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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