Design

Specific issues, often technical, regarding bicycle design

Jones Plus — 29+ like never before . . . .

I did not design this bike based on market research, a reaction to what other people were making, or because people were suggesting I make ‘this’ bike or ‘that’ bike – their idea of what I should do next. I made this bicycle because I wanted it and I think many others will love […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Design, New Products, Video|1 Comment|

Titanium Spaceframe 2014

This is, currently, as good as it gets. The titanium Spaceframe and Truss fork deliver the rigid bicycle that is anything but. Laterally stiff to deliver the power with a vertical compliance that softens the ride? Yes, but this is only the icing on the cake. The Jones geometry ensures the best handling bike […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Builds, Design|0 Comments|

Jones 660 Bend H-bars

It was in 2002, or thereabouts, that I created the first Jones H-bar after holding two short pieces of tubing in my hands, out in front of me, while sitting on a bike in my shop without handle bars. More sweep seemed natural and right within the natural range of motion for my arms. 45 degrees is half way between a 90 degree […]

By |November 18th, 2013|Design, FAQs|0 Comments|

Jones Titanium Diamond frame sets and bikes

It has been a while (eg 2008) since you could get a Jones titanium Diamond frame. We have been receiving numerous requests for us to make more and we are finally pleased to announce that we’re doing a small run. They should be ready to ship by mid-November. We are taking pre-orders for frame […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Design, Thoughts|0 Comments|

Titanium Truss fork news

We are now accepting pre-orders for the Jones titanium Truss forks.
We estimate they will be back in stock and ready to ship in late July.

 
We are also now taking pre-orders for the steel Diamond with titanium Truss fork and the steel Spaceframe with titanium Truss fork.

We also now have the  steel Diamond frame with […]

By |May 12th, 2013|Design|0 Comments|

The Long Ranger

I built this bike in 2009. It’s made from 4130 chromoly. It came about from riding the tandem home alone from the school after dropping off the kids and from riding an old heavy Chinese ‘workhorse’ bike I’ve had for an age – both are ‘long’ bikes and both very stable. The Long Ranger […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Builds, Design|10 Comments|

Jones as a City and Touring Bike

This bike was ridden and reviewed by Patrick O’Grady for Adventure Cyclist magazine.

I designed/developed/evolved the geometry of this bike out on the tight single track trails in the woods and the dirt and gravel mountain roads near my shop here in Oregon. It is a “mountain bike” but is also an All Terrain Bike […]

By |March 17th, 2013|Builds, Design, Thoughts|0 Comments|

A testing ride with Tim

Tim (my photographer friend) and I went for a ride last week. Just the loop from the shop, around and back. The trails are a little sticky in places but they’re riding well. I lent Tim a bike to ride. It was his first ride on a fat front and he was impressed enough […]

By |February 21st, 2013|Design, Rides|1 Comment|

Revel in the details

This is the latest version of my steel Diamond frame and Unicrown fork first introduced in 2010. I want to talk about some of the details, the thought that goes in to my work. People might think this is a ‘standard’ steel frame and forks. It isn’t. It began as an exceptional frameset but […]

By |February 15th, 2013|Design|0 Comments|

Knard on Jones. Another front wheel option.

OK – Surly sent me a few Knards. This is a 29×3″ tire. They’re calling it 29+ so people know there’s something extra going on here, and hopefully preventing a few “it doesn’t fit my frame!” exclamations. So, how does it fit with a Jones? Well it doesn’t fit in the rear. My bikes […]

By |November 10th, 2012|Design, FAQs, Uncategorized|1 Comment|