- Terrible wall, brilliant bike, more Jones content….
Big thanks to Biff for sorting out the test ride and Just Riding Along for building the front wheel ridiculously quickly to satisfy my impatience!
First ride this morning and I love it. For any of the taller guys it has been said many times before but ignore the sizing and try one, I’m 6ft 3 and find it perfect with a 100mm stem and jeffs weird bars…..truly brilliant bike.
Posted 4 years ago
I don’t get it
Depends if you like riding rigid I guess. Where I live (surrey hils) the terrain is generally pretty smooth, the jumps generally quite small and its short ups and downs so after riding a number of bikes, full sus and so called hardcore hardtails, I have more fun on the rigid. As an extension from that the jones with a fat front is the most fun rigid I’ve ever ridden, quite happy chasing after mates on 4-5 inch travel bikes, slower in parts but I’m not racing and sure as hell couldn’t care less about strava. Plus I can get it out the shed and put it back in again without being frustrated that my rp23 has cavitated, the fork crown is creaking, my seal change hasn’t been done etc…..
Rocket dog – yes it has a works chain ring but I know a couple of guys that have been riding xx1 for ages and they drop their chain when the ring has worn. Given hat it gets thrown around on the rigid I’ve gone for security. Appreciate aesthetics though.
And yes, fat 26″ front, 29 rearPosted 4 years agomtMember
Nice looking bike, good reasons for selecting it. Am considering a similar solution to the to a slightly different problem, have time to fit short rides in through the winter in day light but not the time to clean and faff. A quick chain lube and in the shed is the way forward. Simple.Posted 4 years ago
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