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!
I’m really proud of this AURORA x Peter Aurisch Collaboration, after aPeter Aurisch. Exclusively for AURORA he created two artworks with a “Cyclist” theme and he also played around with the typographical aspects of the word “AURORA”. His signature style is extraordinaire and the artworks perfectly show his skills and talent.
You better check out the shirts, they are a limited edition.
Besides these shirts we also upgraded our knitwear line for this Fall/Winter season. As always we put the quality first and keep the branding understated. The whole knitwear collection is 100% Made in Germany by a renowned Family Business and made of the best fabrics available. Knitted hats and scarves made from the finest merino wool and also a colorful range of knitted hats made from virgin wool.
Especially the merino wool items will keep you warm and comfy even in the coldest days.
But I don’t want to waste more words, these items are beautiful, feel great, are from exceptional quality and will go along with you a lifetime.
If you’re not into knitwear, check out our current assortment of AURORA Snapbacks. Classic style and fit, with simple AURORA branding.
We hope you like the gear and find something nice!
Again, it took more time than I was hoping, but in the end everything turned out really great. I hope you like this collection, read on to learn more!
For this late summer collection I teamed up with a friend of mine, typographer. He played around with our „The Kids all Ride“ slogan and came up with a really nice script version and a great Pixação version. Especially the Pixação, a tagging/graffiti style from the southeastern metropolitan areas in south america, version look awesome, with it’s bold lettering.
The reflective print on a black shirt!
This late summer collection also marks the first part of a really special collaboration.
artist from Berlin, drew some amazing artworks exclusive for AURORA and i’m really happy to finally release the first artwork today. I’m a huge fan of his art and i’m very proud that I can work together with him.
Check out Peter Aurischs first Artwork for AURORA, It’s called „Ride 1“.
His signature style with a super fine screen print on a soft Baseball Longsleeve Shirt!
This shirt is highly limited and each shirt comes with a special sticker pack!
To top it all off, there is also a assortment of completely new designed 5 Panel Caps.
Made in Europe! Made from awesome Linen fabric.
The perfect 5 Panel Caps to go with the new shirts.
As said, I hope you like this new collection.
Head over to the webshop and get your gear now!
Spring is here and so is the first part of the AURORA Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
It consists of five T-Shirts and a light Hooded Zipper.
But it would understate the case, if I leave it without any explanation.
All these new garments are 100% Made in Europe, made under fair working and also trading conditions. Besides these important factors, all garments are newly developed from scratch. The T-Shirts and Hooded have a custom fit made after my requirements. From now on every AURORA garment, will be produced just for AURORA!
I’m really proud of this first run and I think they turned out great. It took some months to get everything as it should be, but the result is stunning and I can’t wait to hear your feedback.
The details on all pieces are AURORA-like and finally a lot more ideas I had for a while, came to life in these pieces. Custom cut, functionality, photoprints and reflective designs.
A “Pocket” Shirts, featuring a practical backpocket to store your keys, wallet, mobile or tool while riding.
The AURORA “Pocket” Shirt is available in two versions. The “Reflex Pocket” Shirt features a high quality reflective fabric on the back. It’s the same fabric Nike uses for their reflective running gear, it’s state of the art and the best you can get. The pocket is durable and with the reflective fabric, it helps you to be seen at night.
If it get’s colder outside, just put on the new AURORA “Reflex V3″ Hooded Zipper, it’s not that heavy, but comfortable and made from super soft fabric made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester. It features a large reflective 3M print on the back, to offer visibility at night.
The Hooded Zipper also got a custom cut, that means it is slightly slimmer to prevent flapping while riding and the body is a bit longer.
Check out all the new garments at the webshop, everything is available from now on!
Finally i’m proud to unveil a massive collaboration with the RAD RACE Crew.
You might noticed them, they produced a lot buzz over the last 3 month on facebook and their website, where they pre-announced a upcoming cycling race series in Germany. The first race is set to take place during the Fahrrad Schau 2014 in Berlin and besides this event, RAD RACE joined forces with AURORA, to produce a high-quality capsule collection.
The RAD RACE x AURORA collection consists of two Cycling Kits, Cycling Accessoires, Signature Velcro Straps and much more to come pretty soon.
All these products will be exclusively available through the RAD RACE x AURORA Cycling Kit.
Check out these great items, they are all Made in Italy and perfect for the upcoming cycling season.
THE KIDS ALL RIDE!
Stay tuned, there is more to come.
Time is running, it’s christmas again.
And finally the AURORA Fall/Winter 2013 drop is ready. It’s a fine selection of essentials, with the focus on quality and the small details.
I’m very proud on the new AURORA knitted hats, they are Made in Germany. The highest quality possible with great virgin wool and fine merino wool, manufactured by a old Family Business with all their experience and craftsmanship. The AURORA knitted hats are available in marine.
Besides this I’m also happy to introduce the AURORA Technical Keychain. It features a patented magnetic FidLock slider to easy release the keys, but also securely hold them in place. But it get’s more technical with the also patented Freekey keyring, it allows to easily add or remove keys without any stress.
The AURORA Technical Keyring features a YKK velcro closure to attach it to your belt, backpack, MOLLE system or everywhere else you can think of.
This Keychain is Made in Germany aswell.
