Since 2014, the Jamis Renegade Series has been defining versatility in modern adventure bikes. The key is a finely tuned frame and fork design that maximizes handling and comfort whether you’re road riding with 28mm tires, adding a rack and fenders for commuting on 32’s or exploring the back country wilderness fully loaded up on 40mm rubber.
(Jamis steel and aluminum Renegades will accommodate up to a 700c x 42mm/650 x 47mm tire.)
RENEGADE LEADS THE WAY: ADVENTURE FRAME DESIGN
Starting with a wide and consistent stack and reach range, Jamis set out to design a frame that could handle on or off road conditions while maintaining a comfortable and consistent ride. As you start to review the geo chart you will noticed they have 3 different fork offsets, BB drops and rear center measurements depending on frame size. This is unique.
Jamis set out to ensure every Renegade rider will experience the ultimate in adventure bike performance regardless of their frame size. Most competitors simply design one fork and strap it to every frame size. While this may work just fine for a bicycle that’s designed to be ridden with a single tire size (think a road racing bike), it significantly impacts the handling and ride quality of an adventure bike when swapping out your 28’s for 32s, 40s or even 47mm tires.
Add size specific tubing, where we vary the diameter of the frame tubing depending on frame size and 2 different sized rear triangles and you have what we feel is the perfect adventure geometry for all sized riders and the best riding adventure bike period.
For more details on the various Jamis Renegade models visit: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/renegadeseries.html