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Everyone loves a Jones. Don't they?
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Ticking all the 'freakbike' boxes. Different sized wheels, non-standard components, singlespeed, Jones bars, funny tyres...

It’s the Marmite of the bike world. You’ll either think it’s the best bike ever, or you’ll wonder what on earth all the fuss is about. Jeff Jones titanium frame (with a 29er wheel out back). The frame is built to offer a great deal ‘natural’ suspension from the flex of the design and the material – and add to that the truss fork, again offering a lot of natural ‘give’. And then there’s the 4in Surly monster Endomorph tyre, built onto a Large Marge rim… Oh, and Jones bars…

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And seemingly tame by comparison, Chipps has fitted one of Cane Creek’s new top of the range 110 headsets – in purple, naturally – to his gnarly Orange Blood build-up. Now, what colour rims next? He’s toying with either polished gold, or neon green…

Chipps Chippendale

Singletrackworld's Editor At Large

With 22 years as Editor of Singletrack World Magazine, Chipps is the longest-running mountain bike magazine editor in the world. He started in the bike trade in 1990 and became a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the last 30 years as a bike writer and photographer, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish, strengthen and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

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