Living in Phoenixville has been pivotal in sparking my interest in cycling. Phoenixville is not only a fantastic hub for food and beverage enthusiasts but for cyclists as well. Phoenixville is nestled amongst the Perkiomen River Trail, Valley Forge, and Schuylkill Trail. It is common to find the coffee shops and bars littered with cyclists taking breaks from the trail systems.
Last year I purchased a hybrid bike from the Twisted Cog, a local bike shop. It was a perfect suiter for everything in the area. As the months went by I could feel myself improving and soon I felt I needed something more.
After months of research and many trips to local area bike shops for demos, I had found the winner.
Enter the Jamis Renegade Exploit
Specs for the lazy
|Frame||Reynolds 631 double-butted chromoly main tubes, 44mm head tube for tapered fork, threaded BB shell.|
|Fork||Adventure ECO monocoque carbon composite|
|Headset||FSA Orbit ITA B|
|Wheels||WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0|
|Tires||Donnelly X Plor MSO Tubeless, 650 x 40c|
|Derailleurs||SRAM Apex 1 Long cage|
|Shiftlevers||SRAM Apex 1 HydroR levers|
|Cassette||SRAM 1130 11-speed|
|Crankset||SRAM Apex, XSYNC 40T|
|Brakeset||SRAM Apex 1 HydroR hydraulic disc brakes|
|Handlebar||Ritchey Evomax Comp|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis 3D forged 6061|
|Tape||Fizik Microtex Superlight Soft Touch with gel inserts|
|Seat Post||Jamis carbon fiber micro-adjust|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Asphalt with integrated clip system|
My first ride - Perkiomen Trail to Perkiomen Cycles