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Hebie Bipod Stand 605 NL bicycle kickstand owner review


I purchased my Hebie Bipod Stand 605 NL and a retro fit stand plate 699 40 from Bike24.net for AU$38.63 landed in March 2010. I have the normal size kickstand which has a bike to ground length of 29 cm. According to the Hebie website there is a shorter version available at 26 cm and a longer one at 32 cm. I fitted the bicycle kickstand to my Surly Long Haul Trucker on March 26, 2010 at the 5,833 km point and in preparation for my Esperance to Perth road tour.

Hebie Bipod Kickstand

Hebie Bipod kickstand viewed from the rear of the Surly Long Haul Trucker with the wheel removed

Hebie rate the load carrying capacity of the Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand at 40 kg and according to my digital scales weighs it weighs in at 905 grams plus 14 grams for that stand plate, a total weight of 919 grams.

Hebie retro fit stand plate 699 40

Close-up view of the Hebie retro fit stand plate 699 40

The retro fit stand plate 699 40 is suggested for bicycles without a mounting bracket for a kickstand such as my 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker.  The plate is made of plastic and it seems its role is to position the stand in the right place across the frame.

Fitting the Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand

Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand fitted to a Surly Long Haul Trucker

Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand fitted to a Surly Long Haul Trucker

Fitting of the Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand was fairly straight forward. I did have to move my Sigma Sports ROX 9 cadence sensor to a new location and I did have some concerns with the stand clamp catching the rear derailleur cable. My concerns with the cable have turned out to be unfounded. The cable runs down the side of the mount unhindered. I did put a piece of folded over 30 mm+ bike tube between the stand and the bottom of the frame tubes to hopefully avoid paint damage. The retro fit stand plate is made of plastic so it provides protection to the top of the frame tubes.

Having now used the Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand for my 1,000 km un-supported tour from Esperance to Perth I thought it was worth updating on my experience with the kickstand. Overall I am very happy with the kickstand. It holds my loaded Surly Long Haul Trucker firmly and securely in most circumstances. I had one or two instances where the sandy ground caused a little grief; shifting to firm ground solved the problem.

I find it easy to remove and fit the panniers and gear to the bike whilst it is on the kickstand. In field maintenance such as wiping and lubing the chain was so much easier with the bike on the Hebie Bipod kickstand.

Using the Hebie Bipod kickstand as a bicycle maintenance stand

Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand in maintenance mode

Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand in maintenance mode

At home I completed a 1,000 km service with the Surly Long Haul Trucker on the stand just to see how it worked out. This service included removing the wheels and cleaning the chain. All of it was done easily.

Overall I am very happy with the Hebie Bipod bicycle kickstand. It sure does the trick for me and I particular like the way it allows the front or back wheel to be off the ground. This particular feature has really sold me on this sort of stand.

8 Responses to Hebie Bipod Stand 605 NL bicycle kickstand owner review

  1. craig April 17, 2010 at 10:27 AM #

    I really should grab myseld one of these, I really need to get out into the country more and this would be awesome

  2. Paul b May 3, 2010 at 12:22 PM #

    Hi Andrew,

    Did you get the 699 02 counter-plate as well? It doesn’t seem to be on the bike24 site, though they say it’s needed to make the 699 40 mounting plate work.

    Thanks,

    Paul.

  3. Aushiker May 3, 2010 at 12:46 PM #

    Hi Paul

    No. I wasn’t aware of it and as it turns out I don’t seem to need it on the Surly.

    Regards
    Andrew

  4. Paul b May 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM #

    Thanks for clearing that up Andrew, the Hebie bipod looks like the thing for my LHT then. I will probably follow your lead and use an old bike tube to protect the frame.

  5. Shane August 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM #

    Do the pedals come close to touching it when you pedal?

    • Andrew Priest August 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM #

      Shane I have never had any issues with the pedals hitting the stand. I haven’t checked but how close they come and the bike is currently in storage so a bit hard to measure for you sorry.

  6. Shady July 13, 2016 at 8:22 AM #

    I know this is an old post, but I’m curious. It looks like you used the plate on the top of the chain stays. What did you use on the bottom to protect the frame? I have the same plate and have used it on the bottom of a frame before with the Pletscher.

    • Aushiker July 13, 2016 at 9:44 AM #

      The Hebie Bipod Stand 605 NL and a retro fit stand plate 699 40 are still on the bike and I haven’t removed them or done anything with them besides checking the bolt tension since I installed them.

      The post is however now longer 100% accurate as the Hebie Counterplate 699 02 is also required along with the Hebie Stand Plate 699 40 according to http://Bike24.com. The stand plate goes underneath and the counterplate goes on top of the chain stays. I am pretty sure that it all came as one kit when I brought it.

      Hope this helps.

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