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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)

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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 !!

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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. 

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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.  

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Photo credit Alex Hiam

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Photo credit John Buultjens

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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. 

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Before Colony there was Prody.

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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‘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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Street version.

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Flatland version.

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Showing the non bolt side assembled.

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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.  

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Endeavor in Metallic Red.

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Endeavor in Metallic Silver.

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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?

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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 !!

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Thanks to StrictlyBMX for the pics.

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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 !! 

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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!

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I see red…I see red…I see red.

Split Enz were right when they sang that song back in the ’80’s. Check here for proof. Thanks to Christian for the fine edit. haha.

Oh yeah… we also make some damn fine (if I don’t say so myself) parts available now in Red all over the planet.

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Focalpoint update…

Cooper Brownlee does an amazing job with his baby, Focalpoint Magazine & now it’s available online for all to enjoy all over the world. Click here for your online fix. 

For those those don’t know Coop’s work it’s an underground magazine that covers all aspects of BMX in Australia & we here at Colony support it 110%. We have the back page advert for life & am very proud of this fact. Focalpoint is limited to just 2,500 copies per issue & the fact that they are totally FREE is a credit to Cooper’s passion for BMX. Cooper rules.

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Our backpage advert in Focalpoint. Fuck yeah Kenny.

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Simon O’Brien video on Vital

Check out a video on Vitalbmx from Stewart Munro by clicking here.

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Beyond custom one off new whip…

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I just got done putting together a new frame, and I gotta say that it looks pretty amazing. I get helped out by this awesome burger chain over called burgerfuel, they’re totally into the sweet shit in life, like muscle cars, hot chicks, and huge feeds, and since I’m vegetarian they make the best fuckin vege bugers ever! suits me to a tee pretty much.

Anyways, a while ago we came up with a sweet idea to get an Oath frame, and do something a little bit different, a few weeks later and this bad ass colour job is the result. They have a fleet of classic cars over here which they use for promo vehicles all over the country, and they all have the same paintjob, so we thought why not get a frame done up as well. add in a couple of new parts from shadow and Colony, and she’s good to go, if my frame was a brand new guitar, thats what I’d look like playing it, bbrreeee wheeee eeeee, skkeerrreeee!!!! get all Jimi Hendrix on that shit!. Also, our friend Justin from redbull rounded a few of us up the other day and hit the road with the hummer, he has a sweet blog going and there’s a couple of pics from our lil adventure on it, peep it here.

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Peta’s new bike…

Peta Shepherd just put together a 2008 MVP frame in 20.75. She wanted something a little longer than her Sect 20.5 which was actually one of the original prototypes that we ever had made.

Soon this frame along with all our 2008 frames will be available worldwide. 

Thanks for everyones support out there & waiting patiently, we appreciate it.

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Hell Stallion Forks… update

We received the final version of the Hell Stallion forks yesterday & we’re totally happy with how they came out. Liam will soon be smashing the shit out of these proving that they will indeed live up to their lifetime warranty.  

Liam’s forks have a 30mm offset making it that little bit easier for nose wheelies. They also feature tapered legs with straight guage tubing for strength. You will also find street ready 6mm drop outs with weight saving CNC detail. Add all this up with an impressive weight of only 870grams (1.91lbs) & you have a pair of forks capable of standing up to Liam’s abuse.

They will be available firstly in kit form, along with the Hell Stallion frame, Official stem & our own headset in June/July or you can get them seperately in August/September. Liam Fahy-Hampton fans everywhere rejoice!

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Colony in the UK… again!

Check this press release taken from the Alans BMX blogspot.

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At a time when there are so many similar products out there, we really like Colony because a/ the stuff works and b/ Clint has tried hard to do things differently. We previously had a lot of success with Colony when Shindig did it and it would of been a real shame if it wasn’t represented in the UK. We are stoked with this partnership with Colony and plan on supporting it fully with a team and promotion. While we plan on primarily supplying Colony thru our alansbmx.com website, subject to costs and margins we would be happy to supply a small number of similar-minded dealers, interested parties can call or email us at sales@alansbmx.com
– Alan Woods, Alans BMX.

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mmm, I like spots!

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So anyways, over on Zombie Mike’s site, there’s a whole bunch of pics from what is probably one of NZ’s most best kept secrets…Just this big alleyway of giant walls, myself, Mr Mike and The Wazman went up there the other weekend and buzzed out like crazy for a few hours, then we went and got as drunk as skunks. We like drinking Heineken mini kegs and Jim Beam’s on the beach in front of the womens public toilets. ha, fun friggin times! Got some more funny and/or interesting news in the next few days, ha! and it will involve drinking booze and bikes.


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