BMX legend Gary Turner (The GT in GT bicycles) posted a photo of him working on what looks to be a 26″ version of the classic Auburn frame. This photo got spread around like crazy on Facebook since it was posted about 10 days ago. So far there has been no up date about this build just the status “The Master at work on his new creation.” Will there be a Auburn CR 24 or 26 model coming in the near future? Guess we’ll have to wait and see but this is exciting!!
As you may or may not know Auburn made a comeback about 4 years ago (2013) with the CR 2.0 model. People were hyped about the the brand coming back but the frames were only made for the younger riders (Mini-expert XL). Since that time there has yet to be any adult sizes frames available. The smaller sized frames are still available on Auburn’s official website.
Auburn Cycles History:
“Auburn Cycles was founded in 1988 by Todd Huffman and Bob Morales. The project was originally going to be a Honda-branded product that Huffman had pitched to Honda Motor Corp., but, at the last minute, Honda decided not to license out their name to a BMX bike company. With the product already developed and ready to go into production, Huffman and Morales decided to continue the project and use a different name. Huffman came up with the name Auburn from a 1930’s classic sports touring car. Morales designed the original logo, and Auburn Cycles was born. Auburn’s first product was a two-piece “modular” BMX racing frame made of Chromoly steel. Some of Auburn’s first factory team riders were Rod Beckering, Todd “TC” Corbitt, Robbie “Robo” Morales, Erick “Big E” Bartoldus and Danny Millwee. The frames were further developed using an aluminum rear end called a “Works Link.” In 1989 the company was acquired by GT Bicycles and Huffman was hired by GT to manage the brand in addition to his Marketing Director title. GT produced Auburn frames and bicycles until 1997.” ~ AuburnCycles.com