Random News Archives - Colony BMX
From all of us here at Colony we hope you guys have a great Christmas and thanks for all the support over the year.
We’ve setup a mailing list that you guys can now subscribe to for updates on new products and exclusive giveaways! Make sure you guys get on it.
Massive props to Alex Hiam who won the Dave Mirra Best Trick contest at the X-Games. Such an epic move from AH, check it out below…
Well since posting some pics on Instagram of this little project we have been working on for a year or so, it looks like we almost broke the internet. Very pleased to see the amazing response the Oz-One has received.
The Oz-One takes inspiration from a golden period of BMX & brings it in a modern, rideable package that will surely bring smiles to those riding one.
Geometry will be very close to the Prody Frame that we make, also an inspired frame from years gone by. Available in three size choices… 19.5″, 20.5″ & 21″ in White over Chrome only.
Hit up your favourite Colony dealer now to pre-book your stake to an instant classic & collectable BMX frame now.
The guys at LUX BMX have some awesome photos (thanks for them here guys) as well as a cool blog entry about the Colony Oz-One on their site.
We will building up this sample here in the weeks ahead, as my own personal bike, so watch this space for that !!
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We’ve team up with Vital BMX to give you guys the chance to win a set of the limited edition Camo Ano rims. We have a prototype set for one of you and it’s pretty easy to get in with a chance.
We will announce the winner next week!
Hey guys, Danny Josa, Dustin Orem and myself started things off at Paul Langland’s place when we first arrived on Friday . The following day Saturday Paul had invited all the local New Zealand riders out to shred his yard for a day Jam. Sun was shining with kicks outs and moto whips!
The following day we had to take off to make our way down to the South Island for the Farm Jam. With a few stops at skateparks and dirt jumps along the way we figured the trek would take us about 4 days, giving ourself a a comfortable lead to the Farm.
Before crossing the ferry ride over to the South Island we stopped in a city called Reefton were there is one of the oldest skateparks in New Zealand! Coordinating with a few local riders from my previous trip two years ago, we were greeted with the park filled with bike riders. Shredding bikes with the local kids was epic experience.
Once we had left Reefton the weather had turned for the worst. Temperatures from the 30’s had drop to 10-15 celsius with stormy conditions.. Once we crossed over from the north Island to the South. We had landed in a city called Picton.
Stormy conditions had continued to spread throughout our journey to the Farm Jam. Due to the terrible weather the main coastal road to Queenstown was shut down! Debris and trees were scattered across the roads forcing us to detour 5 hours inland and shoot on down.
Along with the cold conditions I managed to catch a fever.. Being sick at this point was not ideal while traveling but managed to stay warm under the unique shelters while on the road to Farm Jam.
Driving all day Thursday we arrived at the Farm around 10pm. We set up camp and my sickness was just the beginning of something worse…
Waking up Friday morning at the Farm Jam was like a toss up in the washing machine. At this point rain had greeted us along with myself now having flu like sickness. Practice was called off due to the dirt jumps being way too muddy to ride. With priorities to keep the jumps dry by the boys, I am over here trying to hydrate and flush this virus out of me.
As Saturday falls upon us, the event Farm Jam is kicking off! A few thousand people are now starting to show up to the event. Friends and family are now taking course to watch the madness go down! The energy created is a surreal feeling with excitement of anticipation to see the BMX, Moto and Mtb contest.
As for me I am lethargic, weak and disappointed. I have come this far across the world to ride. Trying to stay positive I have 1 hour before the Bmx contest starts. I am now truly manifesting my abilities to ride… As I gather my strength get my myself together, I start to have clarity.
I decided to pad up and walk up to the course where all the riders were posted up waiting to drop in for the Jam.
4 o’clock comes around and I manage to have enough focus that I will take a few runs to see how things go.
As my name is announced I drop in and the jam in now in session. Gaining confidence through every jump I hit I start throwing a few tricks.
