Jack Kelly‘s skills on rails is seriously insane--calculated, smooth, consistent, and the trick bag is deep. And here’s the bike he handles all that business on--starting off with his signature Colony Monash frame and comprised of all Colony parts. Get to know Jack and his bike, because you’ll be seeing a lot of more them.
Frame: Colony Monash, 20.8"
Fork: Colony Guardian
Bars: Division C-Bahs
Stem: Colony Squareback top-load
Grips: Colony Much Room
Barends: Colony Konka
Seat: Colony Alex Hiam seat/post combo
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Cranks: Colony 22s, 170mm
Sprocket: Colony Menace, 25-T
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy half-link
Front Tire: Demolition Momentum, 2.35"
Front Wheel: Colony Contour rim, Colony Wasp hub, Colony Wasp guards
Rear Tire: Demolition Momentum, 2.35"
Rear Wheel: Colony Contour rim, Colony Freecoaster, Division Chromo drive-side guards (on both sides)
Pegs: Colony Anyway, plastic
Tell us about your signature Colony Monash frame...
It comes in 20.8″ or 21″ top tube sizes with a wider rear end to fit 2.4" size tires, has a 9″ stand over, 13.1" slammed rear end, 75.5º HT, 11.5" BB height, dent resistant tubing, integrated chain tensioners, gussets on top and down tubes, and removable brake mounts.
What is the inspiration behind the design of the stickers?
I’m a big fan of Makita power tools as I use them all day at my job and when I’m working in my garage at home, so I thought it would be cool to bring that design to a BMX frame
What are some specifics of how you like to have your bike setup... What makes it your ride?
I have my bars a little bit forward, which I think helps with nose manuals, and it also makes the bike feel a little nicer to ride and 60psi--which is a little easier on ankles and wrists when landing.
What are you most particular about? In general, what makes it your ride?
I wouldn’t say I’m particular about anything, but I don’t think I would have as much fun riding without the freecoaster and I would probably break a lot more chains if I didn’t have a guard sprocket.
I heard you can't run flangeless grips, why is that?
[Laughs] that sounds like something Cooper made up. I wouldn’t say I can’t ride without them, I just prefer them for some reason I can’t explain.
This bike was new and super dialed when we shot it, but how long do you typically ride a bike for? And do you always try to keep it dialed or just let sloppy and get used to it?
I’ll usually ride a bike for about 6-8 months before I get a new one. Bikes usually last me a while, they are quite durable for what they go through. I usually stay on top of maintenance. I like keeping everything tight--especially trying to keep wheels straight.
Other than your signature frame, which parts are you really hyped on? And why?
I'm a big fan of the Menace guard sprocket, because it saves me from breaking chains when I slip off crank arms. I like the AH [Alex Hiam] seat/post combo as well because of its simplicity.