The steel models of the Renegade series are widely reviewed as some of the best gravel bikes under $2,500 made.
Built with Reynold's 520 chromoly steel, the S3 frameset offers a noticeably smoother and more shock absorbing ride quality, both on road or off, compared to similarly priced aluminum frame gravel bikes.
The S3 was the most popular model of the Renegades last year probably because it is the least expensive model equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, which are a big performance upgrade over mechanic disc brakes.
Outfitted with a 2x10 GRX RX400 drivetrain, Shimano's gravel bike specific components that are more durable and multi-surface capable than their road equivalents were.
No matter which Renegade you choose, the frame is designed to ride comfortably on the road or off-road, these bikes are ready to go just about anywhere.
All you need is the desire to pedal and explore.
|Jamis Renegade S3||$1,650||
|Trek Checkpoint AL4||TBD||GRX 400|
|Specialized Diverge Elite E5||$1,700||GRX 400|
|Frame||Reynolds 520 chromoly|
|Fork||Jamis Adventure carbon|
|Headset||FSA IS2, sealed bearing|
|Wheelset||WTB i23 STS|
|Tires||WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37|
|Crankset||FSA Omega 46x30|
|BB||Shimano GRX threaded|
|F Derailleur||Shimano GRX RD-RX400|
|R Derailleur||Shimano GRX RD-RX400|
|Cassette||Shimano GRX, 11-36T|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX ST-RX400|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Baquiano Comp|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis 3D|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Asphalt|