The one bike to rule them all – road, gravel, trail, commute – even light touring. There’s a lot of options out there now, but one of the first we stocked is back again, better than ever – the Jamis Renegade.
This time around, we have six different versions on offer, (and very limited 2018 models) starting with alloy and moving into Reynolds steel, before now topping out with carbon.
You can get our full review here, but below gives you a quick overview.
The entry-level Renegade Explore has a few small upgrades on previous years, with WTB rims and a Shimano 11-34T cassette. Returning is the 6061 aluminium frame and fork, with Shimano Sora drivetrain (2×9) and Tektro Lyra disc brakes. An incredibly capable bike, it’s also a little more affordable for a daily commuter, ride to school or a winter bike. Unlike many at this pricepoint, its geometry is also designed around each individual size (they haven’t just sized up/down using the same angles).
The Renegade Expat has had the strongest demand in previous years, and when compared with lower models it moves to Reynolds 520 double-butted ChroMoly steel frame and carbon fork. Drivetrain is up to Shimano Tiagra (2×10) with TRP Spyre disc brakes.
Next up, the Renegade Exploit has the superior Reynolds 631 double-butted ChroMoly steel frame, running SRAM Apex 1 gears (1×11), brakes (hydraulic discs) and cranks.
The final in the steel trio, the Renegade Escapade was our previous upper level and it’s a ripper. Based on the same frame as the Exploit, you get SRAM Force 1 groupset, brakes and cranks. Our General Manager Stu’s main steed for his daily Eltham-Carlton North all weather, all conditions, all surfaces commute (his is never this clean!)
Given the interest in the Renegade series, and many people’s demands for gravel styled bikes to do everything, it stands to reason some riders want to go lighter and more supple. And so, we now stock two full carbon models.
The Renegade Expert has much of the same spec as the Escapade, but swaps out the steel frame for their Renegade Adventure Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon frame, and moves up to Shinamo 105 groupset and brakes. It’s also a looker in an eyecatching blue.
Nothing is spared with the Renegade Elite. Ultegra throughout, a superior Renegade Adventure Elite Omniad frame and fork and Stans Crest MK3 tubeless wheelset. The Ultegra rear derailleur features a clutch, for the best of shifting performance.
Contact us quickly, as always, the Jamis Renegades at all levels will speed out the door.