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Size Specific Design (SSD) is the Jamis design philosophy and technique used to create the best possible riding bike for each size rider. Rather than limiting frame size variations to just different length top, seat and head tubes lengths, we take an all-inclusive look at each frame’s total configuration. We start by plotting stack and reach--the two most critical coordinates in bike fitting. Stack is the vertical line measurement from the BB center to the (real or imaginary) horizontal TT line. Reach is the horizontal line from head tube center to the vertical BB line. The two create an inverted “L” to then build outward from.
With SSD we offer four different BB drops and three rear centers (or rear triangles) in addition to the natural variety in tube lengths as bikes move from size-to-size. This approach to frame making helps create an effective custom “ride” for each size bike. For example, consider that crank arm lengths vary as bikes get taller or shorter, yet without changing the BB drop to accommodate this, a rider sits higher or lower. This can have a very real affect on a bike’s ride characteristics and overall handling. The same rule applies to the rear center of the frame.
Just the right amount of fork offset and trail round out SSD’s geometric equation. We have two different fork offsets for each model and with the tire versatility of the Renegades we have added a third to keep steering precise no matter the tire size choice.
Our Size Specific Tubing (SST) that we pioneered back in 1988 also plays a key role in our new SSD technology. By building with a variety of frame size specific main tubes and seatstays, SST helps contribute to a highly optimized ride and assures the lightest possible weight in each case.
ENHANCED COMPLIANCE OFFSET
A fork’s sole purpose is to secure and steer the front wheel. But there’s a whole lot of engineering involved in making sure your bike doesn’t just steer, but steers “just right”. Not too sluggish. Not too twitchy. And has sufficient lateral and torsional stiffness to hold a line at speed, under turning loads, while still being able to dampen road vibration for comfort and control.
One of the chief variables between forks is a measurement called “rake”. Rake refers to the curvature or angle of the fork blades as measured from the center of the steer tube to the center of the dropouts. More rake for any given head tube angle will equate to faster steering, with less input required to make the bike turn. But steering characteristics are not determined by rake alone. It is “trail”, a measurement calculated from wheel size, head angle AND fork rake, which tells us how fast a bike will actually steer. More trail yields slower steering, less trail produces faster steering.
One of our design goals for the Renegae, Endura and Ventura was to increase fork compliance for greater comfort and control, without changing its’ already optimal steering characteristics, lateral stiffness or torsional rigidity. Torsional rigidity in a fork is crucial. A torsionally flexible fork will slow steering on descents and fast corners. There will be a noticeable lag between handlebar input and the bike’s reaction.
We accomplished our goals with E.C.O. -- Enhanced Compliance Offset. The fork blades on Renegade, Endura and Ventura model’s are swept forward a few millimeters to reduce the angle of the fork leg to the road, which increases vertical compliance for a more comfortable and controlled ride. A reinforcing rib on the inside of the fork legs assures both lateral and torsional stiffness. Most importantly, the “just right” handling traits remain unchanged, even with the more forward bent fork blades, because the ECO trailing dropout design negates the increase in fork rake, thereby retaining the original trail and optimal steering characteristics.
Before electronic shifting was a commercial reality, we were torn on the benefits of internal cable routing. The advantages – stunningly clean aesthetics, no cable stops to chip, ostensibly cleaner cabling systems – were counter-balanced by its chief disadvantages – the extra weight and friction of full-length housing or interior guide tubes and the labor-intensive challenges of installation and replacement. Given our engineering emphasis on performance-first design, we previously outfitted our road-racing Xeniths with externally routed gear and brake cabling. It was light. It was simple. It was easy to maintain.
But with electronic shifting, it makes much more sense to run everything inside. Attaching and affixing wiring and harnesses externally is every bit as laborious (think cable ties, adhesives and external mounts) as running them internally, where they are much more protected as well. Not to mention, running this stuff inside just looks right.
Which is why every 2014 Xenith is equipped with our new Adaptive Cable Entry system. ACE allows our frames to elegantly and easily manage the internal routing of brake and derailleur cable housing OR electronic Di2 wiring. Xenith models specified with standard cable-actuated drivetrains will be outfitted with ACE plates with integrated cable stops. But we also include with every bike an extra set of ACE plates for Di2 wiring should you ever wish to make the jump to electronic shifting.
