Bike Check: Tony Neyer

Verde’s Tony Neyer explains his current setup with that fresh Hammertone paintjob…

Name: Tony Neyer
Age: 28
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 195lbs
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sponsors: Primo, Verde, Dan’s Comp, The Trip, Etnies, BR4SS

Frame: Verde Oxbridge 21′ Hammertone
Fork: Primo Pro Forks
Bars: Primo “Passero” Rebars
Stem: Primo Neyer V3 top load
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Bar ends: Plastic
Headset: Primo
Clamp: Integrated
Seat post: Primo Pivotal Post
Seat: Primo Pro
Pedals: Primo Stance Pedals
Cranks: Primo Powerbites 170mm
Sprocket: Primo Neyer V2 28t
Chain: Cult
Front Tire: Primo WLT Neyer Tire 2.30″
Front Wheel: Primo N4 hubs wit VSrims
Rear Tire: Primo WLT Neyer Tire 2.30
Rear Wheel: Primo FreeMix Hub 9t wit VSrims
Pegs: Primo Plastics
Hub guard: Primo DSG guard

Tell us a little about that unique finish on your frame.
I’m running the Verde Oxbridge Hammertone frame. Liam and Matt came up with this frame and color way and I couldn’t be happier with it. I like how the gray fades the more you ride it

When it comes to pegs, are plastic fantastic?
Plastics are definitely fantastic. I enjoy how much smoother they are and how they protect ledges from getting destroyed.

What are the stats on your signature Primo tires?
My tires come in two options: 2.15” that will inflate to about 2.17” and a 2.30” that will inflate to 2.32”. The tread is multidirectional so that no matter which way you’re going on your bike your tires will feel the same. They have a thick sidewall for grinding and a gnarled finish for extra grip on wallrides. Seriously the best tire I’ve ever had the chance to run.

How is the freecoaster treating you?
It’s been amazing. I don’t incorporate it a ton because I don’t do a lot of fakie stuff, but for the times I do use it, it makes everything so much smoother. I’ve always wanted to run a coaster, but never really had the chance. So once the Primo Freemix samples came in I jumped all over it. After about a week I gave away my old cassette wheel and made the Freemix my new meech. I’m lovin’ it.

As far as how your bike feels, is there anything you’re particular about?
My bike feel like an old Cadillac; long and low with a smooth ride. People always tell me my bike is huge I think that’s cause I run a trails frame

On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike?
About a seven or eight. I personally don’t mind working on my bike as long as I have the tools. I truly hate looking for tools to work on my bike…

How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one? Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
I try to make my bikes last as long as I can. Parts go in and out as I’m going through them, but I’ll usually run a frame for four to eight months depends on how much filming and abuse my bike goes through. Frames and parts last longer, but I try to keep my bike looking as fresh as I can while keeping it comfortable

What parts do you change out the most often and why?
I go through grips and pegs the most. Primo keeps me fully stocked on the pegs because I’ll just blast through them. Sometimes when I’m riding around the city I’ll just blast on un-waxed ledges cause them plastics always slide…