This is designed specifically for certain Trek bikes and should be better advertised.. I almost bought a universal kickstand but fortunately stumbled on to this one. When I saw the picture showing how it mounts I looked at my DS2 and was surprised to see that mine has the integrated mounting pad which is designed for this kickstand. In fact you can't use this kickstand on any other bike unless you started drilling and threading holes for the bolts. My local Bike shop was shocked when I ordered this through them. They said Trek never told them about the matching parts and now carries them in their shop. Kudos to the engineers who designed this, but hey Trek, you could sell a lot more if you advertised it better.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend