Looking at the Scorpion MTB Stand, we get that “why didn’t we think of that” lightbulb moment. That’s because this is a no-nonsense, make-total-sense type of mountain bike stand that will make all your home repairs a cinch without taking up the space and cash of a traditional stand.
Anyone familiar with motocross may recognize the inspiration behind the Scorpion. The inventor is a former motocross rider who segued into mountain biking and wanted the same sort of stand to work on his bikes. Pays to be a tinkerer, because he was able to throw together what he wanted in his California workshop. The best designs are always the simplest. The Scorpion stand is compatible with nearly all hollow mountain bike cranks. You simply stick the stand arm into the hollow spindle of your crank, and it will support your bike. Once the bike is mounted, the rear tire will sit off the ground and spin freely. So any gear shifting or other maintenance work will be easy to do.
At just four pounds, it is lightweight enough to take with you to the races, and compact enough to be used to store your bikes in the basement or garage. It will work with 26”, 27.5”, and 29” wheels. Each stand comes with adaptor to fit the various sizes of hollow cranks, which means that it is compatible with Shimano, SRAM, Rotor/FSA, Specialized, Truvativ, and Cannondale, either when you use the adaptor sleeves, or take the plastic sleeve off altogether. And if you have been converted to a dropper post, the Scorpion MTB Stand will make working on your rig so much easier, since it will not need to clamp onto the seatpost like a traditional stand.
- Works with 26, 27.5, 29-inch wheels
- Comes with crank adaptor for use with hollow crank spindles