Who says brakes are dead eh? Well certainly not Kink who have just released this nice pair of stoppers. The new Desist Brakes feature Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum Arms and a unique 2 Piece Cable Hanger to reduce cable bind and drag. These are out now in Black, Blue, Bronze.
- Weight: 3.6oz
- Front And Rear Brake Compatible
- Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum
- Unique Two Piece Cable Hanger To Reduce Cable Bind And Drag
- Unique Straddle Cable Pivots For Smooth And Powerful Pull
- Low Stack Height To Clear Small Drivetrains
- Includes Legendary Kool Stop Pads
Pair this up with their Liner DX Cable and the soon to be released Kink Lever and you will have one hell of a dialed Brake setup!
The guys at Kink give you a rundown of their new Incite Cassette Hub which is out now. This is one of the only Hubs on the market right now with the tiny 8t driver, so id you’re looking to shrink your gearing for clearance on grinds or for weight savings, this could be an option to look at.
Kink have added yet another set of Bars to their Parts lineup, and with these being the biggest of the bunch they have aptly been named the “Grizzly” Bars.
The Grizzly Bars made out of TruTherm Post Weld Heat Treated 13-Butted 4130 Chromoly and measure up at a 9 inches tall and 29.5 inches wide, so these are definetlely designed for the massive bar lovers out there. Available now with the rest of Kink’s new products in ED Black and Chrome.
Kink gave us a sneak peek at two new products they have been working on for this year. Above is the new Samurai Grip. These are long, flangeless and will be made in the USA by the guys at ODI, so you know these things are going to be good!
Below is an update on their Bearingless Pedal concept that they have prototyping for a good while now. No word on a release date for either of these but it looks like the Pedals should be out sometime this year, which makes them a great alternative to Odyssey’s JCPC’s and Animal’s BPE’s which are based around a similar replaceable plastic body concept.
Are we seeing the resurgence of the brake? Well given that more brands seem to be bringing out their own brake systems and accessories it would appear that brakes are indeed very much here to stay. Check out this prototype lever that Kink are working on. Ben Hittle is testing this unit at the moment, really into the slim design and barrel adjuster-less design on this one. No word on a release date but I’d imagine it will be released along with their Brake which we spotted at Interbike last year. Be sure to pay attention to Kink’s website for more info on this and other new products the guys are working on.
Aaron Smith just built up a prototype of his signature colourway for Kink‘s new street Frame dubbed “The Titan” that they have been working on for a while. No word on specs or a release date, but expect more new to follow shortly from the dudes in Rochester, New York. Digging the graphics on the downtube!
Whilst I was out at Interbike this year I got a chance to catch up with the guys at Kink and talk through a few new products they had coming out. Their new Incite and Boulevard Hubs really caught my eye, with clean female axles and push-on hardware and minimal graphics these looked insanely clean and simple.
Well the Hubs have been tested hard by the team for well over 3 years now and if you head over to the Kink site you can check out a rad flip-book explaining all you need to know about the Hubs. Nice to see another Hub offering an 8t bushing driver. With 4 pegs becoming much more common now, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a resurgence of 8t drivers…
Be sure to check out The Union’s coverage of this years Interbike including the other parts Kink had on display this year.