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You might remember the AURORA x Rad Race “Tour de Skandinavia” which took place in september 2014. It was a dream come true for us and a awesome experience with a group of friends riding their bikes from Hamburg to Oslo.
If you would like to relive our 9 days on the road, check out the Rad Race blog for their point of view.
Besides our tour diaries, we also captured the whole trip on film and we are really proud to finally release the trailer for the upcoming movie. The full movie will premiere at the Berliner Fahrradschau, March 22nd during the Berlin Bicycle Week // Bicycle Cinema.
Besides our premiere we will also show videos by the Sputnik Kino (Höfe am Südstern) Hof 3., 5. Floor Entrance: Hasenheide 54 or Körtestraße 15-17, Berlin.
So come over to Berlin, there is a lot happening.
Two Rad Races (Last Man Standing), a AURORA x Rad Race booth at the Berliner Fahrradschau, the movie premiere and much more!
By the way, thanks to our partners: Red Bull.
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…the time is running.
March is near, the first classic races are coming soon and there is a lot happening over here.
Currently i’m really busy with sewing new products and stock for the season and I’d like to take the chance and give you a glimpse on how things are made. Quality and craftsmanship needs time and dedication.
I hope you like these photographs.
Besides sewing there are several other projects in the making right now and I hope to show you more about them in the next couple of days.
At least they should be finished right in time for this years Rad Race Crew.
This weekend is going to be great and i’m looking forward to some awesome days in Berlin.
I’ll keep you posted.
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Personally I don’t really care about the turn of the year, I don’t really celebrate nor am I looking forward to this time of the year. Only thing that might be interesting is the fact (or fiction) that something new starts and one got kind of a new try.
Or just take it as a new chapter. But enough hype, let’s just keep it understated as always.
Between the holidays I tried to get some km in for the #festive500, but with several days full of icy roads and severe weather warnings, I don’t really managed to get near the 500km. But riding in the snow, below 0°, be chased by a dog during a night ride and crashing on icy roads has it’s own appeal. Wrong place for something like that and as Eddy Merckx famously said:
“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel.
But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx
I’m fine with every km and I look forward to more cycling adventures in 2015.
Besides riding bikes, I tried to start a new chapter with AURORA in the last weeks.
The first AURORA track frame was released, the feedback so far was great and there will definitely be more.
Some really artful and awesome collaborations where released in 2014 and as i’m more than happy with the results, I’m even more amazed about the great artists and people I was allowed to meet.
Especially the friends at Rad Race and everything we did together so far.
2015 will better this even more and I can’t wait to start the new season with all those Rad Races around Germany and the Netherlands. You should better check out the Rad Race website and reserve a spot.
Another Grand Tour is already in the works and of course some new AURORA gear aswell!
Let’s see what 2015 has to offer and I’m sure we will meet on the road, a fair or a Rad Race near your town.
Thanks for your ongoing support! Ride safe!
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After riding aluminium frames for many years and more than 1,5 years research, it’s finally time to reveal something big – at least for me!
Let me start at the very beginning.
Being a huge fan of old Principia aluminium road and track frames for many years, it was sad to see this company going to change direction in 2004/05. I always wanted to bring back this dedicated craftsmanship, the classic geometry and the artisan quality which made the frames famous. Not that easy, when even most old-established italien cycling companies move their production to low-cost countries and the bicycle becomes a mass-produced item. But there are still many dedicated framebuilders who put their heart and soul in each and every frame they produce, you just have to find them. I was able to find one in Italy, who was able to help me produce the frames I was thinking of.
In times were sloping, whether it is positive or negative, seems to be the only choice and most people think carbon is the one and only material for modern and competitive frames. The AURORA “Australis” is our interpretation of the perfect aluminium frameset, merging a classic geometry with modern details and modern materials.
The product and whole production process mirrors the principles AURORA is based on.
Each frame is perfectly produced by a skilled and experienced framebuilder in Italy and carefully finished in Germany!
I’m really proud to finally bring this project online.
So there it is, the AURORA “Australis”!
A high-performance aluminium Track frameset – Made in Italy!
The triple butted Dedacciai Force tubing is perfectly welded with smooth and seamless joints. The tubing is light, but offers the needed stiffness for fast riding and cornering.
The tapered headtube ensures front-end rigidity and precises steering. With our fork of choice, the Columbus FEL full carbon fork, the overall weight of the frameset is reduced and it also adds a lot to the comfort and improves the ride quality!
Our AURORA “Australis” Track frame features a pure track geometry with steep angles, tight clearance and a short wheelbase to achieve a sharp and responsive feeling on the road and on the track. Perfect for racing!
Every frame will be delivered with a Columbus FEL full carbon fork and a Campagnolo Seat Clamp.
Other forks like the Columbus Grammy (weight: 290 gr. / rake: 43 mm) or Columbus Pista Leggera (weight: 560 gr. / rake: 35mm) are available on request.
– Handmade in Italy, finished in Germany!
– DEDACCIAI Force triple butted 7003 aluminium tubes
– Columbus FEL full carbon fork (rake: 45 mm)
– Campagnolo Seat Clamp
– 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ tapered steerer
– Frame weight: ca. 1600 gr. (Size: M / 55 cm)
– Fork weight: ca. 350 gr. (uncut)
– Color: black w. white decals (optional black w. black decals)
To celebrate this release, we have a special offer for you!
Until the 31st of december 2014 we offer FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on the frame and also add a high-quality Cane Creek Series-40 headset to every sold frame! This means you save around 150€ and can start building up your personal AURORA “Australis” Track bike directly!
Check out the following pictures to get a idea about this beautiful frame!
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i’ll keep it short! Black Friday is everywhere and I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon.
But Christmas is near and I would like to invite you to check out the AURORA Accessoire Sale! If you are searching for a nice gift, this might be a good chance.
With the discount code “christmas2014″ you get 25% off all accessoires and of course free world wide shipping for your order! This includes all AURORA Tech Keychains. This discount code is valid from now on until the 6th december!
So have a look at our new products and i’m sure they would make great gifts!
All the best and happy pre-christmas shopping,