Devon Smillie is some kind of wizard on a bike. His prowess at fakie manuals and jaw-dropping tech combos has been wowing other riders for the last few years, and Devon continues to push progression on the Flybikes Fuego line of products.
“Times-are-a-changing, and the Fuego is the one frame that’s changed the most in the line, it’s been an evolution and it kinda needs to be. Street riding is progressing at an extraordinary rate and Devon’s at the forefront of that progression." –Flybikes
Flybikes began in 1999 in Vigo, Spain. A beautiful place! The guys have a crazy passion for BMX bikes and strive for perfection in how their products look and how their parts ride. There are some signature design aspects in Flybikes parts that let you know they’re part of the family as soon as you see them. From the little tree insignia to their clever and stylish design principles, Flybikes stuff is carefully dialled. The Flybikes team has always been strong, supporting some of the world’s most stylish and most progressive BMX riders, from icons like Ruben Alcantara and Sergio Layos to future legends Courage Adams and our man here, Devon Smillie.
“The Fuego is a beautifully designed frame that’s built tough."
This latest version of the Flybikes Fuego frame is, obviously, made for the streets. It features a steep and responsive 75.5º headtube angle, a generous 9.25" standover and a 13" back end.
Flybikes have made a few adjustments for this version. They’ve added some slick-looking laser cut gussets on the top and downtubes, with the shape cut into the open end mimicked in the seatstay bridge – a clever touch. They’ve also really dialled in the whole dropout area. These dropouts are investment cast and heat treated, with a super clean look and built-in chain tensioners.
Specified to Devon Smillie’s needs, loved by his fans, the Fuego frame is a beautifully designed frame that’s built tough. Plus, it looks pretty sensational in this flat trans blue colour…
RRP: £299.99 (Trans Blue £319.99)