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!


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

What do you think?