The steel models of the Renegade series are widely reviewed as some of the best sub $2,500 gravel bikes made and the S3 is the best selling of the three.
Probably because the S3 is the least expensive that is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, which are a huge performance upgrade over mechanic disc brakes.
Outfitted with Shimano GRX 400 gravel bike specific components, that are more durable and capable off-road than their road equivalents are.
Built with Reynold's 520 chromoly steel and matched with a full carbon fork up front, the S3 frameset offers a noticeably smoother and more shock absorbing ride quality, both on road or off, than similarly priced aluminum frame gravel bikes.
|Cannondale Topstone 2||$1,700||GRX 400|
|Jamis Renegade S3||$1,700||
|Trek Checkpoint AL4||$1,700||GRX 400|
|Specialized Diverge Elite E5||$1,700||GRX 400|
|Frame||Reynolds 520 chromoly|
|Fork||Full Carbon Fiber|
|Wheelset||WTB i23 Tubeless Compatible
|Tires||WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37|
|Crankset||FSA Omega 46 x 30|
|Drivetrain||Shimano GRX RD-RX400|
|Cassette||Shimano GRX, 11-36|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX RX400 Hydraulic|