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Jamis Aurora Elite

Jamis

Aurora Elite
2015

$1,451.99
$1,649.99
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4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)
 

2015 Jamis Aurora Elite

From morning commutes to afternoon spins to tours across the country, Jamis' Aurora Elite has the versatility you need. It boasts a smooth-riding Reynolds 631 chromoly frame and lugged chromoly fork for endless comfy miles. You'll love how the Shimano 30-speed drivetrain with Dura-Ace bar-end shifters humbles the hills. Tektro HYRD disc brakes take control on the descents and the smooth, reliable Mavic wheels spin fluidly. Full-coverage fenders, a rear rack and a chainstay spoke carrier shows off this bike's utilitarian side. Plus, this sweet rig comes with cushy Clement puncture-resistant tires and a plush touring saddle that keep you smiling on every ride.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Reynolds 631-chromoly
Fork Jamis chromoly
Rims Mavic A119
Hubs Shimano R505 Centerlock Disc
Spokes DT Swiss Champion 14g stainless
Tires Clement X Plor USH, 700 x 35c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 50/39/30
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 12-30
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end
Handlebars Jamis Ergo
Tape/Grips Fizik Superlight Microtex Touch
Stem Jamis aluminum, adjustable
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro HYRD hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle Jamis Touring Sport
Seatpost Ritchey Comp Road
Accessories & Extras Fenders, rear rack (55-pound capacity), chainstay spoke carrier

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4.5 stars

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Pros

  • Handles Well  (2)
  • Responsive  (2)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Good Geometry 
  • Fast 

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • Design oversights 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (2)
  • Long day rides 
  • Serious Training 
  • Climbing 
  • Exercising 

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5.0

Luxury SUV on two wheels...

By El Puerco

from Oceanside

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Good Geometry
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Climbing
  • Commuting
  • Casual Riding
  • Exercising
  • Serious Touring

Comments:

...is how I would describe this bike. I have ridden it now for over 5000 miles and I would buy this bike again in a heart beat. It rides buttery smooth, climbs great, tours like a champ. It handles remarkably well when loaded. The brakes I wasn't very impressed with but they do the job. The seat is very comfortable. The components are top notch.

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4.0

Good compromise, but design flaws

By Ewan

from Urbana, IL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Handles Well
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Design oversights

Best Uses

  • Serious Training
  • Commuting
  • Long day rides
  • Touring

Comments:

Overall I am fairly impressed with the Aurora Elite. I use it for long and short day rides, and some loaded weekend touring trips. It is one of the very few mid-range touring bikes available, and an impressive bang for the buck. That said, as spec'd it had several problems. It's important to know the AE is not designed for full-on touring. It is a repurposed cyclocross frame. This creates a few problems. Most importantly, there is not enough space to attach a rack to the rear eyelets. They are brazed-on too close to the seat stays. In addition, the star-nut provided does not grasp the carbon steer tube. I had to replace it with a carbon specific nut. The carbon fork provides a smooth ride, but I'm unsure how it would hold up under the stress of loaded touring. Overall, the Aurora Elite is a decent compromise between performance and stability, and comes at good value. The oversights mentioned above prevent it from being a truly exceptional bike.

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