Thinking about changing things up in the BMX Frame department? The crew over at Kink have released their Titan II frame in new Cutlas Turquoise and Smoked Cherry colors and their Backwoods Frame in a Deep Pine Green and Gloss Raw! These are available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Kink worldwide now and through the Kink webstore now!
Kink BMX went digging in their archives for their latest “Cold Cuts” video! This time around we get over 6 minutes of raw footage featuring Sean Sexton going to work on street spots, ditches, trails and more while filming for the Safety First DVD! Hit play and take all of this gold in… I would be pretty stoked to see a new Sean Sexton video pop up… Just sayin…
“Cold Cuts Episode 6 brings us a throwback look at the making of Sean Sextons legendary Kink BMX “Safety First” video part. Enjoy!
Shot by Darryl Tocco.” – Kink BMX
The 2020 Completes from Kink have landed worldwide, and it’s undoutably their best line up of complete bikes yet covering everything from 12″ coaster bikes to their top of the line Williams complete and their new 26″ Drifter. These bikes look amazing and come spec’d to put to heavy use right out of the box. Above is a playlist with all of the promos, or you can scroll down and check out each bike individually below! All of these videos were filmed by Darryl Tocco, so you know they’re dialed!
Kink coming through with a dialed new promo video featuring Calvin Kosovich and Jake Petruchik putting the Eagle 4-piece bars! Hit play and take in some dialed riding, then hit up the Kink website for full specs and details on the bars!
“Kink Pro Calvin Kosovich quickly lays out why he’s been repping the Kink Eagle 4pc Bars for awhile now, with some backup from Kink AM Jake Petruchik. The Eagle Bars are available now at Kinkbmx.com and finer BMX retailers worldwide!
Shot by Darryl Tocco.”
Anyone who has rode BMX has probably wondered what size BMX bike is right for me? or what size BMX frame is right for me? at some point. After riding for a while, most riders tend to find their size and stick to it, but sometimes changing things up can make riding feel better or even make some tricks easier for you. The crew at Kink put together these really helpful guides to help figure out what size BMX bike is right for you based on your height in inches and centimeters for the metric users out there. These guides show everything from the 12″ bike all the way up to 21″ top tubes, making it easy to get an idea of just where you should be looking if you aren’t sure.
Now, these guides can help figure out what size BMX bike or what size BMX frame might be right for you, but it’s also a bit of personal preference as well. Generally taller riders over that 5’11” height will want to stick to that 21″ + size, but I’ve also seen shorter riders shred the hell out of a 21″ frame and tall guys shred on a smaller frame, so it’s not an exact science, but more of a recommendation than anything else. The size can be a factor in the types of riding you do whether it’s technical street or ramp riding, or you love sending it over some big gaps at the trails. It’s something you’ll want to try and play around with whether it’s mixing it up when you change up frames or by simply trying out your friends bikes that run different sizes or setups to find that sweet spot that feels just right.
Not only that, but there are other things you can do to make the bike feel a little bigger or smaller like switching out the stem with more or less reach, changing up the fork with a different offset to bring in the wheelbase or spread it out a bit. So sometimes you don’t necessarily have to replace the frame to make some adjustments to help with sizing.
Either way, BMX bikes come in a lot of sizes and although they might not seem like big jumps between 20.75″ and 21″, that quarter inch can make a difference on just how your bike feels and rides for you, so definitely put some thought into it when it comes time, because you would be surprised at the difference it can make for you.
What do you think? Do you have any questions or suggestions? What size top tube do you run? Any tips that helped you figure it out for yourself? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below!
Shout out once again to Kink for making these graphics to help show what size BMX bike is right for me!
Are you headed to Woodward East for camp July 1st-5th? Well, if you are going to be there, you’re in luck because the Kink team will be hanging out and riding those days with the campers! Kink will be sending Hobie Doan, Dan Coller, Calvin Kosovich, Ben Basford and Jayden Mucha out to Pennsylvania, so it’s bound to be a good time! Get ready!
When it comes to complete bikes, the kids have some seriously incredible options to choose from! The 2020 Whip Complete from Kink BMX is the perfect example of just how much of a dialed bike you can get for a real reasonable price. This is a BMX bike that’s ideal for the rider that’s right around the 5’4″ to 5’9″ size and it’s designed with geometry that’ll let you get loose on street and ramps easy. The bike has a 20.5″ top tube length with a 75-degree head tube angle, 71-degree seat tube angle, 9″ standover height, 11.6″ bottom bracket height and a 13.25″ chainstay length. The Whip complete features a 100% 4130 chromoly frame, bars and fork and it’s decked out top to bottom in aftermarket Kink and Mission BMX parts that’ll definitely hold up to what you can throw at it with the sealed bearings, double wall rims, 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks and more. Not only is it built with great quality, it looks amazing with the Gloss Black Fade color.
You can pick up the 2020 Kink Whip Complete for $429.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Kink worldwide now, or on the Kink website if you don’t have a local shop or favorite mail-order. Check out more details about the bike below! You can also check out the full 2020 line of complete bikes over on the Kink website!
Kink 2020 Whip Complete Specs
Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Toptube Length: 20.5″
Fork: Kink Stryker 100% 4130 Chromoly Tapered Fork Legs, 32mm offset.
Bars: Kink Grizzly CC 9” 100% 4130 Chromoly
Grips: Kink Ace Flangeless
Barends: Kink Thrust
Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission L4 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease V2
Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock NF
Chain: Mission 410
Sprocket: Mission Rank 25T
Front Hub: Mission Foxtrot Sealed 3/8″ Axle
Rear Hub: Mission Engage Sealed Cassette 14mm
Driver: Sealed 9T
Front Rim: Mission Mylar
Rear Rim: Mission Mylar
Seat: Kink Culver Stealth
Seat Post: Mission Stealth
Seat Clamp: Mission Slim
Front Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Rear Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Gyro Tabs: Tapped for Tabs
Weight: 27 lbs. 9 oz.
As we mentioned up top, the 2020 Whip Complete is a great mid level complete for the 5’4″ – 5’9″ riders out there. It comes in a real dialed Gloss Black Fade color and retails for $429.99! You can learn more over on the Kink website!
What do you think of this bike? Did you have any questions? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below!