Sam McKinlay’s – S&M INTRIKAT FRAME (20″ TT S&M 25th Anniversary, Mad Dog Tribute, Limited Edition, White
Vancouver, BC, Canada
S&M PITCHFORK XLT FORK, S&M HODER HANDLEBAR, S&M RACE XLT STEM (57mm), PRIMO HOLLOWBITE CRANKS (175mm), Cinema 333 FA Cassette Rear Wheel, Cinema 333 FA Front Wheel, Eclat Control Tire (2.1"), Eclat Command Tire (2.3"), Animal Wedge Seat Post, Verde Seat, Verde Neutra Sprocket (25T), Eclat Bottom Bracket, Animal Hamilton Plastic Pedals, Cult Halflink Chain, Kink Headset, Fit Eddie Cleveland Grips, Redline Alloy Chain Tensioners (modded)
About Your Bike
This year, I began looking at new frames and immediately was drawn to the more agile, responsive rides that acted like a smaller late 70s / early 80s BMX, but with a sharper headtube angle and shorter rear end. Something like the Fit Ben Lewis frame. The Mad Dog frame has always been a holy grail of mine with it's TT around 19" - so it was natural that I was drawn to the Intrikat limited edition frame with the 'Chad Dog' graphics. Sharp headtube angle, short rear end, 20" TT, looks almost like a Kink Dave Young 'Fiend' and a 2001 S&M Sabbath frame (both frames I've always been a fan of), and again - the white color with the Mad Dog tribute graphics was to good to be true. I built it specifically for street, smaller ramps, and smaller to mid size trails; all areas I've been loving with the small agile frame (I'm around 5'11" tall) that again, represents to me a late 70s style BMX with contemporary geometry and strength (and yes - I have been riding pegless and brakeless since the 90s).