Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Take an UPSTAND to avoid scratching either of your rides (bike or car)

It's not a kickstand, it's and UPSTAND.  Ever want to just store your bike say in your garage or at the track while you get a run workout in?  Sure there are cars, posts, fences and walls you could lean it against but why. Leaning your bike on your car you run the risk of scratching your bike or even worse your car.  Garrett Blake, of the UPSTANDING Bicycle Company, invented just such a device to allow you to park your bike wherever.  The stand is easy to install in under a minute by just removing your quick release skewer on your back axle.  Simply slip the magnetic tab on the skewer, keeping in mind this is the only piece that stays with the bike while your riding.  The stand itself folds nicely allowing you to put it in your jersey pocket or seat bag.  The stand only weights a mere 15 grams, so those worried about weight have nothing to loose.   The stand can hold a bike weighting up to 32 pounds.  The different pieces of the stand are made of carbon fiber, aluminum, stainless steel. The folding pieces are held together with a shock cord and of course the foot is made of rubber.
Check out the quick video of myself installing the UPSTAND on my mountain bike. It's shot in realtime, just to show how easy and simple the installation is.

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