Kink 2014 Launch BMX Bike Review


Kink 2014 Launch BMX BikeKink are developing a serious amount of street cred for their amazing range of affordable but stylish BMX bikes, so much so that pro riders such as Tony Hamlin and Darryl Tocco have been happy enough to sign up to their pro team. Kink launched from humble beginnings, but with a style all of their own, high quality rides and some amazing looking BMX bikes, it’s no wonder they are being talked about as some of the best BMX bikes out there.


  • Fully Sealed Headset, with Sealed Spanish Bottom Bracket. A Half Sealed Rear Hub, Renowned Kink Volte 2 Forks, Fantastic Kink 8.25” Lynx CC Bars, Kink Bold Stem FLD,  a 25-9 Gear Ratio and 3pc Cranks
  • Toptube: 20.25”, Chainstay: 13.75”Head Tube is 74.5 Degrees, BB Height: 11.75”
  • Regulation 1 1/8 Integrated Threadless Headset, Fully Sealed Spanish 19mm Bottom Bracket.
  • Available in three different colors – matte blue, matte black and gloss white.

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Pros and Cons of the Kink 2014 Launch BMX Bike

There’s no doubt that Kink bikes keep getting better and better. This 2014 model, the Launch, looks fantastic in a mate blue finish, and is sure to be a head turner on the street and in the park. Designed for the rookie in mind, this is one of the easiest BMX bikes to get to grips with on the market today. That being said, thanks to the fabulous construction, there’s no doubt that any rider worth his salt can get a lot out of this bike. It offers a really smooth ride that’s just perfect for bike parks, and is strong enough to take the hits that come with the territory of ramp and vert riding.

There’s no doubt that this is one of the best value for money BMX bikes out there today. With a fantastic set up including the fantastic Kink Volte forks, great Mission Helix grips and the benefit of a sealed headset and Spanish bracket, this bike knows how to deliver on the tech front. Most rookie riders will look past all of this though, and be completely taken in by the fantastic design. The matte blue finish is even more stunning in the flesh than it is on the page (it’s our favorite color), and the design of the bike is incredibly now. Blue wall tyres really set off the look on this high quality yet affordable bike.

Final Thoughts

Kink continues to produce fantastic bikes at a price which beginners can stomach. The great news though is that they continue to deliver bikes which really do deliver enough for the intermediate and advanced BMX’ers out there. Quality is a given with these bikes, and they really do deliver products which have component parts that would not be out of place on a bike costing $200 more.

Kink’s reputation has not grown by chance. Over the years they have been fully focused on delivering fantastic bikes which perform well and look great. The Kink 2014 Launch BMX bike is no exception – in fact they may have outdone themselves this time with their best value bike to date.