Name: Sergio Layos
Age: 24 Height: No idea…but not too much, haha. Weight: No idea…but not too much either.
Location: Madrid, Spain.
Sponsors: Etnies, Flybikes, Red Bull, Empire, Oakley
Frame: Flybikes Pantera 4, 20.6″
Fork: Flybikes Agua
Bars: Flybikes Pantera
Stem: Flybikes Top bolted
Grips: Flybikes Fino
Barends: Flybikes, plastic ones.
Seat: Flybikes Zusco
Cranks: Flybikes, 180mm
Sprocket: Flybikes Circulo, 28t
Brakes: Flybikes Bottom
Cable: Flybikes Brake Lever: Flybikes
Front Tire: Flybikes Sergio Layos, 2.35″
Front Wheel: Flybikes hub with a front Flybikes rim.
Rear Tire: Flybikes Ruben Ligera, 2.20″
Rear Wheel: Profile hub (9t) with a front Flybikes rim.
Pedals: Flybikes Ruben Plastic
Hub Guard: One I made out of a Profile one. Chain Tensioner: The one that comes integrated on the frame. Pegs: Flybikes
Cut the bars and forks, and not much else.
Which parts do you go through the most?
I think tires and spokes. And then I think pedals from the bike hitting the ground.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I think it’s as simple as it can be having pegs and a brake. And I like it to feel fast and smooth.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I will say bars… Not too big, not too small, and every detail makes a big, big difference.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
I do. It was a complete bike that was made in Spain that my mom bought me for my birthday. The bike was full chrome and had the tallest bars I have ever owned.
How often do you take your brakes off and put them back on?
Once in a while just to get some more control and just to see how solid and smooth the bike feels. But not too often because I’m scared that I may not put them back on.
Your bike looks pretty fresh right now…do you normally build a new bike from the ground, or just replace parts as needed?
I usually replace parts as I think I need them, but the last bike I had was really old and I was trying to keep it as long as I could, so everything was pretty much ready to be replaced.
Are you particular about the weight of your bike? Do you know how much this one weighs?
I have no idea how much it weighs. It feels good to me… I’m lucky to have the bike I have. I think is really strong for how much it weighs.
I don’t see any pegs on this bike, so why the left hand drive?
I didn’t get the pegs in the package, and the hub is the one I had for the past two years and it was working really well, so there was no reason to change it. I have been riding LHD hubs for so long that for me, this is the only way to go.