Archive Of January 2015 - Colony BMX

Product highlight – Wasp Hub 7075T6 Alloy driver

With the huge success & popularity of our Colony Wasp Cassette Hubs we wanted to offer something to make them even better again.

We’ve had Chris Courtenay test these for over 6 months now & have stood the test of time. We’re proud to offer those who want a further weight saving the choice of a 7075T6 Alloy driver for our Wasp Hubs. Alex Hiam & others on the team all now swear by these drivers.

With half the weight of a CrMo driver & no extra cost (unlike Titanium) these alloy drivers are a great way to save some weight & dollars at the same time. They even make the hubs sound even better if that’s your thing?

Check them out now & available at selected dealers worldwide now.




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Alex Hiam back on it…

Hey guys,

I am back on the bike! It’s been a long and slow recovery but it’s well worth it. I feel amazing on my bike considering I haven’t riden in about 6 months due to my wrist. I am feeling better than ever, healthy and ready for 2015. Gonna be packed full of good times. I still am doing physio on my wrist and taking it slow. I don’t want to come back to early and make it worse for my self.

I have been getting into photography a lot lately and have been going on some pretty cool missions to get pictures. Last week I woke up at 4:30am to get this shot that is in a tunnel on Brisbane river. I had to go on low tide so I could access the tunnel, And it worked perfect because low tide was the same time as the Sunrise.

I got a little Job doing some hours at a Pizza shop literally 20 footsteps from my house so that’s keeping me busy and helping me save for my travels.

my bikes feeling amazing, I am doing some testing on some of my new signature parts for the 2016 line which is exciting. I am soo stoked with how there all feeling.

I am abouslty loving the new crib at Annerley. The riding scene at my new local is popping right now, So there’s always good crew to ride with at fairfield skatepark.

Thanks guys, follow me on insta for some new riding videos.

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Product highlight – 22’s Cranks

Want some of the lightest cranks out on the market? Want also some of the strongest cranks out there in the market? Then take a look at our new for 2015 Colony 22’s Cranks.

Featuring a solid yet light weight 2 piece design, wrap around pedal & spindle bosses, RHD/LHD compatible & a 7076T6 alloy main bolt to help keep the weight down even further. We also offer them in both 170mm & 175mm lengths & soon a 165mm length for flatland use.

Available in Gloss Black or Chrome now. Check them out at a dealer near you now.




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Ode to Mike Brennan

With Mike stepping down from Pro riding as of last week the guys at BMXFU put together this classic video showing just how savage of a rider Mike was/is as a tribute. He did some amazing moves over the years and we wish Mike all the best with his future endeavours such as Merritt. Mike will still be out killing it no doubt all whilst still reppin’ Colony.

Shuhei Max Azuma raw

Shuhei is always coming through with some great raw clips. That curved wall setup looks pretty awesome…

On the Road – Victoria

Here is the final raw video from our recent trip. Thanks to all the shops and crew that came out for a roll, we had a blast…

Mick Bayzand update

Hey Guys,

So happy to say that I’m back on my bike after what felt like a life time off with a broken hand. it’s still not one hunderd percent but I’Ve been having the best time riding again so that’s all that matters right now. I have filmed a few insta vids at the local that will be up on the Colony insts and my own instagram (mick_bayzand1) soon I am also back working on a edit I started before my injury. If you se me around on the bike come say hi.



Michal Mycek update

So the last two months of 2014 were pretty cool, we had that Avebmx Athens trip, the last one for DVD project so
now it’s just about to be edited! Premiere should be at the end of February. I can’t wait to watch it all on big screen, should be my best video part to date.

Than Vans sent me to London for Rebel Jam , couldn’t really get close to the level of the contest but it was fun and an awesome experience. The afterparty was so heavy that I missed my flight and stay in Kingstone
for few days where we made that tree photo , it was to cold to ride unfortunately.

