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8 Best Kink BMX Frames (In 2022)

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Are you searching for the best Kink BMX frames?

Welcome to my collection, which has something for everyone.

For park and trails dudes, too, even though their frame line is heavily street-oriented.

Sorry, no flatland. However, Jacob Cable is almost a flatlander with his tech wizardry.

Kink is around since 1993, founded by Aaron Zack Phillips in Rochester, New York.

Fun fact: My first real BMX frame was Ryan Sher’s signature, Freebird. (My friend still has it!)

I still remember how stoked I was getting it (because it was a LONG process).

Enough about me.

I want to share this awesome review today with you.

It covers all the frames that Kink offers ATM. (One even goes for only $249.99.)

Enjoy.

Best Kink BMX Frames

Note: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 8th one – all are GREAT!)

1. Roll Up

kink roll up frame
I’m REALLY stoked about the release of Hobie Doan‘s signature Kink Roll Up frame! This dude so deserves a signature frame, and the time has come.

With his insane riding style comes an insane frame you can put through anything.

It’s a modern street frame with a short rear end (12.75″) and not too steep head tube angle (75°).

I like that the frame comes with a higher standover height because it just makes it look much better.

This is the perfect solution if you need a reliable street machine that will keep you rolling through anything with confidence.

Roll Up specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 5″
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.75″ slammed
  • Standover: 9.25″
  • BB Height: 11.75″
  • Weight: 5lbs (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Burly street
  • Price: $399.99 (may vary)
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2. Royale

kink royale frame
Kink dropped the all-new Royale frame, one of their more progressive street frames to date.

It comes at a 76-degree head tube angle, 12.5″ (slammed) chainstay and massive 2.55″ tire clearance.

A perfect frame for all the technical stunts you like doing.

Other perks of the frame are integrated chain tensioners and seat clamp, top- and down-tube gussets, CNC seatstay bridge and interior chainstay (yeah, for 2.55″ tires!).

You can get it in black ED, gilded bronze or imperial purple.

Need a responsive frame? Kink Royale. Yo!

Royale specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube: 76° / 5″
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.5″ slammed
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.7″
  • Weight: 5lbs 4oz (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Technical street
  • Price: $329.99 (may vary)
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3. Contender II

kink contender 2 frame
Dan Coller is no stranger to absolutely sending it and laying down some of the burliest riding.

He has absolutely EARNED his signature frame from Kink called the Contender frame as well as the update to it – the Contender II.

The new version of the frame has a taller head tube and a higher bottom bracket height while keeping the rest of the original features.

This frame has an oval downtube which is claimed to improve dent resistance.

One really cool feature of this frame is the knurling on the inside of the dropouts to prevent wheel slippage.

Contender II specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.3″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 5″
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.25″ slammed
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.8″
  • Weight: 5lbs 3oz (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Street & park
  • Price: $399.99 (may vary)
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4. Williams

kink williams frame
The Williams Frame is – hence the name – Nathan Williams‘ FIRST signature frame as a Pro on the Kink BMX Team.

This frame features a modern street geometry and packs a couple of details to help with the frame’s appearance and utility.

There are integrated chain tensioners as well as knurling inside the drop out to help lock in wheel placement for even the roughest of riders and removable brake mounts for the brake riders.

This frame also is made to fit up to 2.5 tires. There is a custom seat stay bridge in the looks department with an inlay that looks pretty RAD!

Williams specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube: 75.5° / 5″
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.75″ slammed
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.7″
  • Weight: 4lbs 15oz (20.75″)
  • Best Frame For: Street
  • Price: $399.99 (may vary)
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5. Cloud

kink cloud frame
The Kink Cloud frame is Travis Hughes’ signature frame. This frame is a 100% full chromoly frame that comes in at an affordable price point.

At $249.99 retail, the Cloud is much less than most other full chromoly frames in all of BMX.

The geometry on the Cloud frame is also well-rounded for the most part while also having a steeper head tube. This means the frame should feel comfortable on all terrain from skateparks and street to even dirt.

Another aspect of this frame is integrated chain tensioners and an integrated seat post clamp.

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These are features not typically built into budget frames, so you know Kink cares about their products – THEIR FANS!

Cloud specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.5″ slammed
  • Standover: 8.75″
  • BB Height: 11.65″
  • Weight: 5lbs 4oz (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Street, park & transitions
  • Price: $299.99 (may vary)
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6. Crosscut

kink crosscut frame
The Crosscut frame from Kink is one of their offerings not linked to one of their riders and has a new-age street geometry. The frame has a super short rear end at just 12.5” slammed and an aggressive head tube angle at 75.5°.

The frame features external gussets on both top and down tube. It also comes with an investment cast chainstay yoke that was made with all tire sizes in mind.

There are built-in chain tensioners as well as removable brake hardware, including holes for gyro tabs.

This frame is made with EVERYONE in mind as it has sizes from 20″ even to 21.25″!

Crosscut specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20″, 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.5″ slammed
  • Standover: 9.25″
  • BB Height: 11.6″
  • Weight: 4lbs 15oz (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Street
  • Price: $379.99 (may vary)
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7. Backwoods

kink backwoods frame
The Backwoods frame from Kink is built for the trails. The frame has a mellow head tube angle, a longer rear end length, plus, a lower bottom bracket height.

These aspects of geometry combined lend to stability in a BMX frame, especially when going fast.

The 74.5 degree head tube angle affects steering to give a feeling of MORE CONTROL. The 13.5″ rear end length makes the wheelbase longer.

Note: A longer wheelbase makes a bike less reactive, requiring more intent to maneuver.

The 11.6″ bottom bracket height lowers the rider’s center of gravity and being lower to the ground adds to the stability of the overall bike.

Backwoods specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″, 21.5″
  • Head Tube Angle: 74.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.5″ slammed
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.6″
  • Weight: 4lbs 15oz (20.75″)
  • Best Frame For: Trails & transitions
  • Price: $379.99 (may vary)
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8. Tactic

kink tactic frame
The Kink Tactic frame is the modern version of the widely popular Titan frame. Tactic can be the ideal solution if you’re transitioning to a modern street frame.

The frame has a shorter (but not too short) back end with a lower standover height and five top tube lengths.

You can ride Tactic with or without brakes comfortably and enjoy the wide stays to fit the thickest tires.

The integrated chain tensioners are also present, helping you adjust your wheel however you want.

Plus, the seatstay bridge is investment cast, looking clean and keeping your bike extra tough.

And even though Tactic is more street-oriented, you’ll have no prob shredding trails and skateparks with it.

Tactic specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20″, 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13″ slammed
  • Standover: 8.5″
  • BB Height: 11.6″
  • Weight: 4lbs 12oz (20.5″)
  • Best Frame For: Street, park & trails
  • Price: $379.99 (may vary)
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FAQ

Is Kink a good BMX brand?

Kink is an excellent BMX brand with many high-quality frames and parts for the burliest riders.

How did Kink BMX get its name?

Zack Phillips picked the name Kink because he didn’t have one when he wanted to market his brand in Ride BMX. (There’s no juicy story behind the Kink name.)

Where are Kink Bikes made?

Kink Bikes runs in Rochester, New York, but their frames and parts are made in Taiwan.

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