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Summer of Colony trip video

We spent 9 days on the road around Brisbane then down the coast to Canberra hitting up a bunch of parks and anything else we could come up on. We hosted 10 jams in 9 days at local parks along the way and had a blast riding with everyone. Here’s the video from the trip and you can view a pretty large photo gallery over on the Focalpoint website.

Thanks to Chris Bracamonte for helping out with filming on this.

Kuraby Jam

This Saturday Alex is putting on a jam at Kuraby park up in Brisbane. Be sure to come out for a good session with everyone.

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Alex Hiam Vlog2

The 2nd instalment from Alex and his webisodes. He visits the warehouse, has a roll at Hibiscus park then finishes the day up with a fresh new tattoo that we can all relate to…

Alex Hiam in Melbourne

Recently Alex spent a week in Melbourne and used that time to tear up some of the best transition Melbourne has to offer. Come say hi to Alex and all the crew if you are anywhere near any of the jams going down in the coming weeks.

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Summer of Colony tour

This is going to be a lot of fun.

A bunch of the crew will be heading out on the road for a couple weeks between Queensland and Canberra with a bunch of stops along the way for sessions with the locals and anyone keen to trip it out.

We will be posting more info regarding times of the sessions but this will give you an idea. Be sure to come out and have a good time with all of us.

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A day with Alex Hiam

A bit of a behind the scenes look into a day out riding with Alex. He spends the day with Boyd Hilder hitting up Pizzy park on the Gold Coast.

Instavids – Chris Courtenay, Alex Hiam, Nathan Sykes and Chris Bracamonte

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Oregon trip video

Back in September Victor Salazar, Alex Hiam, Chris Bracamonte, Nathan Sykes, Clint Millar and Keith Treanor took a week trip up to Oregon, met up with Paddy Gross and thanks to Bracamonte we have a really good 9 minute video for you guys. Chris nailed it on this, showcasing the good vibes that great times that went down on the road. Wish I was there. Thanks to all the locals who welcomed the crew everywhere they went.

Be sure to check out latest issue (Jan/Feb) of Ride BMX which as a great feature article from the trip along with Nathan scoring the cover of the same issue.

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Alex Hiam update

Yo !

Last week I flew to Melbourne for two Events going down in the same week that I wanted to be apart of. So I figured why not , I love Melbourne it’s such a amazing city , any reason to be there is good ! I was staying at Cooper Brownlees house , the Filmer for Colony BMX. We ended up filming a lot with our spare time and had a really productive week. I will have a new clip from my week in Melbourne dropping sometime in the next 2 weeks.

At the start of the week was Bendigo Bmx Jam that was for a Connections BMX shop . It was a awesome turn out and good to meet all the homies and ride with everyone. Then at the end of my stay there was another BMX jam that was a Street ride through the city. good to see so many Riders apart of it. I attached some photos from my week in Melbourne.

On the January 7th of Jan I go on a big roadtrip with some of the team for a week. It’s a shop Tour from Brisbane to Sydney to Canberra stopping at all main skateparks that Colony will be having big Jams at. And filming and shooting pics along the way and promoting my Signature frame , bars, forks & seat.

Mid Jan when I arrive home and My homie Dave from America is coming to stay at my house to film a new edit from Jan – Febuary. I filmed a lot with him when I was in USA this year and stoked to have him coming out and to be able to show him our amazing country. Gonna be good times. We have planned our own little road trip from Feb 1 – 12th. we are taking a week to drive down to SYD , Stopping at all the beaches etc. then spending 4 days in Sydney… Then finishing it off at a concert we all booked tickets for. I will be taking my little car and we will be camping the whole way there, Filming our own Web video.

Super Excited..

Then March I’m off to France to compete in Fise World coatest.

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Alex’s most recent video…

Alex Hiam Sweet Tooth frame giveaway

To celebrate the release of Alex’s recent video promoting his new frame we are giving away 1 of them. All you have to do is follow both us (@colonybmxbrand) and Alex (@alexhiam) on Instagram along with reposting the image with the #colonysweettooth and you will go into the draw to win a Sweet Tooth frame.

Thanks Andrew Mapstone for the photo.

