Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who liked the Jamis Renegade adventure gravel road bike. According to the brand, dealers and riders have been clamoring for more of it, particularly ones made of steel.
To oblige, they’re launching two new models, the Renegade Exploit with Reynolds 631 tubing and Renegade Expat with Reynolds 520. Both are 2016 models that’ll hit retailers this summer, but we suspect we’ll get some hands on them at Sea Otter next week. The video gives just a glimpse, the pics below do much more…
The Exploit, above, gets the higher end frame and better drivetrain and brakes. Spec hasn’t been divulged, but it’s looking like 105 and TRP HyRD calipers.
The Expat has the 520 frame with FSA cranks and TRP Spyre mechanical calipers. We’re guessing it’s a Ritchey cockpit on both, Clement tires and Alex Rims’ ATD470 Disc rims. If they follow suit with the carbon fiber Renegade, they’ll have 42mm tire clearance (35mm with fenders) and have mounts for those plus racks.