Archive Of May 2008 - Colony BMX

Hungarian bike check with Attilla Godi

Our Hungarian distributor, Harlee Distribution, has just received their first shipment of Colony parts & they are proving to be very popular already.

I would also like to formally welcome to our flow team, Attilla Godi, as our Hungarian Colony rider. We are stoked to have Attila in our worldwide family.

Check out Attila’s brand new ride he has built up here. Looks great with the Grey & Pale Blue colour combo. His bike is full of these Colony parts…

Frame – Colony Sect 2008 model 20.5″
Fork – Colony Official V3
Stem – Colony Official
Bars – Colony Unlucky13 7.9″
Barends Colony Konka
Headset – Colony
Sprocket – Colony Official 25T
Seat – Colony Slim pivotal
Seatpost – Colony pivotal

bikecheck_2.jpg

bikecheck_iksz_010.jpgbikecheck_iksz_025.jpg

bikecheck_iksz_019.jpgbikecheck_iksz_021.jpg

Yo yo !!

Cube flatland frame update

Shane Badman’s signature flatland frame is getting closer to reality. Here is one that my friend Ross Lavender, is in the process of building up. It wont come in this colour but it looks pretty fresh. Ross did the powder coating himself at Lewis & Sons Powder Coating.

In Shane news… he is about to make the move to Egypt to live & will have a job doing shows on a daily basis on some luxury resort. Sounds pretty good to me.

cube-001.jpgcube-003.jpg

cube-002.jpgcube-004.jpg

Yo yo !!

Mick Bayzand video

An old one but a good one none the less. Some of this was filmed about 5 years ago but can still hold its own today. Mick rules, always has, always will. He heads over to Vancouver to live for a couple years soon but I am sure we will continue to see & hear great things from him. Be on the lookout for some coverage from an upcoming farewell trip to Canberra with Liam Fahy-Hampton, Zac Miner & myself.   

Yo yo !! 

Alex Hiam web vid

Our latest web video is with our 12 year old ripper, Alex Hiam from Brisbane, Australia. Alex is on our flow team through Crossley Cycles & we filmed this section over the past 4 weekends.

I really like his riding because he has such a great mix of tech but check the video & make up your own mind. The best thing about Alex is his attitude towards riding. He is all about just having fun & is always smiling on & off his bike. Alex has the skills no doubt & I am looking forward to the years that lay ahead for this kid.

Click here to check out his video.

alexhiamwebvid.jpg

Yo yo !!

Hell Stallion update…

Here we have the Hell Stallion frame & fork by Liam Fahy-Hampton, shown for the first time with the graphics. We’re very happy on how they came out.

Liam’s frame & fork will be available from late June in kit form along with a Colony headset & Official stem. You will be able to purchase the frame & fork individually in August. 

Frame Specs…

Full Post Heat Treated Colonized CrMo
TT sizes – 20.85 or 21.25″
HT – 75.5 degrees
ST – 71 degrees
CS – 13.75″
ST height – 7″
Weight – 4.8lbs
LIFETIME WARRANTY

hs1.jpg

hs2.jpghs3.jpg

hs55.jpghs4.jpg

hs5.jpg

hs6.jpghs7.jpg

hs9.jpghs10.jpg

Yo yo !! 

Bruno Faucon bike check

Unleaded in France hooked us up with Bruno Faucon to be on our flow team. Bruno kills it over there & has just built up a fresh new ride. Check out his bike check on databmx.com by clicking here now.

Thanks for the awesome support from the guys at Unleaded, databmx & Bruno himself… perhaps one day we have to organise a Colony tour in France?

brunobike.jpg

Yo yo !!

Girls video comp winners !!

The Colony girls video comp has come to an end & we have our winners. We received entries from all over the world with some very good riding. Here we have the top 3 videos. If you wish to check out all the entries click here.

1st place Karla Wright (check the hand rail she does… awesome to see)

2nd place was Rose Huston

3rd place was Annika Jonsson (aka Kemikal)

l_c2f2dda921c5edb1eb1bf8839987eb9b.jpg

The girls can expect the prizes set out above in the mail shortly. Many thanks go out to Angela Dobbie for running such a cool comp, you rule Ang !!

Yo yo !!

