Since this has been brought up in a few other threads, I'm curious to know others' opinions. Aside from a higher price and better componentry, the Aurora Elite (a rebadged '07 Nova Cyclocross with a triple crank) generally has...
½-¾" shorter chainstays, wheelbase, and headtube, and slightly higher BB.
One big difference I see is the BIG (53/39/30) crank combined with only a 12/27 cassette. For hilly terrain, I suspect this could be problematic.
Anybody feel that the Aurora Elite would not make a good all-purpose tourer/commuter/city bike? Anybody have a problem with using a carbon fork? It does have eyelets for a front rack.