Stand4Cure – Road Bike “KwikStands” with a Touch of Philanthropy

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No, it’s not the first road bike kickstand, and it probably won’t be the last. The latest support for the skinny tire crowd comes from Stand4Cure, a company started by Tom Jensen. After battling prostate cancer, Tom looked to his trusty Orbea road bike to begin the road to recovery. After wishing he had a way to prop up his bike without needing to modify or add anything to the frame, Tom approached his brother Reg who is an engineer and inventor.

The thought was to develop a stand that attached to the crank bolt or preload bolts of standard road cranks that could easily be installed and removed. The friction fit meant nothing had to be added to the bike, and the extendable leg allowed for adjusting the lean angle of the bike. After the initial round of prototypes were developed, the final design was approved and Tom started selling the Kwikstands. During his battle with cancer Tom found the importance of research, education, and community connections, so he vowed to donate $3 from the sale of each stand – $1 to each of the areas of support. Stand4Cure was born.

 

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To attach the Kwikstand, simply dismount, pull the stand from your jersey pocket or saddle bag, extend, and plug into the crank bolt hole. As long as the front wheel is turned, Tom says the bike won’t move making it simple yet effective. Kwikstands are offered in 4 standards -  Shimano compatible (Star shaped), 8mm bolt, 10mm bolt (many SRAM GXP cranks), and 10mm bolts with deep sockets like found on Campy cranks.

The complete stand weighs 2.50z (70.8g) and measures 6.5″ collapsed, and 11.5″ fully extended. Pricing starts at $27.98 in red, blue, black, pink, or silver with a silver rod. Upgrades include custom inscriptions for $10, and $5 for an anodized internal rod.

stand4cure.com

 

Comments

David Lewis - 07/09/14 - 5:40pm

For a different design in a similar vein, see http://upstandingbicycle.com/. I’ve used one of theirs for several years quite happily. I don’t think anything is wrong with this one, it’s just an alternative.

Will - 07/09/14 - 9:42pm

What’s wrong with leaning your bike against a wall or post? Or on the ground for that matter? Not to knock it, clever, simple design, just don’t see the need for a kickstand.

uglyyeti - 07/10/14 - 7:52am

What’s preventing the cranks from rotating and tipping the bike over?

Alan - 07/10/14 - 9:31am

Why would the crank rotate? It’s attached to the center so any force from the bike’s lean is neutral in regards to crank rotation. Just make sure you don’t park on a slope.

bruce12 - 07/10/14 - 9:53am

Sweet! This is so perfect. I’ve always had so much trouble leaning my bike against a wall or laying it down, just not coordinated enough I guess. One time I even tried to lean my bike against a tree, so crazy. lol!

saddlesniffer - 07/11/14 - 4:47pm

LOVE IT. Only 70.8g. Putting in the jersey and going the ocean to collect some kelp for my smoothie. #WINNING

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