Flybikes is a BMX company from the Spanish town of Nigran in Galicia, launched in 1999 when a group of friends crazy about BMX tried to turn their dream of creating their own bikes into reality. Since the beginning, it has been committed to providing the newest technologies and latest innovations in the sport, including removable gyro tabs, ‘press fit’ (or ‘Spanish’) bottom brackets, one-piece crank arms, and the first ever BMX-specific removable brake mounts.
Many of its technological developments have come in the area of tyres and wheels, such as the introduction of bigger 2.25 tyres in 2005, along with the innovative ‘Silkworm’ casing technology. In 2006, it introduced motorcycle-style cross-laced rims, and in 2009 created the ‘Cobra’ linear tube, which allowed riders to change and replace a punctured inner tube without having to take the wheel off.
Flybikes team of riders features Sergio Layos, Stefan Lantschner, Devon Smillie, Courage Adams, Chris Finnigan, Shane Weston, Matt Roe, and the legendary Ruben Alcantara. Over the years, they have put out some great content with a unique feel, such as the ‘Coastin Ramp How To’ trip along the coast of northern Spain, in which they used makeshift pallet-inspired ramps to make ‘almost spots’ into some of the most amazing spots ever.
The current range of Flybikes products includes signature pro model frames and bars from Layos (‘Trueno’), Lantschner (‘Montana’), Smilie (‘Fuego’) and Weston (‘Isla). Also available are an extensive range of parts, plus three completes – the Proton allrounder, the tech-focused Neutron and the small but super-fun Electron.