Interview on Vital


For those that are interested I have an interview that is up on Vital right now with some riding as well. Check it out there or below.

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Revealed… the Dejavu frame.

The frame featured a few days ago is Simon O’Brien’s signature frame, the Dejavu.

Simon’s frame will come in two sizes… 18.2 & 18.9″ with a 75 degree head tube angle & 71 degree seat tube angle. The rear end is 12.4″ with 10mm drop out slots with 14mm cutting lines.

It will come with removable brake mounts & hardware & features a built-in seat clamp with replacable nut & bolt. Spanish BB system is standard as is an integrated headset.

The entire frame is post heat treated giving it a great strength to weight ratio. The weight as tested is 4.09 lbs or 1,800 grams.

It will be offered with a lifetime warranty as well & the release date is set for early 2009.





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twobyfour DVD premiere

Be there or don’t be there… simple as that.


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Mystery frame…

What frame is that? Hard to say from the pic.

What paint job is that? It could be the limited edition Bloody Black from Colony?

Check back later this week & all will be revealed.


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Shane rules – rain, hail or shine.

Shane Badman just sent me an email from the UK. Read on below to see what one of our most travelled riders has been up to…

Just got back from round 2 of the Grassroots series in Southsea, UK. It was held at the infamous Southsea Skatepark, home of the King of Concrete for many years. Moving the ramps out for the day, we had the perfect marble floor underneath it for the contest. As per the UK, rain was a constant threat with the clouds finally opening up & dumping it down right before Pro finals. As people had come from far & wide in the UK & beyond, we just decided to ride in the rain instead. When all was said & done I was lucky enough to bag 2nd place – stoked!


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Fantastic Plastic Pedals update

Yo… check out the final samples of our Fantastic Plastic pedals. These will be going into final production very soon.

You will notice the weights are very favourable compared to other pedals out there. The non-clear versions are lighter due to the material used while the clear ones are a little heavier but still lighter than any other pedal out there right now.

First release colours will be… Black & White with limited edition colours as Tangerine, Red, Fluro Yellow & Grey.

We will also have some clear colours such as Black, Clear, Red & Purple. These will be released at a later date yet to be confirmed.

First release is set for late September this year.



Grey, Black, Fluro Yellow, Red, Tangerine & White.

Clear Purple.

Clear Black & Clear.

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Congrats Kenny & Julie !!

I got a text message from Kenny Raggett today with the news that he & his long term girlfriend, Julie, are now engaged !! Congrats go out to you both.

No, that’s not Julie that Kenny is patting.

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New colours…

It’s still a while away yet but I thought I would release our 1st collection of colours for 2009 products. From the left we have Tangerine, Grey, Black & Red. These will be available on our entire range of alloy parts. Tangerine & Grey are limited edition colours & will be only offered once. So if you want them make sure you get in fast.

Our range of 2009 products will be available in September around the world.


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How do they do it?

No, it’s not that famous TV show but I thought I would show you some of the manufacturing steps it takes to bring you our Official Stems.

First we start with a solid block of 7075T6 alloy & it is then machined in many various ways & processes by a CNC machine to give you one of the most sought after stems on the market today.





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Bored this weekend?

If you’re feeling bored this weekend & are sitting in front of your computer screen then maybe you want to have a refresher course on all the various web videos we have been putting out over the last year or so?

Click here for a short cut to them all.


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Clone Hubs about to ship…

Our Clone Hubs are almost ready to ship & will be available worldwide in the coming weeks. Expect them in shops from about mid August depending on where you live on the planet. They will be offered in Black, Red & White.

Our front hub features the bolt axle system & have low flanges with 36 holes only.

The cassette features a 9t driver with a ceramic bushing bearing for fail proof reliability. They will be available in RHD & LHD with 36 holes only.


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Colony frame giveaway… winners !!

We teamed up with Ride BMX magazine in the USA for a giveaway on 3 Colony frames recently. Well the winners have been announced & congrats go out to the 3 lucky winners who will soon have a Colony frame arrive in the mail.

Rhys Yeomans from Victoria, Australia, Jordan Fleckner from Livermore, California & Josh Golembiesky from Cumerland, Rhode Island will all receive an email from Ride & their frames in the mail soon.

Thanks to everyone who entered. For full details click here to check the Ride BMX website.


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Simon O’Brien interview

Simon has an interview up on a website that gives a different perspective of flatland & BMX in general. It’s worth checking out & you can do so by clicking here.

On another note… Simon will have his first prototype DejaVu frame, fork & bars in the next two weeks. Expect some photos once he receives them.


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Colonial Cranks update…

It’s been a while since I have posted any news on these but they are almost ready to ship now. After 2 years in the making we have our cranks exactly how we want them.

Features include…

Full heat treated Colonized CrMo tubular arms
A unique 48 spline 19mm axle
One bolt – 2.5 piece design
Hollow hardware included
Sizes of 170mm, 175mm as well as flatland specific version at 160mm.
Weight for complete set of 750 grams or 26.5oz (175mm version)

Even our BB kits are something different & will save you weight but more importantly, they also look cool.

The first offerings for colours on the cranks are… Black & White as well as Grey & Tangerine as limited edition colours.

The BB kits will come in Black & Red as well as Grey & Tangerine as limited edition colours.

The Colonial Cranks & BB Kits will be available from late September around the world.





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Alex Hiam bike check

I have been riding with Alex a fair bit lately & I thought it would be a cool thing to show you what he is riding at the moment.

We made him a custom Bloody Oath a while back & now it will soon be offered as a standard line for all those younger kids out there who want a high performance frame. The frame is a special Bloody Oath with a 19.8″ top tube & 13.5″ rear end. These frames will be available in selected countries in September.



