I posted this in commuting, but haven't received any replies yet. Any ideas:
Hi all. I'm considering a 2009 Jamis Aurora. I've found an online price of $650, which seems good to me. I've read reviews, and one of them states that many of that year/model were missing the front rack mounts, and/or the cutout/relief or whatever it's called on the chainstays that allows for more tire clearance.
I spoke with the retailer, and he was gracious enough to check for me. He says that the Aurora has the front rack mounts, but does not have the chainstay reliefs. He further states that the Aurora Elite does have the reliefs.
Can anyone tell me if the frame should have the chainstay reliefs, or if that is how it was designed, and they are all that way? I've emailed Jamis, but I have no idea how long that will take.