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Checking in from the road.

We dropped into a small town called Warwick late yesterday & checked out the local park. Matt King had ridden it before for some demos & said it was really bad. So that just made us want to check it out even more! We wepleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as bad as first thought. Well, good enough to stretch our legs at anyway. Richo spotted some quarter that he wanted to flair & we laughed at him. Lately he has been flairing all kinds of weird ramps & the smaller the better. This one was his smallest. 4 feet & mellow & then right after he did a 3 feet quarter as well. It was pretty damn awesome. The locals were impressed & we then headed to the bottle shop for some roadies. Word.

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Excuse my poor photo expertise… Richo & a flair.

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On the road again…

Myself, Richo & Matt King are about to drive down to Bendigo for the jam down there this weekend then head down to Melbourne. Should be a fun trip for sure. We will also meet Liam Fahy-Hampton, Mick Bayzand, Kenny Raggett & Pete Radivo down there. Colony will be in the house. Yeah !!

I will post reports as we go…

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New Bikes Bonanza!!

shitheap1.jpgWell, seeing as Millar Posted Just after me there, I thought that I would post a pic of my new custom Blue frame as well. It’s a yet to be named Colony prototype, made out of high grade high strength Steel, custom mods, brakeless, Airless tyres for less weight, Custom seatpost height for sit down wheelies, Brakeless, of course!! Custom screw on extra extra lightweight frame standers, low air resistance peddles, extra high length gooseneck for turndowns and Leary’s!! Anyways, not too sure weather this Bad Boy wil go into production, gotta wait and see if BMX Plus will do a bike shootout on it first, heres hoping, bwahahaha!!! Mwwaarrffwwaarkkkaa!!

My new bike…

Today I arrived back from the states & put together a nice new MVP frame & MVP forks.

What is so special about this frame you ask? Well, I had Robert Lewis from, Lewis & Sons Purest Finishes, powder coat my new frame a nice Baby Blue. One of my favourite bikes of recent years was my old WTP Thrillseeker in Baby Blue with Silver forks & Black bars. I wanted to re-create that old bike in my new set up & I like how it turned out.

Contact Robert Lewis (as seen in Rebelyell BMX Magazine) on 07 3899 1277 for all your powder coating excellence needs. Robert specialises in old school restorations & new school creations.

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ahahahaha!!

So whats up homies, how are things!!?? Just thought that I would update with a few pics, Zombie Mike and I went for a lil bit of a ride last week, anyways, we got so parched that we had to go to starky’s (a local daytime wateringhole on the main street here in Auckland, Queen Street) Following that we needed a full feed so we went to Burgerfuel which was up the road, anyways, to cut a long story short, there was this guy there making blow up animals for kids out of balloons, we dared him to make a BMX out of balloons and as you can see in the pics, here’s his result!! bwahahaha!!

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I did some babysitting other week as well, my Nutbar niece and nephew, Caleb and Alyssa, here they are eating their dinner under the watchful eye of their uncle Haimona. ahaha!!

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Also, heres some shots from a few evenings thats been going down here in the 09, nothing but summery beaches with beers and shit, and Wazman and myself roasting the airtime in some afternoon sessions takin from video footy!! Bring on friggin summer here in NZ!!

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Sect Limited Edition Complete

The Sect Limited edition complete bikes will soon be shipping worldwide. We released the first sample of these very high end bikes at Interbike recently with some very favourable responses. There are only 75 of these being produced for the entire world.

It comes in an amazing Metallic Blue & is stocked with some of our best parts as well as parts from companies like wethepeople & Primo. Check out the products section for full details of the spec list.

The Sect complete bike should be available in selected countries November 1st, 2007.

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Vegas to Long Beach

Today Chris & myself hired a Mustang & drove from Vegas to Long Beach in California. We are going to check out Tip Plus tomorrow before flying home tomorrow night. Here are a few random pics Chris took while driving along.

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The Muu-tang… even Schneider said it was cool. haha.

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New park on the Gold Coast

Here are some concept pics released on the new park getting planned for Nerang on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Construction should start by the end of the year… looks like we will have another great place to ride soon.

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Bloody Oath Frame

Nick Richardson’s signature frame, the Bloody Oath, will soon be shipping worldwide. We had them on display at Interbike in Vegas & the feedback was very positive. Expect to see this Full Post Heat Treated 4.29 lbs (1,950 grams) beauty in stores sometime in the next 4 weeks. Some countries will get them even sooner. Look out for it in 21 or 21.25″ sizes & in Black, White, Metallic Bloody Red & Metallic Purple. Check the products pages for more info.

