S&M DTF Frame Review

Two color options, each representing a different riders signature colorway. The DTF frame is hefty and heavy weighing 5.4 lbs. A very well rounded frame that will feel good on dirt, park or street. The DTF is made in America!

✅ - Double Butted Tubes
✅ - Heat-treated 4130 chromoly
✅ - Clearance for fat back tire

Price & Weight are comparative to how good the deal is.

Good deal = 5 Star

Bad Deal = 1 Star

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S&M DTF Frame Overview

The S&M DTF Frame is hand made by BMX riders in the USA. Built for all styles of BMX street, ramp or dirt due to its neutral geometry, the DTF is a rad BMX frame.

The DTF is made from 100% chromoly, is set up for removable brake mounts, although brake hardware is sold separately, and has built-in chain tensioners in the dropouts to keep your wheel in place.

The DTF uses S&M's standard heat treated supertherm tube set with a tapered and butted top tube for extra strength as well as tapered rear stays with massive rear tire clearance and heat treated dropouts.

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S&M DTF Frame Specs

Price: $389.99 from sourcebmx

Colors

Sizes

  • 20.75"
  • 21"
  • 21.25"
  • 21.5"

Learn about frame sizes here

Specs

MATERIAL: Full 4130 Chromoly
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.3"
BB HEIGHT: 11.55"
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 9.25"
DROPOUT SIZE: 14mm
HEADSET TYPE: Integrated
BB TYPE: Mid
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
GYRO TABS: None
WEIGHT: 5.4lbs

S&M DTF Frame Geometry

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A: Top Tube Length: 20.75", 21", 21.25", 21.5" - Learn what size is right for you here.

4 size options geared to taller riders.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.3" - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a longer length chain stay. It provides more control.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75º - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike "snappy" meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.55"

F: Stand over height: 9.25"

This is a tall standover. A tall standover gives you more control with barspins and t-bogs. But makes whips harder.

Conclusion

This is a good frame for taller riders that like to have control. It's not for triple whipping double back flippers. The DTF frame is heavy but it is made of strong and high-quality materials. This will stand up to pro-level riding.

Here's what S&m says about it.

This ain’t the Jersey Shore, but we’re DTF here at S&M… and you’re gonna wanna F with this frame. Trevor Sigloch’s Gloss Raw colorway screams it’s Delo Time Fools and Andrew Schubert’s Matte Black piece is surely Down To Fiesta, regardless of which one you choose, get ready to party.

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