The line started small with two kicky jumps that lend into a super booty right hand hip. Landing high you were welcomed with a left hand long in low jump feature than gained a ton of speed to explode off a straight 4 meter step up jump. Once landed you were cooking on in to a giant right hand roller that dropped you like a high speed roller coaster! Lining you now up for a 7 meter booster jump! So much hang time for any trick!
At the end of the day my health improved and all the riders walked away healthy as well from the weekend
Farm jam 2018 in the books.
Thanks to Danny Josa for the photos.
Thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway for the Sweet Tooth frame. We will have another giveaway soon but for now we would like to congratulate Crazykarl42 for taking the win! We will contact you very soon.
From everyone here at Colony we would like to wish everyone that supports, rides or stocks Colony a great holiday period. Thanks for all the support!
Baco A Go-Go is on again on the 30th September. We’ve got behind the event once again & a few of the team guys are headed there too. Expect to see Bobbie Altiser & Paddy Gross repping front brakes for us. This is the last one that will be held at that park so make sure you get along for the fun times.
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For those in the USA, we’ve recently moved our distribution centre out of Vista, CA & up to Portland, OR.
Bike shops in the USA can now get our products from our warehouse there. We will have the full 2018 ranges arriving mid September which will include our 2018 complete bikes, frames & parts ranges.
In the meantime, we have many parts available now for shipping.
Shops can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get sorted with orders.
For those that have used it in the past the B2B dealer online store is all packed & ready to go. Shops can access this here…
Long time friend & team rider, Paddy Gross will be the man on the ground there packing & sending out all orders.
For the riders out there, hit up your favorite BMX shop to get in touch with us & order in what you’re chasing from our ranges now.
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This is a very inspirational story. Much respect to Julian for breaking boundaries and not letting anything stop him from riding. Learn more here.
Our latest safety gear offering is the all new Ultra Series of pads.
We have an all new knee pads to take any punishment you can throw at them.
Also along with our shin pads that feature a tail whip pad for the protection of your inside of your calk muscle & shin bone.
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Merry BMXmas everyone !!
From everyone here at Colony we wish you the very best for the holidays with your friends & family.
We hope that you receive all that you wish for & may there be many new BMX treats coming your way.
Ho Ho !!
A big birthday shout out to one of our dedicated staff members, Glen McLaughlin who’s birthday it is today. Glen is our warehouse manager here in Australia & a very important person in the company. Glen is the man.
Happy birthday Glen !!
We all ride here at Colony, always have, always will.
Have fun, ride bikes !!
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Our all new range of complete bikes for 2017 will land soon around the planet. Expect to start seeing them in stores in October.
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Hey guys just checking in on what I’ve been up to lately.Chris Bracamonte and I have been wrapping up a new vid that I’ve been really stoked on taking day trips all over SoCal finding and riding really good spots! Cooper has been in SoCal as well lately and we’ve been taking photos and hitting pools! Nothing but good times with friends and the Colony family! Keep your eyes out for a new Colony vid dropping soon!
Instagram: @jourdanbarba / Snapchat: Jourdanbmx to keep up with my daily adventures!
We are stoked to announce that Peta Shepherd will be one of the riders you can play in the new release of Pumped BMX 3 Which is dropping in the coming months.
Hey guys, just a quick update.
So finally after all the nonsense my knee surgery is booked in for the 5th of April.
I will be getting my tibia shave off at the top and a full knee reconstruction. It may sound silly but I’m looking forward to it getting done more than anything in the world right now haha.
This photo down the bottom was almost a year ago in ACT and it’s only just being dealt with properly.
Also I should be at act jam this year with the boys to have a good time and cheer everyone on. Come say hello!
Much love to everyone and a special thanks to Clint and Colony BMX for sticking by me for so long. This is truly a family and I couldn’t have found a better one.
Hey guys little update on what I’ve been up to lately, working and riding a lot with a tonne of early morning sessions. It’s always fun riding a park all to yourself and flowing around!
Planing on going on a couple trips this month and looking forward to riding some new stuff. Follow my Insta: @jourdanbarba and Snapchat: jourdanbmx to see what I’m getting into!
Here’s extra clip filmed by Carlos Garcia from the Rivtape mix we are working on enjoy!