Fly designed the Orion for a mid to high-level rider who loves to flow park or trails. All of the parts are built with strong chromoly so you can survive big crashes. Fly included a longer chain stay to give riders more control. The Orion bike comes in two colors and weighs 25.1 lbs.
✅ – Full Chromoly
⛔️ – Under $500
✅ – Double Wall Rims
✅ – Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ – 3 pc. Cranks
⛔️ – Freecoaster
- Full Leather Seat
- 48 spline cranks
- Double wall rims
- Built in chain tensioners
2020 Fly Orion Overview
The Orion is Fly’s trails and bowl riding machine. For 2020 Fly have improved the bike following Sergio Layos’ style and moved the brakes to the chain stays for a cleaner look and more braking power. The Orion comes equipped with the full range of Ruben Alcantara signature parts, including the refined Ruben 2.25” tire in the back!
2020 Fly Orion Specs
|FRAME MATERIAL: FULL 4130 CRMO|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20″|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21″|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.7″ – Learn About Chain Stays Here|
|HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75° – Learn About Head Tube Angles Here|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°|
|FORKS: FULL 4130 CRMO / 1 PIECE STEER TUBE / 32MM OFFSET|
|BARS: FULL 4130 CRMO / 9″|
|STEM: FLY VOLCANO TT / CNC MACHINED / 6061-T6 ALUMINUM / 50MM|
|HEADSET: TREBOL / SEALED BEARING / CNC MACHINED / 6061-T6 ALUMINUM|
|BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable|
|BRAKES: TREBOL SPRINGHANGER / FORGED / 6061 T-6 ALUMINUM|
|FRONT HUB: TREBOL BUENO / SEALED BEARING / 3/8” FEMALE AXLE / 36H|
|FRONT RIM: FLY PIRAMIDE / DOUBLE WALL / 6061-T6 ALUMINUM|
|REAR HUB: TREBOL BUENO / SEALED BEARING / 14MM FEMALE AXLE / 36H / 9T|
|REAR RIM: FLY PIRAMIDE / DOUBLE WALL / 6061-T6 ALUMINUM|
|TIRES: FLY RUBEN 2.35 FRONT / FLY RUBEN 2.25 REAR / 60 TPI / 110 PSI|
|SPROCKET: FLY TRACTOR TT / CNC MACHINED / 7075-T6 ALUMINUM / 29T|
|CRANKS: TREBOL 3PC / 4130 CRMO / 175 MM ARM LENGTH|
|BB: MID / SEALED BEARING|
|PEDALS: FLY RUBEN GRAPHITE / NYLON – FIBERGLASS COMPOUND|
|SEAT: FLY SIERRA SEAT / 100% SYNTHETIC LEATHER / 7 MM THICKNESS|
|WEIGHT: 11.4 KG. / 25.1 LB.|
This is a long toptube. Perfect for tall riders.
Perfect for riders that are between 5’10” to 6’2″
B: Chain Stay Length: 13.7” – Learn About Chain Stays Here
This is a long chain stay. Longer Chain-stays give you more control when doing manuals and bunny hops. The long chain stay is good for control on trails and flowing park.
Steep head tube angles make the bike “snappy” meaning more responsive to fast turns.
A less steep head tube gives you more control.
D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°
E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.75″
F: Stand over height: 9.25″
This is a taller standover.
A tall standover gives you more stability and will make bars, and t-bogs easier.
2020 Fly Orion Price
Not many BMX bikes cost $600-$700. So this makes the Orion special. It gives riders the option to buy a bike with quality similar to that of a custom bike, for a lot cheaper. I still think that this is a lot of money, but it is worth the cost.
2020 Fly Orion Quality
A classic high-level bike. This bmx bike has everything that a high-level rider will need, including full chromoly, gussets, and strong wheels. Fly even included after market “pro parts”
Fly Tractor Sprocket: An aftermarked sprocket that is thicker than most.
Volcano ST Stem: The brand new Volcano ST stem comes with a shorter 48mm reach and a taller, more street-friendly 35mm rise, to make your ride not only ultra-responsive but also amazing looking too.
Fly Ruben Tires: There’s not much to be said that hasn’t already about the classic Ruben tire. The original fat, now legendary tire, with medium depth and perfect tread pattern, micro knurling that’s as happy in the dirt as it is on cement, this really is the perfect tire for every occasion. Rubens Rampera tire comes standard with a puncture-resistant layer and up to 110 PSI capabilities.
Great for Trails/park
This frame and bar specs make it a perfect bike for getting comfortable and going huge on trails.
The 2020 Orion is almost $700 and that’s a lot of money. Especially for a beginner.
Buy if you are learning:
- Any Trick!!!
- Especially flowing park and trails.
Don’t buy if you are learning:
- Solid for any kind of trick
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2020 Fly Orion Conclusion 🤩
The Omega this year is a really strong really expensive complete bike. Perfect for a rider who needs a quality complete to withstand hefty riding. If you are a beginner, the only reason to buy this bike is to flex on your friends. Nothing wrong with flexing, I just don’t want you to waste your money.
Frequently Asked Questions
This bike is great for riders between 5′ 8″ to 6′ 2″
This bike has crazy quality and I think it will last most mid level riders a while. Probably two years.
Really good bike and a really good price. Fly makes good stuff.
The Fly Orion weighs about 25.1lbs
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