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Instavids – Paddy Gross, Ricky C and Alex Hiam

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New Product – Alex Hiam combo seat

The latest version of Alex’s combo seat is now available. The popular combo seat size and look along with some fresh new embroidery. More photos and info here.

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Alex Hiam in Melbourne

Alex has been staying with me for the week whilst we work on some more projects and it’s been really productive, he heads home in a couple days but here are a few images from the week just been…

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Alex Hiam – Sweet Tooth promo

Today we are stoked to drop this fresh new video from Alex Hiam shot by Troy Charlesworth over 5 sessions. Alex’s Sweet Tooth line which includes bars, frame and forks are all available now across the world so hit up your local shop or mail-order for the goods.

Bendigo Jam

Some of the crew road tripped it up to Bendigo yesterday for the jam we helped put on with Connections BMX. The turnout was pretty overwhelming which in turn created some pretty awesome riding. Here’s a few photos from the day…

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Alex Hiam’s Sweet Tooth range

In a couple weeks you are going to be in for a treat with Alex releasing a new video part that he has been filming recently with Troy Charlesworth. The footage the guys have collected is really amazing so I can’t wait to see it all finished up. For now you can check out his current ride below which includes the 9.4 version of his signature bars along with the Sweet Tooth frame and forks.

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Alex Hiam video

Whilst Alex was in the USA recently he spent some time with his good friend Boyd Hilder and filmer Dave Pendleton in San Fransisco and came back with a pretty amazing video filled with some great diverse riding from both of the guys. Make sure you check this out…

Instavids – Alex Hiam, Nathan Sykes, Jourdan Barba & Chris Courtenay

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys,

I just got home from my 3 months in the USA. It feels so good to be home, I am here in Brisbane for the next 3 months enjoying the summer, taking some time off the next week or two, to rest my bruised heel and swollen elbows. The constant travelling and filming in America took it’s toll… what a great feeling to have some downtime for the next couple of days.

The next 6 weeks I will be filming a promo Video for a My signature frame, bars, forks & seat the “sweetooth” with Colony BMX & Troy Charsleworth. This will be online December 1st.

I’ll also be filming for the Vans DVD during the next couple of months around Australia… looking forward to the next couple of months just as much as I was before I left for America.

Here’s what went down the past 3 months in USA:

20th July: Arrived in USA. For the first month, I stayed at Ryan Guettler’s house in Costa Mesa, California. 8 weeks prior to USA, I ruptured my spleen and bled 1.5 litres internally from a dirt jump crash; I then underwent surgery and recovered enough to ride. I boarded the plane and started riding again for the first time in America.

2 weeks later I competed in the biggest contest all year for me the US OPEN inventional Bowl contest that goes down at Huntington Beach Pier, California. I got invited as an alternate Rider and I was fortunate enough to place in the contest then I made it into the Finals. I fell a couple of times in my final runs and didn’t place on podium…. I think the lack of riding in the 3 months leading up this made me not as confident or as prepared as I could’ve been. I still felt like I rode good but my fitness was not up to my usual standard and made this contest a real struggle for me. During the contest, medics on site said I had a lot of fluid still around my whole abdominal area because of the operation and work that went on. I am so stoked I got the opportunity to ride in this contest with all my favourite riders and idols. I learned so much and am already getting ready for the coming year. Here is a behind the scene video we filmed.

I also got be on Live TV on KTLA live one of LA’s biggest news station.

Straight after US open I drove to Woodward west camp with my friend Boyd Hilder to practice for the next contest coming up. We met a new friend David Pednelton whilst we were there. David was staying at Woodward for Media camp and had to film a video so we teamed up and filmed this video during our week

It was a fun week with the kids at Woodward. I also filmed a How to video.

Straight after Woodward I flew over the country to Virginia Beach to compete in the invitational Vans East Coast Contest. I was really happy on how I rode. I felt so much healthier and more confident than I was at US open. It was much easier being more prepared. I also learned as many things at US open that I could, to help me in this contest. I made the Finals and ended up placing 8th. There are some photos and video footage from this event attached.

I arrived back to home base in California and filmed some clips with Justin Kozman that week for the Vans bmx DVD. I was super stoked to be apart of the DVD.

