Are you thinking of picking up a BMX bike? Not quite sure what you want? Well, the crew over at Kink have you covered with their full range of 2018 complete BMX bikes that cover everything from the high end like their Solace, SXTN or Downside, all the way down to the 12″ Roast and Coast bikes for the kids just getting on two wheels. Below you can find promo videos for each of the 2018 complete bikes that Kink offer this year with full details. There’s a good chance you can find exactly what you are looking for here! All the bikes are available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Kink worldwide now.
2018 Solace Complete
“Tony Hamlin’s signature Solace bike is the best of the best, and represents the flagship in our complete bike line. If you’ve seen Tony ride, then you know he is amazingly talented on a bike. You also know he puts his bike through a beating! Well, the Solace complete bike can certainly handle a beating. The 100% 4130 chromoly construction, sealed bearings throughout, and kitted aftermarket components make this bike truly high-end. The Solace bike is not only designed around Tony’s preferred geometry, but the custom Matte Raw Marble hydro-dipped frame finish and updated decals are inspired by his own style and taste.
The frame itself features both a double-butted toptube and downtube, and is paired up to aftermarket Kink Foundation II forks with a short 26mm offset, and Tony’s signature aftermarket Solace II 9.25” rise bars. The impressive components list continues with the Kink 7075-T6 Bedlam sprocket, Mission half-link chain, Kink Sever 2.4” tires, and Kink Highrise CNC stem. The 2018 Solace also features a Mission Dispatch freecoaster and four Kink Drift pegs, so this bike is ready for the streets on day one.”
2018 SXTN Complete
“The SXTN is Sean Sexton’s signature bike from Kink BMX. Sean’s talent on a bike is undeniable, and his riding style is truly unique, which are both reflected in his signature bike. Developed with Sean’s own geometry preferences and personal design inspiration, the SXTN is a top of the line bike. Featuring a Mission Dispatch rear hub, this model is one of the four to feature a freecoaster in the Kink 2018 bike line. The seriously unique Gloss Chameleon colorway really stands out, and is paired with black parts and black SXTN signature Stealth seat.
Underneath all the custom finishes, the SXTN features an amazing list of components. This model comes standard with aftermarket Kink Grizzly 9” 13-butted 100% 4130 chomoly bars, SXTN Stealth seat, and Kink 2.4” Sever tires front and rear. The integrated seat clamp, removable brake design and LHD drivetrain also mirror Sean’s personal bike. To top it all off, the SXTN bike comes standard with four Mission plastic pegs.”
“Brand new for 2018, the Downside is an all new high-end model from Kink BMX. The general construction is nothing less than you would expect, with its 100% 4130 chromoly frame, fork, bars, and sealed bearings throughout. The big bars, short backend and sealed rear freecoaster hub mean the Downside is ready for some serious riding. The unique Gloss Raw Gold Flake colorway paired with black forks and bars give this bike a really pro look and feel.
When it comes to the components featured on the Downside, you won’t find any compromises. Components like the Kink Bold HRD stem, 2.4” wide Kink Sever tires, and Mission Dispatch freecoaster, start to really set this bike apart. This model also features the tall 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars, Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, and two Mission plastic pegs.”
“The Kink Liberty stays true to its name and gives the rider ultimate freedom; no brakes and plastic pegs. For those who do wish to ride brakes though, the Liberty is fully equipped with removable brake mounts and includes a full Mission brake set. The 2018 Liberty doesn’t disappoint in its design or components either, and features 100% 4130 chromoly construction, and sealed bearings throughout the bike. The addition of two included plastic pegs means this bike is grind ready out of the box. The Matte Smoke Blue color with all black parts adds to the design and tough look.
Complementing the Liberty model are a ton of great components like the Kink Trident forks featuring a one-piece steerer tube, all new 9” Kink Eagle CC 4-piece bars, Kink Bold HRD stem and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks. Combining the removable brake design, two included plastic pegs, and the street style Kink Sever 2.4” tires, really solidifies this bike as a true street machine.
