Darryl Tocco’s signature frame from Kink is now in it’s second edition and while not incredibly overhauled from it’s predecessor, still has some functional new changes. Let’s take a look at the features of the Tocco II and the changes that have been made since the first edition.
First up is the shortened up chainstay. The first frame clocked in at 13.5 inches in the rear, while the Tocco II slams at 13.25 inches in the back. Of course, this makes the frame more responsive when pulling up for manuals, quicker on spins, etc. Tocco’s signature style of street riding and the incredibly technical nature of it call for something fast in the back and this no doubt makes all sorts of combos easier.
The second significant change is the adoption of the EBS brake system, pioneered by Flybikes. The EBS system allows brake mounts and brakes to remain together and held in place by a second bolt from the side–a big improvement from the standard removable brake design.
Aside from these two changes, not much else has changed from the first model and seeing as this is Tocco’s personal ride, there’s not much wrong with that. There are only black and mint options for right now (the mint looking pretty damn nice if you ask me). 20.5″, 20.75″, and 21″ options are available at 4 pounds 14 ounces, with a 75 degree head tube and 71 degree seat tube. The whole frame is made out of 100% Seamless Sanko 4130 Chromoly, and a Spanish bottom bracket standard is on the frame as it is on all Kink frames. And, as is mandatory on almost any street frame today, the clearance on the rear end is plenty wide for big tires.