The next week, September 7, I planned a trip with my friend Boyd Hilder to San Fran. We went for one week with our friend Dave we met at Wooward ( the filmer ). Dave is the same age as us and rode BMX also. He had a place for us to stay in San Fran and knew his way around. I got him a flight from Utah to LAX so he was able to come the whole way from LA to San Fran and back and documented the whole thing. Colony and Mankind ( our sponsors ) paid for the hire car and we covered the rest. Dave agreed to edit and make a full video in return of the flight. He knew the city really well and took us to all crazy spots. It was a super busy and amazing week.

As soon as the San Fran trip was over, I went to Las Vegas for a week for Interbike & Nora Cup. Vegas was crazy to say the least! It was good to have the week off to rest have a good rest there.

September 21 – 27th I went on a Colony road trip to Oregon stopping at all shops and skateparks & filmed for a team video that will be dropping some time soon! Portland is amazing!

Next 2 weeks I spent in Cali, surfing every morning, recovering and taking it easy. After a while I was able to ride again and filmed this video with TCU right before I flew home.

All round I had the most amazing time of my life, I got to see many cool spots that I had always seen and heard about… I will never forget this trip. It had its ups & downs, with constant struggle with swollen elbows and bruised heels, but it was definitely all worth it. I learned so much and feel so grateful to be back home now. More than ever ready for next year !!

Thanks to all the homies that helped along the way and let me stay on there couches and helped out !!!!

Thanks to Vans for all the amazing opportunities to ride these contest and travel.

Thanks to Colony for the on going support and taking me to Oregon & Vegas !

Thanks to Fox for making it possible for me to Fly to these contest and travel. 

 

Alex Hiam webisode

Alex hung out with Adam22 from TCU for the day in Long Beach along with Victor and Pinelli who all came through with some great clips. Alex just arrived back in Australia but Pinelli is there for a few more weeks so if you see him around make sure you hit him up.

Sweet Tooth Pro video

A close up look at the all new 2016 Alex Hiam signature Sweet Tooth Pro complete bike which is available now via your favourite shop or mail order. You can find out even more about the bikes right here.

Shred The Rez video

Our very own Chris Bracamonte put together this video for RIDE BMX of the recent Shred The Rez comp/jam that went down at Pala park in California. Keith Treanor had a big hand in making this day happen so I am stoked to see it all went well. Both Victor and Alex have clips throughout..

Shred The Rez !!

Our main man Keith Treanor worked for months on his first event along with Dave Brumlow & the Shred The Rez was the end result.

It went down this weekend & here is the first of many video’s to come out from the day no doubt.

Looks like good times were had by all. Look out for clips of our own Victor Salazar & Alex Hiam in the mix. BMX = fun.

Shred The Res Video Highlights – More BMX Videos

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Instavids – JK, Alex Hiam, Nathan Sykes and Ricky C.

A few recent Instavids from some of the guys…

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Alex Hiam bike check

The France based BMX website Data BMX posted up an interview/bike check with Alex Hiam today. It’s all in French but even if you can’t read it you can peep the nice shots of his rig. Check it out here.

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Sweet Tooth frame

A couple fresh clips of Alex Hiam rocking the 2016 Sweet Tooth frame.

Alex Hiam @ Woodward West

If you follow Alex on Instagram you would know he is travelling around the USA right now with Boyd. Well he spent some time at Woodward West and as you would expect he shredded! Good to see him using every part of the place….

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Happy birthday Alex !!

It’s Alex Hiam’s 20th birthday today, happy birthday mate !!

Alex is over in the states right now & on the east coast for a Vans Invitational contest doing what we all love, riding bikes.

Hit him up on Instagram @alexhiam & wish him happy birthday.

His brand new 2016 range of Sweet Tooth lines has landed in Australia this week & hits USA stores in 2 weeks time. The rest of the world will have them in the weeks ahead.

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Alex Hiam – Day in the Life

More from Alex over in California in the form of a day in the life video. Good to see him doing well over there and making the most of it.

FOD session

We met up with Alex at the FOD trails yesterday evening for a golden hour session and it was a real treat! Shooting photos during this time of day in California is priceless. Alex was pretty beat from the day before but he still got a session in and Nathan was doing kickouts and tables as usual…

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