After what seems like a long wait, we’re finally able to take orders for the new 24″ and 25″ Steel Plus 148 TA, as well as the 23″ Steel Spaceframe Plus 148 TA. These new models refine what is already an extremely versatile and fun bike by switching to through-axles front and rear and adding an extra bottle boss underneath the downtube to allow you to mount triple-boss cages for more storage capacity. The 148x12mm axle spacing in the rear makes it possible to use all boost 11 speed drivetrains, and the 150x15mm front hub spacing gives you the option of using one of the new generator hubs designed for fat bikes!
Along with the new framesets, we’re bringing out a redesigned hub to fit the 150x15mm forks. The Jones 150-F hub has very wide, evenly-spaced flanges that make for a super stiff, super strong wheel. It has a continuous axle with press-on endcaps, which makes a super solid hub-fork connection. As in other Jones hubs, the flanges are canted to match the angle of the spokes, and have cutouts, along with relieved areas inside the hub to save weight wherever possible without sacrificing strength.
And what about something to lace that hub to? We have the new Jones C-Rim, which is super-wide (49mm inner/56mm outer width) to make the tire more stable at low pressures. The 3.5mm thick sidewalls are super-strong, and their blunt, rounded profile makes them less likely to cut through the tire’s sidewall under bottom-out. Available in both centered, and off-centered drilling so that you can build a dishless wheel in the front and rear! Jeff has spent a lot of time on these rims, and it shows. They are not only designed to withstand a lot of abuse for years to come, but they also make it possible to build an extremely strong wheelset by using an off-center drilled rim for asymmetrical hubs, and a center-drilled rim for symmetrical ones.
As if all of that weren’t enough, we have some new products that are in stock and ready to ship! Jones H-Grips have returned, and this time we have them in two levels of firmness (50 and 60 durometer–50 being softer and 60 being firmer), and two lengths (165mm for 660mm H-Bars, and 205mm for 710mm H-Bars). Now it doesn’t matter whether you want a soft or firm grip, or whether you ride 660mm or 710mm H-Bars: there’s an H-Grip for you!
Another item we’re excited about is the latest Jones H-Set, which has a flat topcap and a new logo design. The internals are all the same as our other headsets, which is a good thing because those have been light, reliable and easy to work on!
That’s it for now, more to come!
Thanks for your support! Keep the pictures and ride stories coming! We love to see and hear about how the bikes and H-Bars are being used and enjoyed!
Until next time, have fun out there!
-The Jones Team