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07-14-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

If you're looking at the Marathon Allmotion then...

If you're looking at the Marathon Allmotion then it sounds like weight isn't the biggest concern for you. I've been running the Donnelly Strada USH 40c tubeless lately and it's really nice. Heavy,...
07-14-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

The Renegade can make a pretty sweet endurance...

The Renegade can make a pretty sweet endurance road bike. It would make a great gran fondo bike. The Elite is even relatively light at about 18lbs. Replace its stock tires with somethings like the...
07-10-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By birru

I installed my RD-RX800 over the weekend on my...

I installed my RD-RX800 over the weekend on my 2017 Jamis Renegade Expert, upgrading from the RD-5800-GS. It feels really, really good. The clutch works well at stock settings. I haven't messed with...
07-10-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,532
Posted By birru

Well, technically it was purchased for me as a...

Well, technically it was purchased for me as a gift... but I received the new Ultegra RD-RX800 clutch rear derailleur. It feels noticeably more precise than the 105 5800 derailleur it replaced,...
06-13-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

I'd definitely go with the Escapade over the...

I'd definitely go with the Escapade over the Exploit. $500 to get Ultegra R8000 over 105 5800 alone sounds worth it to me. The R8000 STI hoods and levers feel very nice. The ST800 brake rotors are...
06-03-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,982
Posted By birru

I work in a shop that carries Giant and the...

I work in a shop that carries Giant and the Toughroads are sweet bikes. Giant ships some models "factory tubeless," already taped and with tubeless valves. Those also ship with a couple of bottles of...
05-08-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 31,659
Posted By birru

I only own the Renegade Expert, which is a lower...

I only own the Renegade Expert, which is a lower end heavier carbon frame with Shimano 105, but I absolutely love it and ride the snot out of it. Right now it's 22lbs with pedals, but I'm using WTB...
04-25-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,532
Posted By birru

Got a whole bunch of little things for my...

Got a whole bunch of little things for my Renegade:


Stock SM-RT70 rotors are done (actually beyond worn), so I replaced them with SM-RT81 rotors. Ultegra SM-RT800 rotors are back ordered, and...
03-02-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,528
Posted By birru

Those weights seem pretty on the money for a...

Those weights seem pretty on the money for a burly carbon gravel bike. Jamis advertises their Renegade Elite as 18lbs, but a pound here or there wouldn't be the deciding factor for me. All the gravel...
02-20-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,700
Posted By birru

I think the takeaway from all this is if you can...

I think the takeaway from all this is if you can afford a performance gravel bike and a CX race bike, it's nice to have both. But if you only own one or the other, they can be perfectly adequate for...
01-29-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By birru

Right? Raleigh pricing on Amazon can be bananas....

Right? Raleigh pricing on Amazon can be bananas. Before the holidays a couple of friends were looking for cheap recreational/commuting bikes. They ended up getting his and hers Carlton 8s for about...
01-24-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By birru

Lots of interesting choices there. Some thoughts:...

Lots of interesting choices there. Some thoughts:

-Those Raleighs you mentioned are slick. The Stuntman might be overkill, but it's pretty badass.
-Also check out the Raleigh Tamland. Basically a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,558
Posted By birru

Replaced the poorly "sealed" stock headset on my...

Replaced the poorly "sealed" stock headset on my Jamis Renegade with a CF-40 with sealed cartridge bearings. And no, I'm not going to slam it. ;)
12-06-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

Be on the lookout for deals on 2017 Exploits too....

Be on the lookout for deals on 2017 Exploits too. Killer bike.
12-06-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,532
Posted By birru

Enjoy those brake pads, TimothyH. Mine have been...

Enjoy those brake pads, TimothyH. Mine have been very good to me and have generally been quiet to boot.

Just recently mounted a new pair of WTB Riddler 37c tires. Also had my LBS order a nicer,...
10-25-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

I agree that once you hit the Exploit level you...