“The 2018 Whip is where our line really gets exciting. This beast is constructed using full 100% 4130 chromoly throughout the entire frame, fork and handlebar set. Complimenting this strong, durable structure are sealed bearings everywhere; headset, bottom bracket, and both front and rear hubs. Topping off all the great functionality, the Whip comes in both a Gloss Root Beer or Gloss Midnight Blue colorway.
Featuring Kink Stryker forks, 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, the Whip is fitted with great components featuring modern geometry. Adding to all these specs are the comfortable Kink Ace flangeless grips, Kink Hemlock pedals, and Pivotal seat and seat post. Retailing for a price everyone can agree with, the Whip cannot be beaten.”
2018 Gap XL
“The Gap XL is just that, an extra-large 21” toptube version of the tried and true Kink Gap. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork and bars add some 4130 chromoly into the mix, this bike is available in two great colorways, Matte Desert Tan and Gloss Stang Teal Edge Fade. Components found on the Gap XL take things up a notch, and are not to be missed.
Not only will it look the part, the taller 9.25” Kink Solace II CC bars, Kink Stryker forks, Kink Bold HRD stem, sealed Mission React cassette hub, and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks help it to feel and perform the part. The addition of a Pivotal seat and seat post are not to be overlooked either, and add both adjustability and modern compatibility. Updated frame geometry for 2018 brings a lower bottom bracket and raised standover height to the Gap XL, for a stable ride.”
2018 Gap FC
“All new for 2018, the Gap FC features the same great Gap specs, but adds a freecoaster rear hub for making backwards tricks a breeze. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork and bars add some 4130 chromoly into the mix, and is available in a classic Gloss Guinness Black colorway. Components found on the Gap FC take things up a notch, and are not to be missed.
Not only will it look the part, the 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars, Kink Stryker forks, Kink Bold HRD stem, sealed Mission Deploy freecoaster hub, and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks help it to feel and perform the part. The addition of a Pivotal seat and seat post are not to be overlooked either, and add both adjustability and modern compatibility. Updated frame geometry for 2018 brings a lower bottom bracket and raised standover height to the Gap FC, for a stable ride.”
2018 Gap LHD
“The Gap LHD features the same great Gap specs, but moves the drivetrain over to the left side for right-side grinding clearance. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork and bars add some 4130 chromoly into the mix, and is available in a solid Gloss Trans Black colorway with chrome plated handlebars. Components found on the Gap LHD take things up a notch, and are not to be missed.
Not only will it look the part, the 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars, Kink Stryker forks, Kink Bold HRD stem, sealed Mission React cassette hub, and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks help it to feel and perform the part. The addition of a Pivotal seat and seat post are not to be overlooked either, and add both adjustability and modern compatibility. Updated frame geometry for 2018 brings a lower bottom bracket and raised standover height to the Gap LHD, for a stable ride.”
“The Gap is a versatile machine ready to handle anything you throw at it. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork and bars add 4130 chromoly into the mix, and is available in a deep Gloss Trans Purple colorway. Components found on the Gap take things up a notch, and are not to be missed.
Not only will it look the part, the 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars, Kink Stryker forks, Kink Bold HRD stem, sealed Mission React cassette hub, and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks help it to feel and perform the part. The addition of a Pivotal seat and seat post are not to be overlooked either, and add both adjustability and modern compatibility. Updated frame geometry for 2018 brings a lower bottom bracket and raised standover height to the Gap, for a stable ride.”
“The 2018 Launch continues the legacy of a truly remarkable bike. This bike is still one of the best value priced models in the market, hands down. Available in Chrome, Gloss Trans Particle Black, and Matte Retro Green colorways, the Launch pairs it’s great color selection with even better components.
