Archive Of September 2012 - Page 2 of 2 - Colony BMX
Way back in 1988 when I started riding, I primarily rode flatland. I was however one of the few riders that rode flatland & also did ramp, street & dirt back then. Given my links to flatland back in the day, it was natural that I wanted to do a flatland range within Colony as a company. Especially when good friends of mine Shane Badman & Simon O’Brien were without support at the time it made perfect sense to help them out.
Over the years we have supported flatland as much as we can. It’s no secret that the flatland market is a small one indeed. Through our strong position within BMX as a whole we have been able to support this for some time but at some point we needed the flatland program to support itself. Unfortunately this has not been the case & after much deliberation & sadness we have had to pull the plug on our flatland program.
The guys at Flatland Fuel still have some stocks while they last so if there is something you want before it’s all gone, I would at fast.
I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support throughout the years, we’ve had some of the best riders on the planet ride some of our products & that is amazing to think about. So thanks for the good times & may the they continue into the future. You never know… we may bring out some very, very limited edition flatland products from time to time.
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Ride On Indoor Park opened earlier this year here in Brisbane with a bang & they have now just launched their all new website complete with online store. They carry our full range of 2013 complete bikes with some colours not available anywhere else in the world. They also carry our full 2013 parts ranges & they support our man, Chris Courtenay. Check them out now.
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Shintaro hit us up about the comp he just won in Bangkok, Thailand called Double Control Flat. Shintaro said the local riders were really good and was surprised he won. He is in Bangkok until the 25th of this month when he moves onto another adventure. Thanks to Wasuwat for the photos.
Zac is over in the USA right now, here is a quick update from him
“Costa Mesa is such a good place 5 min ride to Guettlers, 10 min ride to the beach. The weather is so nice. I’ve been rolling around the streets since I was in guettlers neighborhood, when I seen him in the street window. Such a sick 3 nac!! Going to meet up with him tomorrow, which will be sweet. Stayed tuned.”
Alex Hiam has been keeping busy riding in between work & school of late. It’s his last year of high school & his final exams are coming up soon. Once all done he will be travelling heaps next year which will be great for him to experience.
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The final event in the 2012 Canadian Concrete Series is set for September 23rd at the Seylynn bowl. If you are in the area get yourself along for a great day on the bike.
Check the flyer for more details & on the events scheduled after this one. You can also check their website by clicking here now.
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The last day of the trip and it was spent down at the new Premier BMX shop in London. The shop has only been open for about 4 months but it looks well established and dialed. Thanks to everyone who came out and hung with us at all the stops, we had a blast!
Another day another dialed bike shop, Crucial BMX in Bristol was large, had some real cool staff and looked the goods. After Crucial we hit up a local vintage park that was fun and filled with Characters.
Today was a whirlwind day, it started off at Alans BMX shop which was a large shop with plenty of cool kids. Then off to Wales to visit DKA Wheels and Deeside park, the park was pretty fun with a dialed bowl. Then it was off to the famous Rampworx, without a doubt the best indoor park I have ever been to. Besides the ridiculous amount of lines to do and ramps to ride the vibe there was awesome! Thanks to everyone who helped us out at the stops.
We hit up Foundation BMX shop which had a good crew behind it and seems well established for only being around for three years. After the shop we hung out with the locals at the park for the afternoon which was crazy seeing how many riders were local there.
That evening we hit up The Arc indoor park, once again a good crew of riders were out which made for a good session along with an after hours session where some serious shit went down. Thanks to everyone that came out.
Simon shot through this photo of him getting everything dialed in for the up and coming Redbull Circle of Balance in Japan.
DRIVING! We seemed to drive all day, stopping at Decoy park for a little bit but after getting a flat on the freeway we didn’t have much time to ride with the locals before we had to haul it to LiferBMX. It was a crazy drive on a road that was barely wide enough for one car let alone two! Sam lost his mirror when we side swiped a campervan! It seemed like we were in the middle of nowhere but as soon as we got to LiferBMX it was an amazing site, so many riders to be at any shop let alone one in such a small community. Lifer is one dialed shop and run by good people who gave us great hospitality.
Want to win yourself a very special one off 2013 Sweet Tooth 20.3″ frame in Midnight Blue?
Well, simply enter the promo below & follow the instructions & this very special frame could be yours. Like both the Vital FB & Colony FB pages as well as share the image below as seen on both FB pages & you are in the running !!
It’s the only one in the world so get to it !! You could be riding just like our main man, Alex Hiam in no time !!
Oh, don’t forget to cross your fingers as that will help too… yew !!
The first day of the trip after getting over jetlag and we headed out to Hastings to visit Source BMX. This place is dialed and has a crazy bowl setup inside the shop and an even wilder setup in the backyard. After we hung out there it was onto the bowl up the street which got a bit of a work out. Today we head onto Decoy.