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.
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.
I’m a sucker for a Raw frame, there’s just something so clean and simple about seeing the welds and the bare metal. The dudes at Kink Bikes seem to share my opinion on this and have brought out their Titan Frame in a Raw finish which will be available next month. That thing is looking clean!
…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…
Everyone like a good bike check, and Sean Sexton has one of the most dailled bikes in the game, especially now as has just received the jump up to Odyssey‘s Full pro team (he just left Cinema). Check out his latest whip built around his signature frame from Kink and Odyssey’s finest parts, which will so include a prototype of their new Freecoaster apparently;
Well, if you want to get technical, Odyssey doesn’t make a freecoaster at the moment, so he’s mostly on our wheels. But, even more good news, we’ve been working on a new freecoaster design for the past six months, and Sean will be on a prototype very shortly. More details soon!
Kink‘s long-awaited CST forks are now available through Kink’s dealers and distributors worldwide. These lovely-legged babies come with 10mm slotted, 6mm thick investment-cast drop-outs keeping them flawlessly smooth and tidy, 165mm long steerer tube and tapered legs with internal butting. All that and the whole package has been constructed from 100% heat treated 4130 chromoly… Click here for the full spec run-down Continue reading →
Kink have added a new product to their arsenal, the very tidy looking CST Fork, which is made from 100% heat treated 4130 chromoly and has tapered and butted legs to boot. This very modern fork comes with a built-in headset bearing race for campy-type headsets and thick 6mm investment-cast dropouts slotted for 10mm axles with a short, responsive rake of 28mm to help with front wheel tricks.
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.
“Senec Pedals Weight: 15.1oz (per pair) Black 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.
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