Kink just dropped their latest Tech Talk where Matt Antes sits down to talk about their new Senec Pedals that feature an oversized spindle and bushings instead of bearings. These Pedals also fetaure universal (Right or Left compatible) replaceable pedal bodies making them perfect for those of you who go through cheap plastic pedals pretty quickly. Head over to the Kink site for more info on the Senec Pedals.
Weight: 15.1oz (per pair)
Oversized Forged and Machined Hollow Spindle
Unique Bearingless Design
No More Bent Spindles Or Blown Out Bearings
Installs With 6mm Allen Key Or 3/8′s Ratchet Drive
Bodies Made From a Unique Nylon and Fiberglass Blend
Universal and Replaceable and Pedal Bodies“
In this latest installment of Kink‘s Tech Talk series Matt gives us the low-down on the Kink Atlas Rim. This looks like a very strong rim with a low profile side-wall and a super wide box-section that always helps to eliminate pinch flats. Click the video for more info and go to Kink’s site for the full spec on these rims.
Damn, I knew Kink Bikes were working on a Freecoaster but this is devilishly simple!
It looks like it work in a similar fashion to the Eclat and Ezra Hubs in that it’s essentially 90% a cassette hub with special pawls that retract into the hub. The best feature about this hub is that you will be able to convert any Kink Cassette Hub including the 8t driver Incite (or similar hubs) into a Freecoaster just by purchasing a few small parts.
Here Kink’s product designer Matt Ante’s explains about their new design-
“ Nearly a year ago we started developing our take on the freecoaster, and it’s a bit different than anything else you may have seen.
You’ll notice this is our standard cassette driver, with a few crucial modifications. With the addition of our unique retention ring and coaster pawls, our cassette is easy transformed into a freecoaster.
it’s a simple upgrade to the existing Kink Incite cassette hub and all future Kink cassette hubs. Simply purchase a few parts to upgrade your driver to a freecoaster. Another advantage is that you can have an 8T (or 9T) freecoaster, which doesn’t currently exist on the market. Of course if you aren’t feeling the freecoaster, you can easily switch it back to a cassette.”
Excited to see more on this one. Read more on the Kink website HERE.
Kink‘s new heat-treated chromoly hub guard is now available worldwide. This hub guard, although made mainly to be used on the driver side of your hub, can be used on the non-drive side too which should save you a whole bunch of money. Also did I mention it was made of heat-treated chromoly? These things are made to take pretty much any damage you can chuck at them. Get your local shop to hit up Kink’s distro in your part of the globe to get your mitts on one of these.
Available in: Black
Heat-Treated Chromoly Steel construction
Fits Most Current Cassette Hubs (8t/9t drivers)
Slides Between Hardware and Dropout For Easy Installation
Kink’s Senec Pedal has been in development for over two years now, and much to our joy is now available from Kink dealers worldwide.
Using an oversized forged and machined hollow spindle, the Senec pedal uses a universal and replaceable nylon pedal bodies with a unique bearingless design. This means no more bent spindles or blown out bearings. The bodies fit either left or right pedal, simply slide on/off the spindle and install with a 6mm Allen Key Or 3/8′s Ratchet Drive. Weighing in at 15.1oz (per pair) they only come in Black for now.
I’m a big fan of these, and cant wait to try a pair out for my self!
In this Tech Talk video, Matt from Kink gives us a complete run-down on all the design aspects of the new Ben Hittle signature stem. This incredibly simple yet well thought out stem is definitely one of the top contenders in the top-loader market right now, especially with it being Forged rather than CNC’d, which keeps the cost down whilst being stronger.
Colours: NEW Blue, NEW Bronze, Black
Rise: 24mm (8mm Inverted)
Forged From 6061-T6 ALuminum For Superior Strength
M8x1.25mm Solid Stem Bolts
Be sure to hit up Kink‘s website to find out who distributes Kink in your part of the world and hassle your local shop to get you one of these badboys.
Can You Dig It hit up Kink Bikes to see more about their new trails frame, The Mudrunner. Head over to the site to check out an interview with Kink’s product designer/brand manager Matt Antes to find out a little bit more about the recent addition to their frame line
Kink’s new flangless Samurai Grips are now available. Slightly longer than most at 150mm and thinner at 29mm, these things are made in the USA by ODI, so you know they’re going to feel great! They also include plug style barends and only out in Black at the moment.
Kink had a bunch of new product on display at Interbike a few weeks back and by the looks of it some of it is now available. For 2014 they have introduced two new frames, the Mudrunner and the Titan, both of which are now available worldwide. The Mudrunner is built for going fast in cement bowls or hitting the biggest sets of trail and comes in either Black, Grey or Ben Hittle’s signature colourway Gloss Navy. The Titan on the other hand is more street orientated and comes in Black, Blue or Aaron Smith’s signature Burnt Orange. Head over to the product pages to check them both out in further detail.
What would a trails frame be with out some brakes? Good think Kink have you covered in that department. To go with their already dialed brake and cable, they now offer a rather snazzy new brake level. The Restrain Lever is fully forged for superior strength, and features and ergonomically designed lever and oversized bushings for smooth pull. Currently available in Black, Blue, Bronze and soon this new Raw colour that will be an option on the whole range later this year.
As always, be sure to hit up the Kink Bikes website for more information on all of these products and to check out what the team are up to.
We’ve seen a few sneak peek’s at Kink Bike Co‘s new Titan Frame over the course of the year, and here is a look at the finished version which should be available in the next couple of weeks!
The Titan is more of a team frame and features street based geometry with a short 13.25″ backend and super wide chain stays for clearance with large 2.3″+ tires. This frame also uses invest cast dropouts with integrated chain tensioners and Fly’s EBS removable brake mounts.
Weight: 4lbs 12oz (20.5″)
Chainstay: 13.25″ Slammed
BB Height: 11.75″
Headtube Angle: 75 Degree
Seattube Angle: 71 Degree
Material: 100% Seamless 4130 Chromoly
Internally and Externally Machined Spanish BB Shell
Integrated Campy Spec Headtube
Integrated Seat Clamp
Removable EBS Brake Mount System
Wide Chainstay Bends for Big Tire Clearance
Investment Cast Dropouts w/ Integrated Chain Tensioners
Investment Cast Seatstay and Chainstay Bridges
CNC Engraved K-Star Headtube Logo
Toptube and Downtube Gussets
You will be able to pick up the Titan in 20.5, 20.75 and 21 inch options, as well as a choice of Black, Metallic Blue or Matte Orange which will be Aaron Smith’s signature colourway. The Frame isn’t on the Kink website just yet, but expect them to have it online in further detail shortly after Interbike where this thing is bound to be on display, so we’ll be sure to get a closer look then.