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2009 S&M L.T.F.

2009 S&M L.T.F.

Custom flatland frame

Not sure of the exact year of this custom frame.  I contacted S&M but they didn't have records of when it was built.  I believe the decals on it were from later production so I'm guessing this could be from 2009-2010?  Let me know if anyone has a better idea of when this may have been built.  Thanks!

20.25"TT and wedge post are custom features, all other geometry is standard LTF.  Zinc finish looks awesome!

Special thanks to Joe (hboost) for the frame & cranks and to Johnny (detroitjohnny) for the custom machining work for the gyro tabs!

Here's unofficial LTF specs I found for the production run (not from S&M site but reads like it may have come from an original S&M spec release):

We made the L.T.F. as light as possible and still very strong.  It's geometry is quick and responsive and it's available with or without 990 mounts.  Made in the USA from the finest materials available by the best in the business.  From the engraved head tube and swaged seat tube to the tapered and bullet tipped stays, this frame sets a new standard for quality in BMX frame manufacturing. 

Available in powder coated Black, Clear and limited edition runs of Chrome.
Top Tube Lengths: 20.5", 20.75", 21.0"
BB Height: 11.8"
Chainstay: 13.65"
Head Angle: 75 degrees
Seat Angle: 71.0 degrees
Weight: 4.2 lbs/4 lbs 3.2 ounces (20.5"), 4.45 lbs/4 lbs 7 ounces (21")
Dropout Slot: 14mm
990 Mounts: On seat-stays, also avail with removable mounts
Avail. brakeless: yes
Gyro Tabs: (special request only)
Head Tube Type: Integrated Hiddenset
BB Type: Mid Press Fit

Butted/Air-hardening SuperTherm tube set: 

SuperTherm is a proprietary superthermophillic (heat-loving) alloy, developed in partnership with the U.S. Steel Alliance. The composition of Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium with an unprecedented 217 ksi ultimate tensile strength makes this alloy actually gain strength through a metallurgical transformation in the heat-affected zone as a result of welding or brazing. SuperTherm is highly temper-resistant, resulting in an 11% increase in fatigue life and a 20% increase in impact strength over Heat-treated 4130. The increased mechanical properties of SuperTherm allow for incredibly strong, yet lightweight frame designs with that legendary feel of steel ride quality.

 - Hecho with pride in Santa Ana, CA 
 - Tapered and bullet tipped seat and chain stays 
 - Butted and swaged seat tube 
 - Deep engraving on HT and BB shells 
 - Butted/Air-hardening SuperTherm tube set 
 - Low standover height 
 - Wide rear end to accommodate 2.25" tires 
 - Avail with or without 990 mounts or removable mounts 
 - Available in 20.5", 20.75", and 21" top-tube lengths 
 - Available in Clear, Black powder coat and Chrome

Submitted by jeffc43

  • Freestyle / Flatland
  • Company: S&M Bikes
  • Model: L.T.F.
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 75
  • Seattube angle: 71
  • Toptube length: 20.25
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Details Frame: S&M LTF (20.25"TT); Fork: S&M Fastpitch (13mm offset); Bars: Heresy Ascend (height 9“/ back 7° / up 4° / width 28,3“/ 798 g); Grips: Salt+ XL; Barends: Odyssey Par Ends; Stem: Profile Push (48mm), black; Headset: Odyssey Conical Pro; Detangler: Snafu Mobeus detangler & plate; Front brakes: Odyssey Evo II; Rear brakes: Colony Brethren; Cables: Odyssey; Levers: Odyssey monolever (medium); Front wheel: G-Sport Simian hub, G-Sport Ribcage rim; Rear wheel: KHE Greyhound hub ("flat"), G-Sport Ribcage rim; Tires: Odyssey Frequency G K-Lyte Tanwall (1.85"); Pegs: St. Martin Evo; Cranks: Profile Mini Magnutanium w/ chromo spindle (155mm); Bottom Bracket: Profile (mid); Sprocket: Profile Spline Drive (25T), black; Chain: Odyssey Key Chain (hollow pin); Pedals: Primo S/T PC; Seat: Deco Terry Adams pivotal; Seat post: Unknown pivotal wedge; Seat post clamp: N/A

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