Jamis Renegade Explore (2018)

$ 999.00 $ 899.00

Availability: one 51cm left

Jamis' Renegade Explore gravel bike is constructed of double butted aluminum tubing like the Exile but model upgraded with a shock dampening full carbon fork and Shimano Sora drivetrain.

Drivetrain and Brakes

The shifters, front and rear derailleurs are Shimano Sora. The FSA Vero crankset has compact 50/34 chainrings and the rear gears are a hill friendly 11-32.

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

Braking on the Explore 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 stem and handlebars are all Ritchey.

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

Depending on the size the Explore weighs between 21 and 22 lbs. Like everything in cycling weight is inversely related to price.

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

Ride Quality

The Renegades, not just the Explore, 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 Shifting Brakes
Giant Anyroad 2 $970 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Jamis Renegade Explore $999 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Cannondale Synapse Disc $1,000 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Kona Rove DL $1,100 aluminum/aluminum Sora Mechanical Disc
Specialized Diverge E5 Sport $1,150 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc



Frame Jamis Size Specific Design frame geometry, clearance for 700x42c and 650x47c tires. Standard 135mm QR Rear axle.
Fork Jamis Adventure monocoque carbon composite, 12mmThru-Axle.
Headset FSA Orbit C-40B
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 Sora FD-R3000 with 31.8mm alloy clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora RD-R3000 GS
Cassette Shimano HG41 9-speed, 11-32T
Shifters Shimano Sora ST-R3000 Dual Control STI, 18-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