It has been quite a while since I’ve done a Bike Check for my personal setup. I personally hate posting anything about myself, since I really do try to avoid promoting myself on here since that’s not what this website is for. However, the other day I was riding and was really stoked on the way the bike was feeling and figured it wouldn’t hurt to do a fresh bike check. I’ve been fortunate enough to keep the bike dialed in thanks to support from Flybikes and Profile Racing. Seriously can’t thank Matt, David and John enough for all the support. So, let’s take a look!
Frame: Flybikes Geo 21″
Fork: Flybikes Agua
Bars: Flybikes Montaña (Painted black)
Stem: Flybikes Roey
Headset: Mix of a few different headset parts, haha.
Grips: Flybikes Roey
Cranks: Profile Racing – 175mm
Sprocket: Profile Racing Spline Drive – 25 Tooth
Pedals: Flybikes Ruben
Chain: Flybikes Tractor
Seat: Flybikes Devon Smillie Tripod
Post: Flybikes Tripod
Front Hub: Profile Racing – Mini
Rear Hub: Profile Racing – Mini Cassette – 9-Tooth Driver
Rims: Sun Ringle Big Baller
Tires: Flybikes Ruben 2.35″ front and rear
Pegs: Flybikes Tubo plastic up front and a Cult metal peg in the back.
Hub Guards: Profile Racing Aegis Front and Back
Brakes: Flybikes Manual
Brake Lever: Flybikes Manual
Brake Cable: Odyssey Linear
Modifications: Cut bars and fork down a bit.
Flybikes Montana Bars that were stainless, but I painted them black to match the rest of the bike. I found anything over 9″ rise is too much, so I stick to the 8.75″ rise.
Brakes!? Occasionally I go brakeless, but I just end up crashing more, destroying kids at the skatepark or getting bored since it cuts down on the trick list for me. I stick to brakes for the safety and fun for the most part.
Profile Racing cranks and Spline drive combo with the Flybikes Tractor chain makes for a real good combination. I’ve been running those same cranks for a few years now. Can’t go wrong with a classic.
The Matt Roe signature Roey grips from Flybikes are based off the old school Tri Ame grips that have been around for a long time. They use a slightly different design and a softer rubber compound. Really digging them.
I’ve come to accept that I’m that “old dude” at 27… Metal pedals and brakes? Yep. After a while you just know what you like, and metal pedals just grip better than plastic and last a lot longer. These are definitely my favorite pedals just above the Animal Hamilton’s and Welgo MG4’s.
Profile Racing Mini hub up front with an Aegis hub guard. Clean and simple. Add in the Sun Ringle Big Baller rim and a Flybikes Ruben tire and you have a sturdy wheel. I run the Flybikes Tubo plastic peg up front since I don’t burn through pegs as fast up front.
I run a metal Cult peg in the back just because I tend to burn through pegs faster in the back. It doesn’t slide quite as smooth as plastic, but I couldn’t even tell you how many grinds that peg has seen… Same with the Aegis hub guard from Profile Racing. I’m also running a cassette hub. I’ve dabbled with the whole freecoaster thing and decided it just wasn’t for me. Maybe I need to try some other options, but I just was over it after bashing my knee on the stem so many times, haha.
Some of you old guys might remember the old Flybikes 3 Amigos frame that had a seat stay bridge like this. They brought it back for the Geo frame and it was definitely a selling point when choosing which frame to ride, haha.
The Devon Smillie signature Tripod seat. Although Tripod seats don’t have as many options as far as angles go like Pivotal seats, I’m a big fan of the simplicity, clean look and lighter weight that Tripod has.
So that’s a look at what I’m currently running these days. Once again, but shout out to Flybikes and Profile Racing for keeping the bike running smooth. It might not be a setup that has all the latest trends, but it definitely keeps me happy!