Anthony “Boy” Flores is an LA local with a Primo tenure going on a decade now. He recently retired his Skavenger Tunnel frame and built up a Cult S.O.S frame with the obligatory Primo parts. Peep the ride of this LA OG.
Frame: Cult S.O.S. 21"
Fork: Primo Pro HD
Bars: Stranger Brooks 9.5" rise 4-pc
Stem: Primo Aneyerlater V3 TL
Grips: My signature Primo “BOY” grips
Seatpost: Primo Pivotal
Seat: Stranger HI-VIS
Pedals: Primo JJ PC
Cranks: Primo Pro 175mm chromoly
Sprocket: Primo Neyer (23-tooth)
Chain: Primo 121 half-link
Front Tire: Cult Chase Dehart 2.4"
Front Wheel: Primo VS rim laced to a N4FL V2 hub
Rear Tire: Cult Chase Dehart 2.4"
Rear Wheel: Primo VS rim laced to a Primo Freemix Pro freecoaster
Pegs: Primo Binary light V2 pegs (4.5")
So you just built up an entirely new bike. When was the last time you had a totally fresh ride?
It's been about two or so years since I had a completely whole new bike. Primo always keeps me fresh, so I’ve swooped out a bunch of parts in between then and now.
What was your last setup? And how is this different? How has the adjustment been?
The bike is pretty much the same as my old joint, minus the frame. I was on a Skavenger Tunnel frame decked out in Primo products. Now I’m on a Cult S.O.S. with a more modern feel and look to it. It's rolling smooth.
What are you most hyped on about this bike?
Besides it being all-fresh, I'm hyped on the shorter backend.
How long have you been riding for Primo now? Have you been on the team longer than anyone else as of now?
I started riding for Primo flow in 2006 or 2007. I was on flow for about three years before I got bumped up to pro. So I’ve been riding for them for about 10 years now. As far as I know, yeah. I’ve been on Primo the longest at the moment.
How did you end up with your Instagram name on your signature grips?
It was actually my Twitter alias first [laughs]. I had just made a Twitter account and was all hyped on it. I walked into Tip Plus joking about putting my Twitter name on a grip design that Barney already had mocked up. Some laughs plus some finishing touches by Neil Wood and I had a signature grip [laughs]. The original name for the grip was the “Twit grip”. My idea. Stupid, I know [laughs]. Now it’s rightfully named “the BOY grip.”
What are some preferences for your bike set up? What makes it your ride?
Long pegs and a small sprocket for crooks. I just crossed over to fat tires and love it. I run my tire pressure pretty low psi—about 55 psi—sometimes 45 PSI [laughs]. I like the feel and the pop. I stretch my grips a little longer than average. I do this for when X-up grind because I tend to cheat and grip a little into the crossbar [laughs].
What are you most particular about on your bike?
I need to have everything tight on my ride. I mean, my headset barley spins, my cranks barely spin and my chain is ass tight. I still have scrawny legs so the resistance ain’t helping much, but I like the feel of a solid ride. I feel more in control.
Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
I used to be weird when it came to switching up parts, but I’ll roll with the trends now a days [laughs]. Big bars feel bomb. Better pop and control. Fat tires are official. Freecoaster feels koo. Other than that, I just need to like how the part looks. If the part is ugly to me I can’t rock it [laughs].