BIKE OF THE WEEK: JAMIS RENEGADE

The original gravel bike

Starting with a wide and consistent stack and reach range, Jamis set out to design a frame that could handle on or off-road conditions while maintaining a comfortable and consistent ride. As you start to review the geo chart you will notice there are 3 different fork offsets, BB drops and rear center measurements depending on frame size. This is unique.

The Jamis Renegade S3 uses size-specific design frame geometry with SST Reynolds 520 double-butted Chromoly.
The rest of the S3 build is fairly well spec’d for the price.

 

  • WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 (UST Tubeless Compliant System) disc rims
  • Shimano GRX ST-RX400 Dual Control STI, 10-speed
  • FSA OMEGA Modular DM MegaExo Crankset
  • Shimano GRX BR-RX400 flat mount hydraulic disc brakes

ADVENTURE FORK DESIGN

Jamis set out to ensure every Renegade rider will experience the ultimate in adventure bike performance regardless of their frame size. Most companies simply design one fork and strap it to every frame size. While this may work just fine for a bicycle that’s designed to be ridden with a single tire size (think a road racing bike), it significantly impacts the handling and ride quality of an adventure bike when swapping out your 28’s for 32s, 40s or even 47mm tires.

Add size-specific tubing, the diameter of the frame tubing varies depending on frame size, and 2 different sized rear triangles and you have what they feel is the perfect adventure geometry for all sized riders and the best riding adventure bike.

The Renegade S3 complete bike is a smoking deal at $1799.95 For more info, head to Jamisbikes.com

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