Tue, Jun 12 2012 4:01 am |
Name: Cooper Brownlee
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Sponsors: Colony and Zoo York
Weight: I can’t remember it’s either 70 or 80kg’s?
Frame: Colony Teddy V2 20.85″
Fork: Colony Guardian
Stem: Colony Variant
Handlebars: Colony 24/7′s
Grips: Colony Muchrooms
Rear Hub (and driver size): Prototype Colony freecoaster 9t
Front Hub: Colony Clone
Rear Rim: Colony Contour
Front Rim: Colony Contour
Pedals: Colony Plastic pedals
Cranks: Colony Colonial V2′s
Chain: KMC (Thanks Backbone!)
Sprocket: Colony Official 23t
Seat: Colony X Focalpoint fat seat
Post: Colony Pivotal
Tires: Colony Agenda, 1.95 rear and 2.15 front
How do you like your bike to be setup?
Short backend, short-ish front end and high at the front. I also like a frame that isn’t too low slung.
You’re a really tall dude. What frame are you running from Colony?
I am pretty tall but like I said I prefer a short-ish front end so I have the 20.85 Teddy V2
Can you talk a little bit about your signature bars from Colony? What went into the design of them?
I have always been into running a high top end and I run a lot of stack washers so I was keen to get some taller bars. I intended in taking out my stack washers when I started running the new bars but just ended up running them with so now I am used to them [laughter].
Do you have any other signature parts from Colony, or any in the works?
Nah, I am stoked with having bars that will do me!
You’re involved in all sorts of projects, Colony related and not. What are all of your official titles and can you give a little detail about each one?
I don’t really have an official title because I do a few different things, If someone asks me what I do for a job I just say I am a graphic designer because it’s easier than going into depth. But basically, most of my time is spent filming and editing web videos. shooting photos, laying out adverts, web banners, team manager and any art stuff like frame decals etc.. I love it man it’s a dream job.
How long have you had a freecoaster on your bike? Is that a Colony prototype on there? Do you ever dabble with the cassette?
I have been running a coaster for probably 4-5 years now, I have no intentions on going back, I love it too much, even though I don’t do a heap of coaster moves I am just into how it feels and runs. I have had the first prototype Colony coaster on the bike for a couple of months now; it’s been going really good, plenty of slack which is all I really care about.
Have you always run four pegs?
For along time I have, probably the past 6 years, before that I went between 2 and 3.
What’s your ideal setup to ride your bike on?
I just like riding weird rail or ledge setups, anything to do with a ledge or rail basically will keep me happy.
You’re in America for the next couple of weeks–then where are you off to?
Yeah I am at Woodward right now filming a bunch of the team which is a blast! Then I head back to Guettler’s in LA to film some more with him and a couple of the local team riders for a week then back home to Melbourne. I am there for a week then I am going to go on the road and drive up to Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane to do some more filming with everyone.
Any last words, thanks, or shout outs?
Thanks to Clint Millar for helping me out so much and supporting everyone so well. Everyone else knows I love them. Thanks.
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