Jamis Aurora Elite

Fast, light, and sturdy, this kit will keep you going all season long

The stout chromoly tubing on Jamis’s Aurora Elite (27 lbs) gave us confidence, even on circuitous descents with full loads; the included rack and fenders ensured full integration (no jury-rigging to fit); and the disc brakes made for much easier stopping than the rim variety. The saddle was comfy out of the box, and the bike looks great, too.

Brand: Jamis $1,600
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