2020 Kink Downside Review


2020 Kink Downside Overview

Freshened up once again for 2020, the Kink Downside continues to get even better. The general construction is nothing less than you would expect, with its 100% 4130 chromoly frame, fork, bars, and sealed bearings throughout the bike. The big bars, short backend, and sealed rear freecoaster hub mean the Downside is ready for some serious riding. The special Matte Dusk Sage colorway needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, and the paired skin wall tires and black parts keep this bike looking pro.

When it comes to the components featured on the Downside, you won’t find any shortcuts either. Components like the Kink Bold HRD stem, 2.4” wide Kink Sever tires, and Mission Dispatch freecoaster, start to really set this bike apart. This model also features the tall 9” Kink Grizzly CC bars, Kink Ridge 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks, and two Mission Targa plastic pegs.

Note: This bike includes removable brake mounts and full Mission brake set.

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2020 Kink Downside Highlights

  • $500
  • 20.75
  • Strong Full Chromoly Frame, Bars and Forks
  • Kink Grizzly Bars
  • Kink Trident Forks
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2020 Kink Downside Specs

Retail

$499.99

Colors

  • Matte Dusk Sage

Specs

Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Toptube Length: 20.75″ – Learn what size is right for you here.
Fork: Kink Trident 100% 4130 Chromoly 1pc Steerer Tube Tapered Fork Legs
Bars: Kink Grizzly CC 9″ 100% 4130 Chromoly
Grips: Kink Ace Flangeless
Barends: Kink Thrust
Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission L4 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease V2 (Removable Mounts)
Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock NF
Chain: Mission 510H
Sprocket: Mission Nexus 25T 6061 Aluminum
Front Hub: Mission Invade Sealed Bolt-In Hub 
Rear Hub: Mission Dispatch Sealed Freecoaster 14mm 
Driver: Sealed 9T
Front Rim: Mission Mylar
Rear Rim: Mission Mylar
Seat: Kink Ericsson Stealth
Post: Mission Stealth
Clamp: Integrated
Weight: 26.9 lbs

2020 Kink Downside Price

The 2020 Downside is only $500. Making it a really affordable bike. The quality & price make this bike unbeatable.

2020 Kink Downside Quality

This bike exceeds expectations. I find it really amazing that the Downside comes with all chromoly, after marked parts, and double wall rims. The fact that it is $500 blows me away.

Highlights

GOOD PARTS

Here’s a list of good parts included on the 2020 Kink Liberty

  • Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
  • Bars: Kink Grizzly CC 9″ 100% 4130 Chromoly
  • Forks: Kink Trident 100% 4130 Chromoly
  • Tires: Kink Sever 2.4″
  • Pedals: Kink Hemlock

Lowlights

Only One Color Option

Sadly this bike is only offered in one color.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • all grinds
  • x-up rides
  • half-cab/full cab
  • Barspin
  • Tailwhips
  • 540

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Good to go for any trick!

Conclusion 🤩

Amazing bike for an amazing price. You can’t go wrong with the 2020 Kink Liberty

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5’6″ and 6′

How long will this bike last me?

It really depends on how hard you ride and where you are at with bmx. If you are just starting out it will last you years! If you are pretty abusive on a bike it might only last a year or so.

What are mission parts?

Mission is Kink’s Discount line. They are able to offer medium quality parts for a lower price. So you get a bike for a good deal!

Is this a good bike?

This bike is amazing! It has really good quality so you won’t have to worry about upgrading it any time soon.

What parts should I upgrade first?

A lot of people like to change colors of parts right away! I’d recommend starting with Grips, Pedals, Chain, and Tires!

How much does the 202 Kink Downside weigh?

It weighs 26.45 lbs

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