Archive Of April 2014 - Colony BMX

Jourdan Barba update

Hey guys I’ve been working a lot lately with my new masonry job but I’ve been going on day trips every weekend with Larry Alvarado filming for a upcoming ODI x STACKEDBMXSHOP edit that I’m almost done with so keep in eye out for that in the near future!



Marnold steps down from the pro ranks

Marnold has been on the team for just short of five years now & we have seen him grow into the amazing street rider that he is today. It is with sadness though, that he has decided to step down from the pro team & take a more chilled position within our family team. He will still be riding for us but just without the duties that come with being a pro team rider. I personally want to thank Marnold for all his support over the years & his dedication to Colony as a brand. It’s been awesome mate & I am looking forward to our next ride together. Clint Millar

I’ve known Marnold for something like 7 years and watching him progress over those years has been an awesome experience. I am glad he was able to see the world because of BMX and I will miss the missions we would have going out at all hours of the night to film a clip or make a spot rideable. I am sure you will still be seeing Marnold out on the bike and chances are he will be killing it as he has that natural ability that most (including myself) wish we had. Cooper Brownlee.

Below are some words from Marnold himself…

After recent months and the last couple of years, I’ve been going through some life stuff and BMX has been on the back foot. After some serious thought, I have decided to step down from the Colony pro team. This I feel, is for the best for myself & Colony as a brand. I still will represent Colony as hard as I can but won’t be with the pro team anymore. I just want to say thanks to everyone at Colony that has helped me over the years. Cheers for the good times guys.. Marnold.





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Peta Shepherd update

So I’ve been back on my bike since the start of the year after a couple months off with my broken collar bone. I’ve just been cruising, flowing around having fun riding with mates. Here’s a couple of photos Ange Dobbie got off me the other weekend.




Massive shoutout to Backbone for killing it with the jam this weekend. More photos to come but for now here is Dean getting loose on the box at Backbone and Polly bing Polly…



Set ups with Luke Parker

Hit the flip book below for a detailed look at Luke Parker‘s current ride along with some riding shots from one of his local parks…

Stacked BMX

Good friend Larry Alvarado just announced he will be opening a BMX store in Riverside, California next month under the name Stacked BMX. He produced this great video featuring all the brands he will be stocking and Jourdan holds it down for us throughout the video. Follow them on Instagram @stackedbmxshop and hit play…

Heading to Canberra

Some of the crew from Queensland are on there way down to Canberra right now, along with Melbourne crew heading up tomorrow. Here is a shot of Clint, Leeton and Tom taking a break from the road…


Prody Frames are arriving…

The 20 year anniversary Prody Frames have arrived in the USA & will be here in Australia early May. The UK will also land these later in May. These frames are a special throwback to a very small run of frames Clint Millar had built back in the early ’90’s under the name of Prody.

2020 BMX Magazine did an interview with Clint about the release of these & you can read it online here now. Check it out.



California Mix

If you frequent this site or our Instagram you would know that Jack and Cooper were over in California recently for a month. The guys were over there filming for a new web video which will be out very soon. Jack took his Go Pro with him and filmed a few clips of some of the crew they hung out with whilst over there. Cooper, Bobbie, Jourdan and Ryan all have some footage in this aswell.

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Product highlight – 2014 Sweet Tooth Frame

Alex Hiam’s latest version of his ever popular Sweet Tooth Frame is the most refined version yet. It has the exact geometry that Alex’s demands for his high level riding these days.

Available in an array of sizes including 19.8″, 20.4″, 20.7″ & also 21″ we offer a size that is sure to suit you as well. The 19.8″ version especially is perfect for smaller riders out there who want a high performance frame but in a size that’s easy to ride & great to progress with.

In fact, many riders out there are choosing Alex’s frame of late. You would also be surprised to know of the high profile riders out there, with other frame sponsors, that also ride a Sweet Tooth disguised as something else.

Check them out at a Colony dealer near you worldwide now.






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Want free stickers for Easter?

Happy Easter everyone !! If you would like some free stickers… simply follow the instructions here & we will send your envelope back with a full pack of stickers… all for free !! It’s that easy !!


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Aura park session

Zach from Vital came down and filmed with some of the guys at Aura park. Bobbie, Clint, Ryan and Paddy were all in their element…

Base Jam

We have got behind the Base Jam happening this weekend so hit it up if you are in the area.


How to bleach a t-shirt… with Mike Brennan

Mike Brennan loves a good bleached tee so he was good enough to shoot us over a quick how-to on how he does his t-shirts…

First get a good dark colored Colony shirt. Then some bleach in an empty water or soda bottle and a nail.

First remove the cap from the bottle and tap the nail threw the center. Making a hole.

Next fill the bottle 2/3 of the way up with hot water.

Fill the rest of the bottle with bleach

Now lay your shirt out and spray on any way you want. The longer you leave it the more the color will change.

Flip the shirt over and do the other side.

Make sure to do it somewhere safe that the bleach won’t affect.

Then rinse the shirt out. Done.


