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.