Here’s a first look of Devon Smillie‘s fresh new ride after getting picked up by Éclat.
Weight: 180 lbs.
Location: Laguna Hills, California
Sponsors: Fly bikes, Éclat parts, Etnies Shoes, Dans Comp, Altamont Apparel
Frame: My signature Flybikes Fuego V3, trans black, 21″ TT
Fork: Flybikes Agua forks
Bars: Flybikes Fuego, trans black, 9.5″ rise
Stem: Éclat Slattery Stem
Grips: Flybikes Devon grips
Seatpost: Flybikes tripod
Seat: Flybikes Devon
Pedals: Éclat Plaza PC
Cranks: Éclat Onyx, 170mm
Sprocket: Éclat Vent, 25-Tooth
Chain: Éclat Diesel
Front Tire: Flybikes Ruben, 2.35"
Front Wheel: Éclat Trippin rim, Éclat Dynamic hub with plastic guards
Rear Tire: Flybikes Ruben, 2.35"
Rear Wheel: Éclat Polar rim, LHD freecoaster hub, plastic guards
Pegs: Éclat Venom 4.5″
You've been dealing with an injury as of late, what happened?
It was just a minor one. I jammed/sprained my thumb super bad trying to fakie bar a set. Missed my hand and the thumb got yanked pretty bad. All good now though, I'm back to riding!
Seeing as how Fly already makes every part on a BMX bike, what was a perk of joining the Éclat team?
More opportunities to go on trips and be productive with one of the coolest teams out!
How did you go about deciding which parts on your bike would be Éclat and which would remain Fly?
Well, I already have a few signature parts through Fly, and have a couple more in the works, so basically whatever wasn't on that list became Éclat parts.
Speaking about signature parts, although you obviously just got on the team, has there been any talk about signature Éclat parts?
No, no plans on anything signature at the moment. Trying to work on my products with Fly at the moment.
In your opinion, what are the characteristics for the perfect freecoaster?
Oooh ahahah… I'm picky. I like a nice rolling stable hub with a lot of slack and plastic guards. Must be able to crankflip with it too.
Tell us about your frame… what are some specs and features that you wanted to make it your bike?
Well on this frame, I kept the 75.5° headtube, but shortened the rear end up a lot. It's now sitting at 13.35" slammed, and sitting a little bit taller than the old by .25″. The geometry is perfect for any style of riding, but feels best for technical kinds of street riding.
What about your signature Fly Fuego bars? They're available in two sizes, right?
The bars have the same geometry with 11° backsweep and 3° upsweep. They have been coming in 9″ rise, but now come with a second option of 9.5″.