Center, DV (KSA 18), HV (KSA 40)
Kickstands are rarely included as standard equipment on new bicycles. However, if you don’t have a bike stand at home or you get frustrated watching your bike fall over when you try to lean it against a wall or tree, consider installing a kickstand. AtranVelo offers a broad range of kickstands designed for everyone from entry-level riders to cycle connoisseurs. Our aluminum kickstands are made to keep your bike standing upright for years. But how do I know which kickstand is right for my bike?
These kickstands are mounted on the chainstay near the pedals and require a mounting plate. You can attach one without a mounting bracket, but you need to be very careful as you can damage the chainstay if you screw the bolts too tight.
Rear kickstands are mounted on the chainstay near the center of the rear wheel. Check your bike to see if you need an HV (KSA 40) or DV (KSA 18) mount. The attachment points for HV mounts are a bit wider apart than DV.
Rear kickstands are mounted on the chainstay near the center of the rear wheel. Check your bike to see if you need an HV (KSA 40) or DV (KSA 18) mount. The attachment points for DV mounts are narrower than HV.
Many of our kickstands are adjustable and fit on most bikes, but to be 100 % sure it does, there is a simple way to measure.
Put the bike on a hard surface and lean it slightly to the left. We recommend a 6-8° tilt. Use a yardstick to measure the distance from the attachment points (Center, HV, DV) on the bike’s frame to the ground. This measurement is the shortest kickstand you should buy. Have a friend help you to make sure you measure correctly. If you intend to park your bike on soft surfaces like dirt, we recommend getting a slightly longer kickstand as it can sink slightly. However, a kickstand that is too long will not hold your bike steady on hard surfaces.