Now I’m kind of into finishing my study, my music and surviving inside our indoor park till the winter’s gone to hit the streets again.

Photo: Wolis

Photo: Kralik Daniel

Photo: Kralik Daniel

Photo: Wolis

Pool party

Coops just posted up a feature over on FP from a pool they rode recently. Both Jack and Mick have images within the gallery as well, check them all here.


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Alex Hiam update

Yo guys!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year !!!!!

My wrist is nearly at 100% !! I have been smashing physio everyday and it’s starting to feel like a normal wrist again. I can pretty much do everything, Just can’t ride… As soon as I can do a few push-ups with out any pain in my wrist I will be back on the bike !!! I can not wait.. I’m pushing so hard, it’s a painful recovery but it’s all worth it.

This week mum I moved from Cleveland to Annerly, at first I wasn’t to excited and was scared to leave my home suburb, But now I love it.. Change is good !! I have so much to explore & a lot of cool people to meet. There’s cool little trendy cafes everywhere and it’s really close to Brisbane city, and super close to the highway.. Kinda of in the middle of everything. My new local is Fairfield skatepark… I’m buzzing about this because it’s a 5 min ride from my house, and it’s one of my favourite parks around. I filmed a 10 clips there yonks ago and there’s a pic from 2010 of a invert in the bowl you can see below.

I also just bought a new camera, the Fuji Film X-E2. It’s a small, light, street style camera that has really fast auto focus. I had a canon 600D, It was amazing when you get the right shot, but I was always missing shots or getting blurry ones.. So this new camera is perfect for quick shots where you don’t have time to set up. I am going to be travelling a lot this year, So this will be perfect to capture all the amazing places I travel to, Quick & easy.. And it sends photo’s directly from the camera to your phone. That was the deal breaker for me!!!

Thanks to @rileypart for tagging me in this portrait he painted of me.. Unreal !!!

The boiz and I ventured into some underground tunnels the other day exploring aswell, Was a cool experience. you can see some photo’s I shot below!! Always check the weather and do your research before doing any of this!

Last weekend I went to my first live Music gig @ the HiFi to see Danny Brown. Was a epic experience…. I am glad i booked tickets, Well worth it.

I am building my bike at Crossley Cycles as you read this, Expect me back on the bike February. I can not wait.






Josh Dove – Lil’ Pro’s Tour

Our youngest shredder on the team, Josh Dove will be hitting up all the stops of this week’s Lil’ Pro’s Tour happening this week in south east Queensland. We’re getting behind the event with free gear for those that enter.

In the mean time, he has an interview up on Fat BMX about it all. Click here to check it out. We know Josh will have a blast at the events & will do well for sure.

Good luck Josh !!



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On the Road – ACT

Here is part 3 of our recent trip down the east coast. A sort of behind the scenes look into the 2 days of the trip throughout the ACT, hanging out at Backbone BMX (and Yass).

Riders featured: Chris Courtenay, Bobbie Altiser, Zac Miner, Tom Stretton, Clint Millar, Ricky Cantanzariti and Luke Parker.

Tom Stretton update

Hey guys, just a quick update on what I’m up to.

I recently moved down to Melbourne and in with another Colony rider you all know, Polly. First of all i’d like to say thank you to him because he really has stuck his neck out for me in ways i’d never expect anyone to. much love brother.

It’s been quite a busy time with work and then traveling on the “Have Fun, Ride Bikes” trip. Honestly one of the best trips I’ve been on. Always a treat to spend time with Bobbie Altiser and watch the absolute nonsense that he is capable of on the bike. Big thanks to Millar and Cooper for their hard work, the guys on the trip for being amazing and ever single person that came out to ride with us. What a blast.

Realistically though, I’m just thoroughly enjoying the change and being back on my bike. My ankle is feeling good and since being in Melbourne it’s been a lot easier to film with the main man Cooper Brownlee. Can’t wait to get another edit out for you guys to judge on various social media sites hahaha. Much love.




