The Exile is the most affordable model of the Renegades and is constructed of butted aluminum tubing with a 4lb frame weight and is matched with an aluminum bladed fork.
Often sold 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, 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 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.
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
|Kona Rove||$849||aluminum/aluminum||Shimano Claris||Mechanical|
|Jamis Renegade Exile||$879||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||$1,150||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|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm|
|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|