Alongside these products this drop also includes a selection of AURORA Snapback Caps (in Crewneck. All with subtle “Above” detailing.
Check out the webshop, everything is available now!
And what about the raffle?
Christmas is coming, the year is nearly over.
Let’s make it simple, i’m giving away three AURORA packages.
Every package consists of one AURORA Technical Keychain + some suprise goodies.
It’s really easy to enter this one:
1. Like AURORA on facebook if you haven’t already
2. Share this blog post on facebook.
3. Leave a comment with your prefered AURORA hat below this blog post
The raffle is open until sunday the 31th of december 23:59 (GMT).
I will randomly choose a winner with www.random.org and contact the lucky one via eMail,
so please don’t forget to leave you eMail address.
Good luck and have some great last weeks in 2013!
When it comes to building up a bike, finding the right pedal is one of the most difficult tasks. Depending on the frame and bike design, there is need for something that fits, looks good and also works well. A bike for the daily commute needs to be durable and light. While commuting most people don’t want to wear cleats and cycling shoes, with sneakers or leather shoes it’s difficult to find a solution that doesn’t damage the shoes but still performs well.
Our friends from schindelhauer developed a pedal that is exactly what a lot people where searching for.
It’s bridging the gap between classic road pedals and large platform pedals. A sleek and modern design with a flat surface and super low profile.
Made from premium high-strength aluminium, with reduced dimensions to save weight. Instead of the usual pins and small contact area on normal pedals, the schindelhauer “Urban Pedale” uses a flat top with 3M grip tape to secure the shoe on the pedal. This prevents the shoes from damage, but also secures them well while riding.
The schindelhauer “Urban Pedal” works perfect with our AURORA Velcro Straps V2, it seems that these pedals were designed just for them.
Together this combination offers a safe and comfortable stand and all around perfectly distributed force.
– CNC machined high-strength aluminium
– sealed industrial bearing combined with a plain bearing
– CrMo steel axles
– durable 3M premium grip tape
– weight: 300 g/pair
– available in black and silver
You can order your pair of schindelhauer “Urban Pedals” without or with our recommended AURORA Velcro Straps V2.
AURORA Cycling Kit and to give something back to you, I decided to make a small raffle.
Win a AURORA Arm Warmers. Everything in your size! Get everything you need for a great season.
It’s really easy to enter this one:
1. Like AURORA on facebook if you haven’t already
2. Share this blog post on facebook.
3. Leave a comment with your prefered size below this blog post
The raffle is open until sunday the 19th of may 23:59 (GMT).
I will randomly choose a winner with www.random.org and contact the lucky one via eMail, so don’t forget to leave you eMail address.
The raffle is over!
Thanks everyone and ride safe!
Three years after the first AURORA Cycling Jerseys I’m really happy to announce a dignified successor.
This time it’s just one design, but built on a whole cycling kit. Everything works perfectly together and looks great on bike. The AURORA Cycling Kit 2013 merges the best from his ancestors and combines it with contemporary and subtle design. Every piece offers well thought out features for long lasting performance and quality.
You can get the whole kit or put together your own as you need it.
The AURORA Cycling Kit 2013 consists of a Short-Sleeve Jersey, a Long-Sleeve Jersey, a Long-Sleeve Fleece Jersey, BIB Shorts, a Wind Vest, Arm Warmers and a matching Cycling Cap.
Have a closer look at all the pictures, they speak for itself. If you want more detailed specs, check out the product pages.
AURORA Cycling Kit
The pre-order is open, the production is already running and the first pieces will be shipped approx. mid june!
These jerseys are limited, get yours now!
THE KIDS ALL RIDE!
What a weekend!
Got back from the Berliner Fahrrad Schau on Monday and I’m still really tired, but all the work was worth it. So much positive feedback and interest in AURORA during the whole weekend. It was great to speak and see so many customers. A lot people came by and said “hello” or even bought some new gear.
Thanks a lot for your support!
And also thanks to Sandra, for helping out so much and made it possible to set up such a nice booth. And speaking of the booth, thanks to Stefan (and also Max) from Fixed Days competitions and he made the third place in the Criterium.
Sadly there wasn’t much time for us to check out the Fahrrad Schau, but a lot friends visited the store and we at least had some minutes to talk. It was great to meet the nice people behind Naturrad again. They do incredible work, still want to get a schindelhauer bike for me, this Carbon Belt Drive System they use catches me every time I see it and try it out. The upcoming releases by 8bar bikes also looked pretty legit.
Check out some pictures of the fair attached to this posting.
See you next year, Fahrrad Schau!
But the work continues and there are a lot things in the planning process right now.
I’m making the last tweaks and decisions to get everything done like it should be.
Sounds mysterious right?
To clear this up a bit, I can proudly tell you that I’m working on a lot cut&sew stuff these days. From t-shirts, to buttondown shirts, more caps and also functional jackets.
And speaking of production, the background is also important, everything (!!!) will be Made in Europe/Germany under fair working conditions and as sustainable as possible. I’m really curious about all this and I can’t wait to show the results in the end.
Besides this I also worked on a new cycling kit design, I had a preview with me at the Fahrrad Schau and posted it on instagram aswell. Check it out here. It’s going to be a limited edition, so watch out for the preorder.
…. and speaking of cycling, the first colorways of the 2013 AURORA velcro straps collection will be up soon aswell.