Jamis Renegade Explore (2019)

$ 1,079.00

Availability: available to order

The Renegade Explore shares the double butted aluminum tubing frame of the Exile model, upgraded with a shock dampening full carbon fiber fork and a better Shimano 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 Exile 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
Jamis Renegade Explore $1,049 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Cannondale Topstone Sora $1,050 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Kona Rove DL $1,099 aluminum/aluminum Sora Mechanical Disc
Salsa Journeyman $1,099 aluminum/carbon Sora Mechanical Disc
Specialized Diverge E5 $1,100 aluminum/carbon Claris Mechanical Disc
Giant Toughroad GX2 $1,150 aluminum/carbon Sora Hybrid Disc




6061 aluminum frame, 3 waterbottle mounts, rack and fender eyelets, clearance for 700x42 tires.
Fork Monocoque carbon composite, 12mm Thru-axle
Wheels WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 (UST Tubeless Compliant System)
Tires Donnelly X Plor MSO 700 x 36c
Derailleurs Shimano Sora RD-R3000 GS rear and front
Shifters Shimano Sora ST-R3000 Dual Control STI, 18-speed
Chain KMC Z9
Cassette Shimano HG400 9-speed, 11-34T
Crankset FSA Vero, 50/34T
BB Set FSA sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Pedals N/A
Brakeset Tektro Lyra mechanical cable actuated disc
Handlebar Ritchey Evomax Comp, 6061 aluminum
Stem Ritchey 4-Axis 3D forged 6061 alloy
Tape Jamis suede tape with gel inserts
Seat Post Jamis Road, micro-adjust, 27.2 x 350mm
Saddle Selle Royal Asphalt
Sizes 44, 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61
Color Desert Storm