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Most mountain bike owners  don't want a stand that can snag when riding aggressively.  That's why you rarely see them preinstalled.

I can't make a personal recommendation, but I did some searching on the Internet and found this option:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L86R325

In this review the owner has one on his Rockstar and includes pictures:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2VBQ4F0T3M4MX/

At that price I'd say it's worth a try.

 

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I plan to take mine next week to a shop that MIG/TIG welds and have them add a small aluminum plate that I can drill and tap threads and use one of the standard kickstands on an XS.  This way, I can remove it quickly if I take an aggressive ride or add it for an urban/paved trail ride.  Sondors should seriously consider adding Bosses for this during the frame fabrication so customers have that option

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That would be a fantastic addition for the RockStar but you’ll need to convey that to Sondors.com. That is not us and we are not monitored by the Company. We are independently owned and operated by other Sondors owners. 
Don’t forget to add updates and pictures, of your modification here in the forum and in the Gallery. 
Let us know if we can expect it on future RockStar editions. Sondors is legendary on continually upgrading the line of their models.

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Until I get a permanent solution, this kickstand works fine on my Rockstar.  When I first mounted it, the kickstand wouldn't deploy quite enough (due to the angle of the frame clamp).  The weight of the bike pushed it forward, keeping it from standing.    I used a Dremmel tool to grind the hinge stop to get the kickstand to deploy another couple inches at the foot/pad.   

 

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FWIW, I just modded this one from Amazon. Similar to JCJ above, I had to grind the open stop off a little to get a good lock when in use. In addition I also trimmed ½" or so off the black plastic stay guard to create more mounting room; left the rubber "grip" inserts out since they're slippery and in their place wrapped a few layers of gaffer tape around the stay to protect the paint. Finally, I ground a bit off the inside of the clamp surface to make it fit the Rockstar stay better. After all that, I give it a B on performance. It holds the bike up with front wheel either direction, does not interfere with the rear brake and folds nicely to where it looks proper folded. It would be more ideal if it extended another ½" -- there is enough material I could grind and get another ¼" and still be safe and may do that eventually.  But for now at least it's an adequate solution that works:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FIKIK7C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

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I wanted to reinforce the leg, add a little to the length and increase the footpad size on my 100# Highly Modified Sondors Original (only the frame, fork, battery triangle box & bottom bracket remain original. Found a good diameter plastic tubing to fit over the existing stand leg and slipped a bar stool leg rubber foot over the existing after filling it with Plasticoat. 
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