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Back from the Berliner Fahrrad Schau, what a great weekend it was.
At this years Fahrrad Schau the AURORA “Borealis HSS” steel road frameset was released and shown to public the first time. A lot visitors noticed this understated but well equiped bike and most of them could not believe that the frame is made of steel.
Well, yes it’s time for steel.
Steel is real and so is our AURORA “Borealis HSS”.
It’s made of the finest Italien steel available. The newest generation of super light high-end alloy. The AURORA “Borealis HHS” is made from Columbus Spirit HSS Tubing, which is slightly over-sized, but still with a classic look and of course the performance only steel can offer. The comfort and performance of a steel frame is incomparable to other materials. Due to it’s extreme reactivity, modern steel absorb bumps and vibrations on the road without a problem. The power transmission with each pedal-stroke is top notch, as the steel frame offers extraordinary rigidity.
The tapered headtube ensures front-end rigidity and precises steering. With our fork of choice, the super light Columbus Grammy full carbon fork, the overall weight of the frameset is reduced and results in a frameset which not only looks and handles great, it can easily stand a comparision with modern carbon framesets. The Columbus Grammy fork also adds a lot to the comfort and improves the ride quality even more!
The compact geometry with steeper angles help to achieve a sharp and responsive feeling on the road.
But not only the performance and comfort are outstanding with this steel frame, also the durability is. Don’t worry about losing it’s strenght or it’s characteristics as carbon or aluminium does after some years.
It’s not a miracle that you see classic steel bikes rolling at the L’Eroica or other events that are more than 30 years old – it’s just steel and it will out last all other materials.
The AURORA “Borealis HSS” frameset is a luxury steel road frameset which is the perfect base to build up a high performance road bike.
The frame is made by a Italian master framebuilder, who put’s in all his year-long experience from building frames for many big Italian names in cycling history.
Every AURORA “Borealis HSS” is custom made to order, based on the buyers measurements and therefore individually numbered. The production is made with greatest attention to detail and takes around 4-5 weeks.
– Handmade in Italy!
– Columbus Spirit HSS Tubing
– Columbus Grammy full carbon fork
– 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ tapered steerer
– 27.2 seatpost diameter
– BSA Bottom bracket
– beautiful engraving
– serially numbered
– Frame weight: ca. 1700 gr.
– Fork weight: ca. 290 gr. (uncut)
Prefectly build up with the recent Campagnolo Chorus Carbon 2015 gruppo, Deda Superleggero RS seatpost and Deda Superleggera stem and bar combination and topped off with a beautiful Shamal Mille 2015 wheelset and a sleek San Marco Concor Carbon FX saddle.
The complete bike as shown at the Berliner Fahrrad Schau and on the following pictures just weights in at 7,3 kg. And i’m not a weight weenie on this one. With a lighter wheelset, seatpost, stem/bar combination – it’s possible to easily get it below the 7 kg.
You can order your AURORA “Borealis HSS” frameset in the webshop and discuss everything around it with us via eMail. I’m happy to answer all your questions and find the right frame for you.
“Tour de Skandinavia 2014″ Book release, Berlin Bicycle Week and new AURORA Velcro Straps V2 colorways!Read more
spring is here and the Berlin Bicycle Week is about to start today.
Make sure to visit the Berliner Fahrrad Schau from 20th – 22nd march and say “Hello” at our AURORA x Rad Race booth (Hall 1, Booth D18). I worked really hard the last weeks to get everything ready and I promise that there will be some sprakling things to look at. I just say one word: steel!
But there will be much more.
This weekend will see the first two Rad Race events for this season (Rad Race Battle and Rad Race Last Man Standing) and again we are proudly supporting our friends. On sunday there will be premiere of our Rad Rad x AURORA “Tour de Skandinavia” movie aswell.
Along with this documentary we will release a full-color 140 page “Tour de Skandinavia 2014″ photobook.
A special photographic diary, which gives you the opportunity to relive the “Tour de Skandinavia 2014″ on one of our bikes. You can order your copy now!
Be quick and take your chance for one of the 25 limited edition books.
Check out this preview:
Besides this, there are also a few new colorways of our classic AURORA Velcro Straps V2 available from now on. They perfectly match the colorful spring season and the Hi-Vis version adds a significant amount of visibility toyour ride.
Have closer look in our webshop.
There are more news to come in the next days.
I’m really looking forward to the coming weekend and some great days in Berlin.
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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 Grand Tour section to read the tour diary or head over to 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 Hardbrakers and Good Times Roll. You will find the bicycle cinema at the Sputnik Kino (Höfe am Südstern) Hof 3., 5. Floor Entrance: Hasenheide 54 or Körtestraße 15-17, Berlin.
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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 Berliner Fahrradschau. It will take place from 20th – 22nd of march at Station Berlin. And again I will share a booth with my friends from the 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!