I'm not sure buying every new bike needs its own thread, but I like seeing pics, and know most of you do too. Plus I'm excited about this one, since I don't buy a bike of this caliber every day, and haven't seen another of these.
After a revolving door of bikes the past three years, I'm hoping to spend less time wrenching & shopping and more time riding. I'd like to do more 30+ mile weekend rides, but am not interested in the race pace of most groups - I prefer to smell the flowers averaging 15-16mph instead of struggling toward 20mph. Hence this, a 62cm 2009 Jamis Aurora Elite. A steel sport tourer - just what I'm looking for. Not as rugged as a Surly LHT, much softer than a typical Cannondale that I see around here. I've only got 15 miles on it to date.
If you're not familiar, this is:
- Reynolds 631 steel frame with steel fork
- 105 brifters, 105 triple front der, Ultegra rear der
- 30/39/50 crank, 12-27 rear
- Mavic CXP22 rims with Tiagra hubs
- Stock tires are 700x32mm Vittoria Randonneurs rated for only 75psi (bouncy!)
- Canti brakes
Just a few accessories on so far. Future upgrades will include fenders (likely silver SKS P45), and possibly a honey Brooks B17 & an Acorn saddlebag. Then it will be complete!
Others on the short list that I like/considered:
Masi Speciale Randonneur
Cannondale Synapse 5