The new Auburn CR 2.0 frame.
The Auburn modular BMX racing frame has been resurrected into a modern-day, lightweight mini-, junior- and expert-size race frame. Original Auburn frame designer Bob Morales infused this innovative new design with Auburn DNA and the latest in bicycle frame technology.
The new Auburn frame is hand-crafted in California by world-renowned custom mountain bike frame builder Sherwood Gibson and his Ventana Mountain Bikes crew. That's right, a mini BMX racing frame built with the same materials and craftsmanship as a $3,000 custom mountain bike frame!
Each frame starts out with seamless, drawn, thin wall, 6061 aluminum tubing that is TIG welded to billet CNC-machined integrated head tube, CNC European bottom bracket, CNC chain stay yoke and CNC-machined rear drop-outs in precision jigs. After welding, each frame is solution heat treated and artificially aged in a state-of-the-art, custom-built in-house heat-treating oven and solution-quenching system to ensure the frames stay true and straight. Each frame is re-checked for precision alignment after heat treatment, then shot peened and anodized to create a hard, durable and lightweight surface protection.
Custom-made Titanium fasteners join the rear Works Link and front triangle as well as custom-machined Titanium brake bosses. No other BMX frame in the world is made to these standards.
Each frame includes a Works Stand that mounts into a designated hole in the chain stay yoke. This stand raises the rear wheel off the ground for tuning the brakes, truing the rear wheel or lubing the chain while in your pit at the races.
PRICE: $1001.00 (All sizes, frame only)
Mini, Mini Large, Mini XL
Junior, Junior Large, Junior XL
Expert, Expert Large, Expert XL
WEIGHT: 2.1 Lbs. (Mini) - 2.4 Lbs. (Expert XL)
Geometry & Specs available upon request.
Front Tri-Angle: black, red or blue (or your custom choice) matte finish anodize.
Works Link: black matte finish anodize or polished clear anodize.
The Auburn CR 2.0 Frame is only available factory direct from Auburn.
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.