Klein Bicycle Corporation Aura Frames


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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bigsprinter   Road Racer [Jun 15, 2004]

**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.


**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.

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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