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BIKE CHECK: Sergio Layos

It’s funny writing an introduction about someone who needs no introduction!  Nobody has any doubt of the relevance and influence Sergio Layos has played in transition riding over the years, especially me.  Why?  Because when my crew and I were discussing that Our BMX piece ‘Favourite Rider’s Favourite Rider,‘ I said that my answer would be Sergio.  He’s someone I’ve always enjoyed watching, and have looked up to since the beginning.  I remember being stoked whenever he had print adverts from very early in his career, watching him on Road Fools, playing his Etnies Grounded part again and again, watching in awe when I saw him ride in person the first time…  Yeah, I’m a fan.

Having followed Sergio’s career so far, I’ve been glad to get to know him a little bit in the last few years.  We managed to meet up at a weird park while he was on a roadtrip around Spain and Portugal, (where we also filmed a Magic Number – look out for that) so I could check out his new bike, which is 100% Flybikes.

Words and photos: Robin Pearson
Weird skatepark, weird transfer! Sergio makes it work with a nice moto dangle.

– Tell us about the new ride.  What are you most stoked on?

So far I love it! The new hubs run amazing and I’m also super stoked on the new 33mm offset forks, that is something I have been waiting for. 

– Is it all fresh or are there some old bits on here?

There is some old bits like the cranks that aren’t always in stock as I use 180mm ones.  Also the bars and little things here and there but for the most part is almost a new bike. 

– How old is this bike?

This one is around a month old.

Sergio & Nota

– Tell us about the new hubs. How do they feel?

They are the fastest hub I have ever had and that is something really important to me, as I tried many hubs before and not all of them worked for me. 

– What’s Dyedbro?

It’s a company that makes frame protection for bikes, they asked me if I wanted to do a collaboration with them.  At the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but I ended up loving how it looks and also that protects the paint.

– Early days, but where have you been on it so far?

I built it in the Basque country and we took the road heading to Galicia (where Flybikes is from) hitting all the parks along the north coast of Spain, and then headed south to Portugal til we got to Lisbon, then back home and to the Basque Country again… and now I’m in France.

– Any plans to travel far and wide on it yet?

This year is going to be hard to travel too far but I’m planning on being on the road as much as I can. 

– Shoutouts?

Obviously to Flybikes for being there since the early days and letting me be a part of it, also to Red Bull for helping me though the hard times and obviously to my friends and family for always being there.

Bike Spec

Frame: Flybikes Sierra 20.6
Bars: Flybikes Sierra 8.5
Forks: Flybikes Volcano 33mm
Tyres: Flybikes front Ruben ligera 2.40 foldable, rear Ruben 2.25 foldable
Stem: Flybikes Volcano TT
Grips: Flybikes Ruben
Front wheel: Flybikes hub with a Trebol rim
Back wheel: Flybikes Magneto hub with a Lunar rim
Sprocket: Flybikes Tractor TT 29
Chain: Flybikes Tractor
Cranks: Flybikes Dolmen 180mm
Pedals: Flybikes Ruben graphite
Seat: Flybikes tripod Sierra



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