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Sunset Cyclery

10748 Sunset Plaza, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Phone: 314-966-5505
Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 5:00pm
 
Jamis Aurora

Jamis

Aurora

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5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Jamis Aurora

When you hear the call of the open road, nothing satisfies like the feeling you get from moving across the land under your own power. The Jamis Aurora is built for the journey, with a classic Reynolds steel frame and a host of confidence-inspiring touring-specific components. Jamis' Size Specific Tubing puts strength where you need it while maintaining compliance over rough roads, and allows for serious load-handling capability — up to 80 lbs! A 3x9 drivetrain with barend shifters keeps things simple and reliable and provides a massive gear range, and lightweight, effective Tektro linear-pull brakes are easily serviced in the field should an issue arise. Of course, the Aurora is loaded with eyelets and rack and fender mounts galore to provide a stable hauling platform and even includes a rear rack and full-coverage fenders to get you started. Finally, durable Vittoria 700 x 32c tires and sturdy double-wall Alex rims provide the smooth and fast ride you'll enjoy as you pedal on toward the horizon.

Features and Information

 
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"
Rear Shock Quick Release
Rims Alex ACE19 eyeleted double walled rims
Hubs Shimano Tiagra RS400 hubs, 36H
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 with 28.6mm alloy clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora RD-R3000GS
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG201 9-speed, 11-34T
Shifters microSHIFT bar-end shifters with index or friction option, 27-speed
Handlebars Jamis Ergo, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 380mm (47), 400mm (50/53), 420mm (55), 440mm (57/59/62)
Tape/Grips Jamis natural cork bar tape
Stem Jamis adjustable threadless system (ATS), forged aluminum, 10-deg x 90mm (47/50), 105mm (53/55), 115mm (57/59/62). ATS shim length 100mm
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, 27.2 x 300mm with cromo seat pin
Accessories & Extras Full coverage 45mm fenders with adjustable stays and new designed mud flaps, Jamis carrier (capacity 18kg/40lbs.) with Jamis logo strap and rear reflector

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy  (3)
  • No cons 
  • Uncomfortable Seat 

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding  (5)
  • Commuting  (4)
  • Climbing  (3)
  • Exercising  (2)
  • Non-casual workouts 

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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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