What were you doing in 2002? Ruben Alcantara was jumping on a trampoline answering questions’s and shredding parks, trails and street spots with a ton of style. This section is 8 minutes of pure gold! Sure, maybe I had the exact same Macneil Ruben frame and his signature shoe from Etnies, and really any signature Ruben product around this time… But there is no bias here! Great riding from start to finish! Shout out to Snakebite for uploading this classic.
After a number of years without the tire, Flybikes have reintroduced their popular Ruben Ligera Tire after a ton of requests. This BMX Tire is designed for the trails riders out there who don’t get a lot of new options these days with so much focus on the street style tires. The Ligera tire features the same classic tread pattern that has a more aggressive pattern based off the popular Ruben Rampera tire. You can find a light kevlar folding bead, a high pressure and puncture resistant layer (HPPR), a pinch flat resistant layer and a high pressure casing. The tire has a 60 TPI count and a max 120 PSI rating. You can pick up the tire in a 20 x 2.40″ size and black for the only color right now.
The Ruben Ligera tire is available through Flybikes dealers worldwide and direct from the Flybikes webstore now.
The Ruben Ligera tire is directional, so you’ll want to mount it the right way to properly get sideways.
SPECS & DETAILS
– CLASSIC RUBEN LIGERA TREAD
– LIGHT KEVLAR FOLDING
– “HPPR” LAYER TECHNOLOGY (HIGH PRESURE AND PUNCTURE RESISTANT)
– PINCH RESISTANT LAYER
– HIGH PRESSURE CASING
– MATERIAL 60 TPI CONSTRUCTION
– MAX PRESSURE 120 PSI
– SIZE 20” X 2.40
What do you think about the tire? Do you have any questions? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below!
This past summer most of the Flybikes team got together at their warehouse in Spain to spend some time cruising the local parks and getting some work done designing new products for the future. They caught a few days of sunshine, then the rain hit and they decided to convert the warehouse into their own indoor park! This video is a mix of footage from the nice days and the rainy days, and despite not the best weather, this video turned out real good!
Also, it’s cool to see the Coastin ramp get put to good use again! Check out How-To Build the Coastin’ Ramp if you’re interested!
“This past August after most of the team spent the weekend at the annual O Marisquiño contest in Vigo, Spain, we decided to have the team at our warehouse to spend some time working on new products and to have some fun on our bikes at some of the amazing local parks! We had a few good days of sunshine, then the rain started and we unexpectedly had to get creative to keep the fun going. We turned our warehouse into a spot to ride with ramps and ledges to ride! Here’s what Sergio Layos, Courage Adams, Teresa Azcoaga, Ruben Alcantara, Sem Kok and Pitu got into during the visit! Unfortunately Devon Smillie and Larry Edgar weren’t able to be here with us due to scheduling!
Despite a little rain, we still managed to have a great time! Enjoy!
Filmed and edited by The . New . New
Music: Furguson – Psychic Stuff” – Flybikes
Here’s some exciting news we’re sure a bunch of people will be stoked on. Flybikes will be releasing a new and improved Ruben Alcantara signature Ruben Ligera Tire in November, along with an updated version of the Classic Ruben tire and his signature Ruben Grips. Ruben has a quick interview with some of the details over on the DIG website to check out! We’ll post full details closer to the release next month!
It’s always a good day when Ruben Alcantara‘s name pops up! Here’s a brand new video Bike Check where Ruben gives us a look at his current Terrible One setup decked out with Flybikes parts! Ruben gives us a look at a few samples including the Magneto Cassette Hub that’ll be landing soon! Along with that, we get a few riding clips which is always a treat as well! Hit play and enjoy!
“While we were on a lil’ jaunt to Malaga, Spain last month we met up with the Mayor of Andalucia – Ruben Alcantara and sat him down to talk about his ride, along with that prototype Fly Bikes cassette that we’ve been waiting on.” – DIG
Terrible One takes a look back at the history of the Ruben Alcantara frame, along with some classic ads and fun facts…
Now this is RAD! The guys at Terrible One put together this flipbook looking back at the history of the different Ruben Alcantara frames they have released over the years, with a ton of interesting facts and details you might not have known! This covers a lot of ground and will definitely remind a few of you mid school guys of things. Give it a flip through and take a peek. You won’t be disappointed!
“We put together a timeline of Ruben’s frames, and threw in his ad archive and some Ruben facts. Enjoy!” – Terrible One
Last weekend Ruben Alcantara was awarded the Legend Award during Ride BMX‘s annual NORA Cup Awards. Prior to that they grabbed a bunch of pros and industry guys to talk a little bit about Ruben, his style, some of his notable video part clips that have been burned in so many of our brains and more. Check out the video below! So stoked on this.
“Ruben has invented and re-invented the wallride, he’s lightened your bike, he’s made your tires larger, and in countless other ways, he’s refined the way BMX is ridden. For our second ever NORA Legend Award, Ruben Alcantara was a simple choice. As a surprise for Ruben, we put this little tribute video together to pay a little bit of homage to the one, and only, Ruben Alcantara…” – Ride BMX