2021 Kink Gap Review

Designed for new riders to get a good quality bike for a good price. The 2021 Kink gap mixes in some chromoly, giving it that pro feeling. While the specs will make it easy for a new rider to progress and get better at the sport.

Highlights

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

2021 Kink Gap Overview

The Gap is a versatile machine ready to handle anything you throw at it. Featuring modern geometry, the frame, fork, and bars add 4130 chromoly into the mix and is available in both Matte Bone White and Gloss Black Chrome colorways. Components found on the Gap take things up a notch and are not to be missed.

Not only will it look the part, but the 9” Kink T900 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, for a stable ride.

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2021 Kink Gap Specs

Price

$399 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 4130 Chromoly HT, TT and DT
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly SteererTapered Fork Legs
BARS: Kink T900 9" 100% 4130 Chromoly
STEM: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
HEADSET: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded
BRAKES: Mission Cease V2
FRONT HUB: Mission Covert Unsealed 3/8″ Axle
FRONT RIM: Mission X7
REAR HUB: Mission Engage Sealed Cassette 14mm
REAR RIM: Mission X7
TYRES: Kink Sever 2.4"
SPROCKET: Mission Rank 25T
CRANKS: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
BB: Sealed Mid 19mm
PEDALS: Kink Hemlock
SEAT: Kink Plymouth Stealth
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 26lb 13oz

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.5" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a short toptube.

Designed for riders who are 5' 3" to 5' 9"

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

This is a longer chain stay, it will give you more balance when doing manuals and pulling up for higher bunny hops.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75° - 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: 9"

This is a medium/tall standover.

A medium stand over provides a good balance between responsiveness and control.

While a tall stand over allows you to pinch more of the seat for bars and t-bogs.

Highlights

Really Affordable

The gap is low priced. It will be easy to convince your parents to buy you this bike easpecially if it is your birthday or something.

Lowlights

Hi-tensile steel/single wall rims

These are weak specs that tend to break or bend over time. If you start sending yourself down big stair sets or casing big ramps.. you will not be having fun on this bike.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • Manuals
  • pull up Barspin
  • no-handers
  • footjam

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Freecoaster tricks
  • Grinding hand rails
  • Huge drops
  • 720
  • Flips
  • Whips
  • Big 360

Review Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v087tnYzJF8

2021 Kink Gap Conclusion

If you are a beginnner with a low budget, the 2021 kink gap is perfect for you. It makes a really good 1st bike for someone who just wants to get into a new hobby and try it out.