Being almost your age, I get lugging a bike up to a roof rack.

Honestly, I haven't used a kickstand since around 71 or 72, so I probably don't remember how to use one if I had one to use.
It's all good, last year was the first time I had been on a bike since 71 or 72!
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Originally Posted by Day6bike View Post
Thank you! I will check this out!
Might want to check out the center mount kickstand from Specialized. I'd link but it won't let me. So here's there part number 989E-3003. I believe I've used this one on the Roll before.
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