Gary Ewing wasn’t entirely sure what he was trying to achieve when he began working on his “Kind of like a Rearward Pivot URT” (KOLARP) suspension design. It seems the whole process has been more of an exploration and learning opportunity from the outset, rather than a specific project at the end of which he had a goal in mind. Nevertheless, having only embarked upon the Auckland Cycle Works journey at the beginning of the pandemic, he turned up at Bespoked 2022 with not one, but two prototypes, one of which cost him around £30,000 to make! The Marra and The Reiver are the fruits of his labor, and we suspect there’s a lot more on its way.
We had a long chat with Gary at the show, learning more about where the ideas for Auckland Cycle Works came from, and his plans for the brand’s future. Gary Ewing’s Auckland Cycle Works
Gary Ewing is a bicycle mechanic and bike shop owner from Bishop Auckland, England, who has taken it upon himself to design some fascinating new suspension linkages without the use of any software. He has relied principally upon his own vision and ability to model his linkage designs using little more than a pencil, a piece of paper, and whole bunch of Lego. It all started 20 years ago with Gary’s friend, Mike Hall.
Mike Hall was an ultra endurance cyclist that was tragically killed four years ago while racing in the Pacific Wheel Race across Australia. Gary […]