Found: Upstand Portable, Collapsible & Removable Carbon Fiber Bicycle Kickstand

This one’s use is pretty self explanatory, but the execution is pretty slick. The Upstand is a portable “kickstand” that uses a small magnetic mount between your QR skewer and frame to hold a carbon fiber shaft in place to support your bike.

The shaft breaks into two pieces to fit in a jersey pocket using a two-piece shock-corded design, like a tent pole. It’s reinforced with alloy and steel sections, and the foot is a durable rubber so it won’t slip or scratch your floors. Total weight is just 35g, and it sells for $39 with two axle tabs so it’ll work with two bikes out of the box. The axle tabs are only 10g, so it’s not adding too much weight to the bike when not in use.

Thanks to Greg for the tip!


Sean - 11/28/12 - 11:21am

It’ll work with two wheels – it goes on the QR.

Seems like a solution to a non-problem to me. Trees and walls are plentiful, at triathlons there’s always stands for the bikes.

anoncyclist - 11/28/12 - 11:25am

Sorry, I would rather impale myself with a 2″x4″ than use this.

“Dignity, does yous has its?”

notapro - 11/28/12 - 11:39am

sharper image cyber-monday close-out special?

rich - 11/28/12 - 11:44am

*braces for an onslaught of dentist Fred comments…

Topmounter - 11/28/12 - 11:48am

This would be a hit with the coffee- shop hipster crowd if they would have had the foresight to use Kickstarter.

However, to be truly clever the shaft needs to double as a tire pump so you’re not hauling around (and losing) a carbon fiber magic wand.

CW - 11/28/12 - 11:48am

ever hear of a stick? geez. . .

trip - 11/28/12 - 12:00pm

We always joke about carbon fiber kick stands for triathletes and the like at the lbs i work at. I never thought there was a market for one or that it would show up in the market…

G.Clinton - 11/28/12 - 12:26pm

amaz-balls, the pinnacle of bike technology.

Speedy - 11/28/12 - 12:27pm

What they should be doing is marketing this to photographers. This would be a nice way to hold a bike up durring a photo shoot.

Matt M - 11/28/12 - 12:42pm

All hate aside…. Why the hell is it carbon? The people who are gonna buy this aren’t serious racers so a $15-20 aluminum version would be much more practical and probably sell many more. Elasticity of demand. It would be an easy bike shop upsell to the entry level road bike market at a lower price.

Topmounter - 11/28/12 - 1:05pm

Add a bottle opener and you’d open up a whole new market… single-speeders!

Tyler - 11/28/12 - 1:27pm

April Fools! oh wait…

Tropt - 11/28/12 - 1:37pm

Haters gonna hate…

Sancho - 11/28/12 - 2:52pm

Haters gonna make well informed arguments about why a product is not well thought out…

Adz - 11/28/12 - 3:03pm

Good product for touring bikes, maybe?

plebs - 11/28/12 - 4:12pm

Looking about for one of these for my town bike, there aren’t many. People of the bike industry, rise to the challenge.

carl - 11/28/12 - 4:47pm

When asked about kickstands I always tell people to lay the bike down gently on it’s left side, that way it can’t fall. How many times have you seen a KS put down, watched the rider walk away, and heard SLAM!!??
Yeah, me too.

DaleC - 11/29/12 - 12:02am

The last time I knew anyone with a kickstand, I was riding a Sting-Ray. 

I was 10.

Even then we didn’t use them, just laid the bike down. Except for David, the kid with the handlebar tassles.

satisFACTORYrider - 11/29/12 - 12:55am

Callin out haters on this one should get your man badge taken away

Fo - 11/29/12 - 9:19am

Why not just prop your bike up against a wall for f**k’s sake? If no wall is available, lay it down (driveside up of course).

Bob - 10/12/13 - 2:22pm

Wow… how hard is it to tell someone that there idea may not have a suitable market without being ugly? Does it take foul language and insults to say; sorry, but we do not think this product will do well because…

I know that this thread has been dormant for some time but I found it because… I was actually looking for something just like this. I will probably just make my own because I agree that it is a little too price heavy but the concept is perfect. I do not want something permanently attached to my bike but I also do not like lying my bike on the ground in certain situations.

So thanks, I for one appreciate someone putting out an idea even if does not fit every market, is not practical, or is cost prohibitive but at the very least, it can spark ideas for other products that are.

To those of you who feel it necessary to be insulting; you obviously have a good feel for was is and is not practical so would it be possible for you to take the energy and used here to provide ideas that could help others? Remember… not every idea is a great idea but a bad idea is always more useful than no idea at all.

Lars - 01/21/15 - 12:35am

I got one for my ITI bike. I like it a lot.

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