2021 Kink Cloud Review


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Highlights

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

2021 Kink Cloud Overview

The Kink Cloud is Kink Pro team rider Travis Hughes’ new signature bike. If you’ve seen Travis ride, you know there is just about nothing he can’t do on a bike, and the Cloud is based on his personal geometry preferences. Component wise, the Kink Cloud has got you covered with the included four plastic pegs and rear freecoaster wheel. The wild Gloss Translucent Teal fade colorway really sets this bike apart without being too flashy, and graphics inspired by Travis’s design ideas really finish off the look of this bike.

In addition to the full 100% 4130 chromoly frame and fork, the Cloud features an amazing list of components. This model comes with aftermarket Kink Rex 9.5” 13-butted 100% 4130 chromoly bars, Kink Pinnacle Stealth seat, and Kink 2.4” Sever tires front and rear. The integrated seat clamp, removable brake design, and Mission Dispatch freecoaster rear wheel solidify the aftermarket look and feel to this bike. To top it all off the Cloud, of course, comes standard with four Mission Targa plastic pegs.

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Other 2021 Kink Bikes

Bike ModelBike PriceBike Quality
2021 Kink Coast $149.99Kids
2021 Kink Roaster $199.99Kids
2021 Kink Pump$259.99Kids
2021 Kink Carve$319.99Kids
2021 Kink Kicker$319.99Kids/Beginner
2021 Kink Curb$289.99Beginner
2021 Kink Launch$329.99Beginner
2021 Kink Gap$379.99Beginner
2021 Kink Gap FC$399.99Beginner
2021 Kink Gap XL$379.99Tall Beginner
2021 Kink Whip$439.99Mid-level
2021 Kink Whip XL$439.99Mid-level
2021 Kink Switch$499.99Mid/high-level
2021 Kink Cloud$599.99High-level
2021 Kink Williams$749.99Pro-level
2021 Kink Drifter$449.99Mid-level

2021 Kink Cloud Specs

Price

$599 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21″
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25″
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Kink Trident Fork 100% 4130 Chromoly 1pc Steerer Tube Tapered Fork Legs
BARSKink Rex Bars 9.5″ 100% 4130 Chromoly 13-Butted TruTherm
STEMKink Bold HRD 50mm
HEADSET: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Mission Cease V2
FRONT HUB: Mission Invade Sealed Bolt-In Hub
FRONT RIMMission Mylar
REAR HUB: Mission Dispatch Sealed Freecoaster 14mm
REAR RIMMission Mylar
TYRESKink Sever 2.4″
SPROCKETKink Bedlam 25T CNC 7075-T6
CRANKS: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
BB: Sealed Mid 19mm
PEDALSKink Hemlock NF
SEAT: Kink Pinnacle Stealth
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 27lb 5oz

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length:  21″ – Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a long toptube.

Perfect for riders that are tall between 5′ 11″ 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: 75.5° – 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: 11.7″

F: Stand over height: 8.75″

This is a medium standover.

A medium stand over provides a good balance between responsiveness and control.

2021 Kink Cloud Price

$600 is a lot of money to spend on a bike. However, this is the cheapest high-level bike that you will find. If you need a bike that can hold up to pretty decent riding, this is a good one for you.

2021 Kink Cloud Quality

Parts like Mission mylar double-wall rims, kink rex bars, and 100% chromoly frame really make the 2021 Cloud stand out. It is a really good high-level bike.

Highlights

Good quality to price ratio

This is something that I look at a lot when reviewing bikes. And it really takes into consideration how good a bike is vs how much it costs. For example, the 2021 Cloud is a really good ratio because the extra quality is worth the extra price. On the other hand, some brands have a really bad ratio. Meaning they are really expensive and low quality.

Lowlights

None

This bike will always be one of my top picks.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • fakie tricks
  • Barspin
  • Tailwhip
  • Flip
  • 720
  • icepick

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Good for all tricks

2021 Kink Cloud Conclusion

The 2021 Cloud is designed for someone who is already riding at a mid-level. Already doing 360’s, and bars and comfortable with airs. If you need to step up the quality of your bike in order to help you learn more complex tricks, this bike is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5′ 11″ to 6′ 3″

How long will this bike last me?

All of the parts will easily last a few years, depending on how aggressive you ride.

Is this a good bike?

It is so good, but pretty costly.

How much does it weigh?

The 2021 Kink Cloud weighs 27.5 lbs

 

Douglas Laird

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