Vans / Colony collaboration Whip 2

Late last year I released the news that Vans & Colony were working together on a Whip 2 shoe with Ryan Guettler. Well, here are the first pics of what the shoe will look like. It’s a huge deal for us to have this honour to work with a company like Vans & were stoked. Some of the Colony team will be lucky enough to have sample pairs soon.  

Expect the shoe to be available to the public January 2009. 

vanscolony2.jpg

vanscolonyb.jpgvanscolonya.jpg

Yo yo !!

Random shots…

I went out for a bit of an unexpected rail mission the other day with John Buultjens from Forgotten Bikes & Alex Hiam our flow team rider & got these quick shots. Nothing crazy but I was pretty stoked I did these first try.  

millarrail.jpg
Photo credit Alex Hiam

millarrail2.jpgmillarrail3.jpg
Photo credit John Buultjens

Yo yo !! 

Old school BMX show

On the weekend we had the old school BMX show here in Brisbane & it was a great time for sure. So many great old memories came rushing back & it was cool to see some old faces as well. Check out the pics from the day & get a taste of what it was like to ride in years so long ago, or so it seems? There were bikes from some of the greats of the past & some of the less known from back in the day. An old school flatland jam also busted out with many tricks that have been almost forgotten. 

oldschool.jpgoldschool1.jpg

prodyframes.jpg
Before Colony there was Prody.

rossclintprody.jpgroblewis.jpg
Ross Lavender & myself with our Prody frames & Rob Lewis with a funky chicken.

Yo yo !! 

Clone Front hub update

I received the final sample of our Clone front hub today & it looks just how we wanted it. It features a 3 piece axle design with a very clean hub shell with a small flange diameter. Light, clean & simple… the way things are meant to be.

Colours available for the initial release in late June will be Black, Red & a limited edition White. Be on the lookout for additional limited edition colours of Tangerine & Grey in August.

clone2.jpg

clone1.jpg

Yo yo !!

A busy weekend ahead

If you’re in the Brisbane/Gold Coast region there are a few events on this weekend…

The grand opening of the new Elanora park is on Saturday & you could be lucky enough to win a Colony Endeavor complete bike courtesy of Helensvale Cycle Scene. You will also have the chance to see Tim Wood in action with a demo at the massive new bowl complete with a full pipe.  

Then on Sunday there is an old school BMX show and shine which will show case BMX history from the very beginnings. Be sure to say happy birthday to Rob Lewis while you’re there. 

elanora.jpg

2008-brisbane-gathering-fly.jpg

Yo yo !! 

MC’s new bike

I have the upmost respect for one of my friends who is responsible for getting me into this BMX thing all those many years ago. That guy is Michael Canfield. Back in 1988 I moved to Brisbane to start a new life & Michael & another guy, Bob Herbohn, were the first two new friends I made. They were doing tricks on their BMX bikes so I dusted mine off & started doing the same. 21 years on & here we are… still riding those little kids bikes.  

I recently hooked up Michael with a whole slew of Colony stuff to make up a new bike & here it is in all it’s glory. Complete with a few custom mods & all. Michael sent me a bit of a bike check & cool email to go along with it. Check it out.  

FRAME – COLONY SECT 21″
FORK – COLONY MVP W/MOUNTS
BARS – COLONY UNLUCKY13 7.9″ RISE
GRIPS – ODYSSEY GEDDA
BARENDS – COLONY KONKA
LEVERS – COLONY TRANSFORMER X 2
CABLES – DRAGONFLY UPPER, ODYSSEY LOWER AND FRONT
STEM – COLONY OFFICIAL
HEADSET – FSA
BRAKES – ODYSSEY EVO II
PEDALS – ODYSSEY TRAIL MIX
SEATPOST – MACNEIL PIVOTAL
SEAT – COLONY MID PIVOTAL
GYRO – SNAFU MOBEUS
PEGS – COLONY ONEWAY X 4
FRONT HUB – ODYSSEY VANDERO 2
REAR HUB – COLONY CLONE CASSETTE PROTOTYPE
RIMS – G SPORT
TIRES – ANIMAL GLH 20 X 1.85
SPROCKET – COLONY OFFICIAL 25T
CRANKS – DEMOLITION MEDIAL
CHAIN – SOMETHING WITH HOLLOW PINS

Hey mate,

Who would have thought back in the day we’d be riding bikes still, let alone ones that consisted mostly of components from a bike company that you started. Awesome. You’ve done a good job so far mate, to be the first Aussie bike company to get worldwide. Well done. At the very least you aren’t making Maxxims. Talk to you soon.

