This might seem like an odd question but I am really wondering. Up to now I used my trekking bike to commute to work and I never had any issues to leave it in the bicycle floor parking rack due to its factory default kick stand.
However I just bought a new mountain bike (XC) and I found out today that its tires barely fit into the bike stand. I had to apply brute force to get them in and out. In addition, it wobbled around and I had to use a tension belt to keep everything in place and from falling over.
- Could this have any negative effects on the tires? (I am taking the bike every single day to commute and I leave it for 9+ hours. I would like to use the MTB at least half the time.)
- Is there any more elegant solution to this problem rather than using brute force / tension belts apart from adding a kickstand and than putting the bike next to the rack?
I would like to avoid a kickstand for the reasons mentioned in other threads such as here. Right now I am considering adding a kickstand and removing it after work if I decide to take a detour through rougher terrain.
P.S. Please note that I have seen plenty of mountain bikes lying on the ground after work in the past. (Due to wind or people bumping into them etc..) However I would like to avoid this if possible.