There are a number of BB standards in the bike industry right now. Here is what you will find on our bikes, and why.
Traditional: The BSA standard. The standard forever. A steel BB spindle, 17mm in diameter, turns within a 68mm or 73 mm shell and upon sealed cartridge ball bearings that are threaded into the BB shell. Not particularly light, not especially stiff (by today’s standards), but reliably durable and definitely cost effective.
External Bearing: The BB shell is still 68mm or 73mm wide and just under 35mm in diameter, but the bearings have been moved outside the BB shell (Shimano Hollowtech II, SRAM GXP, FSA MegaExo). This allows the spindle diameter to be increased over 40% to 24mm and hollowed for a huge stiffness increase with a significant weight reduction. The larger diameter spindle does not compromise bearing size because all bearings now reside outside the frame. The spindle is also better supported with bearings nearer its ends rather than its center.
PressFit30: PressFit30 (SRAM) is a derivative of the BB30 (FSA) system. BB30 increases the spindle diameter to a whopping 30mm for the ultimate in stiffness. But because the BB shell’s inside diameter is also increased from just under 34mm to 42mm, bearing size is not compromised. The challenge with BB30 is that bearings are pressed directly into the frame, leading to durability issues if there are any frame or bearing tolerance deviations. The beauty of the PF30 system is that bearings are housed in nylon cups that are pressed into the frame’s bottom bracket shell. Bottom-line advantages of the PF30 system over BB30? Improved bearing-to-shell interface, greater bearing durability and simplified installation.
BB386EVO: The BB386 EVO bottom bracket design amplifies the benefits of the proven BB30 and PF30 system. It takes the lighter, stiffer 30mm alloy spindle from the BB30 design, incorporates press-fit bearing cups from the PF30 system and marries both to a wider 86.5mm BB shell (which is the same width as on a standard 68mm shell with external bearings). All without changing Q-factor. Why a wider shell? It allows us to increase the diameter of our seat and down tubes at the BB shell a full 30%, for increased stiffness where you really need it. We can also optimize chainstay design with an increased diameter that doesn’t crowd the rear tire.
All our frames and forks are tested continually to meet or exceed (in some cases, well exceed) EN standards 14764, 14765, 14766 and 14781 as well as the new ISO 4210 standards. We conduct these tests at our frame manufacturing facilities, but we also use EN accredited testing laboratories such as Intertek and SGS to verify the results of our own tests. If these tests aren’t telling us everything we want to know about our bikes, we increase the loads and cycles, or we determine another way to test. Where current hydraulic testing machines, jigs and hardware aren’t up to the task of emulating some of the forces and impacts our bikes might be subject to, we’ve designed our own.
We relentlessly cycle test for fatigue from pedaling and torsional forces on every single frame size, with deflection tests for stiffness at every point of the frame. Brutal impact tests with massive weights dropped on fixed frames or forks are performed. Then reversed, with weights attached to the frame, the frame hoisted to a given height depending upon product type, then released.
This destructive testing is enormously instructive and important. And it is in continual process. But it’s our ongoing non-destructive testing of frames and forks fresh off the factory floor that’s just as vital.
For our carbon fiber frames, EVERY frame is weighed to make sure it’s neither resin rich nor resin deficient. We also measure the stiffness of each frame in 6 critical areas as a check on lay-up production. Each deflection test must fall within 5% of the standards our machine and field-testing have established. This weighing and stiffness deflection testing guarantees every single frame we produce meets all Jamis manufacturing protocol and will
deliver the ride qualities we defined and demand.
Starting with a wide and consistent stack and reach range, we set out to design a frame that could handle on or off road conditions while maintaining a comfortable ride. As you start to review the geo chart you will noticed we have 3 different fork offsets, BB drops and rear center measurements. Add size specific tubing and 2 different sized rear triangles and you have what we feel is the perfect endurance geo for all sized riders. The reason for this is that we wanted the 48 and 61 to fit the rider correctly and make the geo changes needed to provide the perfect ride.
