@sriv-1 Thanks for reaching out!
While the desire for a kickstand on a bike is pretty understandable for the ease of setting your bike upright, there are several important reasons cyclists and bike manufacturers often do not use them:
For a cyclist the logic is pretty straightforward: a bike laid down can't fall over. A kickstand is convenient, however, you run the risk of your bike toppling. There are any number of ways your bike can get damaged in this case. Personally, I've seen a loaded touring bike with a handlebar that was broken in two when the bike fell over.
Unless you are riding exclusively on roads, a kickstand can become even more risky with uneven, sloped, rough, rocky, sandy, or soft ground.
For a touring bike, such as the Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1, it can put a lot of force on a kickstand (and subsequently the frame of the bike) if the bike is fully loaded with racks and panniers.
From a design perspective, there is a lot of performance, weight savings, and cable routing that goes on in the rear stays of the bike. As they are designed specifically with strength to weight ratio and minimization of torsional flex, they often are not able to withstand the clamping forces applied when installing a kickstand. You run the risk of damaging the frame and rendering the bike unusable. Manufacturers could make the stays stronger, however, that would not only impact the performance and feel of the bike, but it is also making a major change to a bike for a feature that most cyclists may or may not use.
It is for this reason, among others, that many bikes are not designed to use a kickstand. If you'd like a couple of other options, you can look at the Pletscher Center Mounted Twin Kickstand, which you will still want to confirm with your bike tech that it will work with your bike. Additionally, you can try the Click Stand, which was brought to our attention by @HaveKidsWillTravel in her post DRT 1.2 and Thule Yepp Rack. It is a very popular option for cyclists with touring bikes like the Co-op Cycles ADV 3.1.
Hopefully this helps, thanks!
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