2020 Kink Gap XL Review

2020 Kink Gap XL Overview

The Gap XL is just that, an extra-large 21” toptube version of the tried and true Kink Gap. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork and bars also add some 4130 chromoly into the mix and is available in two great colorways Matte Translucent Maroon and Gloss Translucent Black. Components found on the Gap XL take things up a notch and are not to be missed.

Not only will it look the part, the taller 9.25” Kink Buffalo CC bars, Kink Stryker forks, Kink Bold HRD stem, sealed Mission Engage cassette hub, and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks help it to feel and perform the part. The addition of a Stealth seat and seat post are not to be overlooked either and add both adjustability and modern compatibility. Modern frame geometry brings a lower bottom bracket and raised standover height to the Gap XL, for a stable ride.

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2020 Kink Gap XL Highlights

  • Less than $400
  • After market Kink Parts
  • For Tall Riders
  • Geometry designed to learn fast!
gloss trans black
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matte trans maroon

2020 Kink Gap XL Specs

Retail

$379.99

Colors

  • Gloss Trans Black
  • Matte Trans Maroon

Specs

Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly HT, TT and DT
Toptube Length: 21″ - Learn what size is right for you here.
Fork: Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly Steerer Tapered Fork Legs
Bars: Kink Buffalo CC 9.25” 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 L3 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease V2
Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock
Chain: Mission 410
Sprocket: Mission Rank 25T
Front Hub: Mission Covert Unsealed 3/8″ Axle
Rear Hub: Mission Engage Sealed Cassette 14mm
Driver: Sealed 9T
Front Rim: Mission X7
Rear Rim: Mission X7
Seat: Kink Marion Stealth
Post: Mission Stealth
Clamp: Mission Slim
Front Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Rear Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Gyro Tabs: Tapped for Tabs
Weight: 26lb 15oz

2020 Kink Gap XL Price

$379 is such a low price for what you are getting.

2020 Kink Gap XL Quality

I will always say that Kink does a great job at making good bikes for good prices. The 2020 Kink Gap is another bike that they have been able to turn out and include good parts. The quality on the gap XL is a little lower because the frame isn't full chromoly.

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Highlights

Affordable

My favorite thing about this bike is that it really is affordable.

Lowlights

Hi-tensile rear end

Most of the frame is chromoly. But the back part is hi-tensile. Companies do this to cut costs. With the hi-tensile back end you have a good chance of bending it as you learn abusive spins.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • small 360
  • x-up rides
  • bunny hop
  • half-cab
  • Barspin

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • tailwhips
  • 360 stair-sets
  • Big handrails
  • Backflips

Conclusion 🤩

The colors are sick! The parts are strong! It's a good bike for a taller beginner to get into bmx.

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