New Jones Plus

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by littlewave, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I just don't get the Jones bikes.

    $1800 for a rigid steel bike.....with a pretty low build spec.
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's steel. It's Jones. It's kinda like Apple.
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Nope...

    But you kids go right on ahead! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Have always been on my radar. People seem to really like 'em. The one size fits all thing is tough for me to get, but the rest of the design points seem to have a lot of thought behind them. I love the Ti truss bikes... I think they look like something that stepped out of a Giger painting!
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Might be fun to tour on, but there’s too many rad HTs out there to get excited about trail riding on it. Yep, wet blanket here. I’d rather tour on a shredder than trail ride on this bike. Maybe I’m missing something...
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    You keep your DOS box, and I'll keep my Unix derivative. One has been known to run for years without issue... And the other one I've helped countless people rescue data after Microsoft told them it was gone, and they had to reformat and start over. :p But I have to admit, I haven't actually owned a Windows computer since the mid 90s, when I fell in love with anything Unix. The command line was heaven. Still is! :inlove:

    As far as the Jones bikes go, whatever floats your boat! I loved the feel of steel, and will probably own another one someday... I believe @bigringrider101 is a little more knowledgeable about them and may chime in. I think he even had one of those oddball forks.


    Edit: They kinda lost me with the "Lower rolling resistance" on the 3" tires at low pressure. I can assure you that is not the case. o_O
     
  8. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    When Jeff talks about this. He’s comparing a skinny tire from a cross bike to a 3 inch low presure tire rolling on gravel or grass. When the cross tire will sink in an increase the resistance and the 3” tire will just float on top.
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Well then....that settles that.....all the time I spend riding on grass, I guess I have been doing it wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Hey, Bernie, good to see you around :)

    I’m thinking my 2.4-2.5 will have less rolling resistance than a 3” on anything but dry, soft sand :geek:
     
  11. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    There we go, Mike. Sand is the other element that I missed on my other post.

    To the OP, if you really want a Jones bike I’d say save the $1800 and save some more then get yourself a space frame with the truss fork. Or actually that same amount was what I paid for a Ti Truss fork and a steel space frame.

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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    A Jones without the truss fork is like a Hightower without the OC Bro...
     
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Wow, you guys are ragging on this bike!

    It’s a niche thing. Either you’re in or you’re out but if you’re not in, don’t rip on it unless you’re happy when someone rips on your rigs. :laugh:
     
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  14. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all? o_O

    Go ahead, anyone, rag on my bikes. It won’t change how they work for me, but it will provide some welcome amusement :cool:
     
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  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Nope, not ragging on the bike. Just having fun with the name...

    "Dude, what bike do you want?"
    "Man, I've got my eye on a Jones...." (jonesin'...y'know....)

    Obviously it's niche, just like Apple has become - having the same chip isn't widely advertised. It costs mucho ducats, and owning one was for the cachet, not value.

    And it's steel!!!
     
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  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    In that case, it would only be fair to rag on other things about you too, right? Your bike is just an extension of yourself, is it not? :p:D:rolleyes:
     
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  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Apple is not a niche, it's mainstream.
     
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  18. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I welcome anyone to provide me entertainment of any sort.

    This thread is officially weird now...
     
  19. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Well, @mike's a smashing fellow, if that's what you're getting at. o_O

    Back to bikes, please?
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Your bikes are stupid. They're all metal-ly and weld-y and stuff. They aren't even colorful!
     
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    LOL!!!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But they're way faster than mine. And probably yours. @mike fears less than we do. :oops:
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I think you missed my humor. It's based on my previous statements of admiration for the GG bikes, and for Mike.

    Sarcasm. It's a gift.
     
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yep. Got it. But threw in my 1.5 cents anyway. Smile, dammit!
     
  25. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    It’s the bike, not the rider.

    :cry::cool:
     
  26. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Might be cool to throw a (new) bedpan in those H-bars and load up on tacos..

    Uh-oh.
     
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    It peaked, and should have concluded, with the OC Bro line...
     
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  28. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I knew it!
    I now have the validation needed to buy that new bike .
     
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  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    There, all better now. Peace, love, out...
     
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