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Good kickstands for a tandem with bags?

Old 04-11-22, 07:44 AM
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Good kickstands for a tandem with bags?

Hey all-

As we do more rides, we're slowing accumulating a list of things that would be nice to have on the bike, the biggest of which is a kick stand. I've been looking online, and even took the bike to a shop, but because of the irregular bends of the Cannondale frame, plus the bags we have, nobody seems to have any good options. Both bike places have offered to "try to make it work" which I'm not sure I'd like to go with.

For reference it's a 2012 Cannondale; if anyone has any options I'd love to hear them.


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We have used a Click-stand for many years touring with bags/gear long distance. I don't trust standard kickstands for a loaded tandem. The double kickstands require lifting your bike and gear and still not as stable.
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Sadly, if you have actually taken the tandem to a shop and they sent you home empty handed, the Click Stand may be your only option. But I disagree that a Click Stand is more stable than an Ursus Jumbo. And you can't lose the Jumbo in your garage, or anywhere else.
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we have the jumbo and it really holds a load. you only have to lift a little big when you pull the bike back.
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I put a Ursus Jumbo on my tandem. I don't have heavy bags on my tandem, but I do get a three- year old out of the trailer and he likes to wiggle/bump the tandem on his way out. Also my stoker is six so he increases the chance of my tandem tipping over instead of reducing it.
I would see if you could get a Ursus Jumbo to work on your Cannondale.

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The click-stand is the solution!

We've been using the Click-stand for years -- it works great -- light, folds up small, holds the bike high, so quite stable, and has no possibility of damaging the frame.

Go to Click-Stand Home Page and you can order one to fit your Cannondale.

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