This is the kind of wild, money-saving, problem solving solution that got me into BMX journalism in the first place… Kink BMX have come through with a great invention for traditional freecoaster clutches, a dual tapped clutch thread; essentially making your coaster L/RHD switchable simply by changing the driver (ie. not taking out the axle and changing the clutch too) I’ve found that 2015 has been the year of idiot-proofing freecoasters, and this is definitely a step in the right direction in that respect. No word on a release date but I’m sure this will be coming out on more than just Kink’s coasters if it gets licensed out. Nicked from The Union’s Kink Interbike 2015 coverage.
After over a year of testing from their stacked team, Kink‘s High Rise stem is now available worldwide and comes in either 48mm reach for a more responsive feel or 53mm reach for a stabler ride. Either way if you want to put some extra height on your bars then this is a good way to do it. Hit up your local Kink dealer and get them to order you one if that’s your bag.
Weight: 9.6oz (48mm)/10oz (53mm)
Color: Black, Raw
CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum
The guys at Kink have added the new Rex bar to their already booming handlebar range. These 13 butted, post weld heat treated chromo steering wings feature a lofty 9.5 inch rise, 29.5 inch width for even the lankiest of riders as well as a 12 degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep and a very reasonable weight of 29 oz. Ticks all my boxes. Hit up your local Kink dealer or mailorder to get hold of these bike bananas.
Kink Bikes have a huge list of bar sizes and have now introduced the new Rex Bar which is super big at 9.5″ high and 29.5″ wide. Available now in Black, Chrome and Raw. Look’s like Kink now has a bar to fit everyone!
Colors: Black ED, Chrome, Raw
13-Butted 4130 Chromoly Steel TruTherm Post Weld Heat Treated
Kink dropped this little tutorial video explaining the benefits of the Stealth Pivotal Seat and Post. The main benefit other than the obvious aesthetic reason of getting rid of that fiddly old rubber flap is that you don’t necessarily need one to run the other if you’re on a tight budget; you can run an old pivotal seat on a stealth post and you can (if you’ve got a long enough allen key…) put a stealth seat on your old pivotal post.
…Aaand the 2015 complete bikes keep coming. Here is Kink Bike Co‘s latest range, which if I do say so, is easily their best yet. This years line up of bikes feature a variety of prices points and setups to suit any rider weather you’re a 10 year old beginner looking for his first bike, or a more advanced rider wanting the Sean Sexton or Tony Hamiln signature models. Look out for the new Lloyd Writ signature tyres, the new Stealth Pivotal system and other new Kink aftermarket parts which are feature across the line.
These bikes will be available early June, so go hit up your local Kink dealer today to get your order in!
Kink’s new Minus One and Bedlam sprockets are available now in Black and Raw. You will have noticed the Minus One Sprocket on display at Interbike with it’s one missing tooth enabling you to get the chain off with ease even with your wheel slammed.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Our friends at Kink Bikes just hit us up with an exclusive first look at their new Stealth Pivotal Seat system which they have been working on for a few years now.
I first saw the idea when they had it on show at Interbike two years ago and was intrigued as to how it works. With the pivotal bolt tightening from directly under the seatpost, it removes the need for a slit on the top of the seat giving it a much cleaner look. Matt from Kink got in touch and explained their new take on the Pivotal system.
I seem to keep getting lumped with all these new types of pedals to research and explain to you guys but I can’t say it’s not exciting… here are the new Senec pedals from Kink that are out now at all good bike shops and mail-orders worldwide. On all outward appearances you’d be forgiven for thinking these are just your normal run-of-the-mill plastic pedals but these have been designed from the ground up to be easy to maintain, remove and replace the bodies. Walk with me…