Archive Of April 2013 - Colony BMX

Brisbane Mixtape

The past couple months Alex has been on and off the injjured list but as always he is cooking something up. He filmed a bunch of his friends and put together this video, he also has a few clips himself in it.

Product Highlight – Limited Edition Frame Kits

We just got in the latest & very limited edition frame, fork, stem & headset kits into Australia. This drop we chose an awesome Black Confetti colour way with a Black Stem & headset.

Only 3 of each of these kits came into the country & you will have to act fast to make one yours.

Hit Strictly BMX up for the Teddy kits & Sweet Tooth kits as they took them all for Australia.

Hit Backbone BMX up if you’re chasing a Miner kit.

As for The Living kits they are still available so contact your favourite dealer to get one now.

Weekend clippin’

I spent the weekend out with Marnold, Mick and Jack whilst we had some good weather. Mick just got back into Melbourne so we should be going in hard in the coming weeks for his next web video. Jack has a web video dropping this week I can’t wait to get out! Marnold is also in the final stages of clipping up for his next project. Good times!

@colonybmxbrand

Our Instagram gets hit pretty hard from all the team all over the world so make sure you are following us for daily insights into the riding world of the team. Be sure to tag us in on any of your photos that relate to Colony as we love to see them all! @colonybmxbrand

Unscene History interview

Shane Badman just released an indepth interview with Ross Lav over on the Flatland Australia website talking about the early years of the Brisbane fresstyle scene and his project Unscene History, you can read all about it here.

Jourdan Barba “The Hunt” section

Jourdan‘s Hunt section from last year was a banger and is now online, be sure to have a watch of this, it’s filled with bangers!

Stretton Contour rims…

If you’ve seen any footage of Tom over the years you would know he loves running extravagant coloured rims. Well we dropped 20 Fluro Contour rims exclusively for Lux Bmx and Strictly Bmx, get on that goodness quick!

Product highlight – Leezy X Clny x LBB

Exclusive to Little Black Bike in Adelaide for the entire planet, are 10 x very special limited edition Teddy V2 frames in ED Gold for our man Liam Zingbergs. Anyone that knows Liam knows he loves bling so these are the perfect colourway for him. Available now from Little Black Bike but I hear there are only a couple left already, so jump to it if you want a piece of history or you will miss out.

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Jourdan Barba – Ten Clips

Jourdan spent some time with Larry Alvarado to film this 10 clips video from a few sessions at a couple parks, some really dope lines in this.

Product highlight – Alex Hiam Seat / Post Combo

The wait is over !! Alex Hiam’s signature seat / post combo is finally out but in short supply & only in Australia for this initial release. You can pick one up at selected dealers Australia wide now or if you’re over seas & can’t wait you can get one right now from our online store. Click here for the full deal !!

This first release is a little thank you to Alex’s previous clothing sponsor, Dishonour Brand. The “Ride More” slogan is something the guys at Dishonour push hard which we can all relate too no doubt. With each drop of Alex’s seat , they will have a different slogan to keep things fresh. So keep an eye out for that one available worldwide in August.

Yo yo !!

South Eastern League – Box Hill

Get down to Box Hill in Melbourne this Saturday for the next round of the SEL comp series!

Liam Vance video

Liam Vance dropped a new web video recently. Liam is a young shredder in the UK we flow some parts to, looks like he is right into the Colony coaster.

Bruno at BLR street jam

Bruno recently hit up the BLR street session over in France. BLR is a dope shop who stock all the Colony parts so hit them up! Photo by

Keen for a roll?

Myself, Clint, Chris Courtenay and Peta Shepherd will be hitting up Helensvale park tomorrow afternoon around 2-2.30 then most likely onto Runaway Bay afterwards. If anyone is keen for a roll we look forward to seeing you guys down there!

Freecoaster – How to adjust the slack

We made this video to show all out there how to adjust the slack in our Freecoaster hub. Ran & tested by our team & ready for you now at a Colony dealer nearby or order directly from our site now if not available in your country.

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Zingbergs : Young & Retarded

Liam Zingbergs as some really good clips in the Young & Retarded video from The Come Up. So stoked on how this came out & Liam is on fire right now.

You may notice the Gold Teddy frame Liam is running in the video? Well they are a super limited edition Zingbergs colourway & only available at Little Black Bike in Adelaide, Australia. They will have them mid next week. So hit them up now before they’re all gone. Only eleven were made… & Liam will be running one of them.