New arrivals in the USA

We have just received a fresh new shipment in the USA with a few new items such as our Free Coaster Wheels & Free Coaster Hubs in the very popular Rainbow colour way. The wheels are laced to our Contour Rim in Black with either the Rainbow or a Black hub. Both wheels & hubs area available in RHD or LHD.

The first drop of Prody Frames for the planet, have also arrived in the USA & we couldn’t be more stoked. The platform is back !!

Expect to see these wheels, hubs & frames available at USA based retailers in the next week or so. So hit them up soon.

Other countries such as Australia, the UK, Canada, Brazil, China & Russia will receive theirs in the weeks ahead.

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Set Ups with Clint Millar

Clint has been running the Prody Frame prototype for a while now with no problems. Along with the 4 piece Hardy Bars he has some fresh products stacked on his current ride. Hit the flip book below for a detailed look at his set up.

Chris Bracamonte bike check

Chris has a detailed bike check/interview over on the BMX Union website which you can check out right here.



Ricky Catanzariti footage

Ricky is always coming through with some creative moves and this video is no different, freshness…

Tom Stretton update

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Just checking in to say g’day. Been filming a bit with Vocko lately for the edit I’ve been working on. So be on the lookout for that soon. I’ll be down in Canberra for the ACT Jam this month so come and say g’day! Can’t wait to see all the guys and have some good times.

Also the new 2020 DVD “That’s What’s Up” just came out and it is unbelievable. Shout out to Troy Charlesworth, Matt Holmes and everyone involved for the great job. Hit the 2020 site here and download it for just 5 bucks. If that’s not enough, in the bonus section, the man himself Shane Batchler has a clip of the best tail whip to abubaca you will probably ever see haha.

Till next time,


Welcome to the team – Nathan Sykes

We’re very stoked to announce a new comer to the team with Nathan Sykes who has just moved to California in recent months abut already finding himself very much at home. Be on the look out for plenty more from Nathan & his awesome style to come. Nathan also runs his own clothing line under the name Locals Only. Check it out.

Welcome to the team mate, it’s great to have you a part of it all now. Good times ahead no doubt.

Here is a little bike check with his new 2014 Teddy frame set up…

Frame : Colony – 2014 Teddy Frame – 21” TT
Fork : Colony – Dagger Forks – Chrome
Bars : Colony – Talon Bars – Chrome
Stem : Colony – Squareback Stem – Polished
Headset : Colony – Polished
Grips : Colony – Much Room Grips – Bloody Black
Pedals : Colony – Fantastic Plastic – Black/Gold
BB : Colony – 19mm – Polished

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Thanks to Matt Cordova for the shots.

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Jourdan Barba video

When Jourdan visited Australia for a few weeks last year he went in on a bunch of spots then we finished up the video with clips from the USA. Thanks to Larry Alvarado for filming a few of the clips. Enjoy…

Mauls Brawl

We are getting behind the annual Mauls Brawl jam which is happening this weekend. If you are on the East Coast hit it up.


2014 Core Series opener this weekend !!

For as many years as I can remember now, we have been supporting the Core Series & this year we are getting behind it even more. This first one kicks off 2014 with a bang this saturday in Morayfield. Always a great turn out & good vibe at these, so make sure you get yourself along to it. Check out the flyer below for more details & their website here now.

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Springfield Comp this weekend

On the 12th of April, there will be the annual BMX comp at the park in Springfield, QLD held by the Goodna Youth Service. As always, we’re supporting the event & should be a good day. Head on over for a chance to win a bunch of prizes. Check the flyer below for full details.

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Escondido park

Earlier in the week we were looking into parks to ride in the San Diego area and this park popped up via Google which caught our eye. It happened to be a bike only night that night so we hit it up and there was only 2 other people there. The Esondido park was super fun and no doubt we will be heading back many more times. Here are a few quick shots from the session.





Instagram Slam

We hooked up with some of the crew from TCU and filmed this Instagram Slam at LAX plaza, the place was slippery but fun none the less.

Zac Miner update

So despite the weather being beyond average for the last week and a bit, I actually took myself out about two weeks ago riding Civic skate park where I landed with my guts on the end of the bars at the bottom of the ramp it actually scared me for that split second, but the old bar ends saved me from in-palling myself. Seriously kid, run bar ends that shit serious!

Also Last weekend me and my housemate went up to Cairns for 4 days, such an amazing spot up there, didn’t get to ride as I was injured but still so much to see and do up there off the bike. That Place is like Jurassic Park, the rainforest up there is amazing!

Also just a reminder about ACT jam on Anzac Day weekend! Everyone should bring a crew and hang out, it’s gunna be a loose weekend.

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Rancho La Cienega plaza video

Last week we filmed this plaza video with Zach from Vital. The session was a good time and the plaza was a treat. That last clip from Justin is ridiculous!

Colony at Rancho La Cienega Plaza – More BMX Videos

Alex Hiam advert

Large flair tuck from Alex which you can see in print via the latest 2020 mag. The Wasp hubs have been real popular so if you want more info on them hit here.


Mike Brennan – Warehouse sessions

Due to the cold weather on the East Coast of the USA Mike has been keeping busy riding some makeshift rails and ledges.
Thanks to Scott McMenamin for filming this for us.