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Here is a pic of a Bloody Oath built up from our friend Nick Kajewski. I will post full detailed pics of the production frame soon.

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Flatland Jam today…

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Shane Badman in Portugal

Shane just dropped me a report from his recent trip…

Hey Clint,

Just got back from the Remax Fieldcontrol contest in Portugal. It was held in Portimao in the far south of the country where the worlds and other big contests have been over the years. The guys put a lot of effort into the weekend constructing a massive tent over the riding area and putting down about 30m2 of ply floor. Picked up and dropped off at the airport, crazy parties and good friends and that’s not to mention how awesome the beaches are…

I got The Cube built just a day before leaving for the contest and didn’t really get a chance to ride it properly until the day of the qualifiers. Rode it like crazy and got used to it really quick. The frame is sharp and responsive, but also really stiff and with plenty of room in all the right places. Being light-weight, it’s super easy to move around and takes little effort to get this bad boy moving. It got a lot of really positive comments from the other riders and people were really stoked on its simplicity and function.

Qualifiers went well. Pulled most of my stuff during my run and even some new stuff that I’ve just learnt. I wasn’t around for the results, but Frank Lucas told me I got third – stoked!

Results were only scored down to 5th place so I’m not sure where I placed. Despite all this, had a really good time, got to ride at an awesome spot hung out with friends and made some new ones. The Cube did it’s job super well, people were psyched on it and now it’s time to go think up some new tricks to learn.

Shane.

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Pics from Interbike

Interbike 2007 started today in full force here in Vegas. Here are some pics of our stuff for 2008 on display at the Tip Plus booth # 5151.

Check back tomorrow for more pics…

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Colony cranks?

I have been working on these for over a year & a half now & I thought it was time to let the cat out of the bag so to speak. These are our own special design from the spindle up.

Features include…

Factory pressed two piece design.
Full heat treated crmo arms & spindle.
Super hollowed out 19mm 48 splined spindle with crank bolt to match.
Prototype tested weight is 755 grams (1.66lbs) for arms & spindle, no Titanium involved so expect them to be affordable.

More info soon enough… release date September 2008.

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Matt King on Colony flow

I have been helping out Matt King now for a while ever since he had a bike stolen a few years ago. When it came time to have someone test one of the first Bloody Oath frames I flowed one to Matt to test & it’s still going fine today.

Matt is now officially a part of the flow team for Colony & has just put together a Hell Stallion prototype frame to test for us. It looks pretty good we think… but check the pics yourself.

Matt also has a small section in the bonus footage of our new roadtrip DVD, ‘A Month In The Life Of’ I love watching Matt ride… such an awesome style. Check it out in stores everywhere in the coming weeks.

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A Month In The Life Of – World Premiere

If you’re going to be in Vegas for Interbike this coming week & wanna check out our new roadtrip DVD – A Month In The Life Of – then come to the Tip Plus booth 5151.
Starts around 3.30pm (loosely) on Thursday 27th September & we will have the world premiere showing.

Tip will also have the new Primo roadtrip DVD showing too. If these are still not enough reasons to come along then we will also have a keg of beer as well… now I got your attention hey?

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Ryan’s new backyard ramp

Here is a video from vitalbmx.com featuring a BBQ session Ryan had to break in his new backyard ramp a couple weekends ago. Enjoy.

Pick your colour…

Take your pick on your colour for our Pivotal Seatposts for 2008. The Black, Pale Red & Pale Blue will be available throughout 2008. While the Purple is the first of 4 limited edition colour releases for 2008. These will be available worldwide in November.

All our alloy products will be available in these colours shown for your colour coordination needs.

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It’s finally freaking done…

Our first DVD release, A Month In the Life Of, is finally done… I have just spent a marathon 5 days locked inside my house editing away & will be sending the masters off for duplication this weekend.

Over the last 7 months in between my busy travel schedule, I have edited 38 hours of footage into a 39 min DVD plus 13 minutes of bonus footage. It will be in stores late October / early November at the latest depending where you live on this planet.

The DVD has a relaxed roadtrip lifestyle vibe to it & you can check a short teaser I did for it here.

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WTF is this?

Is pretty much what I thought the first time I saw it too… Tim Wood’s roll-in on his backyard vert ramp. Damn vert riders… what are they thinking? Seriously. More in the coming weeks from Tim.

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More of the Hell Stallion

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In case you were too lazy to click on the link to www.runatmeslut.blogspot.com I have posted here some more pics of Liam’s current Stallion… enjoy. Many thanks to Nick Gascoine for the pics.

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