Fusing together the sensibilities of both a city bike and a road bike, the 2011 Jamis Aurora Elite is looking to make a new type of bike dubbed the Town bike for both urban users and cyclo-tourists.
Looking to cement this new standard, the new Aurora Elite bike uses a unique frame, a Reynolds 631 seamless air-hardened chromoly main tube with SST tubing diameters, double-tapered heat-treated cromo stays as well as an extended headtube with reinforced collars, custom laster cut road disc dropouts with double eyelets. The bike will have a fork with forged dropouts with a single eyelet. The chasis has been designed to take the majority of the force of impact from the road during road bike adventures.
The bike wheels uses a Mavic A119 double-wall black rims coupled with CNC sidewalls, 32H with formula alloy disc hubs with stainless steel spokes and nickel-plated nipples. The bike is shipped with tires from Vittoria Randonneur Pro with double-shield puncture protection.
Derailleurs, shiftlevers and cassettes for the bike are catered by SRAM. Jamis is proud to bring in the efficient performance of the SRAM APEX for the derailleur as well as a 20-speed APEX DoubleTap. Other accessories and equipments for this road bike include a seat post from Ritchey Comp V2 Road, with cromo seatpin, 27.2 x 300mm as well as blade runner flat alloy anodized fenders and an alloy rear carrier.
Sizes range from 47 all the way to 62 centimeters. Sadly the bike will only be produced in one color, which is antique bronze. It’ll weight 27.50 pounds and is currently priced at $1,700.