KickBacks: What's the difference between the three models?

Curious about the differences between the 3 iterations of the Xtracycle KickBack center kick stands? This article is a quick refer guide with all those details. Looking for more info on the KickBack? Check out our more detailed guide, "How to KickBack and Relax".

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KickBack 3 

  • How it works: It clamps onto the bike frame with custom U-bolts and uses an external spring to retract. The KickBack body and legs are one continuous pipe that can be cut to a custom fit and finished with tube end caps. Riders can mount the bike while the KickBack is engaged and can then roll the bike forward to kick back the KB. If your KB3 is having difficulty kicking back, try loosening and lubricating the axis bolts. The KB3 comes 13" tall (from leg base the bottom of the mounting plate) and can be cut down to the needed height. 
  • Available colors: black.
  • Width of KB legs: roughly 16" (tapers to a more narrow width the closer to the plate you cut the legs)
  • Bikes it will work on: Any model LT1 or LT2 EdgeRunner, Leap, Cargo Node, FreeRadical, Cargo Joe, Radish.
  • Availability: The KickBack 3 is the kickstand we currently offer. Found here.
  • The KB3 Installation Guide can be found here

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KickBack 2

  • How it works: It bolts onto the bike frame on a specific mounting bracket found only on 2015 model year LT2 EdgeRunners and Cargo Nodes. The spring is internally encased. The KickBack body and legs are separate parts. The legs can be cut on the insertion end and tightened to the KickBack body with clamp bolts. Riders must be off the bike to kick back the KB and can only mount the bike once it is fully retracted. 
  • Available colors: black, silver.
  • Width of KB legs: roughly 12" (tapers to a more narrow width the further the legs are inserted into the frame)
  • Bikes it will work on: 2015 model year LT2 EdgeRunners, Cargo Node.
  • Bikes it will not work on: 2017 model year LT2 EdgeRunner Swoop and Classic, Leap, LT1 EdgeRunners, FreeRadical, Cargo Joe, Surly Big Dummy.
  • Availability: The KickBack 2 is not available for individual purchase pose but comes included on all 2015 model year LT2 EdgeRunners (24/27/30D, 11i, 8/10e) and Cargo Nodes. It is no longer in production and has been retired.
  • The KB2 Installation Guide can be found here

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KickBack 1

  • How it works: KickBack axles, U-tubes or WideLoaders insert through the KickBack axis point (with the word "relax" printed on them in this image). This is the point at which they pivot and a custom plastic shim helps in the ease of pivot. An external elastic strap attaches to the KB and the bike frame to allow for the KB to retract. The KickBack body and legs are separate parts. The legs can be cut on the insertion end and tightened to the KickBack body with clamp bolts. Riders can mount the bike while the KickBack is engaged and can then roll the bike forward to kick back the KB. 
  • Available colors: silver body with black legs.
  • What bikes it will work on: Xtracycle bikes and kits that use the spring pin attachment system. This includes: LT1 EdgeRunners, FreeRadical, Cargo Joe, Radish. It also works on the Surly Big Dummy. 
  • What bikes it will not work on: 2017 model year EdgeRunner Swoop and Classic, Leap, 2015 model year LT2 EdgeRunners, Cargo Node.
  • Availability: The KickBack 1 is no longer in production and has been retired.
  • The KB1 Installation Guide can be found here.

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Still have some questions about one or all of Xtracycle's line of KickBack center kickstands? Drop us an email at support@xtracycle.com and we'll do our best to answer them. 

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