2021 Kink Whip XL Review

Highlights

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

2021 Kink Whip XL Overview

One of our most popular models, the Whip, is also available in an XL 21” toptube size. This beast is constructed using full 100% 4130 chromoly throughout the entire frame, fork and handlebar set. Complimenting this strong, durable structure are sealed bearings everywhere; headset, bottom bracket, and both front and rear hubs. The front rim has also been upgraded to the Mission Mylar, giving this bike double-wall rims both front and rear. Topping off all the great functionality, the Whip XL comes in a special Gloss Black Fade colorway.

Featuring Kink Stryker forks, the 9.25” Kink T925 bars and Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, the Whip XL is fitted with great components featuring modern geometry. Adding to all these specs are the comfortable Kink Ace flangeless grips, Kink Hemlock pedals, and Mission Nexus sprocket. Retailing for a price everyone can agree with, the Whip XL cannot be beaten.

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22021 Kink Whip XL Specs

Price

$439.99 from sourcebmx

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Kink Stryker 100% 4130 Chromoly Tapered 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 Foxtrot Sealed 3/8″ Axle
FRONT RIM: Mission Mylar
REAR HUB: Mission Engage Sealed Cassette 14mm
REAR RIM:Mission Mylar
TYRES: Kink Sever 2.4″
SPROCKET: Mission Nexus 25T 6061 Aluminum
CRANKS: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
BB: Sealed Mid 19mm
PEDALS: Kink Hemlock NF
SEAT: Kink Duran Stealth
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 27lb 12oz

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 21" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a long toptube.

Designed for riders who are 5' 10" to 6' 2"

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.

2021 Kink Whip XL Price

I'm going to keep this part pretty consistent with the non-XL version. You really can't beat the price and I don't understand how Kink is making it so cheap.

2021 Kink Whip XL Quality

The fundamental parts that make up a good bike include Full chromoly bars, forks and frame. Double wall rims, and 3 pc cranks. This 2021 Whip has all of that. Remember these aren't all top line aftermarket parts, however, they are still good.

Highlights

For tall riders

Most top-end bikes come with a 21" toptube. But when a tall mid-level rider needs a bike, they are stuck. It used to be really hard to find a 21" mid-level bike, so companies started doing "XL" versions.

Lowlights

No Pegs

How do they expect you to ride street if they sell you a bike without pegs? Keep in mind that pegs are not very expensive. I still think it would be nice if they included some. 😒

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360
  • Manuals
  • Barspin
  • Tailwhips
  • Turn downs

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Freecoaster tricks
  • Grinding hand rails
  • Huge drops
  • 720
  • Flips

2021 Kink Whip XL Conclusion

The 2021 Kink Whip XL is for taller riders that ride at a mid-level. The bike can handle most high-level riding. It is best for learning tricks like whips, 360, 540, bars, and more. But since it doesn't come with pegs and a freecoaster, the Whip is better for park tricks until you add on the street parts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for the 2021 Kink Whip XL?

This bike is great for riders between 5' 10" to 6' 2"

How long will this bike last me?

Around 2 years depending on how many times you throw your bike.

Is this a good bike?

For a mid to high-level rider, its a perfect bike.

How much does it weigh?

The 2021 Kink Whip weighs 27 lbs 10 ounces