Klein Bicycle Corporation Aura Frames

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1320.00

Product Description

Klein's Aura frame features Gradient ZR9000 aluminum tubing mated to carbon-fiber seatstays for a sweet blend of efficiency and comfort. It comes with Bontrager's Race Lite fork, which offers potent handling, a smooth ride and flex-free braking.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bigsprinter a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2004

Strengths:    **Light and laterally STIFF
**reasonably compliant for a compact aluminum frame
**long top tube and compact geometry improved fit for me and reduced drop from saddle to stem

**Bontrager parts, while not glamorous, are light, stiff and durable. Stem length, bar width and crank length all seem well sized.

**internal cables look nice and make it easy to clean the frame

**Lower bottom bracket and steep head angle make this bike really carve the corners.

**Beautiful Klein finish (Blue Linear)

Factoring in the beautiful paint, internal cables and the solid Klein frame this bike is a pretty good value relative to other brands, and it's also $500 less than the comparable Quantum from Klein.

Weaknesses:    **steering could be considered too quick, even twitchy for a newer rider

**Internal cables will be a pain to replace when the time comes

**"micro" dropouts are light but you always get grease on your fingers when changing out the rear wheel.
**Klein downgraded the cassette, chain and BB to 105. Not a biggie, I'll upgrade the chain and cassette when they wear out, but would like the Ultegra BB.

Bottom Line:   
Bought mine as a complete bike with Ultegra (Aura XV). First new bike in 5 years, and first Klein.

Chose the Aura over the Quantum because I"m long in the torso and got a better fit from the compact geometry. Oh, and it was $500 less than the comparable Quantum and almost as light.

Light, stiff, quick handling ride ideal for bigger riders and sprinters

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Favorite Ride:   anything flat

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Station, La

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale CAAD4

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra except where Klein downgraded the cassette, chain and BB.

Bontrager Race/Race light parts kit.

Flite saddle only change from stock.

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Bontrager Aura 5 (Need opinions)

Looking to upgrade my wheels and have a chance to buy some slightly used Bontrager Aura 5's. Slight cosmetic blemish on the rear sidewall but structurally in great shape and the LBS is going to give to me for $500. He knows I am on a budget and don't want to break the bank until I buy a new bike fro ... Read More »

Bontrager Aura 5/Aura 5 TLR

Hi guys, does anyone own or have any experience with the Bontrager Aura 5 wheel or the new TLR version. I am unlikely to use the TLR aspect but am looking for a good alu/carbon option and these seem to get good reviews. The weight for all of these types of wheels seems to be the same give or take ... Read More »

3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars Due to Risk of Injury

[IMG]http://www.cpsc.gov/Global/Images/Recall/2013/13181/LARGE_AURA%20PRO%20handlebars.jpg[/IMG] Details on the recall can be found on the [URL="http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/3T-Design-Recalls-Cervelo-Bicycles-with-Aura-Pro-Handlebars/#Remedy"]Consumer Product Safety Commission website[/URL]. ... Read More »

Bontrager Aura 5 - for Madone 5.2

I just upgraded to Madone 5.2 and looking to upgrade my wheels. Anybody have experience with these wheels - good or bad, any other you would recommend. I ride about 120 miles a week, during the season and 60 miles once a week in the colder months. i plan on doing couple of 100 mile rid ... Read More »

Bontrager Aura 5

Does anyone have any feedback on this wheelset? They're fairly new and I haven't been able to find a whole lot of feedback on the internet. Searched RBR forums and there wasn't much either. I have the opportunity to get a set for $920 from my LBS. My concern is that I weigh in at 185-190 and don' ... Read More »

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