MC

Editors note: Maxxim was an old school Aussie BMX company back in the day.

mcsbike1.jpg

mcsbike2.jpg

Yo yo !!

‘Fantastic Plastic’ pedals update

It’s been a little while now since I have posted any news about our pedals. I thought it was about time to update you all.

The design has changed quite a bit from our original concept. The pedal is now much sleeker & the replaceable steel pins are gone due to reasons beyond our control. But it’s all good. We also did away with the half axle design due to its limitations in design.

Here is the final version of our ‘Fantastic Plastic’ pedal. Expect them out August in a range of colours. More info, including a photo of the actual samples will follow soon.

colonyfantasticplastic.jpg

Yo yo !!

Interview on Red BMX

There has been a quick interview with myself posted on the Canadian website ran by David Hawthorne from RedBMX Magazine. Click here now to check it out. 

clint-over-tooth-barrier-web.jpg

Yo yo !! 

The proof is out there…

They are out there… our 2008 range of frames that is. A few countries have them now & more are arriving into stock with every day that passes. Here is the proof. Soon you will be able to get our full range of lifetime warranty 2008 model frames in a store near you. 

colonyframesarrived.jpg

Yo yo !!   

Happy Birthday !!

Happy birthday to both Pete Radivo & Chris Harrison who are celebrating their birthdays today… most likely via a hang over I am sure !! haha

clintchris.jpgpeteryan.jpg

Myself & Chris……………………….Pete & Ryan………. drinking as always.

Yo yo !!

Hard Rock Cafe honours Ryan Guettler

Ryan Guettler has been honoured with 4 special displays in Hard Rock Cafes around the states. Check it out.  It has his Mirraco Black Pearl frame, Vans Whip shoes & Protec helmet plus some cool pics & a blurb. I guess you really have hit the big time when you start getting your own features in Hard Rock Cafes? Heck yeah Ryan.

hardrock.jpg

Yo yo !! 

2008 frames shipping now.

Our 2008 frames are shipping now finally & will be available over the next coming weeks in a shop near you. Below I have listed approximate availability times per country…

Australia – 3 weeks
Canada – 3 weeks
China – 2 weeks
France – limited stocks available now full supply in 6 weeks
Germany – available now
Hungary – 2 weeks
Japan – 2 weeks
Netherlands – 6 weeks
Poland – 6 weeks
Russia – 6 weeks
Singapore – 2 weeks
Ukraine – 6 weeks
UK – 6 weeks
USA – 4 weeks

For now I thought I would show you these pics of the details on the frames. Shown here is the Bloody Oath in all it’s glory. This frame along with all our 2008 post heat treated frames are backed by our lifetime warranty.Check our products section for full details on all our frames.

Thanks for everyones patience in the delays in getting these frames out there. We appreciate your support.

oath.jpgoath2.jpg

oath3.jpgoath4.jpg

oath5.jpgoath6.jpg

Yo yo !!

Colonial Cranks update

It’s been a while since I posted any news about the progress of our cranks but here are some sneak peaks of the final versions. 

They are a 3 piece crank but work like a 2.5 piece crank. Meaning only one bolt holds them together saving weight & making them simpler. They feature a 19mm 48 spline axle that is hollowed out more than the average crank. The design offers high strength but affords considerable weight savings. 

There will be two versions available… The street version will come in 170mm & 175mm lengths while the flatland version will come in 160mm only & suit micro gearing.

They will be available in Black, White & the first two limited edition colours will be Grey & Tangerine. Expect them out this coming August. 

colonialstreetcrank.jpg
Street version.

colonialflatlandcrank.jpg
Flatland version.

colonialcrank.jpg
Showing the non bolt side assembled.

Yo yo !! 

Limited edition Endeavor colours…

For release only in Australia we have the following two limited edition release Endeavor colour ways available now. These are in very limited numbers & once their gone their gone… so get in quick if you’re keen. Call your local bike shop now for placing your orders.  

endeavorred.jpg
Endeavor in Metallic Red.

endeavorsilver.jpg
Endeavor in Metallic Silver.

