Name: Stefan Lantschner
Age: 27 Height: 5′ 7″
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Sponsors: Fly, Nike 6.0, Carhartt, Smith Optics, Front Ocean BMX, Fakie Shop
Frame: Fly Montaña, 21″
Fork: Fly Aqua
Bars: Fly Montaña
Stem: Fly Central
Grips: Fly Ruben Long
Barends: Fly Plastic
Seatpost: Fly Tripod
Seat: Fly Dos
Cranks: Fly Dolmen
Sprocket: Fly Pentagon, 30t
Chain: Fly Half-Link Prototype
Front Tire: Fly Ruben Campillera, 2.25″
Front Wheel: Fly Front Rim with Fly Hub
Rear Tire: Fly Ruben Campillera, 2.15″
Rear Wheel: Fly Real Rim with Fly 10t Prototype Hub
Pedals: Fly Ruben Plastic
Cut my forks a bit. That’s it.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Tires, grips, and pedals.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
My bike is not the lightest out there. I don’t like too light wheels or tires. I think the spinning weight stabilizes in the air. I like the bike simple…no pegs, no brakes, just fun.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
That’s the bars, grips, and pedals/shoes, for sure. Wherever you feel the bike…I hate riding new grips. They need to be worn in to feel good.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
I had a few race bikes, and my first “real BMX” was a specialized TJ Vegas. I bought it from Switzerland. There was no way to get it in EU.
Do you normally build up a whole new bike from the ground up, or do you just replace parts as needed?
I just replace parts all the time.
Are you particular about how much PSI you run in your tires?
Yes, I ride 4,5 bar (65PSI). The bike feels weak with to low air pressure.
Is weight important to you when you build up a new setup?
Bikes are getting too light, so I am scared sometimes to try new stuff…I am not the guy who weights every part. My bike will never be under 10kg (22lbs).