The Launch is equipped with both a sealed integrated headset and sealed Mid bottom bracket, which drastically improve performance and virtually eliminates maintenance of these components. Combined with a parts package that includes Kink Stryker forks, Kink Human CC 8.75” bars, and Mission Triumph 3pc tubular chromoly cranks, this bike is a rookie’s dream.”
“The 2018 Curb, which is available in four great colorways, offers the entry-level rider a bike that looks and feels like a pro model without the price tag. Whether you choose Gloss Trans Maroon, Matte Silver Fox, Matte Retro Turquoise, or the classic Matte Guinness Black, you’re getting an amazing bike.
Featuring modern geometry and outfitted with components such as 8.75” Kink Human CC Bars, 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, a raised Mission Control TL stem, soft Kink Paragon grips with push-in bar ends, and wide 2.35” tires front and rear; the Curb is perfect for any rider looking for a solid first bike.”
2018 Kicker 18″
“The 2018 Kicker is our only 18” bike in the line, and is built with younger riders in mind who aren’t quite ready to make the jump to their first 20” bike. With similar components to the Kink Launch model, this bike doesn’t compromise on any specs. This year the Kicker comes in a tough looking Gloss Blood Orange Splash color, and is paired with all black components.
Geometry on the Kicker 18” bike is specifically tailored in all aspects, and is again not simply a smaller bike. All parts and components work together to create the perfect bike for younger and shorter riders. A few notable components kitted with the Kicker are the 8” Kink Badger CC bars, rock solid 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks with sealed Mid bottom bracket, and a sealed integrated headset.”
2018 Carve 16″
“The Kink Carve 16” bike is the younger brother of our Kicker 18”, and it ensures every age and every height rider can find a perfect fitting Kink bike. Kids are getting into BMX younger and younger, and we love it. The 2018 Carve comes in a standout Gloss Olympic Yellow color, which is complimented by black components throughout.
Properly proportioned geometry and components create a modern, yet comfortable ride, suited for the rider who isn’t ready for the bump up to a larger bike yet. Still stacked with great parts, the 2018 Carve comes with 7” Kink Tiger CC bars, a short reach 40mm Mission topload stem, Mission Helix Mini grips, and the Mission Rank 25T sprocket.”
2018 Roaster 12″
“Simply put the Kink Roaster is designed to be a kids first BMX bike. The 12” wheel and frame size make it an easy transition from a balance bike, and means kids will feel completely comfortable on their first pedaling bike. Once again, this bike isn’t simply a bike with 12” wheels or merely a miniaturized BMX bike. It factors into account standard BMX geometry, and applies them to a younger child’s size and needs.
The Gloss Blue Chill colorway really shines while the bike sports some great components throughout. In addition to the miniaturized 5” Kink Puma CC bars and 12” Kink Lance forks, the Roaster features a coaster brake in lieu of a lever based brake system, that could be too difficult for some children to use at a young age. For 2018, the chainstay bridge design has been updated to fit a caliper brake or 990 plate for those looking to add a lever style brake as well.
Note: Designed for children ages 4 and up. Seat height adjustable from 15.5″-18″.”
2018 Coast 12″ Bike
“The Coast is all about inspiring kids to start riding from an early age. Balance bikes, like the Coast, help to teach kids balance and coordination instead of relying on training wheels. What’s special about the Coast, is the way it combines features and geometry for children, with that of a BMX bike. The Coast is truly a balance bike designed for working a child’s way up to their first BMX bike.
Coming in the rad Gloss Laser Red, the Coast is kitted with some great BMX style parts. The miniaturized 5” Kink Puma CC bars, 12” Kink Lance forks, and Mission X7 20-hole rims, all adapt BMX components to the right size and dimensions to comfortably fit a child’s needs. For 2018, the frame geometry has been updated with a lower standover height, which allows the seat to be dropped even lower for kids to get rolling as soon as possible.
Note: Designed for children ages 2 and up. Seat height adjustable from 13.5″-16.5″.”
Want to learn more about the bikes? You can check out the full with full specs, details and pricing on the Kink website!
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