The DuoStand is a sturdy dual kickstand that provides extra stability when loading and unloading your Tern cargo bike. In this article, we answer some of the most common questions, with useful links to help you find the information you're looking for.
- What Is the DuoStand / DuoStand Ends / DuoStand HSD Kit?
- Is the DuoStand Compatible With My Bike?
- Should I Get the DuoStand?
- How Do I Install the DuoStand on the HSD?
- How Do I Install the DuoStand on the Quick Haul/Short Haul?
- I Have an HSD and a DuoStand Gen 1. Can I Upgrade the Kickstand?
- Should I Get the Lockstand Extensions?
The DuoStand family includes different products. Here's a short description to help you identify them:
DuoStand Gen 1
DuoStand Gen 2
DuoStand HSD Kit
The DuoStand was originally designed for the HSD e-cargo bike, but its current version is compatible with additional bike platforms:
|DuoStand Gen 1||HSD|
|DuoStand Gen 2||
If you plan to carry loads, yes. The DuoStand helps keep your bike steady when loading or unloading, so we highly recommend it if you want to carry:
- A young passenger in a child seat, Clubhouse Mini, or Clubhouse Fort Mini
- A dog in a Doghouse Mini
- Heavy cargo
However, if you are always riding light (ie. without heavy cargo or passengers), then chances are your stock kickstand will do the job and you don't need to spend extra on a new kickstand.
In some cases, you may need additional hardware to install the kickstand on the HSD. Please check out this article before purchasing and installing the DuoStand (Gen 1 or Gen 2) on your HSD.
If you have a DuoStand Gen 2 and either a Quick Haul or a Short Haul, the installation process is simple. Carefully read the manual before starting, and don't be afraid to contact your Tern dealer if you are unsure how to install the DuoStand.
Yes, you can! If you have a DuoStand Gen 1, you can add a pair of DuoStand Ends to enjoy all the benefits of the DuoStand Gen 2 without having to buy a whole new kickstand. Read all about it in this article.
If you'd like to upgrade, we strongly recommend working with your dealer, since the process requires using a hacksaw to shorten the legs of your DuoStand Gen 1 before installing the DuoStand Ends.
Originally designed for the GSD kickstand, the Lockstand Extensions are also compatible with the DuoStand Gen 2. For HSD, Quick Haul, and Short Haul riders, the Lockstand Extensions are an optional upgrade that provides even more stability when carrying fully-loaded panniers, for example.
However, keep in mind that the Lockstand Extensions do increase the footprint of the DuoStand. This means they will "stick out" if your panniers are empty and folded flat. We recommend evaluating your needs and your accessory setup before deciding.