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Liam Fahy-Hampton bike check

Liam has a bike check up on Focalpoint which you can check out by clicking here.


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Matt King bike check…

Matt King has a bike check up on the new Helensvale BMX website. Click here to check out what Matt rides.


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Focalpoint Issue 14 out now

Cooper Brownlee’s latest baby has just been born & is ready to hit bike shops any day now. Issue 14 is packed full of all kind’s of goodies. Click here for full details. Everyone should support this awesome magazine & also support the companies that support it.

Also don’t forget the Colony / Focalpoint promo for your chance to win a Sect frame. Click here for details.


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Guettler injury update

I just got off the phone to Ryan & had a chat to him about his injury sustained at the Dew Tour on the weekend. he smashed out a bunch of teeth & broke his nose but he is in very high spirits & will be back in no time. Good to hear. Ryan rules.

Up on the Mirraco site they have a little interview about the weekend which you can read by clicking here. 


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Shane Badman checks in…

Shane sent me an update on what he has been up too of late… read on below.

After several months of living & working in Egypt, I recently finished the shows that I was doing there & was next due in Hungary for the their annual flatland event, The Summer Gypsy Games. Along the way I decided to make a few detours & visit a few places that have always been towards the top of my list, namely Cyprus in the Mediterranean & the Pyramids.

Flying from Hurghada to Cairo early on July 13, my connecting flight to Larnaca in Cyprus didn’t leave until that evening so after a few phone calls I’d organised myself a driver to take me around for the day. It was great to see Cairo as a whole; a hugely progressive place with new buildings & construction everywhere & people rushing about their daily lives as part of any large city. The feel was very modern, but as a nation proud of its history, you often saw evidence of this through huge ancient Egyptian monuments that scatter randomly about the capital. The standout though has to be seeing the Pyramids for the first time. It is awesome to see the size and precision of them & again it makes you understand why they are referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Arriving later that day in Cyprus, I was collected at the airport by my good friend & old riding buddy Manni Gaganis. With sunny weather all year round, friendly locals & perfect Mediterranean beaches, Cyprus is an amazing place to visit. He was kind enough to let me crash at his pimped out bachelor pad while we did a couple days of travelling, chilling & shooting some riding photos. Pics never give the places the credit they deserve, but shooting some flatland photos at a several thousand year old Roman amphitheatre is definitely a highlight of my riding career. Who said BMX won’t take you anywhere?

Next stop on the calendar is the Summer Gypsy Games in Hungary… stay tuned!




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Jonny Devine bike check

Jonny sent me some pics of his new set up & you can check out his list of Colony parts below. Also a shot of him riding a cool looking bowl. Jonny has also booked a trip to Cologne, Germany with Will Jackson & friends, should be a fun time. Be on the lookout for some pics & footage here from that trip.

Frame: Colony Bloody Oath 21
Fork: Colony Official V3
Bars: Colony Bloody Oath
Stem: Colony Official
Headset: Colony
Seat: Colony Pivotal Mid
Seatpost: Colony Stump Pivotal



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John Buultjens sent me some pics he took of the park getting getting made in Melbourne. Progress looks good & this place is gonna be a great asset to the Melbourne BMX scene. The park should be opening in about 3-4 weeks for all those that are wondering. You contact Brett at Rampfest here. 



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Colony frame giveaway…

We have teamed up with Ride BMX magazine to celebrate their new website launch & are giving you the chance to win one of 3 Colony frames. That’s right… you can win either a Sect, MVP or Bloody Oath frame simply by doing some research & answering some easy questions.

Click here for the full details & hurry up as entries close July 28th.


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Bike checks up on Helensvale BMX

Helensvale BMX have a new re-vamped site up now & it features a few bike checks from some of the Colony team. So far there is one on my current bike & Toby Matthews.


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Canberra web video…

Yo… a few weeks ago now a bunch of the team were in Canberra for a riding trip & we documented the action for a web video & an upcoming feature in 2020 BMX magazine.

Here we have the video… click here to see the action first hand.


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This place looks amazing. I for one will be making the trip down for the grand opening of this new park getting built right now in Melbourne, Australia. It’s being opened by a BMXer named Brett down there & will be very bike friendly. Check out their website for more info & when it will be open to the public.



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Colony frames available everywhere now !

Yo… our 2008 range of frames are available everywhere on the planet right now but don’t delay as they are going really fast. What do you expect when you offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on sub 4.9lbs frames?

You can get the Sect in 20.5 & 21, the MVP in 20.25 & 20.75 & the Bloody Oath in either 21 or 21.25″ lengths in a huge variety of colours.


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Liam Fahy-Hampton on Diversity

Yo… click here to check out a mini interview with Liam Fahy-Hampton up on Diversity. Thanks go out to Mitch for his patience on getting this organised with Liam… he NEVER checks email or is even aware of what’s out there on the world wide web. Sometimes I wish I never discovered it either !!


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Random Pete Radivo pic…

Found this very random pic of Pete Radivo doing what he does best on Christian’s myspace & just had to post it. 

While your here you might as click here & check out some riding from Pete along with Richo, Haimona Ngata, Benny Paulsen & Tim Wood.

You rule Pete. Plain & simple.

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Plastic Flatland Pegs…

Here are the first peaks of our yet to be named, Plastic Flatland pegs we have in the developmental stages. We have been working on these for a while now & thought we should get the word out about them.  

They are CNC machined from high density plastic & are extremely light at 75 grams each yet also very durable. They will come in either 10mm or 14mm versions & in black only at this stage.

Expect to see Shane Badman & Simon O’Brien riding them very soon. They will be out early 2009.


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