Kink Contender Frame Review

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The contender frame is designed with quality in mind. Built for an aggressive rider who has a problem with breaking frames. This frame is made from the higher quality SANKO chromoly and weighs 5lb 3 oz.

Highlights

✅ – 13.25″ chain stay
✅ – 5lb 3oz
✅ – removable brake mounts
✅ – Full Sanko Chromoly
✅ – Built-in chain tensioner

Price & Weight are comparative to how good the deal is.

Good deal = 5 Star

Bad Deal = 1 Star

Dan Coller Signature

Overview

The Kink Contender frame is Dan Coller’s signature model, designed to put a beating on and withstand the toughest riding month after month, day in and day out. Made from seamless 4130 Sanko chromoly tubing with double-butted toptube and downtube, plus gussets on both equal one formidable frame. 

Not only that, the oval downtube for dent resistance and chainstay wishbone design means this frame is strong and durable and won’t go down without a fight. 

Integrated chain tensioners allow you to center your wheel with ease and the casted knurling on the inner dropout keeps plastic hub guards in their place. Integrated seat clamp, removable brake mounts, and a championship belt inspired seatstay bridge are just a few more features not to overlook.

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Specs

Price: $329.99

Colors

  • ED Black
  • Trans Evergreen
  • Trans Bloodsport Red
  • Matte Trans Brass Knuckle

Sizes

  • 20.5″
  • 20.75″
  • 21″
  • 21.3″

Learn about frame sizes here

Specs

Product Specs
MATERIAL: 4130 Chromoly
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.25″ Slammed
BB HEIGHT: 11.6″
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 9″
DROPOUT SIZE: 14mm
HEADSET TYPE: Integrated
BB TYPE: Mid
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
GYRO TABS: Removable
WEIGHT: 5lb 3oz (20.5″)

Frame Geometry

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A: Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.3″ – Learn what size is right for you here.

Good options for all sized riders. Make sure you know what size you need.

Check out the BMX Size guide to figure out the right size for you.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.25″ – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a long chain stay. A long chain stay will make the frame feel more stable and controlled.

This frame is 13.25″ slammed, meaning it can be significantly longer based on where your wheel is.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75º – 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: 9″

This is a tall stand over. A tall stand over gives the bike more stability and more control.

Conclusion

The Contender is a stable feeling frame with added quality to withstand hardcore street riding. It is good for manuals and grind tricks. Anything that requires balance. Because of the added quality, it will weigh a little more than most frames,

Buying a frame?

Don’t forget a bottom bracket here

Don’t forget to get a headset here

Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? I’m an affiliate with Sourcebmx because they are doing so much for bmx. So I always recommend them. Did I mention that they ship anywhere in the world?? Buy it here
  • Is this frame for park, dirt, or street? For the most part, the frame is designed for street riding. However, it will work for park riding too.
  • How much does it weigh? 5lb 3oz

Douglas Laird

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