The least expensive steel frame model in Jamis' Renegade lineup is built with Reynold's 520 tubing, the gold standard is chromoly steel framesets since the 1980s.
The frameset doesn't ride as well as the carbon fiber Renegades of course, but is a noticeable improvement in ride quality over similarly priced aluminum models.
The S4 is outfitted with Sora components, Shimano's better recreational rider parts kit.
It’s a 9 speed group that's excellent for the money and does most of what the more expensive groups do.
It has mechanical disc brakes instead of hydraulic and weights a bit more, but it has been proven to be very reliable and in our experience needs the least tuneups and adjustments of any Shimano component group.
|Jamis Renegade S4||$1,300||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|
|Cannondale Topstone||TBD||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|
|Giant Toughroad GX1||TBD||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|
|Trek Checkpoint AL3||TBD||Shimano Sora||Mechanical|
|Frame||Reynolds 520 chromoly|
|Fork||Jamis monocoque carbon|
|Headset||FSA IS2, sealed bearing|
|Wheelset||WTB i23 STS
|Tires||WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37|
|Crankset||FSA Vero, 50/34T|
|BB||FSA sealed cartridge|
|F Derailleur||Sora FD-R3000|
|R Derailleur||Sora RD-R3000 GS|
|Cassette||Shimano 9-speed, 11-34T|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Baquiano Comp|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis 3D|
|Brakes||Tektro Lyra mechanical