2021 Kink Curb Review

The Kink Curb gets better every year. The Curb is a beginner level bike at a really low price. Perfect for riders who want to experiment in bmx with a 27 lb bike. Parts like a 9 tooth cassette and 2.4" mission tires make this Curb better than your average Walmart bike.

Highlights

⛔️ - Full Chromoly
✅ - Under $500
⛔️ - Double Wall Rims
⛔️ - Pegs
⛔️ - Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ - 3 pc. Cranks
⛔️ - Freecoaster - What is a freecoaster?

2021 Kink Curb Overview

The 2021 Curb, which is available in four great colorways, offers the entry-level rider a bike that looks and feels like a pro model without the price tag. Whether you choose Matte Dusk Black, Matte Orange Flake, Gloss Smoked Fuchsia, or Gloss Ocean Gray, you're getting an amazing bike.

Featuring modern geometry and outfitted with components such as 8.75" Kink T875 bars, 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, a raised Mission Control TL stem, soft Kink Paragon grips with push-in Kink Thrust bar ends, and 2.4" tires front and rear; the Curb is perfect for any rider looking for a solid first bike.

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2021 Kink Curb Specs

Price

$289.99 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% Hi-tensile steel
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 74.5º
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Kink Lance 100% Hi-Tensile Steel
BARS: Kink T875 8.75" Hi-Ten
STEM: Mission Control TL 50mm
HEADSET: Standard 11/8" Threadless
BRAKES: Mission Cease
FRONT HUB: Mission Reserve 3/8" Unsealed
FRONT RIM: Mission X7
REAR HUB: Mission Function 9t (semi-sealed) Cassette
REAR RIM: Mission X7
TYRES: Mission Tracker 2.4"
SPROCKET: Mission Rank 25t
CRANKS: Mission Triumph 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm
BB: Unsealed American 19mm
PEDALS: Kink Hemlock
SEAT: Mission Warsaw
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 27.1 lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a short toptube.

Perfect for riders that are between 4'10" to 5'4"

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.25” - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a long stay designed to give more control on the bike.

C: Head Tube Angle: 74.5° - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike "snappy" meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6"

F: Stand over height: 8.5"

This is a medium standover.

A tall standover gives you more stability and will make bars, and t-bogs easier.

2021 Kink Curb Price

Right now, kink has this bike listed for less than $300. That really affordable. The $289 price point makes it one of the cheapest bmx bikes available I'd recommend this for anyone who is looking for a cheap first bike.

2021 Kink Curb Quality

Like many low-quality bikes, the 2021 Curb will not last a mid-level rider very long. It really is just for beginners who want to start learning bmx and just wnat to see if they like the sport.

Highlights

Low Price

The low price point is great because it will get a lot of new riders into bmx. I love these low priced bikes because the open the door to people who would not be riding bmx if bikes this price didn't exist.

Lowlights

Low Quality

I like how unexpensive this bike is. However, low quality like this scares me. I remember getting on a bike like this when I first started. I broke it along with my face after a few years.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Hops
  • Barspin
  • 180
  • Feeble
  • Smith
  • x-up ride

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Tailwhip
  • 540
  • big drops
  • flips
  • big 360s

Review Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxBSJK0GGY

2021 Kink Curb Conclusion 🤩

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting all of Kink's 2021 line. The Curb is a really affordable bike with lower quality. It will not last you forever, but it is really good as a first bike. The geometry is set up to help a new rider earn the basic tricks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 4' 10" to 5'4"

How long will this bike last me?

For a quick progressing beginner, this bike will last around a year.

Is this a good bike?

Good for beginner riders.

How much does it weigh?

The 2021 Kink Curb weighs 27.1 lbs