Total BMX is a UK brand synonymous with high level ramp riding. Deeply involved with BMX trick progression, sponsoring some of the most influential ramp riders on the scene today, Total has remained a popular brand for clear reasons. Integral to the brand itself is the Total Hangover frame – Alex Coleborn’s signature rig. Perfectly matched to Coleborn’s style of fast, technical park riding, it’s seen a number of revisions over the years and is now even better than ever.
“This is the latest version of Alex Coleborn’s signature frame that has been a best seller over the last few years. We made some small changes, some visible and some internal which will make a big difference to the performance and strength of the frame. It’s a finely tuned beast." –Total BMX
"The primary goal of the Total Hangover is to make the most mind-bending ramp tricks possible by being small, short, light and responsive."
Apart from the wacky seatclamp, you’ll also notice that this frame is low. With a standover of a mere 7.3", this is not a vision of comfort and stability – but it’s not meant to be. Its primary goal is to make the most mind-bending ramp tricks possible by being small, short, light and responsive. On the subject of short, this is the only frame we reviewed with a 19.8" top tube option.
“I’m pumped on my new H3. I’ve been testing it out for the whole of 2017, playing around with things and loving what we’ve done to it! The front end is slightly steeper so makes the tech moves a little easier and I’ve shortened the rear end to 12.8" slammed. That’s made it way more responsive which I’m stoked on! Also the new ‘sapphire green’ colour is unreal! I wanted to make the Hangover H3 lighter, stronger and more responsive and it definitely turned out exactly how I wanted it to." –Alex Coleborn
Of course there are some intricate engineering tweaks to make this all possible. A tapered tube set, internal offsetting with thicker tubing in high stress areas, heat treated dropouts, BB shell and head tube… The result is a frame nimble enough for Alex Coleborn to do the things he does. If that kind of riding is your cup of tea, the Total Hangover is a clear choice.