Fly just got together with Devon Smillie to get the rundown on his current bike as well as a little bit on how he prefers to dress on a day-to-day basis. Check out the full bike check on Fly's website after the jump.
1/17/2014 12:37 PM
1/17/2014 8:07 PM
you have obviously never met or ridden with Devon, the kid is super chill and kills it every time he rides. Keep it positive jham, it's BMX for god's sake!!
1/17/2014 4:10 PM
SURE THING! basically i feel that flybikes back in the day was the sickest most innovative company out there with ruben in the forefront and i was proud to ride there stuff. now ehhhhh wish i could say that and hope they dont start too cater strictly to the 4 peg freecoaster grinders such as this dude and maybe kevin porter left for a reason?? ya think of that?
1/17/2014 4:22 PM
A few points to consider -
1. Flybikes has the same owner (David Quesada) it always has. Ruben has the same role with the brand he always has.
2. Devon doesn't ride a freecoaster, so he doesn't fit into the "4 peg freecoaster grinder" group you mention.
3. Kevin Porter sites leaving Flybikes due to not having as much of a role as he once did with the brand. Coincidentally, they quit paying him a few months prior. I absolutely don't think the decision was all about money, but I'm confident it was somewhat of a factor. He talks about it in this interview - http://xgames.espn.go.com/bmx/article/9666552/kevin-porter-discusses-decision-part-ways-longtime-sponsor-fly-bikes
4. While I can't speak too much on their recent innovation (I was impressed with the Tripod seat...), I personally think everything they've been producing lately looks great.
Everyone is initialed to their opinion, but to say "this dude and his style has ruined flybikes" is just dumb. Devon is simply one of many awesome riders on the Flybikes team. He doesn't run the brand.
1/17/2014 5:22 PM
One of the best things for a brands image is to have a good diverse crew of riders and to cut a long story short Devon's style of riding along with all te other fly riders I know of are all different to one another which is why he awesome and has done nothing but helped revamp there already great image
1/17/2014 1:29 PM
this dude and his style has ruined flybikes and i cant stand for it!
1/17/2014 3:33 PM
This has got too be the dumbest comment I've seen on this site, care to elaborate on how you think Devon an his riding has ruined flys image?
1/17/2014 4:08 PM
If you look through all of his comments, 80% of them are negative and random. It's obvious (to me, at least) Devon has sparked a re-birth of interest in Flybikes and everything they have going on. Devon kicks ass.