2017 Kink Gap XL Bike

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old/mid school rider getting back into the game

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The Good:

i like the geometry of the frame and the big ass tires i always wanted bigger tires back in the early 2000's and now they are building the forks and rear chainstays for it and that is really awesome!

The Bad:

i bought the bike knowing it had the just chromoly main frame, but still dont like the fact that its not 100%.....i ride pegs and im usually 90% park rider so i dont get burly with dropping hard on my pegs, with that being said, the front fork drop outs are caving in on me, what happened to the nice thick 1/4 " drop outs? i dont care how much weight you are trying to lose, thats an area you should not skimp on.....also because of this,,, my front axle is bent,, because of my front axle being bent, now my front hub is loose, and sounds like shit, i had to buy new wheels, also taking the tires off to switch i noticed the rims are not double walled.....now this is where i said jesus this is bad i did a cranked turndown over a hip, and when i landed the bars pushed forward,,,making my jam into the stem and my chest getting slammed into the stem......i just got done re doing the stem the last time i rode so i know i had the stem cranked tight, withe that being said i think the stem is getting replaced with my old fit stem that had never let any of my bars slip,

Overall Review:

over all i give the kink bike the glory of making it look like you have a really nice bike, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for and i skimped out because i wanted a really nice bike but didnt want to pay a ton.....now im stuck replacing the wheels, stem and later on the frame, i will not be buying any kink stuff any more and will be sticking to s&m or another bike company that will help with doing good quality work

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Specifications

Product Kink Gap XL Bike
Model Year 2017
Riding Type Freestyle
Wheel Size 20"
Frame
    Materials 100% 4130 Chromoly HT, TT and DT
    Top Tube Length 21"
    Chainstay Length
    Head Tube Angle
    Seat Tube Angle
    Standover Height
    BB Height
    Brake Mounts
    Dropouts (Axle Size)
Fork Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly Steerer Tapered Fork Legs
Handlebar Kink Solace II CC 9.25” 100% 4130 Chromoly
Stem Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Grips Kink Ace Flangeless
Bar Ends Kink Ace Plug Style
Headset Mission Sealed Integrated
Cranks Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 175mm – 8 Spline
Sprocket Mission Rank 25T
Bottom Bracket Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals Kink Hemlock
Chain Mission 410
Driver/Freewheel Sealed 9T
Front Rim Mission X7 36H
Rear Rim Mission X7 36H
Front Hub Mission Echo Unsealed 3/8″ Axle
Rear Hub Mission Siege Sealed Cassette 14mm
Front Tire Kink Sever 2.4"
Rear Tire Kink Sever 2.4"
Spokes
Seat Kink Averil Pivotal
Seatpost Mission Pivotal
Seatpost Clamp Mission Slim
Brakes Mission Cease
Brake Levers Mission Token
Detangler
Cable Mission Linear
Pegs
Colors Gloss Black & Brass Fade, Chrome
Weight 26 lb 2 oz (11.9 kg)
Miscellaneous
Price N/A
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