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Old 03-01-11, 03:33 PM
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Jamis Aroura

Hi all,

I hang out over on C&V and I'm becoming interested in the touring bikes, and wonder if anyone has any input on the 2001 Jamis Aurora?

Thanks in advance.....

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I have one. I like it. My frame cracked because of a bad weld after about a year, which is bad, but Jamis replaced the frame free of charge (and will for the lifetime of the bike), which is good.Plan on replacing the saddle.

It'is a great compromise bike for its price range. Is has granny gears enough for big loads, but can still kick out some reasonable speed for commuting or randonneuring. Some people find the second set of brakes excessive - they certainly aren't essential. It's basically the bastard child of a randonneuring, CX, and touring bike (even though they advertise it as a touring bike). If you're looking for something touring specific, there are probably better bikes for the price.
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I have a 2009 Jamis Aurora and loved it for commuting 22 miles each way when the weather is a tad warmer. Not sure how different it is from the 2001, but the Aurora line is nice. It was comfortable before my neck injury (non bike related). Some people don't like the adjustable stem that came with the 09 but I actually liked being able to lower it or raise it depending on how I felt at the time. I actually like the extra brake levers when travelling through slow, car crowded parts of town. Stock saddle sucks, but I've felt that way about any stock saddle I've ever tried.

I'm looking to sell if anyone is interested so I can move into a recumbent, just PM me. If it wasn't for the injury you'd have to pry the bike from my dead, cold hands.
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Mine is an '08, but I doubt there's been too much change...looks like they've spec'd up one level on shifters/derailleurs and swapped the wheel brand.

It's a well-built bike and performs quite nicely. Not sure there's much more to say about it. It is a mass-produced bike made of a mid-range steel, so it's not particularly refined, nor is it a high-tech wonder, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I loved it until my wife got a Marinoni, and now it seems clunky in comparison...but that's just the envy talking.
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Mine is an '06. 24,551 miles on it including the Southern Tier. No failures, lots of worn out parts replaced, but no failures...
replaced the saddle on day one. Upgraded and replaced the wheels at 6,000 miles when the rear bearings were done. Upgraded and replaced the bottom bracket at about 5,000 miles.

Only way I would part with it would be if someone offered me a ridiculous amount of money for it.....about as likely as young attractive women are going to notice that I exist.....
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