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04-29-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 841
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Posted By Derekve

You're welcome! I have the basic Planet Bike...

You're welcome!

I have the basic Planet Bike Full fenders. They are pretty basic and easy to mount (on my bike anways). What other fenders are you considering?
04-28-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,324
Posted By Derekve

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04-27-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,596
Posted By Derekve

I have a 2015 Sirrus base with Ergon GP4...

I have a 2015 Sirrus base with Ergon GP4 grips/bar ends and I'm very happy with them. Comfortable and very helpful for me when riding 20+ miles in particular.
04-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,324
Posted By Derekve

The Planet Bike Eco Rack. It is smaller than I...

The Planet Bike Eco Rack. It is smaller than I thought, but it's not a major issue for me. Overall I like it. No issue fitting it Planet Bike fenders.
04-22-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,772
Posted By Derekve

😁... I am like you and have been holding out...

😁... I am like you and have been holding out going tubeless, but I think I am willing to give it a shot. The tubeless ready overides with tubes feel quick, so I'd imagine the tubed version would be...
04-21-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,772
Posted By Derekve

The $39.99 Overides on biketiresdirect look to be...

The $39.99 Overides on biketiresdirect look to be the tubed only (non tubeless ready) ones. Not sure if that will be an issue for you, but wanted to give you a heads up incase you didn't catch that...
04-20-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,772
Posted By Derekve

I am another in favor of the Hutchinson Overides....

I am another in favor of the Hutchinson Overides. I am using the 35mm tubed on a Jamis Renegade Expat. Can average 18-19 mph on road rides (20-40 mile rides). 16-17 on mixed rides (same distances)...
06-16-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By Derekve

I have the same bike and my LBS said 700x35 will...

I have the same bike and my LBS said 700x35 will fit. Anything bigger will depend on how much the tires actually measure out once on rims.

For example my 700x36 xplor mso's on my other bike, a...
06-10-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Thanks for that info. I will look into those...

Thanks for that info. I will look into those tires. Wasn't looking for tubeless, but may consider it after reading more about it
06-07-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Has anyone mounted a 28mm tire on their jamis...

Has anyone mounted a 28mm tire on their jamis renegade with the i23 rims? I think I'm going to get some panaracer gravelking slicks for faster road rides and some hardpack dirt. Curious to see what...
04-27-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By Derekve

I have a sirrus base with vbrakes that I use for...

I have a sirrus base with vbrakes that I use for commuting, city riding, and bike/gravel paths. I love it. I owned a crosstrail disc for 2 years prior and it was an just an ok bike imo. I know many...
04-23-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

As quoted above...still a very nice bike :) and...

As quoted above...still a very nice bike :) and most importantly you love it!
What rack did you put on it?
04-09-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,282
Posted By Derekve

I'd check with specialized or your LBS as...

I'd check with specialized or your LBS as different tire brands and rim combos can vary width wise. My 2015 sirrus base fits 35mm, but I run 32mm which was the stock size.
04-07-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,534
Posted By Derekve

The TRP Sprye brakes on the expat are well...

The TRP Sprye brakes on the expat are well reviewed and are considered to be among the, if not the, best mechanical disc brakes on the market. Tektro gets mixed reviews, but may be just fine and not...
04-06-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,534
Posted By Derekve

Check out the Jamis Renegade series of bikes. I...

Check out the Jamis Renegade series of bikes. I have the Expat and love it. It is a steel frame/carbon fork "adventure" bike. Personally, i wouldn't worry about rust if you take decent care of it.
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03-26-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,324
Posted By Derekve

Great looking bike indeed!!

Great looking bike indeed!!
03-26-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,831
Posted By Derekve

Hopefully you get the opportunity to test out the...

Hopefully you get the opportunity to test out the Expat and the Jari so YOU can narrow down what you want. What other brand bikes do you have nearby?
03-25-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,831
Posted By Derekve

I love my 2018 Expat. I find the gearing fine for...

I love my 2018 Expat. I find the gearing fine for 50/50 pavement and gravel. Running clement 40mm clement mso's. Tiagra shifts well and much better than anything claris or sora bikes I've tested. TRP...
03-23-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Derekve

As many will mention, seats comfort is very...

As many will mention, seats comfort is very subjective. One thing I've noticed over the years riding with different seats is that sometimes wider ones with more padding caused more chafing during...
03-22-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

Thank you both for your input, I appreciate it! I...

Thank you both for your input, I appreciate it! I do realize there will be discomfort I will need to get use to, but now I know I was fit "too aggressively" from the get go. The discomfort or pain...
03-20-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

Yea, I completely understand the feeling. Other...

Yea, I completely understand the feeling. Other than the one stem change I plan on doing here soon, I just need to strengthen and adapt.
03-20-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

I've ridden my new bike every day since my...

I've ridden my new bike every day since my initial post, adding miles to each ride. 12, 16, 20 miles might not be long to you, but for me, with work and family, I don't have the time right now to...
03-20-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

Thank you everyone above with your input. I plan...

Thank you everyone above with your input. I plan on working out more, especially my upper body. I will slowly increase my ride distance too. I spoke with my bike fitter and she thinks I should try a...
03-20-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Has any Jamis Renegade steel/aluminum frame...

Has any Jamis Renegade steel/aluminum frame owners run WTB Resolute tires on their bikes? Even though the tires are listed as 42mm wide, I've read some reviews that when they are fully inflated, they...
03-19-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By Derekve

Yea, if I can't test ride a bike, I wouldn't buy...