Blake Butterfield Jam

The 6th annual Blake Butterfield jam is going down this Sunday in Sydney at Menai park. It’s for a great cause so be sure to get down there for a session.

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On the Road – NSW

Part 2 of the trip from a video perspective. We spent 3 days travelling south through New South Wales and this video is packed full of riding footage and some good times we had along the way…

Front Brake Fiesta

It pained me not to be able to make it over for this but Paddy Gross made it down to ride the first annual front brake fiesta in California. Looks like it was a great time for sure. Front brakes are alive !! I hope to make it to the next one. Thanks to Area 43 for hosting the day !!

Front Brake Fiesta – Area 43 – BMX Freestyle Jam from being 4130 on Vimeo.

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On the Road – Brisbane

As you would have seen if you follow us on Instagram, we are currently doing a 2 week trip between Brisbane and Melbourne hitting up a bunch of parks, shops and anything else along the way with some of the crew.

Here is a sort of behind the scenes look into the first 5 days of the trip along with some clips we didn’t keep for other projects.

Riders featured: Chris Courtenay, Bobbie Altiser, Zac Miner, Tom Stretton, Clint Millar, Ricky Cantanzariti, Polly, Dean Anderson, Keith Treanor and Luke Parker.

If you are in Sydney today, head out to the Bass Hill park around 3pm for a session…

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JK on China’s next top model

I worked on the set of China’s next top model on the weekend with Frenchie, got paid a bunch to do basically nothing and just ride and pose for the cameras as the models did there thing. Can’t wait to see the episode, there’s a photo of about twenty Chinese dudes strapping like 100 go-pros to our bikes.




Bruno Faucon video

Our French connection Bruno Faucon comes through with a great video for 2014. Thanks to Unleaded for hooking it up.

On the road…

A bunch of the crew are up in Brisbane right now before we head south for a week. Here are a few random shots from the past couple days. More to come…







10 years of Young Guns

10 years ago our warehouse manager Glen McLaughlin put out a DVD called Young Guns which featured a good chunk of the Queensland BMX scene including Millar and Glen himself. Check this out for a good history lesson…

Ricky Catanzariti best of 2014 video

Ricky is one creative rider that’s for sure! He threw together his favourite clips from edits he filmed in 2014 and the result is six minutes of tech wizardry…

Jack Kelly park video

Frenchie filmed and edited this park video of JK for TCU filmed throughout Melbourne over a few sessions at some local parks. Super hyped on that tooth over pegs to nose manual…

Have Fun, Ride Bikes tour…

Some of the crew are hitting the road this week, starting off in Brisbane and heading south to Melbourne to film, visits shops and hang out with the locals. Hopefully you guys can make it out to one of these stops. Keep an eye on our Instagram for any extra stops that we will be making…

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Jourdan footage

Jourdan features heavily throughout this day in the life with his buddy Dylan Stark…

Jackie Straiton video

We’re proud to introduce 16 year old, Jackie Straiton to the USA flow team with this banging park edit. Jack filmed this over 6 months & it’s packed full of some great moves throughout Florida. Check it out !!

A huge thanks to Emmitt BMX for introducing us to Jackie.

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Castaway review

2020 posted up a bit of a review of the 2015 Castaway complete. Check it out here.

Macquarie Fields jam

As with most jams we got behind the most recent Sunday Sessions jam in Sydney which took place down at the Macquarie Fields park. Kurt Teague was on hand to shoot the evenings happenings and he came through with a good documentation of the jam.

Spot Roast bowl jam

If you are in the Florida area next week make sure you get down to the Skatepark of Tampa for the Spot Roast bowl jam at 7pm on the 9th of January which we are supporting. You can sign up here


Happy New Year

From all of us at Colony we would like to thank you for all of the support and good times in 2014. I gathered some of my favourite shots from the year for a bit of a recap… Let’s do it all again this year!