Size Specific Design (SSD) is the Jamis design philosophy and technique used to create the best possible riding bike for each size rider. Rather than limiting frame size variations to just different length top, seat and head tubes lengths, we take an all-inclusive look at each frame’s total configuration. Every SSD frame will also feature size-specific BB drop, rear center, fork offset/trail and SST technology.
Enhanced Compliance Offset (ECO) fork blades are swept forward several millimeters to provide extra vertical compliance for a more comfortable and controlled ride without any compromise in lateral stiffness. This is possible in part due to the ECO’s reinforcing rib on the inside of the fork legs. The integration of a 12mm thru-axle into our fork maintains all of the characteristics of our ECO design while adding the thru-axle benefits of increased front-end stiffness and further reduced weight. Win-win.
Securing the rear wheel to the frame by threading it into the rear dropouts is not only safer, it’s stiffer. Increasing the rear axle diameter from 10mm to 12mm provides a stable platform for the disc braking forces and allows us to tune the rear seat stays for more compliance/comfort. You will appreciate this on your long days. The rear wheel tracks directly in line with the frame, for more precise handling, so you can go faster with more confidence. The 142mm hub dropouts provide a self-centering feature for the rear wheel for faster, easier installation.
With endurance geometry designed to go anywhere the only choice was disc brakes. Now the Renegade Elite, Expert and Exploit all come with hydraulic brakes. With hydraulic disc brakes you will have the most consistent and confidence-inspiring braking available. Just think about jamming down hill on a rutted out fire road with your hands all over the hoods…the power & modulation benefits of hydraulic disc brakes become readily apparent.
The new BB386 EVO bottom bracket design takes the lighter, stiffer 30mm alloy spindle of the BB30 design, incorporates press fit bearing cups instead of direct fit bearings and marries it to a wider 86.5mm BB shell. All without changing Q-factor. Why a wider shell? It allows us to increase the diameter of our seat and down tubes at the BB shell a full 30%, for increased stiffness where you really need it. We can also optimize chainstay design with both increased diameters (stiffer!) and wider spacing (more tire clearance!)
ACE is our Internal Cable Guide System that is companionable with mechanical or Di2 shifting as well as hydraulic or mechanical braking. To keep shifting and braking performing best in any & all conditions, we’ve routed all cables internally on the new Renegade and designed a completely enclosed BB guide to keep cables clean, assuring precise shifts and sure stops in all conditions. And if you want to shift electronically, we’ve got you covered. Incorporated into our internal cable guide system are a few extra cable fittings that make the Renegade Di2 compatible.
UPGRADES/CHANGES FROM 2016
• Redesigned flat mount frame, 12x142 thru-axle w/ Jamis MTS
• ECO flat mount disc fork, 12mm thru-axle w/Jamis MTS
• WTB i23 STS disc rims with TCS (UST Tubeless Compliant System)
• Clement X Plor MSO 700 x 36c tires
• Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic disc brakes
REASONS TO UPGRADE FROM RENEGADE EXPLOIT
• Jamis Adventure Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon fiber frame
• FSA integrated sealed bearing headset
To make life easier we have repositioned each mount externally in a variety of easy-to-use locations. With a wide collection of fork and frame mounts you can now choose to mount fenders, rear carrier, low-rider front carrier (or two cages for water bottles/ storage) and three front triangle water bottles. This will open up the options wherever and whenever you chose to ride. Bad weather, commuting, trekking, touring – anything is possible.
Tubeless and wider rims across the range provide great benefits on any terrain. The tubeless benefits are to help prevent flats with sealant as well as being able to adjust your tire pressure for the perfect ride. For example on dirt roads you may want to reduce the tire pressure to increase your contact patch for better grip without the worry of pinch flatting. The beauty of the 23-24mm wider rims effectively gives you a constant and wide tire surface yielding better handling, stability and confidence with plenty of surface grip for control.
Just in case you want to continue to push the boundaries, we added cable routing capability for a 27.2mm dropper post. Carbon-made Elite and Expert models have routing for an internal post while the Exploit is fitted for external.
