S&M Steel Panther Race Frame

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  • Prowling BMX tracks, easily preying on weaker Asian varieties, the American Steel Panther is King of the CrMo race frame jungle. And unlike it’s predecessors the 38 Special and Speedwagon, it’s not named after a cheesy rock band from the 80’s.

    Some notable improvements from the Speedwagon include: Additional bend in seat-stays for greater chain clearance, integrated chain tensioners in drops and slightly lower stand-over. Rear-end length depends on Top Tube length.

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Product Specs
  1. MATERIAL: Chromoly
  2. HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 74.5°
  3. SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
  4. CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 20.5" - 21.5" - 14.4" // 21.75" - 23" - 14.9"
  5. BB HEIGHT: 11.5"
  6. WHEEL SIZE: 20"
  7. STANDOVER HEIGHT: 7.75"
  8. DROPOUT SIZE: 3/8"
  9. HEADSET TYPE: Integrated
  10. BB TYPE: 68mm Euro
  11. BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded V-Brake
  12. GYRO TABS: N/A
  13. WEIGHT: 4.17lbs

Product Highlights
  • BMX Racing Specific Geometry
  • Race Specific Frame
  • Built in Chain Tensioners Keep your Wheel in Place
  • Top Tube and Downtube gussets with butted tubing for added strength
  • Made in the USA

NEED SOME HELP UNDERSTANDING FRAME GEOMETRY?

bmx frame geometry can look daunting but thanks to our handy guide below you will have it figured out in no time, and remember we're all bmxers here, so if you have any questions just ask.

Frame Size Chart


Frame Sizing is very much a personal preference, some riders like them longer, others shorter - here's a rough guide - if you have any questions remember we are here to help! 

3ft - 4ft - best suited to a 16" or 18" wheeled bike
4ft - 5ft - 18" to 20" top tube
5ft - 5ft 4" -
20" to 20.25" top tube
5ft 4" - 5ft 8" -
20.25" to 21" top tube
5ft 8" - 6ft -
21" to 21.25" top tube
6ft Plus -
21" top tube or longer

Frame Geometry

Frame Geometry can take a bit of understanding - but here at SourceBMX we are here to help! The first thing to understand is that BMX frame Sizing is best measured by the length of the Top Tube - shown here as TT. Keep reading on to understand how the angles change how your frame will feel and check out our sizing chart below! 

Headtube Angle (HT)

Head tube angle determines the angle of your forks. A steeper HT (i.e 75°and higher) will make the bike turn quicker than a mellower angle (i.e 74.5 and lower°). The more responsive the frame, the more twitchy it will feel, especially at highspeed!

Chain Stay Length (CS)

The chain stay is essentially the length of the rear end of the bike. A shorter CS length will make the bike more responsive and a longer one more stable. As a rough guide a 13.5" long chain stay is about average.

Seat Tube Angle (ST)

Seat tube angles don’t vary too much (around 71°) and affect the centre of gravity. The steeper the angle the shorter your bike will feel. Some frames have a mellower seat tube angle (example 69˚) which makes for a longer frame without actually being longer and reduces how fast your frame turns.

Stand Over Height (SO)

Standover height is essentially how high your frame is. A frame with a low standover height is more responsive and easier to ‘throw around’ whilst a high SO height is more stable; particularly useful when going fast.

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