A closer look at the Colony Eclipse 24

25 03 2015

We got a peek at it last month but now we have the chance to take a closer look.

As promised, the Eclipse 24 features full cro-mo frame, fork, cranks and bars. Everything is sealed and the wheels are double-walled.

Cruiser-Eclipse-Side

According to Colony, they based this cruiser off their Premise complete bike, just scaled everything up (which is reminiscent of how Sunday developed the Model-C…taking features from their popular 20s and scaling them up).

Cruiser-eclipse-Angle

Before we get into all the nitty-gritty details, here are a few notables that stood out for me: the Eclipse features a 22″ top tube (yeah!) and a relatively steep head angle (at 75.2 degrees).

Cruiser-eclipse-Wheel

Another interesting spec (if the parts list is correct…) is the use of 170mm cranks…perhaps to make bar-spin tricks easier?

Here’s the complete parts/spec breakdown:

Frame: Colony Eclipse Full CroMo, 22.0″ Top Tube, 14.5″ rear, 75.2 Head tube angle, 71 Seat tube angle.
 (Extra-wide tire clearance)
Stand over Height: 10″
Forks: Colony Full CroMo, tapered legs with one-piece CNC steer tube.
Brakes: Alloy 990-style
Lever: Alloy
Cable: Linear Slick (rear)
Headset: Integrated
Stem: Colony Forged Top Load Alloy
Bars: Colony Full CroMo, 7.75″  x 28″
Grips: Colony Much Room
Sprocket: Colony Endeavour Alloy
Cranks: Colony CroMo Tubular 8 tapered spline, 19mm spindle 
170mm
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Rims: Double Wall 6000 Series Alloy 36h
Front & Rear Tire: Innova 24×2.125”
Front Hub: Colony Alloy Female Axle, Full sealed bearing
Rear Hub: Colony Alloy Cassette, 14mm axle, Full sealed bearing
Seat/Seatpost: Colony Have Fun Fat Seat/Post Combo
Weight: just under 25 pounds

Cruiser-Eclipse-FrontIt’s looks like a pretty solid complete to me.

What do you think?

 

(All pics from Colony BMX)

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7 responses

25 03 2015
Goride09

Looks legit! 3pounds lighter than the Sunday complete!

26 03 2015
Buddy

Yeah, this is a rad bike man. How did they get it so light?

3 04 2015
jeff

Nice id buy one i was to go new school.

11 05 2015
fradchiggins

I just got one of these – almost done with my build:

Eclipse 24 with:

Stem: Colony Squareback Oil Slick
Fork: Pitchfork Chrome
Rims: Odyssey Hazard Lite Chrome
Pedals: Snafu Anorexic Oil Slick
Tires: DMR Supermoto

I need to get a different seat though – one that can pivot forward, and with a taller seatpost.

Thanks to this awesome blog for tipping me off about Empire BMX – they had the chrome parts I couldn’t find locally.

13 05 2015
cruiserrevolution

Awesome!

Send pics to cruiserrevolution@gmail.com when you finish it.

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