2012 Kink Gap Bike (discontinued)

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Excellent bike

Rating:
The Good:

The parts last pretty long on it

The Bad:

Grips go out fast the front wheel don't last and the back rim breaks easly, the brake cable sucks on it

Overall Review:

I've had this bike since it came out and I must say it is one tough bike that can stand a beating. The hubs are good on it just the rims go out pretty quick I had to get my back rim replace because it broke on me and I was never a huge fan of unsealed bearings and the cable for the brakes could be improved more but overall it's a great bike still running strong with me!

Pretty Good

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The Good:

It's reasonably priced, the parts aren't great, but they work with no problems, which is what really matters.

The Bad:

The grips suck, the chain sucks, the fork bolt sucks, but those are easy to replace. I got it in a stupid color (Cadet Blue) but that's my fault lol

Overall Review:

I'd say it's not a bad idea to get this if you're a beginner.

Overall Review:

I'd say it's not a bad idea to get this if you're a beginner.

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Vital BMX member hmuifulikefriedchicken
89632 hmuifulikefriedchicken http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/89632/avatar/c50_3962564.jpg?1342915964 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/hmuifulikefriedchicken,89632/all 01/18/12 54 558 40 5

great bike

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The Good:

Frame is super nice and solid

The Bad:

Stem will not grab bars front, sproket bent first week off owning the bike and bearing s are going bad

Overall Review:

Great bike ive had lots of fun on it

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Vital BMX member WAG225
90262 WAG225 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/WAG225,90262/all 02/06/12 1

Fully sick awesome

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The Good:

I love how light the bike is, and it is a great price, for what it is.

The Bad:

The seat sticks up your bumhole, and the grips feel like a an ancient egyptians erect penis

Overall Review:

I think it is a dope bike, and a great price. There are only a couple things id change on it.

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Vital BMX member NickandAydenBmx
88302 NickandAydenBmx http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/88302/avatar/c50_rrth.jpg?1323996805 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/NickandAydenBmx,88302/all 12/14/11 9 1 3

Amazing Bike for it's price

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The Good:

I love how light it is and the color combo that come with it

The Bad:

Not much grips don't last long and pedals hurt

Overall Review:

But it's a really good bike for it's price range

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Vital BMX member Kinkrider2
87899 Kinkrider2 http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/87899/avatar/c50_kinkgap.jpg?1322964352 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Kinkrider2,87899/all 12/03/11 2 1 3

Got the baby blue

Rating:
The Good:

Grips, pedals, crank and lightweight

The Bad:

I don't know yet,

Overall Review:

I love it, good bike and well made... pretty awesome!

Absolutely love it

Rating:
The Good:

Sweeeet paint, sealed cassette, pivotal PADDED seat, nice looking hubs, Kenda Kontact tires.

The Bad:

Stem (See Overall Review) Cranks sometimes make a popping noise but i hear that's normal. (no biggie)

Overall Review:

When you first get it, the stem just won't quite hold the handlebars in place so that they move either foward or backward when you land pretty much anything, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO, take off the bars and the front of the stem and lightly sand the paint off of the knurled part of the bars where the stem grips it and do the same for the inside halves of the stem. Once you've done that, make sure you take a wet paper towel or something of that sort and wipe off all the paint shavings from where you sanded then dry it. When you tighten the stem up make sure you use the "X" pattern to evenly distribute the pressure. Haven't had any problems since i did that. Read More »

Overall Review:

When you first get it, the stem just won't quite hold the handlebars in place so that they move either foward or backward when you land pretty much anything, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO, take off the bars and the front of the stem and lightly sand the paint off of the knurled part of the bars where the stem grips it and do the same for the inside halves of the stem. Once you've done that, make sure you take a wet paper towel or something of that sort and wipe off all the paint shavings from where you sanded then dry it. When you tighten the stem up make sure you use the "X" pattern to evenly distribute the pressure. Haven't had any problems since i did that. Everything else on the bike is good but the cranks make a slight popping noise sometimes but no big deal at all and people say that's common. Also just a reference I'm 5"11 and the size fits me perfectly. I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5. (GET THIS BIKE)

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Vital BMX member Evan_O'Sullivan
85110 Evan_O'Sullivan http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/85110/avatar/c50_kinkW200H125.jpg?1316649540 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Evan-OSullivan,85110/all 09/21/11 1

Sicck Ass F(:ck

Rating:
The Good:

It's Light, Strong, Holds Up Great Annd Looks DOPE !

