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9 Best S&M BMX Frames (USA Made!) 2022

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These best S&M BMX frames are ideal for everyone who’s searching for an American Made product.

I’ve been a fan of S&M for a VERY long time, and all I can say is their products are amazing and strong. (Were rocking ATF and Hucker frames.)

Maybe not following the modern-style BMX frames to a T, but that’s what S&M is all about.

Creating their own thing. And now, YOU can, too!

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You can imagine how stoked I am to bring you this review of S&M’s best frames.

In their offerings, they cover street, trails, park, race and cruiser.

Unfortunately (and fortunately!), their frames are selling like hotcakes. (Read: sold out quickly, so act fast.)

Fun fact: S&M was founded in mid-1987 by 19-yr-old Greg “Scott” Swingrover and 16-yr-old Chris “Mad Dog” Moeller. (The BMX company is as old as me!)

The 9 Best S&M BMX Frames

1. Holy Diver

sm holy diver frame
Here is S&M Bikes’ entry into the frame category of modern street geometry, the HD or Holy Diver frame.

The HD frame features a responsive 75.5° head tube angle with a reactive 12.7”-13” chainstay length. At the rear end of the frame are ¼” thick heat-treated dropouts and just further forward than that are the removable brake mounts.

You can find external gussets on the top and down tube of the Holy Diver Frame.

It is made of ThermalX butted tubing and welded together in the USA at the S&M Bikes building.

Holy Diver specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube – 75.5° / 5”
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 12.7-13”
  • Standover – 9”
  • BB Height – 11.7”
  • Weight – 4.65 lbs
  • Price: $419.95 (may vary)
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2. BTM XL

sm btm xl frame
The BTM XL Frame from S&M Bikes is essentially the normal Mike Hoder signature BTM frame, but with a taller standover height and a taller head tube.

The standover on the XL is 9.5” versus 8.75” on the normal and the XL has a 5” head tube, whereas the head tube size on the normal BTM is not listed.

Other than these two changes, the XL comes in the larger top tube lengths at 21” and above.

The original BTM has an integrated seat post clamp at surface level, with the XL accepting a traditional clamp.

This frame is built for taller people or riders who want or need a larger frame.

BTM XL specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 21”, 21.25”, 21.5”
  • Head Tube – 75° / 5”
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13.05-13.5”
  • Standover – 9.5”
  • BB Height – 11.5”
  • Weight – 5.4 lbs
  • Price: $419.95 – $439.95 (may vary)
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3. Fungi

sm fungi frame
The Fungi frame is Dan Norvell’s signature frame from S&M. This frame has geometry somewhere between that of a modern BMX street riding frame and that of a more stable frame.

The Fungi also has integrated chain tensioners with an integrated seat post clamp.

It is also brake mount ready with the option to drill holes for gyro tabs at an extra cost, just like other S&M frames.

The weight on this one is also a key point at 4.65 lbs.

Fungi specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube – 75° / 5”
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13-13.6”
  • Standover – 8.69”
  • BB Height – 11.7”
  • Weight – 4.65 lbs
  • Price: $419.95 – $439.95 (may vary)
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4. Whammo

sm whammo v2 frame
Craig Passero has been a technical wizard on his bike for as long as anyone can remember and his signature Whammo frame has been a staple of the S&M frame lineup for years.

The Whammo has seen an upgrade with its V2 version with a few changes. The V2 has a higher bottom bracket, a taller head tube, and a shorter rear end than the original Whammo frame.

With a short rear-end, steep head tube angle, and tall bottom bracket, this frame is ready for the most technical of street riding!

Whammo specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube – 75.3°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 12.9-13.5”
  • Standover – 8.85”
  • BB Height – 11.8”
  • Weight – 4.65 lbs
  • Price: $419.95 (may vary)
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5. Tall Boy

sm tall boy frame
Charlie Crumlish’s signature Tall Boy frame from S&M keeps the taller riders in mind with its geometry.

The frame has a tall standover height at 9.2” and comes in top tube lengths all the way from 20.75” to 21.5”. The frame also has a head tube that is over 5” tall, which takes up the room that headset spacers might otherwise take up.

