Rider: DANE MORALES
Class: 9 Expert, 9 Cruiser, 9 Boys (UCI & USAC)
Titles: 2014: W7 NAG 2 & 4, ROC 1, GC 1 (x2) CA, State 1
2013: W1, NAG 2 & 6, WDC 1, RLC 1 (x2) CA, State 1
2012: W1, NAG 1, USAC 1, ROC 1, WDC 1, RLC 1 (x2)
When it came time to pick a rider to represent the Auburn line of mini, junior and expert frames, there was only one choice: Dane Morales. He is a powerhouse who has racked up more wins and titles than many multi-rider teams.
Dane holds a total 16 titles and a record seven titles just from the 2012 season: Two (2) back to back UCI World Championship; four National championships, including USA Cycling National #1, USA-BMX N.A.G. #1, Two R.O.C. #1 titles and two Western Divisional Championships; and a record seven (7) Redline Cup / Gold Cup Western Regional Championships and two state championship titles in the cruiser class. Dane has also racked up over 30 USA-BMX national main event wins, including a double win in 6X and 6 Open at the USA-BMX Grand Nationals, as well as two Presidents Cup main event win at the prestigious Race Of Champions. Dane is one of the winningest amateur BMX racers in the world.
For 2013 Dane racked up five (5) more major titles including his second consecutive World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand aboard a custom team USA red, white and blue Auburn CR 2.0 Works Bike. He also added another Western Divisional Championship (WDC) and two more Redline Cup Championship titles (RLC). He has also earned his first State title and #1 plate last season.
For 2014 Dane has earned another State Championship, two more Gold Cup Championships and an ROC Championship. He also Earned a NAG #2 in 8 Expert & NAG 5 in 8 Cruiser.
Dane helped to develop the new Auburn CR 2.0 frames by testing many of the top frames on the market and offering feedback on the geometry and features he liked. Dane will be racing his new frame this season against the world's best. Dane will be the only Factory Auburn backed racer on the BOX Components Factory Team this season.