DuoStand FAQ

DuoStand FAQ

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The DuoStand is a sturdy dual kickstand that provides extra stability when loading and unloading your cargo or kid-carrying 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.

Contents

  1. What Is the DuoStand / DuoStand Ends / DuoStand HSD Kit?
  2. Is the DuoStand Compatible With My Bike?
  3. Should I Get the DuoStand?
  4. How Do I Install the DuoStand on the HSD Gen 1?
  5. How Do I Install the DuoStand on the HSD Gen 2, Quick Haul, or Short Haul?
  6. How Do I Install the DuoStand S on the NBD?
  7. I Have an HSD Gen 1 and a DuoStand Gen 1. Can I Upgrade the Kickstand?
  8. Should I Get the Lockstand Extensions?

1. What Is the DuoStand / DuoStand Ends / DuoStand HSD Kit?

The DuoStand family includes different products. Here's a short description to help you identify them:

DuoStand Gen 1

DuoStand Gen 1
Dual-leg kickstand for the HSD Gen 1.

DuoStand Gen 2

DuoStand Gen 2
Dual-leg kickstand that’s compatible with various Tern cargo and e-cargo bikes.

DuoStand Gen 3

DuoStand Gen 3
Dual-leg kickstand that’s compatible with various Tern cargo and e-cargo bikes. Designed for heavier loads of up to 80 kg (176 lb).

DuoStand S

DuoStand S
Dual-leg kickstand for the NBD.

DuoStand Ends

DuoStand Ends
Replaceable feet for all DuoStand family of kickstands. May be used with the DuoStand Gen 1 as a feature upgrade.

DuoStand HSD Kit

DuoStand HSD Kit
Mounting hardware. May be needed to install a newer generation of DuoStand on the HSD Gen 1.

2. Which DuoStand should I get for my bike?

The DuoStand was originally designed for the HSD Gen 1 e-cargo bike, but newer generations of this kickstand are compatible with additional bike platforms. Meanwhile, the DuoStand S was designed specifically for the NBD.

KICKSTANDCOMPATIBLE PLATFORMS
DuoStand Gen 1HSD Gen 1
DuoStand Gen 2
DuoStand Gen 3
HSD Gen 1 and Gen 2
Quick Haul
Short Haul
DuoStand SNBD

3. Should I Get the DuoStand?

If you plan to frequently carry loads, yes. The DuoStand helps keep your bike steady for safe loading and unloading, so we highly recommend it if you want to carry:

  • A young passenger
  • A pet
  • All sorts of cargo, such as daily groceries

4. How Do I Install the DuoStand on the HSD Gen 1?

In some cases, you may need additional hardware to install the kickstand on the HSD Gen 1. Please check out this article before purchasing and installing a DuoStand on your HSD.

5. How do I install the DuoStand on the HSD Gen 2, Quick Haul, or Short Haul?

HSD Gen 2, Quick Haul, and Short Haul riders who have a DuoStand Gen 2 can follow the instructions listed in the DuoStand Gen 2 manual for installation, while those with a DuoStand Gen 3 can refer to the DuoStand Gen 3 manual. Don't be afraid to contact your Tern dealer if you are unsure how to install the DuoStand.

6. How Do I Install the DuoStand S on the NBD?

If you have an NBD, please refer to the DuoStand S manual for installation, and contact your Tern dealer if you encounter any problems.

7. I Have an HSD Gen 1 and a DuoStand Gen 1. Can I Upgrade the Kickstand?

Yes, you can! If you have a DuoStand Gen 1, you can add a pair of DuoStand Ends to enjoy upgraded features including extra stability and scratch protection for your floors—all 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.

8. Should I Get the Lockstand Extensions?

It depends on which DuoStand you have. The Lockstand Extensions were originally designed for the GSD kickstand, but they are also compatible with DuoStands that have DuoStand Ends. 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, we do not recommend using the Lockstand Extensions in combination with the DuoStand S for NBD riders.

Quick Haul equipped with Cargo Hold 37 Panniers, DuoStand, and Lockstand Extensions

As a side note, the same extra-wide footprint that allows the Lockstand Extensions to provide maximum stability will also increase the footprint of the DuoStand ever so slightly, as the extensions do "stick out". We recommend evaluating your needs and your accessory setup before deciding.

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