2021 Kink Switch Review

The 2021 Kink Switch is a light and affordable mid-level bmx bike. Weighing 27 lbs and 10 ounces, for only $499.99 the Switch is built to get you to the next level. It has a 20.75" toptube that will make the bike easier to control for medium-sized riders.

Highlights

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

2021 Kink Switch Overview

An all-new model for 2021, the Kink Switch is truly a standout bike in our lineup. Designed as a brakeless bike, the Switch also includes removable brake mounts and a full brake set for those wanting to ride with brakes. The 2021 Switch doesn’t disappoint in its design or components either, and features 100% 4130 chromoly construction, and sealed bearings throughout the bike. The addition of two included plastic pegs means this bike is grind ready out of the box. The unique Matte Gravity Purple colorway is paired with all black parts, a raw stem, and Kink Chinaski aftermarket seat.

Complementing the Switch model are a ton of great components like the Kink Trident forks featuring a one-piece steerer tube, 9” Kink F900 4-piece bars, Kink Bold HRD stem and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks. Combining the removable brake design, two included plastic pegs and the street style Kink Sever 2.4” tires, really solidifies this bike as a true street machine.

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2021 Kink Switch Specs

Price

$499 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75°
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Kink Trident Fork 100% 4130 Chromoly 1pc Steerer Tube Tapered Fork Legs
BARS: Kink F900 9" 4pc 100% 4130 Chromoly
STEM: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
HEADSET: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Mission Cease V2
FRONT HUB: Mission Invade Sealed Bolt-In Hub
FRONT RIM: Mission Mylar
REAR HUB: Mission Deploy Sealed Freecoaster 14mm
REAR RIM: Mission Mylar
TYRES: Kink Sever 2.4"
SPROCKET: Mission Nexus 25T 6061 Aluminum
CRANKS: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 165mm – 8 Spline
BB: Sealed Mid 19mm
PEDALS: Kink Hemlock NF
SEAT: Kink Chinaski Stealth
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 27lb 10oz

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a medium top tube.

Perfect for riders that are between 5' 9" to 6'

B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75” - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This a medium chain stay. It provides a good balance of stability and responsivness.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75.5° - 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: 11.7"

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a medium standover.

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

2021 Kink Switch Price

The Switch is about $100 cheaper than the 2021 Kink Cloud. But the quality is pretty close. I think that this is a really good price for this bike.

2021 Kink Switch Quality

The 2021 Switch is decked out with a lot of parts that make it better quality than most. These parts include:

  • Kink Hemlock NF Pedals
  • Mission Mylar Double Wall rims
  • Mission Deploy Sealed Freecoaster
  • Kink Bold HRD 50mm

Highlights

Under $500

Now, this is one of the few bikes that come with this much quality AND hit the $500 price point. If you have read any of my other reviews, you know how important the $500 mark is when selling a bike. I think it's a good price that allows kids to convince their parents to buy them a bike.

Lowlights

Medium quality after market parts

I talk about 'aftermarket' parts a lot. The switch does have some of these aftermarket parts. But they aren't the best quality. The best way for me to explain this is to compare the Switch with the 2021 Williams.

The Switch has a mission deploy freecoaster that costs around $150, while the Williams has a $250 back wheel with hub gaurds. The difference isn't huge, but it does matter when comparing pro-level with high-level quality.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • fakie tricks
  • Barspin
  • Tailwhip
  • Flip
  • 720
  • icepick

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Good for all tricks

Video Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXIomlztY_Y&feature=youtu.be

2021 Kink Switch Conclusion

This is a really good bike for a rider who has a little bit of experience. The Switch and the 20.75" frame make it easy to progress to a higher level and the aftermarket parts ensure that the bike will last you. If you are already doing some basic tricks like 180, 360 taps, and even bars, this is a great bike to help you learn the harder tricks.

A lot of comparable bikes come with a 21" top tube and a 13"+ chain stay. The 2021 Switch is a little smaller to provide a more responsive feel and help out the smaller riders. Like I said before this bike is a really good quality for the price.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5' 9" to 6'

How long will this bike last me?

All of the parts will easily last a few years, depending on how aggressive you ride.

Is this a good bike?

The Switch might be one of my favorite 2020 bikes 👀

How much does it weigh?

The 2021 Kink Switch weighs 27 lb 10 oz