Jamis Aurora Elite
All of the designs and components of the Aurora Elite are intended for providing what the touring cyclist wants most; a reliable bike. Shimano 105 derailleurs are durable and shift easily, the disc brakes offer excellent and consistent stopping power, and the all-steel construction ensures broken frame or components will not be an issue. To add comfort, the fork has an extended head tube which allows the rider to raise or lower his or her riding position depending on preference.
The Aurora Elite uses bar end shifters instead of shifters integrated into the brake levers and while the bar ends are easier to maintain and repair, some cyclists prefer the integrated type for their ease of use. Jamis also includes spoke holders, fenders, and a rear rack with a higher than average weight limit of 55 pounds.