Should I use a KickBack stand if I install a PeaPod on my Xtracycle?

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I'm planning on purchasing a PeaPod for my Xtracycle. I'm wondering whether the stock kickstand will have difficulty keeping the bike upright while I'm loading my kid in and out of the seat, and if I should perhaps install a KickBack stand for stability. If anyone has experience loading kids in and out of the PeaPod, let me know what you think about the kickstand issue.

Thanks for your help,
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In short, the answer to this question is yes. While the standard kickstand will work, it is not ideal.

The KickBack, when used on a level or mostly level surface, will keep your bike upright, and make it far more difficult to topple. You will feel more comfortable moving about the bike as you load/unload when the bike is upright and well supported.

You can even 'hack' your own extra wide legs for the Kickback if you want extra support - the video instruction for this is here:

Let us know if you have any other questions, let us know. Others, please weigh in!