After two years of testing and research we are able to provide even more comfort by reducing the seat post diameter on the carbon Renegade to 27.2mm. Through the combination of a new frame seat cluster and clamping configuration we were able to accentuate the benefits of top-down 27.2mm seatpost comfort while not compromising on side-to-side flex.
|Frame||Jamis SSD Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon fiber frame, Near Net molding process, 12x142 thru-axle with Jamis MTS (Modular Thru-axle System), SST tubing diameters, integrated seat post clamp, 1.5 - 1 1/8” head tube, EVO386 carbon BB shell, ACE internal cable routing compatible for both Di2 wires or traditional cables and internal dropper post, oversized asymmetrical chainstays with flat mount disc brakes and exposed carrier/fender eyelets, carbon drop outs, replaceable FD mount and RD hanger|
|Fork||Jamis Adventure ECO monocoque carbon composite, 12mm Jamis MTS (Modular Thru-axle System) with stainless interface and carbon dropouts, tapered steerer with 1.5” hollow formed crown, flat mount disc brakes with internal cable routing, exposed fender, lowrider and water bottle eyelets|
|Headset||FSA integrated, sealed bearing with nylon upper compression ring, 1.5 - 1 1/8”|
|Wheels||WTB i23 STS disc rims with TCS (UST Tubeless Compliant System), 32H, Formula alloy Centerlock sealed bearing hubs with front 12mm/rear 12x142 thru-axle and 14g black stainless steel spokes|
|Tires||Clement X Plor MSO, 700 x 36c, 30TPI with protection belt|
|Derailleurs||Shimano 105 RD-5800 GS rear and 105 FD-5800 braze-on|
|Shiftlevers||Shimano RS505 Dual Control STI, 22-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 11-speed, 11-32T|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 FC-5800, 50/34T, 165mm (48), 170mm (51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61)|
|BB Set||Enduro EVO PressFit 30 with Wheels MFG EVO adaptors|
|Brakeset||Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic disc brakes with resin pads, Centerlock Ice Tech 160mm rotors and Shimano ST-RS505 Dual Control STI levers|
|Handlebar||Ritchey Evomax Comp, 6061 aluminum, 73 reach, 120 drop with 12° flare, 31.8 x 420 (48-51) 440mm (54-56), 460mm (56-61)|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6˚ x 80mm (48/51), 90mm (54/56), 110mm (58/61)|
|Tape||Fizik Microtex Superlight Soft Touch with gel inserts|
|Seat Post||Jamis carbon fiber micro-adjust, 27.2 x 300mm with Jamis 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Seta S1 with integrated clip system|
|Sizes||48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm|
|SIZE||TOP EFFECTIVE||HEAD ANGLE||SEAT ANGLE||CHAIN STAY||WHEEL BASE||FORK RAKE||BB DROP||HEAD TUBE||STANDOVER||STACK||REACH|
|48||20.35 / 517||70.5˚||73˚||16.81 / 427||39.25 / 997||2.24 / 57||2.89 / 73.5||3.77 / 95.9||28.70 / 729||20.27 / 515||14.17 / 360|
|51||20.94 / 532||71˚||73˚||16.81 / 427||39.57 / 1005||2.09 / 53||2.89 / 73.5||4.50 / 114.3||29.61 / 752||21.06 / 535||14.53 / 369|
|54||21.69 / 551||71.5˚||73˚||16.93 / 430||40.27 / 1023||2.09 / 53||2.83 / 72||5.73 / 145.6||30.90 / 785||22.24 / 565||14.88 / 378|
|56||22.40 / 569||71.5˚||73˚||16.93 / 430||41.02 / 1042||2.09 / 53||2.83 / 72||6.96 / 176.7||31.81 / 808||23.43 / 595||15.24 / 387|
|58||23.07 / 586||72˚||73˚||16.93 / 430||41.38 / 1051||1.97 / 50||2.77 / 70.5||7.95 / 202||32.68 / 830||24.41 / 620||15.59 / 396|
|61||23.66 / 601||72.5˚||73˚||17.2 / 435||41.97 / 1066||1.97 / 50||2.77 / 70.5||8.70 / 220.9||22.95 / 853||25.20 / 640||15.94 / 405|
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