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Jamis Aurora

Jamis Aurora

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
$929.00 - $959.00
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Product Details

2017 Jamis Aurora

These are the road bikes for smart cyclo-tourists and world travelers. Our legendary Reynolds steel chassis assure unbeatably robust performance and resilient ride damping you’ll appreciate while loaded up and cresting steep mountain passes or rural back roads. This is magic carpet ride stuff, especially for full-pannier touring and rough-road adventures.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered cromo stays, extended head tube with reinforced collars, forged dropouts, fender/rack eyelets and 3 spoke carrier
    Fork Lugged semi-sloping chromoly with canti bosses, low-rider carrier braze-ons, forged dropout with fender eyelets
    Headset Threadless, 1 1/8”
    Rims Alex ACE19 eyeleted double walled rims, 36H
    Hubs Shimano Tiagra RS400 hubs with QR
    Spokes 14g stainless steel spokes
    Tires Vittoria Randonneur with Double Shielding puncture protection, 700 x 32c
    Crankset FSA Alpha Drive
    Chainrings 48/36/26T
    Bottom Bracket FSA sealed cartridge, 68 x 118mm
    Chain KMC Z99
    Front Derailleur Sora FD-R3030
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra RD-4601GS
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG200 9-speed, 11-32T
    Shifters microSHIFT bar-end shifters with index or friction option, 27-speed
    Handlebars Jamis Ergo, 6061 aluminum
    Tape/Grips Jamis natural cork bar tape
    Stem Jamis adjustable threadless system
    Brake Levers Tektro RL340 road brake levers
    Brakes Tektro 992 forged alloy cantilevers
    Pedals Touring platform, full alloy cage & body with toe clips
    Saddle Jamis Touring Sport with pressure relief cut-out
    Seat Post Jamis alloy micro-adjust

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Midnight Blue / 47cm 00845436021812 03-0969-BL 27894
    Midnight Blue / 50cm 00845436021829 03-0970-BL 26016
    Midnight Blue / 53cm 00845436021836 03-0971-BL
    Midnight Blue / 55cm 00845436021843 03-0972-BL
    Midnight Blue / 57cm 00845436021850 03-0973-BL 27504
    Midnight Blue / 59cm 00845436021867 03-0974-BL
    Midnight Blue / 62cm 00845436021874 03-0975-BL
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (6)
    • Handles Well  (5)
    • Good Geometry  (4)
    • Absorbs Shock Well  (3)
    • Great Components 

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • No cons 
    • Uncomfortable Seat 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (5)
    • Commuting  (4)
    • Climbing  (3)
    • Exercising  (2)
    • Running Errands 

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    smooth operator

    By old guy

    from Erie Pa

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Touring
    • Running Errands

    Comments:

    After my first ride I found it necessary to find a more comfortable saddle. aside from the saddle, this is so comfortable and is a pleasure to ride. If I am looking for a fast, quick ride I leave this bike in the garage. If I am riding on easy rail to trail paths or fairly flat areas This is my choice. this is so heavy compared to most road bikes. This is a good bike for specific riding desires but do not think you can replace a light weight road bike with this.

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    5.0

    Best bike on the planet!

    By Leslie

    from Graham, NC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Comfortable
    • Handles Well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Non-casual workouts
    • Casual Riding
    • Exercising

    Comments:

    I biked everywhere until age 26. Bought a "mountain bike" in 2000 but it was squishy and uncomfortable because it didn't fit physically or mentally. In 2010 at age 52, I bought a bike from J&L bicycle company in Burlington, NC. I've always wanted to have a blue bike and the 2010 Aurora happened to be in blue. Silly chick thing. Then I got the bike and began riding. OMG it fits my body perfectly. It's a "real bike". I feel secure because the weight provides enough stability in 25-30 miles/hr wind gusts. It reminds me of childhood. If I don't get a ride in first thing in the morning (on the most beautiful bike on the planet), my day isn't optimal....seriously. Thank you for this most spectacular (and gorgeous) bike!! Her name is Bella Coola - after my most beautiful place in the world - Bella Coola, British Columbia. Leslie Bray Graham, NC

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid bike; incredible value

    By jorymil

    from Waltham, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Commuting
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    I've had my '08 Jamis Aurora for nearly a year now. In that time, I've used it to commute to work, ride the local bike paths, take 60-70 mile weekend jaunts, and climb the only mountain within 50 miles of my house. I even did a cyclocross race (using 'cross-specific tires) on it this past fall. On road or off, this bike can take it. I weighed 240+ when I first started riding it, and wasn't too worried about damaging the frame or wheels. I have noticed that the wheels have gone out of true a bit more often than I'd like, but that's probably a function of my weight (I'm under 210 now) a couple of minor spills, and the luck of the draw with machine-built wheels. Yes, it's a bit on the heavy side, but if you weigh as much as I do, weight really shouldn't be a concern of yours. If you're looking for a bike that can do it all and won't break the bank too badly, the Aurora's not a bad place to start.

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    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love this bike

    By eje

    from washington,dc

    About Me Weekend Warrior

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock Well
    • Lightweight
    • Great Components
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Climbing
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I love this bike. I commute on it every day, and take it on fun rides with friends on the weekends. It's utilitarian enough to lug around lots of stuff in panniers, but zippy enough that I can keep up with anyone (within reason). Unlike some road bikes, this bike can fit a wider tire if you need them for a ride on an unpaved trail. It's great to have a bike that can do basically any ride I want to do.

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      (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Commuter

      By Scientist

      from Salt Lake City

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Absorbs Shock Well
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I've been commuting on this for a month now...I ride up to the U from liberty park area. The Aurora's steel smooths out the bumpy, broken roads, and the climbing gears get me up the steepness no problem. I frigging love this bike! Its a tad heavy, and I would have appreciated a better color selection, but the bike rides like a dream. I can't imagine commuting on anything else. Plus, its all drilled for adding fenders and racks, which is super convenient.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best light touring bike out there?

      By Nick

      from Long Island, New York

      About Me Bicycle Commuter

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Casual Riding
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        This bike is tottally awsome. It's slightly heavier than a standard road bike, but it's dramatically more stable and comfortable. The stock components that come with it work quite well, the stock tires are excellent. The only things I'd suggest are bike shoes and clipless pedals to turn it from a very good bike to a truly great bike. I love this bike, and having it has changed my life. While it's not as fast as say a giant OCR3, and it is a little more expensive, the components are more durable and the ride is so incredibly easy that the bike practically begs me to do long distance trips. Also, it doesn't come stock with a luggage rack or panniers, so be aware that youmay need to purchase these.

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