Yo yo !!

More new products for 2009

Here are the first concepts of our first flatland stem. This is so new that we haven’t even named it yet. It’s CNC’d from 6061T6 alloy & will come with the front 4 bolts hollow with the rear two solid. It gives the ride height of a top load stem but with the easy access of a front loader due to its angled front plate design. Expect it to be very light of course & of excellent quality.

It wont be available until at least late this year but both Simon & Shane will be testing it soon enough. I guess you could even use this stem for street/park as well for those that like a shorter reach stem?

colonyflatstem.jpgcolonyflatstem1.jpg

Yo yo !!

Mick Bayzand bike check

Cooper from Focalpoint just sent me an email to say he has put a Mick Bayzand bike check online. I gotta say it’s one of the best looking set-ups I have ever seen. Mick inspired our limited edition Gold colourway & it absolutely looks amazing. Get it while it lasts at a store near you now. Bling bling.

Click here for the full bike check on Focalpoint. Thanks Cooper !!

mickandbike.jpgmickstem.jpg

mickrear1.jpgmickrear.jpg

Also if you haven’t already checked out Mick’s recent web video click here now.

Yo yo !!

Cube update…

Here are some sneak peaks of the final sample 2009 Cube frame straight off the production lines. This picture was taken before the frame was sent over for it’s full post heat treatment. Expect these to be available in August this year in either 18.0″ or 18.85″ top tube lengths.

Word has it that the mastermind behind the Cube, Shane Badman, is headed for Egypt to live for 6 months or so. Should be a welcome change in weather conditions from the cold winter he has endured in Europe.

cube.jpg

cube1.jpgcube2.jpg

Yo yo !!

Matt King & Toby Matthews web video

About 2 weeks ago I met up with both Matt & Toby one day after they finished work. The idea was to film for a web video in one afternoon. It was set in their local park (Helensvale on the Gold Coast, Australia) & we had about 2 hours of sunlight to get it done.

While dodging the masses of razor scooters they got some shit done & it turned out pretty good for an afternoon after a hard days work. Matt is a plumber & Toby is a painter… both of them can also ride a bike pretty damn well. Weekend warriors for sure.

Click here to check out the work they put in on this fine afternoon in April.

matttobywebshot.jpg

Yo yo !!

New 2009 stuff…

Here are some pics of our 2009 stuff set for release in August this year… 

Teddy Bars… Mick Bayzand signature bars that are 27″ wide & 8″ high with 10.5 degrees back sweep & 2 degress up sweep. They also have a thinner 16mm diameter crossbar & an old school shape. Yeah yeah Mick !! Don’t forget to check out his recent webvid if you haven’t already, here.

We will also have a very limited edition ‘Canvas’ range of pivotal seats as well. These will be available in Slim & Mid styles. Early sample shown. 

Liam will also have his own street ready forks to go along with the Hell Stallion frame that feature a 30mm offset for easier nosewheelies & the strength to match Liam’s street assasination skills. 

All these will be available August the world over. 

colony_protox.jpg
Thanks to StrictlyBMX for the pics.

Yo yo !!   

Ryan’s new backyard ramps

We’ve known for a while now that Ryan was having some major work done to his backyard set up & now it’s all finally done. This place looks amazing !! 

Check out a video on Vital by clicking here now. ryanramp.jpg

Yo yo !!

Mick Bayzand web vid

A few weeks ago Mick came up to Brisbane & stayed with me for a week. Mick must have had some kind of curse on himself because as soon as he got off the plane things started going slightly wrong in almost every way possible.

It all started with the worst 4 hour traffic jam from the airport on a trip that normally takes about an hour. On the first day it was a crazy 43.5 degrees celsius (110 degrees fahrenheit) heat wave while trying to ride. The 2nd day Mick re-injured his wrist from a feeble grind gone terribly wrong & then it rained for days on end after this. Over the last few days of his visit he totally wrecked his body over & over again in between the rain showers. But he kept getting back up for more, proving that Mick really is the toughest rider in Australia.

Check out his offerings from the days that he did get to ride without the rain, heat, injury or hangovers by clicking here now. I reckon you did an awesome job Mick & you’re welcome anytime at my place. Yeah yeah!

bayzandweb.jpg

Yo yo !!


Top