The Bad:

Nothing Really, Except the Grips, And the Price. I Wennt to go buy this Bike at the The Local Shop And it came Ouut to be $400 ? : / Annyone Else Pay This Mucch ? I didnnt Knnow they were gnna add Like 30 somthin' plus tax !

Overall Review:

Overall, I Love this Bike ! I Dnnt Regret Gettinnng It.I Ride "Odi" grips On It now ;D Looks Siccck !I Recommennd It to Anny Rideer !

Overall Review:

Overall, I Love this Bike ! I Dnnt Regret Gettinnng It. I Ride "Odi" grips On It now ;D Looks Siccck ! I Recommennd It to Anny Rideer !

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Vital BMX member Frannkinnk
81792 Frannkinnk http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/81792/avatar/c50_locc.jpg?1309766681 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/Frannkinnk,81792/all 07/04/11 1

stem problems?

Rating:
The Good:

this bike is great looking, smooth to ride and highly recomended for a first bike.

The Bad:

the bars are quite small, the reason they move is because the paint comes of where the stem is, but after the paint has came off, it shuld hold well. the paint work isnt too good, it chips rarther easily.

Overall Review:

good bike 8/10 smooth to ride, good cranks, a great bike for the starters :D

Pedals anyone?

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The Good:

This bikes solid, i work at a bike shop and everyone is in love with it, weve sold three or four so far with no problems after they left the shop...

The Bad:

Before they left the shope one bike had bad brake pads, they didnt grip the wheel at all. We switched them out for clear odyssey pads and it was perfect. Second issue. Almost all the kinks this year have been Coming with pre bent left pedals.

Overall Review:

Solid bike. Minor issues that most shops should take care of before you ever see them.

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Vital BMX member agfracing
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Specifications

Product Kink Gap Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Freestyle
Wheel Size 20"
Frame 20.5" TT 13.75" CS 4130 Chromoly HT, TT and DT
    Materials
    Top Tube Length 20.5"
    Chainstay Length
    Head Tube Angle
    Seat Tube Angle
    Standover Height
    BB Height
    Brake Mounts
    Dropouts (Axle Size)
Fork Kink Volte
Handlebar Kink Uptown 8”
Stem Mission Converge
Grips Mission Helix
Bar Ends Mission Phase
Headset Mission Integrated Sealed Headset
Cranks 100% 4130 Mission Transit 3pc 175mm 8-Spline
Sprocket Kink 25T Decimal
Bottom Bracket Mission Sealed 19mm Spanish
Pedals Mission Momentum Aluminum Pedals
Chain KMC Z410
Driver/Freewheel Mission 9T Sealed
Front Rim Alienation PBR
Rear Rim Alienation PBR
Front Hub Mission Echo Unsealed 3/8’s Axle
Rear Hub Mission Response Sealed Cassette 14mm
Front Tire Kenda Kontact 2.25”
Rear Tire Kenda Kontact 1.95”
Spokes 14g Black
Seat Kink Esoteric Pivotal
Seatpost Mission Pivotal
Seatpost Clamp Mission Slim Clamp
Brakes 990 U-Brakes
Brake Levers Two Finger Alloy
Detangler N/A
Cable Mission Linear Cable
Pegs 2 Steel Pegs
Colors Grey,. Blue. Black
Weight 25 lb 13 oz (11708 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $349.99
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