It also has a unique brake mount set up with 990 mounts that are angled 5 degrees in order to improve braking.

The weight on the frame is also very reasonable at the longer top tube lengths, with the 21.5” frame coming in at just 5.1 lbs!

Tall Boy specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”, 21.5”
  • Head Tube – 75.5° / 5.15”
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13”
  • Standover – 9.2”
  • BB Height – 11.8”
  • Weight – 4.675 lbs / 21”
  • Price: $409.95 – $419.95 (may vary)
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6. BTM

sm hoder btm frame
Mike Hoder’s signature BTM frame from S&M is available in two different spec options.

There is the XL which has a taller standover and a taller head tube.

Then there is the original, which is what I included here. This original BTM frame is available in more top tube options than the XL and has an integrated seat post clamp.

The standover height on this frame is 8.75” and naturally, with less material in this and the head tube, this frame is lighter than the XL.

BTM specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”, 21.5”
  • Head Tube – 75°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13.05-13.5”
  • Standover – 9.5”
  • BB Height – 11.5”
  • Weight – 5 lbs / 20.75”
  • Price: $419.95 (may vary)
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7. Hucker

sm hucker frame
S&M’s Hucker frame is built for the wild dude that is Mike Hucker Clark. With awesome graphics and loud colorways, this frame always looks unique wherever you’re riding it.

With Mike being a very well-rounded rider and hitting everything from park to trails to the street, it’s no surprise that the geometry of the Hucker frame is somewhat middle-ground to lend to the versatile style.

This frame is also one of few from S&M that comes pre-drilled with holes for gyro tabs.

Hucker specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube – 75°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13.3”
  • Standover – 8.8”
  • BB Height – 11.7”
  • Weight – 4.86 lbs
  • Price: $409.95 – $439.95 (may vary)
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8. Credence M.O.D.

sm credence m-o-d frame
The Credence M.O.D. Frame from S&M is James P. Nutter’s signature frame and is built for going fast in the woods.

With a mellow head tube angle, a longer chainstay, and lower bottom bracket height, this frame will take you through the trails.

The frame has chainstay brake mounts which are not only known for being used in the woods but also give better braking power than seat stay brake mounts.

The frame comes in top tube sizes from 20.75” up to 21.5”, another trait of trail/transition-focused frames.

If you’re trying to go fast and stay stable while doing so, this frame is sure to help!

Credence M.O.D. specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.75”, 21”, 21”, 21.5”
  • Head Tube – 74.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13.6”
  • Standover – 9”
  • BB Height – 11.61”
  • Weight – 4.78 lbs / 21”
  • Price: $439.95 – $469.95 (may vary)
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9. 22″ ATF

sm 22 atf frame
I know some of you also rock a 22″ BMX, so that’s why I wanted to add the S&M’ 22″ ATF frame in this collection.

Do you know what ATF stands for? Alcohol, tobacco and firearms.

Everything is bigger on this frame, giving more stability, but you can still easily rock it for street, park and trails riding. Hey, it’s made in the USA by S&M, so you know it’s strong AF!

If you’re particularly a very tall rider, I’d advise going with a 22″ instead of a 20″.

22″ ATF specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 21.625″, 22.125″
  • Head Tube – 74.25°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 14.1”
  • Standover – 9”
  • BB Height – 12.25”
  • Weight – 5.29 lbs
  • Price: $409.95 – $419.95 (may vary)
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Note: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 9th one – all are GREAT!)

FAQ

Where are S&M BMX frames made?

All S&M BMX frames are hand-made in Santa Ana, California. By manufacturing each frame by hand, S&M guarantees extreme quality, which I experienced myself.

What does S & M Bikes stand for?

S is of Scott (Greg “Scott” Swingrover) and M for Moeller (Chris “Mad Dog” Moeller). But it’s Chris who owns S&M right now.

When did S&M BMX start?

Scott and Moeller founded S&M Bikes in 1987 with one aim: to create the strongest BMX bikes.

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