Australian company Colony, based in Loganholme, Queensland, offers a range of complete BMX bikes in a multitude of sizes, styles and colours, plus an extensive line of functional BMX-only frames and parts such as cranks, brakes, brake levers, hubs, pedals, pegs and rims – in fact, pretty much everything that you could possibly want for your bike.
Launched in 2005 by Clint Millar with the aim of representing Australian BMX to its fullest while producing simple, reliable products, Colony was Australia’s first major BMX brand. Founded as a pure Street company, it has also recently established a Flatland line with the help of Flatlander and globetrotter Shane Badman.
There are six bikes in the 2015 range of completes, including the top-of-the-line ‘Castaway’ in gloss black with chrome, and featuring an aftermarket ‘Castaway’ chromoly frame with Mid BB, integrated headset, extra-wide tyre clearance and removable brake mounts and hardware. There is also a new range of frames – apart from the ‘Castaway’, models include Mick ‘Teddy’ Bayzand’s signature ‘Burna’, Alex Hiam’s ‘Sweeth Tooth’, and Zac Miner’s ‘Miner’.
Other members of the Colony Pro team are Cooper Brownlee, Tom Stretton, Chris Courtenay, Brandon Van Dulken, Jourdan Barba and Mike Brennan, while there is also a Flow team consisting of riders such as Justin Care, Pete Radivo, Peta Shepherd, Bruno Faucon, Paddy Gross, Liam Marshall and Michal Mycek. Other members of the Colony family include Marnold, Tim Wood, Simon O’Brien, Kenny Raggett, Keith Treanor and Glen McLaughlin.