Archive Of September 2007 - Colony BMX

Bloody Oath Frame

Nick Richardson’s signature frame, the Bloody Oath, will soon be shipping worldwide. We had them on display at Interbike in Vegas & the feedback was very positive. Expect to see this Full Post Heat Treated 4.29 lbs (1,950 grams) beauty in stores sometime in the next 4 weeks. Some countries will get them even sooner. Look out for it in 21 or 21.25″ sizes & in Black, White, Metallic Bloody Red & Metallic Purple. Check the products pages for more info.

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Here is a pic of a Bloody Oath built up from our friend Nick Kajewski. I will post full detailed pics of the production frame soon.

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Flatland Jam today…

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Shane Badman in Portugal

Shane just dropped me a report from his recent trip…

Hey Clint,

Just got back from the Remax Fieldcontrol contest in Portugal. It was held in Portimao in the far south of the country where the worlds and other big contests have been over the years. The guys put a lot of effort into the weekend constructing a massive tent over the riding area and putting down about 30m2 of ply floor. Picked up and dropped off at the airport, crazy parties and good friends and that’s not to mention how awesome the beaches are…

I got The Cube built just a day before leaving for the contest and didn’t really get a chance to ride it properly until the day of the qualifiers. Rode it like crazy and got used to it really quick. The frame is sharp and responsive, but also really stiff and with plenty of room in all the right places. Being light-weight, it’s super easy to move around and takes little effort to get this bad boy moving. It got a lot of really positive comments from the other riders and people were really stoked on its simplicity and function.

Qualifiers went well. Pulled most of my stuff during my run and even some new stuff that I’ve just learnt. I wasn’t around for the results, but Frank Lucas told me I got third – stoked!

Results were only scored down to 5th place so I’m not sure where I placed. Despite all this, had a really good time, got to ride at an awesome spot hung out with friends and made some new ones. The Cube did it’s job super well, people were psyched on it and now it’s time to go think up some new tricks to learn.

Shane.

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Pics from Interbike

Interbike 2007 started today in full force here in Vegas. Here are some pics of our stuff for 2008 on display at the Tip Plus booth # 5151.

Check back tomorrow for more pics…

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Colony cranks?

I have been working on these for over a year & a half now & I thought it was time to let the cat out of the bag so to speak. These are our own special design from the spindle up.

Features include…

Factory pressed two piece design.
Full heat treated crmo arms & spindle.
Super hollowed out 19mm 48 splined spindle with crank bolt to match.
Prototype tested weight is 755 grams (1.66lbs) for arms & spindle, no Titanium involved so expect them to be affordable.

More info soon enough… release date September 2008.

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Matt King on Colony flow

I have been helping out Matt King now for a while ever since he had a bike stolen a few years ago. When it came time to have someone test one of the first Bloody Oath frames I flowed one to Matt to test & it’s still going fine today.

Matt is now officially a part of the flow team for Colony & has just put together a Hell Stallion prototype frame to test for us. It looks pretty good we think… but check the pics yourself.

Matt also has a small section in the bonus footage of our new roadtrip DVD, ‘A Month In The Life Of’ I love watching Matt ride… such an awesome style. Check it out in stores everywhere in the coming weeks.

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A Month In The Life Of – World Premiere

If you’re going to be in Vegas for Interbike this coming week & wanna check out our new roadtrip DVD – A Month In The Life Of – then come to the Tip Plus booth 5151.
Starts around 3.30pm (loosely) on Thursday 27th September & we will have the world premiere showing.

Tip will also have the new Primo roadtrip DVD showing too. If these are still not enough reasons to come along then we will also have a keg of beer as well… now I got your attention hey?

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Ryan’s new backyard ramp

Here is a video from vitalbmx.com featuring a BBQ session Ryan had to break in his new backyard ramp a couple weekends ago. Enjoy.

Pick your colour…

Take your pick on your colour for our Pivotal Seatposts for 2008. The Black, Pale Red & Pale Blue will be available throughout 2008. While the Purple is the first of 4 limited edition colour releases for 2008. These will be available worldwide in November.

All our alloy products will be available in these colours shown for your colour coordination needs.

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It’s finally freaking done…

Our first DVD release, A Month In the Life Of, is finally done… I have just spent a marathon 5 days locked inside my house editing away & will be sending the masters off for duplication this weekend.

