|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Vittoria Randonneur Pro, 700 x 32c w/puncture protection and reflective sidewalls|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 12-30|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end|
|Stem||NVO aluminum, adjustable|
|Brakes||Avid BB-7 mechanical disc, 6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Jamis Touring Sport|
|Seatpost||Ritchey Comp Road|
|Accessories & Extras||Fenders, rear rack, chainstay spoke carrier|
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...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.
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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