As a cyclist who adheres faithfully to the ancient “N+1” proverb (where N is the number of bikes currently owned), I am always searching for new ways to maximize my existing storage. So in addition to wall mounted solutions, I also have a fleet of floor stands for visiting two wheeled friends, and the occasional photo mission.
Recently a new bike stand caught my eye at a motorcycle race, and I was able to catch up with the company at Sea Otter to learn more about the product…
Developed by a moto geek, the design mimics the way a common motorcycle stand supports a dirt bike. Instead of serving as a base on which to rest the motorcycles frame, the Scorpion Bike Stand has a long spindle which fits through the hole in your crank.
The beauty of the design is that it’s a one size fit all type of deal. You can use it hold up any type of bicycle regardless of wheelsize, and you can even spin the cranks as long as you’re rocking clippies.
The Scorpion has a 10mm “stinger” welded on, but comes with two different plastic adapters which slide on, to help accommodate larger crank holes. This allows you to fine tune the stand to work better.
There is also a travel version for racers, which can be pulled apart and then reassembled with only one bolt. For teams who want to show off a little more team spirit, Scorpion also sells these metal plates which mount to the stand, so you can display your team decals.
The pricing we have was Sea Otter specific, but you can order your own Scorpion Stand online. Prices begin at $70, but vary depending on features and colors.