CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN) — The Upstand is a 40-gram carbon fiber kickstand that folds up for storage in the rider's pocket while riding. The stand attaches to the bike via a tab under the rear quick release that mates to a magnetized rod.
"As a life-long cyclist, I noticed after group rides how people would lay their $10k bikes on the ground, lean them up against other bikes, basically begging them to get scratched or have someone accidentally stomp on their $3k carbon wheel," said Garrett Blake, president of Upstanding Bicycle Company, the Upstand's maker. "I knew there had to be a good, light weight way to stand bikes up independently worthy of the cost of these high-tech machines."
Models are available to fit 700c, 29-inch, 650b, 26-inch, recumbent and 20-inch bicycles.