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Chris Courtenay update

Courtenay sent through a quick update and a blasting photo…

I’ve been riding a heap of outdoor Gold Coast parks! Trying to finish up filming for my web edit when we get some good weather on the odd occasion! If you see us out come say whatup and have a shred. Peaceeeeee…

Tabes for the Babes – Episode 2

Here it is… Ryan Guettler’s second installment of Tabes for the Babes. Featuring of course Ryan & our own Jourdan Barba. Check it out !!

Ryan and the crew hit the road to Riverside, San Diego and Las Vegas stopping at parks, trails and ditches along the way and ending at the Extreme Thing Dirt contest.

Riders: Alex Landeros, Zack Warden, Ben Snowden, Kevin Peraza, Jourdan Barba, Ross Lanier and Ryan Guettler

Film/Edit: Dylan Pfohl

Additional Filming: Victor Salazar

Sponsors: Vans, Monster, Ethika, Colony, Epic Bike Shop, Hook it, Protec

Music:
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi-Black ft. Norah Jones
Phoenix-Consolation Prizes
AC/DC-Sin City
Three 6 Mafia-Feel It ft. Tiesto

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Tabes for the Babes – Jourdan Barba

To go along with Ryan’s Tabes for the Babes Episode 2 release, we gathered a few words from Jourdan Barba about his experiences on the trip. Read on below…

So how did you joining the trip come about?

I ride trails in Riverside every now and then and I always see Ryan at the trails. I asked him one day how’s the Guettler tours going and when’s your next one? He said he was gonna do one soon and he would like me to join on the next one . So later that month he called me and asked if I wanted to join on this Vegas trip my first response was “Hell Yes!”

Had you been to the places you guys visited before?

Yes, I’ve been to a lot of the spots before but it was rad to ride them with the crew!

Had you met everyone before?

I’ve met some of the dudes before but I met Alex Landeros, Ross Lanier for the first time they’re awesome dudes and have crazy bike skills!

What was your favourite place or spot you hit up?

We stopped at a skatepark in Barstow next to the skate park there was a great double kinked rail that I enjoyed, even though it took me out a couple times!

Who did the move of the trip in your eyes? What was it?

There was a lot of crazy things that went down but one of the craziest was a big gap to wallride that Alex Landeros got done!

Any cool stories or happenings off the bikes?

The first night in Vegas we got a really tricked out limo that we drove around the strip we stopped at a liquor store for some beverages and met a homeless man named Tony that was really nice. We asked him to party with us in the limo and we had a great time! After the limo ride was over we hooked Tony up with some clothes, hats & food before we left he was really stoked !

I hear Ryan wants you back on another one soon, gotta be stoked on that.

Ya that would be awesome I would love to go on another trip! Nothing but good times on the tabes for the babes tour!

Any thanks?

Ya I’d like to give a big thanks to Ryan Guettler for inviting me on the trip. Colony and Index ink for helping support during the trip!

Zingbergs & Stretton clips

Both Liam Zingbergs & Tom Stretton have some solid clips in the latest mix tape edit from Afray. Check it out below.

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Tabes for the Babes – Episode 2

With the release of Ryan’s Tabes for the Babes Episode 2 in the coming days, I thought we would get a few words from both Ryan & Jourdan Barba.

First up is Ryan & tomorrow we will have a few words from Jourdan.

So Ryan, I am really stoked on these trips you are doing. How did the idea come about to do them?

The start of last year I moved to California from Greenville, North Carolina. It kind of started the first week I was here there seemed to be endless parks and trails. So every time I rode a new park I snapped a photo of it and made an album of spots around here. I stole the idea from Cooper Brownlee, haha. Just by doing that made me want to travel more because riding new spots improved my riding so much more, than riding the same spot over and over. So being back out in California anytime my sponsors wanted to do a road trip whether it was Vans or Monster, we got the chance to use their RV’s. It was just always so amazing having like 10 riders and a driver, not always being crammed in a van, so I decided to buy a cheaper version.

Since last year when we came out to Cali with the team, the RV has taken a major overhaul. You gotta be stoked with the outcome? It looks a million bucks now.

So I bought the RV myself but I really wanted all my sponsors help so I kind of turned it into a long term project. First I hit them up about wrapping the whole thing which was the most expensive part of it. Then kicker hooked up all the speakers inside so now it has 4 subs and 10 speakers. It’s got 2 TV’s and a Vans checkered feel on the inside. So to me, it looks like a million bucks. I definitely get a lot of looks and people yelling at the RV when I’m driving down the road.

What was your favourite place or spot you hit up?

