Best positive rating. I have the Diamondback Serene women’s bike. I just installed this stand today, so I can’t say much about its longevity. While I really like it, it took me a little research to figure out where it belongs on the bike.
The vast majority of bikes designed for actual MTB or road riding do not come with a kickstand, as most buyers choose to use them due to the added weight and ability mentioned above to get, don’t want to hang up.
Kickstands add weight
So the mere thought of adding a little more metal to your bike is too heavy for you. In any case, a kickstand doesn’t add much weight to a bike. They even make some out of carbon fiber or light alloys. The problem is that they don’t have a useful weight.
I know you want to know the answer to “Do mountain bikes have kickstands?” So let’s answer that right away. The answer is: No, most mountain bikes don’t have kickstands. Of course it depends on the mountain bike. Some bikes, especially lower-end models, may have them.
So why don’t bikes have kickstands? Kickstands aren’t on road bikes and mountain bikes because they add weight and make your bike more likely to catch on something. Road cyclists want light bikes. Mountain bikers worry that a jiffy stand will catch vegetation when descending trails.
You don’t need a bike repair stand if you’re doing basic maintenance on your bike like; Clean and lubricate chains, change tires and replace brakes – however, you will need a bike workstand if you plan to adjust the derailleurs, cables or anything pedaling related.
Write this weight down and have it with you when purchasing your kickstand. Measure your bike frame if you don’t already know its size. The frame size is the length of the seat tube from the seat post to the center of the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket is the point where your pedals attach to the bike.
Most bikers who specifically ride MTB don’t have side stands. They just drop a bike on the ground or lean it somewhere when they need to park it.
Jiffy stand for full suspension bike
Despite what others may think, the decision to use a jiffy stand or not is entirely yours. In my opinion they are a good piece of kit and I have one mounted on my MTB.
Monopod stands will suffice for most of us – Road bikes, mountain bikes and everyday bikes are easily held by a monopod. If you ride a heavy, rugged, loaded touring, delivery, cargo, electric, or motorized bike, you probably need a more powerful kickstand.
Finally, when deciding whether or not to use a stand, do what works best for you without worrying about fashion or what other people think. As long as a side stand doesn’t interfere with you and your bike and you want to use one, then do it!
First, a bike frame’s height – the length of the vertical tube down the center of the frame – is typically used to size kickstands. Many bike racks are also adjustable. Reading the side stand description that says something like “fits all motorcycles up to 22” can help you choose the right size.