Ruben Alcantara rides a signature 20.8" T-1 frame with parts from FlyBikes. We know Ruben is pretty picky on the set up he runs so we zoomed in on his bike in Prague. The products he ran at the world's probably just made it in the FlyBikes catalog and that's how it works. The riders test the sample products first before production is started. Ruben likes his bike to work well but he doesn't care about any scratches on his bike and doesn't take his bike apart when he travels.
The Spaniard usually brakes with one finger but switches to two when they don't work any good. The rim he ran in Czech was black but it was the only drilled rim that Fly had at the moment. Chrome works well but Fly is working on a new rim that should work good without being too blingbling. The crossing spokes is a way to make the wheels stronger and also the rim itself isn't that light. It's got thicker material to make them stronger, something that's needed to make up for the holes (that do save weight).