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I am thinking of getting a ESGE Double Kickstand.
It costs more than $50.
On the other hand, I have just been leaning it up against something for some years now.
Also: Is a double stand like this durable?
 

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No

I honestly see no point in them for most bikes.

Maybe for a commuter bike but even then I would be putting in in a rack or at least locking it to something if I am getting off it.

They add unnecessary weight and on a mountain bike can get in the way and even be dangerous if you are jumping and doing technical stuff.
 

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Two of my bikes have the Plestcher double kickstand and my other two no. It's a personal choice if you think a kickstand will better serve you than leaning your bike .. then do it. But I recommend that you use guards so it doesn't dig into the paint/frame.
 

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If you use your MT bike on anything but road, then kickstands have no place.

MT bikes are not cool with ugly kick stands, they'll hurt you when on a trail. Plenty of trees and stuff to lean it against.

So my answer is... F-No.

Now....if it's a Harley then that is a different thing.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I am thinking of getting a ESGE Double Kickstand.
It costs more than $50.
On the other hand, I have just been leaning it up against something for some years now.
Also: Is a double stand like this durable?
OK, I dont need anymore answers. I accidently put the question in the mountain biking forum when it should have been in the commuter forum, where I reposted it. The bike is a touring bike used as commuter.
No more answers, thanks
 

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kickstand on mtb ? no

kickstand on road ? no

kickstand on purely city bike or purely beach bike, when performance and speed do not matter ? sure.
 

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Really should we even call it a "kickstand"? I mean you don't really kick it.

But in case you have not figured it out yet, don't do it on a mountain bike. Not only is it unnecessary weight, they are purely dangerous.

Just sayin'
 
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