We recently got a Simmonsohn Trohnheim tandem bike. I want to add a bipod kickstand to it, but I am unsure where it must go: the front or rear crank hub?

Also, can anyone recommend sturdy bipod kickstand for tandems?


  • The one I mention in my comment under David's answer is a Hebie Rex S 0605. It's lasted 9 years on my hybrid and I see no reason for it not to do the same again on the tandem
    – Chris H
    Commented Sep 27, 2022 at 14:24

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Usually they go to the rear of the rear crank.

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On the chain stays in front of the rear wheel - if there is room.
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One example of a twin stand is the Pletscher Twin
Not a recommendation - just one example.
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    This is right. Funnily enough I'm in the process of doing just that - if only I can remove the stand from the hybrid (where it's been since my stokid was a baby)
    – Chris H
    Commented Sep 27, 2022 at 14:20
  • Yes - the only downside is this will likely raise the rear wheel, so the front wheel is one of the three points of contact and might turn. I can't see a solution other than a steering lockout like a cargo bike sometimes has and they scare me.
    – Criggie
    Commented Sep 29, 2022 at 1:51

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