Colony BMX have been working hard at putting together the new Horizon Range of complete bikes and they've just landed in store!
The Horizon range is designed to be a light weight option for the younger riders - with specific geometry to suit. The whole range is also great value - coming in at $599.95 - much cheaper than the other alloy framed junior BMX bikes on the market.
Each bike in the range features:
Based around a light weight 6061T6 alloy frame & using smaller geometry than most other bikes of this type with shorter frame lengths, small bars & shorter cranks it all adds up to a great bike for youngsters to start off on.
The range comes in 5x wheel sizes - 12inch, 14inch, 16inch, 18inch & 20inch. This means that there is a Horizon bike for every size young rider. As an approximate guide, we've put together this sizing table for you:
12” Horizon BMX
14” Horizon BMX
90 – 110cm
16” Horizon BMX
110 – 130cm
18” Horizon BMX
130 – 150cm
20” Horizon BMX
Obviously these sizes are approximate, and really depends on the individual rider. We'd always recommend you come in and have a look at the bike in person - sit on it, ride around etc.
Don't forget - when you buy a Complete BMX Bike at Rampfest, you get:
What do you mean "Specific Geometry"?
We often get asked about geometry - what we mean is the key measurements on a BMX Bike - like the length of the top tube, the angle of the forks / bars and the height of the seat, bottom bracket etc. All of this adds up to how the bike handles and feels. The Horizon range is built around the classic BMX geometry, just scaled down. So, not only will this make it easier to ride today, but as your young shredder gets bigger, he or she will find it easy to scale up their bike - they'll already be use to the angles and feel.
Why is the weight important?
The weight of the bike makes a big difference in the feel and handling - especially when learning to ride ramps or do tricks. The most basic trick in BMX is the bunnyhop (this is the foundation of almost all tricks) - and it is significantly easier for a younger rider when they are on a lighter bike. The lighter bike also allows a young rider to manoeuvre the bike more easily when it's in the air - which is very important to jumping skills.
Do you have any further questions about the Colony Horizon Range? You can either:
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Rampfest Owner / BMX Rider
It was a massive weekend of BMX action at RampFest - with an insane level of riding through all the classes - showing everyone that Australian BMX is very very strong! Congratulations to all our riders who competed over the weekend.
You can find the full results from each category below.
We'll be posting more photos and videos to our Facebook & Instagram over the coming days as we sort through them!
A common question we get asked at our coaching clinics is "why aren't we learning more tricks". Over the years, I've focused more and more on the core, basic skills in coaching programs - and the more we develop these, the more I've found that young riders can learn tricks faster and safer down the line.
Regularly, this means pulling people back from trying something - and saying "slow down, you're not there yet". This is now what our entire coaching method at Rampfest is built around.
Read on to find out more.