I agree that once you hit the Exploit level you don't really need to upgrade unless you're drooling over something you'd like to have. Except the headset. The headset in my Renegade Expert gets...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,321
Posted By birru

I wear the Shimano MW7/MW700 which keeps me very...

I wear the Shimano MW7/MW700 which keeps me very warm and also very dry. They're also walkable.
10-02-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,264
Posted By birru

We've seen the 2018 Renegade Elite and Expat...

We've seen the 2018 Renegade Elite and Expat already, but EIRIN, a Japanese bike shop, has some interesting (and larger!) photos of the other 2018 Renegades on their blog...
09-22-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,264
Posted By birru

I have the 2017 Expert and I like the hits of...

I have the 2017 Expert and I like the hits of neon yellow and lime on the frame. I want a little color in my bike. The 2018 Elite definitely looks boring, but perhaps in person it has more presence....
09-15-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,549
Posted By birru

Just wanted to add that my G-Ones have 2900 miles...

Just wanted to add that my G-Ones have 2900 miles on them according to Strava. The front tire is barely worn. The rear's center tread is nearly worn flat, but the rest of the tread is in great shape....
09-14-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,549
Posted By birru

I love my Schwalbe G-One 40c tires set up...

I love my Schwalbe G-One 40c tires set up tubeless. They're great on nearly any paved and unpaved road surface, but a little wide and lacking in tread for real mud. I suppose if you're not dealing...
08-13-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By birru

This seems like a solid and tempting deal and I'm...

This seems like a solid and tempting deal and I'm not concerned about the weight. I am concerned about how the thicker than specced tubing affects ride quality. Has Rodeo spoken to this?
08-13-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By birru

Your options are to practice riding one handed on...

Your options are to practice riding one handed on both sides and/or get a frame back and a water bladder, or perhaps look into a waist hydration pack that sits low and doesn't cover your whole back.
08-08-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,441
Posted By birru

I've got about 2400mi on my Schwalbe G-Ones. 40mm...

I've got about 2400mi on my Schwalbe G-Ones. 40mm (about 42mm actual) set up tubeless. The front tire still has very fresh looking tread, but the center knobs in the rear are just about gone. The...
07-29-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,906
Posted By birru

According to Strava I got about of 1700mi of all...

According to Strava I got about of 1700mi of all conditions use out of my last set of resin brake pads (Shimano part L02A for BR-RS505 and RS805 flat mount calipers) so I swapped in metallic pads...
07-24-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By birru

Some bikes, like the GT Grade, use a thru axle on...

Some bikes, like the GT Grade, use a thru axle on the fork and a quick release on the rear, which I think is fine, if not quite as desirable as thru axles all around. That would certainly keep the...
07-24-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By birru

The weight difference isn't nothing and I do like...

The weight difference isn't nothing and I do like the ride of the carbon model more overall. Maybe not quite as "lively" feeling, but it does a good job of muting a lot of road chatter. When...
07-24-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By birru

So I have a Jamis Renegade Expert carbon which I...

So I have a Jamis Renegade Expert carbon which I freaking love, but I also tested the Exploit and thought it felt great. It certainly didn't feel like a pig and it's more versatile than the carbon...
07-20-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,906
Posted By birru

Hey Timothy, do you find the metal pads...

Hey Timothy, do you find the metal pads appreciably noisier than the resin pads?
07-04-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By birru

Stain resistance would be the big one for me. One...

Stain resistance would be the big one for me. One of my jerseys has permanent mud stains on it after a long gravel ride that included some wet conditions.
06-24-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 95,443
Posted By birru

2017 Renegade Expert. It has treated me very...

2017 Renegade Expert. It has treated me very well.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4253/35138255340_0bb99c698d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vx3K7C)...
06-05-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,103
Posted By birru

You rock for getting out there and riding a ton!

You rock for getting out there and riding a ton!
Forum: Touring
06-03-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By birru

Yes, I know. ;) https://youtu.be/EVAdt5bH2tE

Yes, I know. ;)

https://youtu.be/EVAdt5bH2tE
Forum: Touring
06-02-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By birru

Oh great, yet another axle standard. :bang:

Oh great, yet another axle standard. :bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,555
Posted By birru

I have the E-M10 which is about the same size and...

