To be honest i had fears that my heel may get caught on the stand as it does stick out a bit but had no problems on a short 4 mile ride the other day so phew! It does seem sturdy yes but as yet, not tested it on any slopes. I preferred this one from the Ursus Wave that Giant suggested. ( http://jumpsport.sk/produkt/106922/stojanek-kickstand-ursus-wave-r81-blk-rear-mount-2-bolts) as it doesn't seem so strong. The one i have came from 'Wildoo' http://www.wildoo.co.uk/shop/pletscher-comp18-flex-rear-kickstand/ I think it's a bit cheaper after you send it to basket £18 IIRC But this on is listed as supporting upto 50 KG. Edit: If you go for the Pletscher from Wildoo send him a quick email requesting M6 x 20 screws as mine came with M5 screws. I sent him an email about this as in the add it's saying comes with M6 screws. He did want to send me a couple of screws but i just popped down to Toolstation near me and bought 50 A2 stainless for about £3.