When Mondays roll around, ever have the feeling that you just want to get away? Jamis aims to help you do it, without boarding zones or security lines.

The Jamis Renegade Exploit falls in the middle of the model series with a Reynolds 631 steel frame, carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes and a suggested retail of $2,099. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

The Jamis Renegade Exploit falls in the middle of the model series with a Reynolds 631 steel frame, carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes and a suggested retail of $2,099. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

Jamis had several models of its popular Renegade bike line on display at the Sea Otter Classic including the adventure series of bikes headed by the Renegade Elite. This bike was first launched at Interbike back in 2014, when we took our first look at the all-arounder. This bike has proven so popular, Jamis has expanded the line to five different models with two carbon frames, two steel and one alloy, with a consistent naming scheme:

  • Renegade Elite – $3,899 monocoque carbon frame, carbon fork
  • Renegade Expert – $2,699 monocoque carbon frame, carbon fork
  • Renegade Exploit – $2,099 Reynolds 631 steel frame, carbon fork
  • Renegade Expat – $1,199 Reynolds 520 chromoly steel frame, carbon fork, mech. disc brakes
  • Renegade Exile – $799 6061 aluminum frame, 6061 aluminum fork, mech. disc brakes

Whether you want to go bike packing, do a gravel fondo or even bang bars in a cyclocross race, Jamis’ Renegade, by definition, isn’t constrained by laws, norms or labels.

The Blackburn packs offer lots of storage space and expandability. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

The Blackburn packs offer lots of storage space and expandability. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

For the Renegade Elite, Jamis uses a monocoque carbon fiber frame with a molding process the company calls “Near Net,” claimed to optimize how the fibers are compressed and set. Jamis also uses SSD tubing, which stands for size-specific diameters. This also means that the brand uses different length chainstays, different BB drops and different fork rakes depending on what size you ride.

The carbon frame features internal cable routing, an integrated seat post clamp, EVO386 carbon BB shell and tapered head tube. The oversized asymmetrical chainstays use flat mount disc brakes and have exposed carrier/fender mount eyelets, carbon dropouts, replaceable front derailleur mount and rear derailleur hanger. Axle spacing is 12x142mm in the rear and the carbon front fork uses a 12mm thru-axle. The Jamis MTS (Modular Thru-axle System) carbon fork also features flat mount disc brakes, internal cable routing and water bottle eyelets.

If you need further clarification for what type of rider the Renegade is for, Jamis has released a promotional video for the series with Thomas Turner.

The top of the line Renegade Elite is shown fully kitted with Blackburn bikepacking gear. The Elite has a carbon monocoque frame and carbon fork with a Shimano Ultegra 2x11 drivetrain and a retail price of $3,899. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

The top of the line Renegade Elite is shown fully kitted with Blackburn bikepacking gear. The Elite has a carbon monocoque frame and carbon fork with a Shimano Ultegra 2×11 drivetrain and a retail price of $3,899. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © G. Kato / Cyclocross Magazine

We hope to get a review Renegade in for testing, stay tuned for more info.

See our ever-growing stream of new cyclocross and gravel-oriented bikes, wheels, tires, components and cycling gear from 2017 Sea Otter here.

Jamis Renegade Elite Specs:

MSRP: $3,899 complete
Frame: Jamis SSD Omniad M30 monocoque carbon fiber frame
Fork: Jamis Adventure ECO monocoque carbon
Headset: Ritchey Pro Drop-In, sealed bearing with nylon upper compression ring, 1.5 – 1 1/8”
Wheels: American Classic MTB RACE Tubeless Centerlock 11-speed wheelset
Hubs: American Classic hubs with sealed bearings, front 12mm/rear 12×142 thru-axle
Tires: Clement X Plor MSO 700 x 36c, 60TPI, protection belt and Kevlar folding bead
Derailleurs: Shimano 11-speed Ultegra RD-6800 GS rear and Ultegra FD-6800 braze-on front
Shifters: Shimano ST-R685 Dual Control STI with hydraulic disc brakes, 22-speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG601
Cassette: Shimano 11-speed, 11-32T
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 50/34T
BB Set: Enduro EVO PressFit 30 with Wheels MFG EVO adaptors
Brakeset: Shimano BR-RS805 hydraulic disc brakes,
Brake Rotors: Shimano Centerlock Ice Tech Freeza 160mm rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano ST-R685 Dual Control STI levers
Handlebar: Ritchey Evomax Comp, 6061 aluminum, 73 reach, 120 drop with 12° flare
Stem: Ritchey Comp 4-Axis, 3D net forged 6061 alloy
Tape: Fizik Microtex Superlight Soft Touch with gel inserts
Seatpost: Ritchey Comp Carbon, 27.2 x 350mm, 25mm offset with Jamis 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp
Saddle: Fizik Aliante Delta
Sizes: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Color: Carbon
Weight (claimed): 19.00 lbs
Warranty: limited lifetime warranty for the original, registered owner on frame and fork
More info: jamisbikes.com

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