I have the E-M10 which is about the same size and I've been considering my options as the weather gets hotter. I think something like the Topeak Mondopack or Mondopack XL might do the trick if you...
05-22-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 491,666
Posted By birru

Nice bike, Unkle Rico. I did my Saturday...

Nice bike, Unkle Rico.

I did my Saturday gravel grind with someone who also had a Crockett in Pink Frosting. Awesome color and awesome bike. She also had blue bar tape which looked really slick.
05-21-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,906
Posted By birru

My Jamis Renegade has Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic...

My Jamis Renegade has Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic brakes that work well and offer good service life with resin pads in nearly all conditions. The big exception was one ride on the C&O Canal towpath in...
05-21-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 491,666
Posted By birru

After a 150+ mile ride I have really good things...

After a 150+ mile ride I have really good things to say about the Jamis Renegade and Schwalbe G-One tubeless tires. The frame is such a good balance of stability and control at speed and the tires...
Forum: Introductions
05-13-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By birru

Welcome! There's a lot of good riding around NoVa.

Welcome! There's a lot of good riding around NoVa.
05-11-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By birru

The Ushuaia wheels look promising and like an...

The Ushuaia wheels look promising and like an excellent alternative to American Classic MTB Race wheels, which I still can't get in Centerlock spec! It's especially frustrating because the MTB Race...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By birru

I'm making a note to check out Papillon as well....

I'm making a note to check out Papillon as well. Thanks for the heads up. Yes, the community in DC is pretty great. As mentioned in another thread, Washington Area Bike Forum...
Forum: Southeast
04-10-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,432
Posted By birru

The MVT is fine to ride and it's scenic near the...

The MVT is fine to ride and it's scenic near the river. You could take that up through Crystal City (dumps you on Crystal Drive) which is very ridable. You could also take Commonwealth up to Four...
04-05-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,112
Posted By birru

I've got a 2017 Renegade Expert with G-One...

I've got a 2017 Renegade Expert with G-One Allround 38c set up tubeless. They measure out at 41mm +/-0.5mm. Zero issues with clearance in the rear and there's definitely room for 45mm up front. You'd...
03-28-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,951
Posted By birru

Great analogy. I haven't tried metallic pads...

Great analogy. I haven't tried metallic pads myself, but the stock resin pads on my Jamis Renegade have been stellar so far in dry and wet conditions mostly on pavement, with gravel and hardpack...
03-13-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,521
Posted By birru

Wow, that sounds insane. Also, methinks the...

Wow, that sounds insane. Also, methinks the profanity filter here is a little overzealous.
02-17-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,262
Posted By birru

The Exploit is a sweet bike and it was a tough...

The Exploit is a sweet bike and it was a tough call between it and the carbon Expert. I wound up with the Expert. I'm a leggy 5'11" and the 56 fits me perfectly. Based on your description I think the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By birru

The Crossrip, Cross Check and RLT 9 are all solid...

The Crossrip, Cross Check and RLT 9 are all solid choices.

I'd also add the Kona Wheelhouse, which is a hell of a frame and comes with a decent component selection for $1599.

Another bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,933
Posted By birru

Hunt seems to make some really compelling wheels...

Hunt seems to make some really compelling wheels that seem durable for their weight at fair prices. I'm seriously eyeing the 4Season Aero V2 (road) and the 30Carbon Aero Disc (gravel/road). I'm...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,125
Posted By birru

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by...

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by bike?

I can turn some exercise into transportation. After a rough day at work it often allows me to come home feeling refreshed. It allows me to...
02-07-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,222
Posted By birru

When I first got my Specialized Hard Rock (back...

When I first got my Specialized Hard Rock (back when I was 14) I was showing it off to my friends. My road bike's brakes were very weak, so I grabbed a handful of brake lever to stop like I usually...
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