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S&M W.T.F. Frame & Fork Info

Here is the updated version of S&M’s W.T.F. frame and fork info.
“The W.T.F frame and fork is lighter, stronger and more responsive than any frame and fork on the market.

The standard 12.5″ Axle-to-Crown dimension on 20″ BMX forks has been the same since 1974. The W.T.F’s 12″ fork was designed to be stronger and lighter. A shorter fork is a stronger fork because it puts less leverage on the crown.

Racers use a tall bottom bracket so they can pedal over rollers and thru turns with longer cranks. Street, park, and trail riders don’t need long cranks. Shorter cranks are a lot stronger and put your feet in a better position closer to one another. After testing lower BB heights, the consensus was a BB nearly half an inch lower than most.

With drop-outs getting smaller and smaller and only 5mm thick, even heat-trated models can bend. The solid Black Hole drops on the W.T.F are much stronger than regular drop-outs. They also don’t get hung up on stuff, and the female axels allow you to set up your rear-end slammed without struggling to get your chain on. With or without pegs no set-up is stronger or cleaner than the Black Hole drop-out and female axle.

At first glance the slammed front end and the Black Hole drops do look different, but so did the first BMX frame with an integrated head-tube we brought out more then ten years ago. After a lot of bitching and complaining about head tubes looking like beer cans, everyone switched. Thanks to those beer cans we now build our bikes in minutes without hammers and 2X4’s and we don’t ovalize our head tubes or break cups.”



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