@joshmblott As a follow up to your question, the VO Copenhagen kickstand worked flawlessly on my 4 day 3 night fully-loaded trip (see my reply to @REI-JohnJ ). I was very surprised given the weight of my bike and the different terrains I had used the kickstand on... also that it has a "scissor-like" action that would incline one to question its stability. When I got home I checked over the kickdstand for signs of fatigue or wear and it was as good as new. So, I am very pleased with it. It's so convenient to not have to find a place to lean the bike or, in doing so, limit access to bags.