Yea, if I can't test ride a bike, I wouldn't buy it. Others have and were fine, but I couldn't do that.

Alloy frames have come a long way, but I think steel has too! The Expat is actually lighter...
03-18-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

Yea, my best guess right now is that I need to...

Yea, my best guess right now is that I need to strengthen those muscles.
03-18-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Derekve

Discomfort on 1st longer Drop bar bike ride

I recently got a 2018 Jamis Renegade Expat and had a professional fitting done. Stem & seat adjusted, etc. I just got back from a 12 mile ride (only had a few 2-3 mile rides prior with no discomfort)...
03-17-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By Derekve

I understand what you mean lol. It's difficult...

I understand what you mean lol. It's difficult going into a bike shop and not buy something... or two. Like you, I'm always looking to either improve or try something different on my bikes.

With...
03-17-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By Derekve

lol yea I've learned the hard way not calling...

lol yea I've learned the hard way not calling ahead. But it sounds like you got a few things you "needed" right?? :)
03-17-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By Derekve

Yes, the Journeyman does look like a great...

Yes, the Journeyman does look like a great option. I sort of wish it was released before I got the expat. Only because I like testing out as many options as possible lol. Let us know what you think...
03-17-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,389
Posted By Derekve

I agree. I like the 650b drop bar sora option in...

I agree. I like the 650b drop bar sora option in particular. Great option for those who have a strict budget and want a "do it all" bike.
03-17-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By Derekve

I just recently bought an Expat and love it so...

I just recently bought an Expat and love it so far. I do not have any experience with Fuji so I cannot compare, but I think the most important thing is to make sure you get a good fitting no matter...
03-09-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By Derekve

I recently got an Expat and so far I really like...

I recently got an Expat and so far I really like it. I considered a few other bikes, including the Straggler (didn't get to test ride one though), but knew I wanted the Expat right after the test...
03-09-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

For those interested... Had my bike fitting today...

For those interested... Had my bike fitting today and my stem was replaced with a 90mm +6 degree one. Amazing what 20mm's can do lol.
03-08-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Yes, I agree! Jamis bikes are a good value. The...

Yes, I agree! Jamis bikes are a good value. The Tamland is a nice bike as well and I did consider it when researching gravel/adventure bikes.
03-05-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By Derekve

One thing i like about the salsa and surly brands...

One thing i like about the salsa and surly brands is that they (websites) give you almost every little detail about their frames, like what tire range size will fit, fork options, etc etc.
03-05-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

That is a nice bike! After playing around with a...

That is a nice bike! After playing around with a stem calculator, i think a 90cm stem with a +15 will be my best bet. It will shorten my reach 25mm but only raise the height 2 mm or so.
03-04-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Yes, very similar. I get a full fitting this...

Yes, very similar. I get a full fitting this friday. The lady who is doing the fitting mentioned saddle position, height, and stem length etc. I'm looking forward to it to say the least. How much was...
03-04-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

I did not test ride any other renegades because...

I did not test ride any other renegades because of my budget and I knew I wanted steel and not aluminum. I think the Expat is a much better choice than the Exile. I know I'd be happy with the 15% off...
03-04-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,324
Posted By Derekve

My Sirrus is a sirrIOus (get it?? lol) commuter...

My Sirrus is a sirrIOus (get it?? lol) commuter now :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Derekve

The sandworm frame should fit 29x2.6 tires...

The sandworm frame should fit 29x2.6 tires correct? Considering it can fit 29x3.0.

I'm considering this bike because of its versatility in tire sizes, steel frame, and as my one bike mountain bike
03-01-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Derekve

Congrats on the new bike! Please let me know what...

Congrats on the new bike! Please let me know what you think of it after a few rides. This is one of a few mountain bikes i am considering to buy
02-26-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Thank you for sharing this!

Thank you for sharing this!
02-26-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Thats what the guy at my LBS pointed out to me....

Thats what the guy at my LBS pointed out to me. He said the Expat is the best combo of value and quality components in his opinion. Said it could be upgraded over time and didn't like the price jump...
02-26-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Thanks everyone for all your input! After...

Thanks everyone for all your input! After checking out other forums/websites, it seems like the reach issue is a common problem for most. Luckily it seems that getting a shorter stem, generally 20mm...
02-25-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

ahh ok i looked into it and understand. I'm...

ahh ok i looked into it and understand. I'm hoping to go this weekend and get the professional bike fitting done. Im confident switching to a shorter stem will be one change. I just feel that if the...
02-25-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Thank you both above for your replies! Sounds...

Thank you both above for your replies! Sounds like i will be better off with the 61 frame and tweaking it with a 90mm stem 1st. Sorry this is such a noob question, but what does flipping the stem up...
02-25-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 101,888
Posted By Derekve

Hi everyone, I just purchased a 2018...

Hi everyone,


I just purchased a 2018 Expat size 61. I got to take a short test ride before buying it (felt good during the ride), but was slightly concerned about the reach. It's a stretch!! The...
02-08-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,539
Posted By Derekve

A friend of mine has a 2017 Specialized Diverge...

A friend of mine has a 2017 Specialized Diverge that he likes a lot. It has an endurance (more upright) geometry and uses it for 30+ mile rides on roads, bike paths, and gravel. It is more road...
02-02-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,324
Posted By Derekve

You're welcome. That is cooold! I admire your...

You're welcome. That is cooold! I admire your toughness :). I don't have the proper attire to ride in the cold like that; something I plan on figuring out soon though. I live in MI so it gets pretty...
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