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Cooper Brownlee photo feature

Over on Vital there is a photo feature with Cooper Brownlee from his many recent North American adventures. A few of the team guys such as Nathan Sykes, Jourdan Barba, Brandon Van Dulken, Polly & Victor Salazar all have some great shots in there.

As always, Coops’s photo skills are on point, check it out here now.


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Nathan Sykes bike check

Head over to the RIDE BMX website for an in-depth bike check interview with Nathan about his current ride including a look at the new Tradition frame which actually just landed here in Australia with the rest of the world in the coming weeks.


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Nathan Sykes update

What a great month! Cooper just left and headed back to Oz but while he was here we had the chance to do a trip to Canada. Had the best of times riding and hanging out with all the shredders up north. Shop stops and skate parks in Vancover were to good! Defenitly can’t wait to make another trip back.

Been working on a seat promo video. Been really excited about the release of my Colony X Locals Only seat. Cooper and i have been plugging away at that and hope to have a wrap on it this month.

Lots of good things to come as I just started working a new project I have wanted todo for a long time. As that unfolds I will have more details, but for now its just ride and seek and enjoy every moment inbetween!




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…




Oriol Bike Shop jam

We headed out to Oriol Bike Shop on Saturday for the street jam which was amazing. So many riders came out and held it down at all the spots we rode. Shoutout to the guys who made it happen.




Sunny days

The other day we spent that day riding with Jourdan and some of the Stacked guys, they treated us to some great spots out in the heat.









Canadian Concrete video

If you follow us on Instagram or on here you would know a few of us went to Canada for a week to ride some of the amazing places the guys have over there. We also hung out at the Kirkstone jam/comp which Victor actually won. Bracamonte, Nathan and Victor all have clips in this video from the day.

Focus Gallery on RIDE

Nathan has a couple great shots in the July Focus gallery shot by Jeff Z on RIDE. Check them all here.

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Instagram Slam at FOD

Nathan gets in on a bunch of clips for the latest TCU Instagram Slam down the local spot…


Both Nathan and Victor have solid clips in this video from RIDE that was filmed down at the Wetlands trails in California a few months back…

Vancouver Trip – Day 4

The sun was out today so we headed to Parkgate park which turned into a pretty long session with the guys as the bowl had some lines that needed to be attempted. Not all went to plan but we got some good clips and headed onto the next park.

I have no idea what the park was called but it was an old school snake run that was pretty crazy and Nathan was hyped on it from the get go. We got in a few runs there before finishing up the day at an amazing watering hole that Brandon took us to, it was a nice way to end the day.






Vancouver Trip – Day 3

Yesterday was the 10th year of the Canadian Concrete contest so we spent the day at that and although the weather wasn’t on our side in the morning it did clear up to perfect riding conditions which in turn created an awesome event! A good amount of people came out to ride and watch the sessions which really did heat up when we got to the PRO class along with the high air contest and best trick. Both Victor and Nathan made it to the finals and Victor ended up coming out on top but it couldn’t have been any closer between placings.

Massive thanks to Blaise and everyone that made the day a success.

We ended up hitting Horse Shoe Bay park again that evening which was a good time where Brandon even got back on the bike with his finger still pretty average but you wouldn’t know it from his riding.







Vancouver trip – Day 1

Today myself, Nathan Sykes, Chris Bracamonte and Victor Salazar flew to Vancouver, met up with Blaise and Brandon to ride for 6 days along with hitting the Kirkstone jam and the Jam at 3Ride. Today was a good start to the trip. See you all at 3ride tomorrow.











Nathan Sykes update

Another great month of riding and living in sunny California. Been a busy month doing shows with Team Soil. Did my first show where I had to drive the truck and trailer and run sound and announce. Was pretty crazy to do the whole thing, but was such a fun time getting the crowd hyped!

The weather has been nice and warm this last month. Seeing the 90’s every day in my area. So morning seshes and evenings have been much better to try to beat the heat. Been getting a few days down at Bundy which has been nice because I haven’t riding those trails in almost 2 years.

Also my Locals Only X Colony seat is out! Stoked on how it turned out and hope everyone that picks one up enjoys it too.




Nathan Dans cover

Nathan Sykes scored the latest Dans Comp catalogue cover along with a mini interview within the catalogue. Be sure to check it all out…


Print Advert – Nathan Sykes

Below is the print advert from the latest RIDE BMX magazine. Featuring Nathan Sykes carving around a pool we rode back in Feb. I had to borrow Matt Cordova’s camera for this one so that we could sit the camera in the middle of the pool and shoot it from outside the pool as I didn’t have the cord for my camera. It took a few shots to get the timing right and to fit the entire shape of the pool in the image but I am stoked on how it came out and that we ended up using it for an advert. Go get yourself a copy of the mag and check it all out.

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New Product – Locals Only seat

We worked with Nathan Sykes on his first signature product late last year and the end result is this fresh looking Locals Only colab seat. Locals Only is Nathan’s clothing brand he works on day in and day out when he isn’t roasting hips. The seat is available now if you live in Australia with the USA landing them early July and the rest of the world in August. I know this first drop of seats in Australia is pretty small so get in quick if you want one of these bad boys before the next drop in August.



