Q – What is the difference from our Upstand and a kickstand?
A – Unlike conventional kickstands that are heavy, ugly, permanent, and unusable by modern design, the Upstand™ is fully detachable, lightweight, and usable on most bicycles.
Q – How much does it weigh?
A – The tab on you bike weighs 15 grams and the arm weighs approximately 25 grams. The total weight is the same as a single gu packet.
Q – What is it made of?
A – Carbon fiber.
Q – How does it stay on?
A – Embedded in the carbon is a strong 6.5 pull pound axial magnet (rare earth magnet).
Q – What do I do with it once I pull it off?
A – Simply fold the stand in half (shock cord ) and stow it in your seat bag or 3 panel jersey pocket. It is only 8.0″ long (standard model) and weighs less than an energy pack.
Q – Is it hard to perform the initial install?
A – It will take less than 30 secs. Simply slide out the rear skewer, hang the 15 gram tab on the skewer, slide it back in and tighten. That’s it. Even in the event of a rear flat, the tab will stay there.
Q – Do I need a brake clamp, etc?
A – NO.
Q – So no more laying down, scratching my car with the brake levers, leaning on store windows or worse, being out of my line of site?
A – Correct.
Q – Are there Upstands available for 20″ wheels or recumbet bicycles?
A – Yes.
Q- Can I get an extra tab? I have more than one bike.
A- Yes. If you would like to get an extra tab for your Upstand, it will only cost $2 at the time of your order. Simply find the the Upstand model (Standard, 20″, or 29″) you’re purchasing on our site and select the option “with discounted 2nd tab!” from the dropdown. If you would like to order an additional tab(s) sometime in the future, a standalone purchase costs $5 per tab (includes shipping).