Over the last 7 months in between my busy travel schedule, I have edited 38 hours of footage into a 39 min DVD plus 13 minutes of bonus footage. It will be in stores late October / early November at the latest depending where you live on this planet.

The DVD has a relaxed roadtrip lifestyle vibe to it & you can check a short teaser I did for it here.

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WTF is this?

Is pretty much what I thought the first time I saw it too… Tim Wood’s roll-in on his backyard vert ramp. Damn vert riders… what are they thinking? Seriously. More in the coming weeks from Tim.

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More of the Hell Stallion

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In case you were too lazy to click on the link to www.runatmeslut.blogspot.com I have posted here some more pics of Liam’s current Stallion… enjoy. Many thanks to Nick Gascoine for the pics.

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Liam’s Hell Stallion…

Head on over to www.runatmeslut.blogspot.com & check out Liam’s prototype Hell Stallion all built up… looks pretty darn good I say. While you’re there check out Liam’s video section up there… it’s a huge 110meg file but worth the wait… trust me. Thanks to Nick Gascoine for the bike check pics…

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Oneway Pegs… getting around.

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Our Colony Oneway pegs are turning up on all kinds of riders bikes & other companies product lines of late. Besides the whole Colony team who runs our pegs we have companies like Mirraco spec’ing some of their bike ranges with our renowed light weight design.

For 2008 you will see Ryan’s Mirraco Black Pearl Ltd with our pegs as well as Dave Mirra’s Blend Ltd & their new smaller sized Project bikes for kids with our Oneway patented design pegs. All these Mirraco bikes are limited to 100 production bikes. You will also see the Sect & Bloody Oath complete bikes from ourselves with these on them as standard for 2008 which are limited to 75 bikes for the world each.

Why you may ask? Well it’s simple. They are some of the lightest, unique designed pegs on the market today. The simple fact that they are thinner on the top & thicker on the bottom where you need it makes them a pure winner for the weight consicious riders out there. Check the diagram here for what I mean.

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They may be a little hard to find but that will soon change as our 2008 line is about to ship worldwide. Expect to see them back in stock at a shop near you sometime late in October.

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Backyard BBQ at Ryan’s

Ryan sent me a quick email on what he has been up to & his weeks ahead…

What’s up?… Yesterday I had a backyard BBQ and we all rode my new ramp. Everyone came
out, it was a good time. A friend filmed the lot and its going to be on vitalbmx.com later this week as a spot check, should look good. Only a few more days till I fly out to Salt Lake City for Dew Tour and then Vegas for Interbike, then I come home for Ryan Nyquist’s wedding, should be cool a time. Well enjoy the photos.

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MVP Frame out soon…

Dave Freimuth’s MVP frame will soon be shipping along with all our 2008 frames, including the Bloody Oath & new Sect. Check the products section for more details but here are some pics of the final MVP frame. The Purple shown is our first limited edition colour & will only be offered once on our frames. Get them while they last… All our 2008 frames are Full Post Heat Treated & should be available in most countries late October.

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Ryan’s new bike…

Ryan sent me some pics of his new bike he just built up… looks awesome. His Mirraco Black Pearl Limited Bike for ’08 will have much the same colour scheme & loaded up with heaps of Colony parts.

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One for the flatlanders

The 3rd Annual IVF Open day is set for September 30th down in Melbourne. Flatlanders from all over the country are expected to attend & Colony are supporting the event with a few giveaways.
Should be a good day I am sure. Thanks to Ross D for the heads up about the event.

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A Month In The Life Of – DVD

It’s been too long in the making due to my busy travel schedule but it’s finally getting closer to a reality. ‘A Month In The Life Of’ the roadtrip DVD, will soon be out.

The entire Colony pro team spent close to a full month on the road from Brisbane to Sydney for a couple of comps then over to New Zealand’s South Island for a week of relaxing & riding before finishing up at the X-Air comp in Wellington. We also had a very special guest in the way of Dave Osato.

I have been very busy trying to get as much editing done as possible while I am home. We will have a small mini premiere at Interbike in Vegas, in a few weeks at the Tip Plus booth on the Thursday afternoon of Interbike.

It will be available in shops hopefully sometime in October.

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I have been getting used to this view of my desk & computer a lot of late…

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Clocked In DVD premiere October 19th

FocalPoint BMX Magazine are having their long awaited DVD premiere October 19th in Melbourne. Check the flyer or their website for more info… www.focalpointbmx.com

Look out for sections from our own Liam Fahy-Hampton & Mick Bayzand… word.

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