The least expensive steel frame model in Jamis' Renegade lineup is built with Reynold's 520 tubing, the gold standard is chromoly steel since the 1980s.
The steel frameset, matched with a full carbon fiber fork up front, offers a noticeably better ride quality than comparable aluminum bikes.
The Renegade 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.
|Specialized Diverge E5||$1,300||Claris 2x8
|Trek Domane AL3||$1,350||Sora 2x9|
|Jamis Renegade S4||$1,399||Sora 2x9
|Cannondale Topstone 3||$1,500||Sora 2x9
|Frame||Reynolds 520 chromoly|
|Fork||Full Carbon Fiber
|Wheelset||WTB i23 STS Tubeless Compatible
|Tires||WTB Riddler Comp, 700 x 37|
|Crankset||FSA Vero, 50/34T|
|Cassette||Shimano 9spd, 11-34|
|Brakes||Tektro Lyra Mechanical