The S&M pitchforks have been around for such a long time. Always proving to be strong and long-lasting. These forks are best for trails, or street riding. However, they are fine to ride park with. I have ridden these forks before and they were great.
Price & Weight are comparative to how good the deal is.
Good deal = 5 Star
Bad Deal = 1 Star
Lighter Pitchfork XLT from S&M to update the all-time classic pitchfork. These new Pitchforks now feature thinner butted and tapered legs, a built-in crown race and a zinc undercoating so that they will look brand new for longer. The forks are still made from True temper air hardened and heat 4Q Baked 4130 in USA, come complete with a CNC top cap, extruded insert and laser cut 10mm dropouts.
|LEGS||Double Butted, Tapered, 4130 CrMo|
|DROPOUTS||Laser Cut 3/8″ Slot|
|STEERER TUBE||1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 CrMo, Extruded 6061 Steerer Tube Insert|
|Steerer Length: 165mm|
|Wheel Size: 20″|
|Dropout Size: 10mm|
|Weight: 1lb 15.2oz (885 grams)|
A: Steerer Length: 165mm
This is the average-sized steer tube. A bigger steer tube will require spacers and make the bars higher. These forks don’t do that.
B: Offset: 33mm – Learn more about offset here
This is a mellow offset. Meaning it will feel more stable and controlled. However, fast carving and nose manuals won’t really be a thing.
C: Dropout Size: 10mm
For 10mm front wheel axles.
When I was riding the Pitchforks, I really liked them. One thing that you need to figure out is if you want a steep offset or a mellow offset. With the mellow offset, these forks are best for someone who wants to spend a lot of time riding first or flowy street.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I buy this bike? I am an affiliate of sourcebmx.com and always recommend them. Source is rider owned and they do so much for BMX by hosting events and sponsoring riders. Did I mention the ship ANYWHERE in the world? Buy the forks here
- Are these forks for park, dirt, or street? Overall, they can be ridden on all 3. S&M says that they are designed mostly for Dirt and Street. But riding park with the Pitchforks will be just fine.
- How much do they weigh? 1.89 lbs