Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New S&M Dirtbike (SPRFLS Approved)

Finally, a few days ago—real information on the S&M website about the new Dirtbike:

"We've been getting requests for basically the same frame for awhile now and this is it. The Dirt Bike has a 74.5 head tube, taller stand over and a 14" rear end. Built with SuperTherm tubing, this frame is light and strong. It's not available brakeless, it uses a regular seat-clamp, there aren't any holes drilled in it for lightness. This thing looks like a regular BMX frame that wasn't designed specifically for tail-whips, nose wheelies and hang fives! In other words it's a fucking Dirt Bike. Get off the World Wide Interweb and go haul ass on a Dirt Bike.




Available in classic powder-coated S&M colors Black, Yellow and Red with retro Dirt bike graphics.

Like all S&M frames the Dirt Bike is proudly Made in the USA.

Top Tube Lengths: 20.5", 20.75", 21.0", 21.25"
74.5 head angle (for stability at speed)
71 head angle
14" rear end (this isn't a unicycle)
Weight: 5 lbs give or take for TT size (don't be a weight weenie)
Available only with 990 mounts (so you can stop)
Made from SuperTherm Butted and Air-hardening tube set
Taller Standover Height (doesn't look like a scooter)
BB Height: 11.8"
BB Type: Mid Press Fit
Dropout Slot: 14mm
990 Mounts: On seat-stays
Gyro Tabs: Removable
Head Tube Type: Integrated Hiddenset
Integrated Seat Clamp: Not a chance"

Sounds good to me, although it would be nice if the 21" and the 21.25" were called the Holmes instead. And of course they conveniently ignore the fact that they still make other bikes which ARE for scooterific, weight-weenie fans of integrated seat clamps who don't have any interest in stopping. Other than that, couldn't have said it (much) better myself. Moeller, are you reading this? (If you are, offer the Dirtbike in chrome and army green as well. Oh yeah, and ship the long ones with Holmes downtube stickers. Dave Clymer would want you to.)

Bummer that Dirtbike 2.0 (I'm pretending the Next Generation and Classic models never existed) is not available sans brake mounts, but I understand where they're coming from. And while chainstay mounts would be more historically accurate, I hate when companies lower the chainstays excessively to allow for microdrive. Seatstay it is.

(Just one other thing: Will people really think five pounds is too heavy? For serious?)

Good work, S&M. Now, if you would only do something about your stupid, flashtastic website.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Their website is a way to weed out the pussies.

Anonymous said...

word to your mother

Anonymous said...

your not gonna be happy till we are all riding STA's and dirtbikes with perigrine 48's.you so stuck in the 90's and up your own ass

Russ said...

Totally. You understand me completely.

Anonymous said...

s and m, the world's 'having your cake and eating it' champions

Stephen said...

I have a bike with an integrated seat clamp and chainstay brakes.

And a spanish bottom bracket.

But I do like a dirtbike.

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Matt said...

I don't understand why they made these when the Blackbike V2 is essentially the exact same bike save a touch in length on the chainstays. But i guess that's enough for a company to come out with a new frame to satisfy people. Gotta keep producing "new" stuff.

Guav said...

Don't you ride a frame with an integrated seat clamp?

Anonymous said...

We need to all ride Solid Dukes, FBM Angel's of Death, 2-Hip Porks, Gack Cannibals, Kink Revision B's, and Eastern Hercules. All of us.

tim said...

(Just one other thing: Will people really think five pounds is too heavy? For serious?)

yes i'm sure some will, in fact i'd bet on it

James said...

They never made a 21 inch dirtbike,call it a holmes duh.

Russ said...

Yes, I ride a frame with an integrated seat clamp. Mostly because I got it for free. And it's seriously the worst thing ever. Broke a bolt in it once and couldn't ride until I found a replacement. That was fun. If I had a choice in the matter, I'd have a seatpost clamp.

Guav said...

Fair enough :)

brien said...

I ride an AOD. still as rad as the day I got it.

Guav said...

I ride a 1985 Skyway Street Beat, so fuck all y'all haha

Noel said...

Wish it said "Holmes" on the down tube, and that it came in 21.5 (thank you, Mutiny, for showing me the light). Still, this may well be my next frame. A chrome version? Hello!

g. edward jones, jr said...

Noel,

Given the rate you go through frames, this will probably be the frame after the frame after next...

Anonymous said...

McGoo still writes some of the best stuff in the industry but in this case, his old-school chopper fetish shows up in a company that has followed or set the trends in the 20" market. I think this is just an homage to the way it use to be way back in 2003 when Fit was still an abbreviation.

Hey Russ, you get free frames now? How come you can't buy the frame you would be proud of and contribute to the industry you live to pick on?

Russ said...

I did buy my previous frame (which was another Edwin), but when that one got stolen, I got this one (a well-used prototype) from Ed. I did purchase a V1 Sunday, but prefer the longer rear triangle of the Fit.

Not to mention, at the moment, financial conditions do not allow me the luxury of purchasing a new frame. If they did, I'd probably be deciding between a Dirtbike and a Metal Bloodwolf.

Russ said...

And trust me, over the years I've done my share to contribute to the industry.

smoovebert said...

yeah guav, but your street beat is set up about as new school as my bike, except that you don't have any plastic bits on your bike.

Guav said...

Damn Albert, you pulled my file! Yeah, I have 990's, a small chainwheel and a few other modern luxuries on it. But I also have an s-post and that amazing 1" threaded headset/quill stem technology.

Oh, and my thighs don't hit my chest when I sit down and pedal :)

Anonymous said...

don't sit when you're pedaling. if you want to do that, buy a road bike. bmx is for thrashing around, otherwise, why would you want a little bike after the age of 12?

Guav said...

That's the dumbest shit I've heard all day.

Anonymous said...

since you're into sitting, buy a lazyboy, lazy ass

Guav said...

That comment runs a close second place.

Kim said...

anonymous for the willy.

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