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Zipchock E13 e-bike stand review
Jan 03, 2022
The Zipchock stand for electric bikes is an easy to assemble, high quality e-bike stand that allows riders to keep their e-bikes upright without a kickstand. The Zipchock design allows riders to clean, service and store their bicycles without needing to lift them into a clamp-stand or fit them with a kickstand. In this Zipchock e-bike stand review, we reviewed the Zipchock Model E13 designed for tire widths between 1 inches and 3-inches.
The Zipchock also comes in the E255 model which fits tires from 2.5-inches up to 5-inches. Between the two models there isn’t a bike we have at our Electric Bike Report headquarters that won’t be able to fit into one stand or the other.
Both these Zipchock stands bridge the gap between smaller, lighter bicycle stands and heavier, bulkier motorbike stands. The Zipchock is designed to have the best of both worlds between the two stand styles.
Zipchock stands are currently being crowdfunded on Indiegogo, with deals on the stands for those that back the campaign. The E13 we reviewed is marked down 19 percent from about $200 USD to about $165 USD.
Zipchock stand for e-bikes review: Impressions
The Zipchock isn’t a bike stand that’s a pain to put together. It only took us a couple of minutes to fully assemble the E13, the instructions were straightforward and the process was quite easy. There are only five steps needed to fully assemble the Zipchock E13 stand, none of which involve tools.
One of the most unique features of the Zipchock is its ability to adjust its width relative to tire size. Even if you have two bikes with radically different tire sizes the stand will be able to house both snuggly.
Keep in mind that the E255 is going to be a better option for those with mountain bikes and fat tire bikes (anything above 2.5 inches). The E13 will be good for anything with a tire below 3-inches wide. The E13 and E255 both can fit both front and rear wheels with equal capability.
The Zipchock E13 is a burley bike stand built to easily support the weight of a modern e-bike without contacting the frame.
The Zipchock also comes with ground stakes for keeping the rack in place on grass and other uneven/off road surfaces. Those who go to lots of trade shows and those looking for a high quality bike stand to match their high quality bike will find a lot of value within the Zipchock. On flat ground the rack was plenty stable without the stakes, however they may be a good idea if you don’t want your stand walking off.
The E13 is a very stable stand regardless of the weight of the bike. The design uses gravity to its advantage with its down sloped ramp which cradles any wheel between 20 and 30 inches. Between the stable side plates, adjustable width and easy assembly/disassembly the Zipchock stand for e-bikes simply makes a lot of sense.
The e-bike in this photo is equipped with 2.8-inch tires, which fit easily into the E13 stand.
The stand uses an adjustable screw to manipulate how much tension is being applied to the tire.
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