For only $329 you can get on a compact BMX bike that is built for a beginner. The 2021 Launch weighs 26 lbs 4 oz, which is pretty light for a complete BMX bike. The frame and bars are a little smaller than the Kink whip, making it better for the smaller rider.
2021 Kink Launch Overview
The 2021 Launch continues the legacy of a truly remarkable bike. This bike is still one of the best value-priced models in the market, hands down, year after year. Available in Matte Dusk Black, Gloss Digital Lime, and Matte Truffle Brown colorways, the Launch pairs its great color selection with even better components.
The Launch is equipped with both a sealed integrated headset and sealed Mid bottom bracket, which drastically improves performance and virtually eliminates maintenance of these components. Combined with a parts package that includes Kink Stryker forks, Kink T875 8.75″ bars, and Mission Triumph 3pc tubular chromoly cranks, this bike is a rookies dream.
Other 2021 Kink Bikes
|Bike Model||Bike Price||Bike Quality|
|2021 Kink Coast||$149.99||Kids|
|2021 Kink Roaster||$199.99||Kids|
|2021 Kink Pump||$259.99||Kids|
|2021 Kink Carve||$319.99||Kids|
|2021 Kink Kicker||$319.99||Kids/Beginner|
|2021 Kink Curb||$289.99||Beginner|
|2021 Kink Launch||$329.99||Beginner|
|2021 Kink Gap||$379.99||Beginner|
|2021 Kink Gap FC||$399.99||Beginner|
|2021 Kink Gap XL||$379.99||Tall Beginner|
|2021 Kink Whip||$439.99||Mid-level|
|2021 Kink Whip XL||$439.99||Mid-level|
|2021 Kink Switch||$499.99||Mid/high-level|
|2021 Kink Cloud||$599.99||High-level|
|2021 Kink Williams||$749.99||Pro-level|
|2021 Kink Drifter||$449.99||Mid-level|
2021 Kink Launch Specs
|FRAME MATERIAL: Hi Ten Steel|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20″|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.25″|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25″|
|HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°|
|FORKS: Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly Steerer Tapered Fork Legs|
|BARS: Kink T875 8.75″ 100% Hi-Ten Steel|
|STEM: Kink Bold HRD 50mm|
|HEADSET: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)|
|BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded|
|BRAKES: Mission Cease V2|
|FRONT HUB: Mission Covert Unsealed 3/8″ Axle|
|FRONT RIM: Mission X7|
|REAR HUB: Mission Function Semi-Sealed Cassette 14mm|
|REAR RIM: Mission X7|
|TYRES: Kink Sever 2.4″|
|SPROCKET: Mission Rank 25T|
|CRANKS: Mission Triumph 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline|
|BB: Sealed Mid 19mm|
|PEDALS: Kink Hemlock|
|SEAT: Mission Warsaw Combo|
|WEIGHT: 26lb 4oz|
A: Top Tube Length: 20.25″ – Learn what size is right for you here.
This is a short toptube.
Designed for riders who are 5′ 3″ to 5′ 9″
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° – 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: 11.6″
F: Stand over height: 8.75″
This is a medium/tall standover.
A medium stand over provides a good balance between responsiveness and control.
While a tall stand over allows you to pinch more of the seat for bars and t-bogs.
2021 Kink Launch Price
Kink’s Launch is one of the less expensive bikes in 2021. It only costs $329, which is pretty cheap for a compact BMX bike. The Launch is designed to help new riders get into BMX for a low price, that way they can fall in love with the sport.
2021 Kink Launch Quality
The quality is pretty consistent with a $300 bike. Not the best. While the 2021 launch has some good parts like the Bold HRD stem, Sever tires, and Kink Hemlock pedals. The rest of the parts are standard beginner-level parts.
It is just a little more expensive than the Kink Curb but still considered really cheap. It would be easy to convince your mom/dad to buy this bike for you.
Hi-tensile steel/single wall rims
I just saw a picture on a Facebook group of a guy asking “what forks should I get next?” The forks were bent backward. This is what happened when you take a bike crash on hi-tensile steel. The parts bend and break a lot easier.
Buy if you are learning:
- 360 taps
- pull up Barspin
Don’t buy if you are learning:
- Freecoaster tricks
- Grinding hand rails
- Huge drops
- Big 360
2021 Kink Launch Conclusion
If you get the 2021 Kink Launch, you should be a pretty new rider. The specs are designed to help a new rider get a grip on tricks and progress a little faster due to the smaller 20.25″ frame. If you are already riding at a mid or high-level, the Launch will not last your very long.