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1995 S&M Challenger XL

1995 S&M Challenger XL

It's Blingtastic!

The first time I rode a Challenger XL was in 97 after I broke my Mongoose Carbon. I was living in Japan, and the guy I hung out with the most was S&M's Factory hot shoe in Japan in the early 90's. He had about 10 Challengers in various states of decay laying around in his yard. I picked the one with the least rust, and fell in love with it the first time I rode it. Fast forward 10 yrs, and when I decided to start riding again, this was the frame I was looking for. My first one was a '92 with a 1" threaded Pitchfork. This time I wanted the 1 1/8"/canti combo. I picked this frame up on the 'bay for $20.50. As I was building it for a rider, I wasn't so concerned with picking period correct parts, just what appealed to me at the time. BTW if anyone has a line on a set of Challenger International Series decals, hit me up.

Frame: S&M Challenger XL, chrome

Fork: S&M Challenger, chrome

Headset: Dia Tech

Bars: Standard Strip Bars, chrome (have had since about '95)

Stem: S&M Redneck 1st gen clamp on (from when they only came in red)

Rims: OG Mongoose Pro Class Series 3, 20x1.75, hard annodized w/ red rimstrips, 36h

Hubs: JP sealed low flange with Ti axles, red, 36h

Spokes: 14g Wheelsmith Stainless, with red aluminum nipples. 

Tires: (f) Primo Dirt Monster, 20x1.95 (r) Primo Dirt Monster, 20x1.75

Cranks: Boss USA, 180mm.  chrome

BB: Profile, polished with red hop up kit

Pedals: Schwinn XS platform, silver

Chainwheel: Phantom, 41t, polished

Freewheel: Suntour, 14t, custom machined to accept 3/32"chain, black

Chain: Sachs Sedisport, 3/32"

Tensioner: JP, red

Seat Post: Primo Rod, 7/8", chrome

Seat Post Clamp: Odyssey, red

Seat: Selle Italia Super Turbo, black

Brake: FMF Powermoto, black.

Brake Lever: FMF, black

Grips: Shadow Conspiracy Knuckle Bang, black


Submitted by gaijin

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  • Company: S&M Bikes
  • Model: Challenger
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 73.5
  • Seattube angle: 70.5
  • Toptube length: 21"
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"

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