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Thoughts on a Jamis Renegade Exploit

Old 05-23-19, 06:21 PM
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Thoughts on a Jamis Renegade Exploit

Thinking of buying one as a commuter and do-all bike. Anyone have any actual hands-on experience with these bikes?
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I got a Jamis renegade expat this year. I've put about 3or4 hundred miles on it. Initial thoughts are good. The seat that it came with did not work for me. The wheel set is also pretty crappy but that's not unusual for a bike to cut corners on a wheel set. I have also been pretty disappointed with the paint job. It seems to chip pretty easy. Like around the eyelets after mounting and dismounting a rack the paint is all chipped and working its away out and away from the eyelet. With that said with a new saddle and wheels I freaking love the bike. The steel frame really is a joy to ride and the geometry is spot on for stretching out and enjoying a ride. The expat is definitely not the lightest in the line up but it's really great. I think you'll be happy with a renegade. I took it for a hill ride at a state park attached a pic.
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^Nice color!^
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Check this thread: Jamis Renegade owners

I love my Escapade :-)
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I have the Expert which is the CF version. I like it a lot for riding around town. Smooths out the pavement. I have taken it off road a few times and enjoyed it there too. I would have been happy with the Exploit, but I got a better deal on the Expert.
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