Nathan Sykes update

It’s been a great month! Weather in California was a bit cool for a few weeks so that was a really nice to have treat! Been getting Wednesday sessions at Pala and a few days out riding pools. Been filming a bit and busy with Locals Only.

Bought a new motorcycle that I’m really excited about! 04′ Honda Shadow that I’m doing a bobber project with. Been a big learning curve. But so much fun building this with my hands. Can’t wait to cruise it to the trails with my bike on the back! Going to be a fun summer ahead!




Sunset sessions with Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes and friend Matt Cordova had the idea of creating a quarter pipe and taking it up onto a mountain not far from their place. Ride BMX posted a video and a bunch of photos from the session which you can check here…


Nathan Sykes update

Hey guys! It’s been an up an down month for me! Dropped my welcome to Pro team edit which I was very stoked and thankful for! Lot of hard work and time in that and to be able to have such a nice finished product is the icing on the cake! Cooper put in so much time and energy on it and I can’t thank him enough.

My Locals Only x Colony seat is coming together amazing too. Clint sent over the sample and was able to throw it on my bike! Can’t wait to have these released. Turned out better than I could have imagined.

My parents drove down from Oregon for a week and was able to spend a full week with them around California. They both were sick and unfortunately got me sick too. I have been battling with that the last week and a half trying to get healthy. It hit me pretty hard! Hopefully be back to 100% by the end of this week. Health is one of those things we always take for granted, it’s something that we don’t think about much but when your body decides to shut down and try to fight some sort of infection it really sucks! Stay healthy and stay happy!




Fresno Jam

About a month ago myself, Jourdan Barba, Nathan Sykes, Chris Bracamonte and Polly headed up to Fresno for a jam with the locals at the Mosqueda park along with playing our current FREE dvd up on the wall ride after the session. The day was super fun with a large crew coming out and enjoying the day. Massive thanks to Ryan Garcia, Andreas Wenzel and Chris Bracamonte for making the day what it was. Even after the jam the guys helped us out with the issue of our only car key breaking in half but that’s a whole other story. Here is the video from the day, hopefully it portrays how much fun we had…

Nathan’s local

Nathan sent us through a few shots from the local dirt quarter he built up a while back. He recently cleaned it up and roasted a few moves out of it. Thanks to Matt Cordova for the images…




And incase you missed his new video that dropped last week…

Pool sessions

Nathan and myself have some images on DIG from the pool missions we did whilst I was in California recently, hit the link to see the gallery.


Nathan Sykes update

Hey guys,

Just wanted to check in on what has been going down the last month. Cooper was over in the states with Polly and we did a really fun trip to Fresno. Had a blast doing a Jam at the Fresno park with a good solid amount of locals showing up. Threw out some Colony, Division Brand and Locals Only product. I definitely get a little crazy when it comes to product tosses! ( Hahaha ) The last week Cooper was in the states we went on crazy pool missions and started an IG official pool crew! The SBPBOYS! Also finished filming for a new Colony edit that I’m very excited about and should be dropping in the next month. Did a fun project with my best friend and room mate Matt Cordova that I’m super stoked on too! Lots going on always and more to come in the next months!




Fresno Jam

So we’ve just got back from our Fresno trip which was a blast and I can’t thank the local crew enough for making it a blast. The jam at the Fresno park exceeded my expectations so thanks to all the riders that came out, Ryan and Andre’s for holding it down on the day along with cooking up a feed for everyone. Also to Chris Bracamonte for organising it and being on the MIC all day. Here are a few images from the day…






California update

We’ve been out on some great missions this past week, here are a few photos from the days out…




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Nathan Sykes update

February has been a good month! Back on the bike and getting back into the flow of things. Shoulder is starting to feel a lot better. Still not fully healed but good enough to be back riding, which I’m im super excited about. Doctor said it could take a few more months for it to be 100% Also just worked out a order with Dans Comp for some Locals Only clothing. Really excited to be working with them and to see how things go!



More from California…

Today was another really fun day, we rode some fun unique spots and had a blast doing so…



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Hot Springs

Polly and I landed in California yesterday with the plan of making the most of everyday we are here. So we met up with Nathan and his good friend Matt Cordova along with Jourdan and we trekked down to the Palm Springs area, this place has some fun parks which we spent the entire day hitting up and enjoying the nice weather.

Here are a few shots from the day…




Nathan Sykes update

This last month has been a good month despite not being able to ride. January 2nd when I was in Oregon I crashed on my last day of the trip home to see my family. Tore my labrum in my shoulder. Doctor said take about 4 weeks to let it rest and then start physical therapy on it. So I just started doing all the stretches an it’s starting to head in the right direction. I think another week or so and I should be back on the bike at 100%. So this last month to keep myself busy and productive I started painting again. Which has been great. Working and growing Locals Only As usual. Just launched a new website which I’m pretty excited about. Can’t wait for the Colony X Locals Only pivotal seat do drop in the coming months. Lots of good things happening just need my shoulder to heal up so I can get back to doing what I love! – Nathan.