Jamis 2016 Aurora Elite Road Touring Drop Bar Bicycle http://www.rbinc-sports.com
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.
REAL REYNOLDS STEEL
Reynolds pioneered the techniques of making butted tubing around the turn of the century, and their 531 manganese-molybdenum alloy tubing was the standard of excellence for many decades. The Aurora Elite features a new generation of Reynolds steel: 631 seamless, air-hardened/cold-worked chrome-moly frame tubes. On the Aurora, it’s Reynolds 520 double-butted cro-mo.
ATS FOR COMFORT AND FIT
The clever and patented ATS steering system allows you to quickly and easily adjust your stem height. Feeling a little tight in the back after the first few days of your long-distance tour? Pull that stem height up for some relief. Then drop it back down when that back loosens up.
WATER JET CUT DROPOUTS
Water jet cutting forms the elegant dropout of the Aurora Elite. Why? Using ultra-high pressure jets of water mixed with abrasives to cut the dropouts doesn’t interfere with the steel’s inherent structure, as there is no “heat-affected zone” from the cutting. The result? Great looks and a stronger frame.
A powerful braking system is a must for fully loaded touring or commuting in traffic. The Aurora Elite delivers with TRP HYRD hydraulic disc brakes that work powerfully rain or shine. While the Aurora offers the always reliable and light Tektro 992 cantilevers.
Longer, full-coverage alloy fenders with a front radius of 140° and a rear radius of 200° are designed to fully protect both rider and bike from rainwater sloughing off spinning wheels. The full-coverage design, complete with mud flaps, have a consistent inside fender radius and rolled edges to keep water inside the fender, and off your feet and drivetrain.
LOAD ‘ER UP
Check out the full complement of braze-on’s: Fenders? Check, Rear Carrier? Check, Lowriders? Yup…. the Aurora series has it all covered.
When you’ve finally set out on that life-changing journey, nothing can change your life faster than having your integrated shift/brake levers fail miles from civilization. Bar-end shifters are more resistant to damage than STI shifters because they’re mechanically simpler and you can turn off the indexing in the event of a bent hanger or dropout that prevents the shift indexing from working properly. Another advantage: you are less prone to numbness in the hands because you move them about more, unlike with STI’s where there’s more of a tendency to ride for long periods of time on the lever hoods.
The Aurora Elite’s Clement X Plor USH 35mm adventure tires are designed with a combination of firm center ridge and diamond-shaped side knobs that provides low rolling resistance and optimal on/off road-holding capabilities even with the additional weight of loaded touring. The Vittoria Randonneur tires on the Aurora features an Aquaflow tread pattern for secure riding in conditions wet or dry and Double Shielding puncture protection for long tube and tire life.
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Shimano’s 105 30-speed group delivers light, precise shifting throughout the entire 50/39/30T – 11-32T range while Dura Ace bar-end shifters will provide easy on the road maintenance and cable replacement.
The TRP HYRD rider tested cable-actuated internally routed hydraulic disc brake with 160mm front and 140mm rear rotor will provide the hydraulic stopping power needed for those muddy days. Shimano Center Lock mounted 160mm rotors are designed for a perfect fit while keep dirt and grime from mucking up your ride.
Our disc brake compatible rear carrier with strap features tubular hollow alloy tubing for strength, stiffness and reduced weight. The rear carrier is rated to carry 25kgs/55lbs.
Clement’s X Plor USH 35mm adventure tires are designed for mixed conditions. The combination of firm center ridge and diamond-shaped side knobs provide low rolling resistance and optimal on/off road-holding capabilities to support the additional weight of loaded touring.
There’s plenty of clearance for a 40mm knobby tire or a 35mm with fenders. 45mm full coverage alloy fenders, with a front radius of 140° and 200° rear including mud flap, will fully protect both rider and bike from rain water sloughing off spinning wheels.
Frame Reynolds 631 seamless air-hardened chromoly main tubes with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered heat-treated cromo stays with clearance for 35mm tires and fenders, extended head tube with reinforced collars, custom laser cut road disc dropouts, fender/rack mount eyelets and 3 spoke carrier.
Fork Lugged semi-sloping chromoly with low-rider braze-ons, disc brake tab, forged dropouts and fender mount eyelets with clearance for 35mm tires and fenders
Headset Ritchey Logic V2, AheadSet, 1 1/8”
Wheels Mavic XM 119 disc specific double wall rims, 36H, Shimano R505 Center Lock disc hubs and DT Champion 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Clement X Plor USH, 700 x 35c, 60TPI, protection belt with reflective sidewalls and Kevlar folding bead
Derailleurs Shimano 105 RD-5700GS rear and Shimano 105 FD-5703 front with 28.6mm alloy clamp
Shiftlevers Dura Ace bar end shifter, 30-Speed
Chain Shimano 10-Speed
Cassette Shimano 10-Speed 12-32T
Crankset Shimano FC-R563 triple, 50/39/30T, 170mm (47/50), 172.5mm (53/55), 175mm (57/59/62)
BB Set Shimano BB4600 external
Brakeset TRP HYRD cable actuated hydraulic disc brake with Shimano 160mm rotors and Tektro RL340 road brake levers
Handlebar Jamis Ergo, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 380mm (47), 400mm (50/53), 420mm (55), 440mm (57/59/62)
Stem Jamis adjustable threadless system (ATS) 3D cold forged aluminum stem, 7º x 90mm (47/50), 100mm (53/55), 120mm (57/59/62). ATS shim length 80mm
Tape Fizik Superlight Microsoft Touch with Fizik logo and end plug
Seat Post Ritchey Comp Road, 27.2 x 300mm with cromo seatpin
Saddle Jamis Touring Sport with pressure relief cut-out and hollow chromoly rails
Accessories Full coverage 45mm fenders with adjustable stays and designed mud flaps, Jamis carrier (capacity 25kg/55lbs.) with Jamis logo strap and rear reflector
Sizes 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 62cm
Color Ano Black
Weight 28.75 lbs