Theres been so many favorites, because every trip I’m trying to take it somewhere I’ve never been before, so every trip is an adventure. This last trip we got to ride this really cool ditch in Las Vegas. It was so good it could almost be considered a concrete skate park.

Who did the move of this trip in your eyes? What was it?

To me it was Jourdan’s riding in general. Just because he’s such a street machine. He looks at everything so differently compared to me. So every time he would call something out to film it would blow my mind because it was such opposite tech riding than what I normally do. He has so many combos when it comes to rails.

Any cool stories or happenings off the bikes?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Plans for the next one? Where are you thinking of hitting?

One spot I’ve always heard about and wanted to visit, is called the Sunken Sea. It’s meant to be an abandon town with a bunch of abandon swimming pools to ride. So I’m working on making that happen right now. And another dream trip I want to do is an all trails trip with a few different riders but that’s going to be hard to do because unless your a local that digs there is going to be hard to show up an expect to start filming. But it’s not completely impossible.

Most should be aware that you took a hard crash recently & were admitted to hospital. How is the recovery going?

Just real slow and painful. Even right now I’ve got my girlfriend typing this for me. Without Kelsey nursing me I’d probably still be in the hospital. The doctors said no physical activity for 3 months, but with her support I’m sure ill be back within a month.

Any thanks?

Of course, always have thanks. Huge thanks to all my sponsors who have stuck behind me all these years Monster, Vans, Colony, Pro-tec, Ethika, and Epic Bike Shop, all my friends who visited and wished me a speedy recovery, huge thanks to Kelsey for helping me get back on my bike, a massive thank you to Dylan Phol who spent so much time filming these road trips and putting out these edits, and most of all thanks to all the fans who sent me funny photos and messages to cheer me up while I was in the hospital, I didn’t realize how much support I really had.

Welcome to the family – Polly

For anyone that has ever met Polly, you know he is a unique character, one of a kind no doubt! We all love him and he has been riding for what seems forever, he’s been reppin’ for us for a while now but we thought we would make it official so you can check out his team page right here. Polly works at a bike store in Frankston (Victoria) called Avanti Plus Frankston so make sure you pop in and say hi, trust me, you will leave the conversation a happier person.

18 years ago today…

Over on the Unscene History website today there is a cool article about the fact there was a comp 18 years ago today that we ran & organised with the help of our close friends. An interesting read especially if you were from the era or want to learn some about the roots of BMX in this country.

From time to time we will post interesting articles or happenings from the site here for all to see.

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Lizzy comp

Over the weekend there was a comp at Elizabeth park in South Aus which we supported, Mick comes from Elizabeth so he was down there hanging out with the crew. We hear it was a great day, shout out to all the crew that made it happen.

Unscene : A History of Brisbane Freestyle 1985 -1995

We are very proud to be getting behind this project showcasing the history of freestyle BMX in Brisbane. Unscene will showcase factual information & photos, as well as original relics from the era.

The curator, Ross D Lavender has been putting in months of work into this project & will be something really special. Check out the site by clicking here now for all the info. Keep an eye on it for updates all the way leading up to & beyond the exhibition set for October 26th & 27th this year. This will be a great look into what made freestyle BMX what it is today in Australia.

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South Eastern League – Cheltenham and Wonthaggi

Get down to Cheltenham and Wonthaggi in Melbourne this weekend for the next 2 rounds of the SEL comp series!

Dubbo trip

Zac just got back from a trip with the Backbone guys…

Last weekend was sick, Rhys got most of the Backbone crew together and hit the road heading out to the Midwest of NSW. We hit up Will and Chris’s trails on our way through Youngs, I sat back and watched the boys shred the dirt! We then hit up a heap of parks like Manildra, Dubbo and Milthorpe.. It was just a real good trip to hang out with the Backbone crew. Thanks to Jason Cousins for driving in his tour van. If anyone out there wants to do trips up and down the coast you should definitely scope out roadtripz.com.au

Tabes for the Babes Ep2 trailer

Ryan might be stuck in hospital right now but it hasn’t stopped the guys getting the trailer out for the next episode of TBFB and I know Ryan is already planning the next trip! Look forward to seeing this next week when it drops…

Marnold sequence

I was going through some older photos the other night and came across this sequence of Marnold from our Barcelona trip in 2010. If only my bike didn’t get confiscated on the 2nd day.

Mick bayzand – Colony DVD

We’ve started uploading the sections from our 2011 DVD which Stu Munro put together, here is Mick’s section which you should already know is killer!


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