Q&A: Double-leg cycle kick stand

I am looking for a strong, stable but lightweight double-leg cycle stand. Can you recommend one?

Jim Moran

Some of the double-leg kick stands on the market are undoubtedly heavy and look to have been designed for the postal bike market. One that does not is made by venerable Swiss firm Pletscher, from die-cast aluminium alloy. Weighing under 600g, it costs around £26.

You should be able to order it from any shop that has an account with Chicken Cycles, the UK distributor. Stockists include Evans Cycles.

Richard Hallett

​​​Cycle magazine’s technical editor

This Q&A was published in Cycle, the magazine for members of Cycling UK, December 2015/January 2016 issue. To contact the experts, email your technical, health, legal or policy questions to editor@cyclinguk.org or write to Cycle Q&A, PO Box 313, Scarborough, YO12 6WZ