Inspired by the likes of Dustin Klien and my good friend Adam Tran I decided it was time to embark on locating my next bike.

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
Component Description
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
Chain SRAM PC1110
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
Sizes 58
Color Flat Steel
Weight 23.50 lbs

My first ride - Perkiomen Trail to Perkiomen Cycles