Jamis Renegade Exile (2019)

$ 899.00 $ 799.00

Availability: 2 in Stock

The Exile is the most affordable model of the Renegades and is constructed of butted aluminum tubing matched with an aluminum bladed fork.

Like all Renegades it as capable off pavement as it is on.

Outfitted with full coverage fenders and a rear carrier rack, and featuring clearance for studded tires for winter use, the Exile makes for a great year around commuting bike.

Drivetrain and Brakes

The shifters, front and rear derailleurs are Shimano Claris. FSA's Vero crankset has compact 50/34 chainrings and the rear gears are a hill friendly 11-32. Higher gearing is now found only on racing level road models.

The mechanical disc brake calipers are Tektro Lyra mechanical cable actuated with 160mm wavey rotors.

Braking on the Exile is better than standard rim brake calipers, particularly off-pavement, but not as powerful as full hydraulic discs.

Wheels and Contact Points

The remainder of the components are solid. The seatpost, stem and handlebars are all 6061 aluminum.

The wheels are built for durability first and should last the life of the bike. The tires are great, Donnelly's 700 x 36c X-Plor MSO, there are few better multi-surface 700c tires on the market.

Depending on the size the Exile weighs between 23 and 24 lbs. Like everything in cycling weight is inversely related to price.

That said, the Exile is lighter, faster than the equivalent hybrid and more durable and versatile than a comparable road bike.

Ride Quality

The Renegades, not just the Exile, have a body position that is the most comfortable that we have ever ridden on a drop bar bike.

If you are riding for recreation, fitness, touring or commuting and not interested in speed above all else, this bike really is a revelation.

Head to Head Comparison

MSRP Frame/Fork Drivetrain Disc Brakes
Jamis Renegade Exile $899 aluminum/aluminum Shimano Claris Mechanical
Salsa Journeyman $949 aluminum/aluminum Shimano Claris Mechanical
Felt Broam 60 $1,049 aluminum/carbon Shimano Claris Mechanical
Giant Toughroad GX3 $1,050 aluminum/carbon Shimano Claris Mechanical
Specialized Diverge E5 $1,100 aluminum/carbon Shimano Claris Mechanical


Frame 6061 aluminum double-butted SST main frame, clearance for 700x42c and 650x47c tires.
Fork Jamis Adventure 6061 air-formed aluminum
Headset FSA Orbit C-40B Internal/External, 1.5 - 1 1/8"
Wheels WTB i23 STP disc rims with TCS
Hubs Formula alloy 6-bolt hubs, 32H
Spokes 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Clement X Plor MSO 700 x 36c, 30TPI with protection belt
Crankset FSA Vero
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket FSA sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Chain KMC Z7
Front Derailleur Shimano Claris FD-R2000 with 31.8mm alloy clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris RD-R2000 GS
Cassette Shimano HG41 8-speed, 11-32T
Shifters Shimano Claris ST-R2000 Dual Control STI, 16-speed
Handlebars Ritchey Evomax Comp
Tape/Grips Jamis suede tape with gel inserts
Stem Jamis Road 3D
Brake Levers Shimano Claris ST-R2000 levers
Brakes Tektro Lyra mechanical cable actuated disc
Saddle Jamis Road with SL top
Seat Post Jamis Road, micro-adjust, 27.2 x 350mm
Sizing 44cm, 48cm, 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm