A few week’s ago S&M leaked a sneak peek at a prototype of their Drive Side Steel Hub Guard they were prototyping. A lot of people got excited about this one, namely because of the lack of steel guards, especially drive-side versions. Seen here is the prototype installed on a bike. Due to the strength of the steel you can see how the guard doesn’t have to be as thick or chunky as alloy versions, whilst still having superior resistance and toughness. Still no word on a release date but expect to see this USA made cog guards out later this year.
Although the 22 Inch market is fairly small, the guys at S&M have been pushing this unique wheel size ever since releasing their 22 Inch Holmes Frame, Fork and Wheel package last year. Seen here is a prototype of their next 22 Inch Frame which is based off their ATF team Frame. No word on the geometry of this one but judging from the photo I’m guessing it will have a more street based steep headtube and shorter chainstays.
A lot of guys are going to be into this, especially the older riders so keep an eye on S&M’s Instagram for more info.
If you’re looking for a Hub Guard that’s gonna keep your chain fresh and slide like butter then S&M‘s new Drive Side version of their 4130 Steel Cymbal Guard will be the perfect match. These are made in the USA out of Chromoly rather than Aluminium making them much more durable and less likely to crush or deform, an too common sight with drive side guards. No words on a release date but expect to see the guys pump these out of their workshop in California in the near future.
Despite the total domination of Pivotal Seats out there right now, some people are still a big fan of the traditional railed seat and post setup. If you are struggling to find one, S&M Bikes still do a couple and are re-releasing their classic Shield Slim Seat in this subtle Kevlar covered version. These should should be available later this year.
S&M Bikes will be releasing a new, updated version of their classic Mainline Trails Tire from a few years back. This new updated version will be the largest BMX Tire on the market (by a hair), at 2.425″. Always good to see the guys in California have a sense of humor.
The team are testing these now and they should be out later this year.
These bars are made in the USA and feature a rise of 8.7″, width of 29″, 11-degrees of backsweep, 3-degrees of upsweep with dual radius bends and a large top bend to increase the strength and a weight of 2.13 lbs. If chrome isn’t your thing, they’re also available in Black.
This thing is perfect for Flatlanders who want a bit more height in the front end, younger riders, of those looking for a more responsive steering. These aren’t out just yet but expect them to be released pretty soon and a selection of colours. I don’t know about you but I’m feeling the classic raw finish on these…
Spotted this over on The Union, looks like S&M are bringing out their new Enduro Stem in the same shield wrap as their Profile collab Hubs and a few other parts. These stems are made in the U.S.A and available in 49mm, 52mm or 55mm reach with a 30mm rise. You can find out more info about the stem by clicking here.
Measuring up at 8.5″ high and 29″ wide with 11 degrees back and a comfortable 4 degrees up-sweep, they also have larger diameter bends so pretty similar to Fit’s Mac Bar which isn’t surprising as they are made in the same machine shop in California. These are in production and should be out pretty soon in Black and possibly Chrome.
With Benny L, Marv and James Cox already, I’m real stoked to see another UK rider getting a signature product from S&M/Fit!