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    All the years I've been looking at Jones pics, I can't remember ever seeing dirt drop bars on a Jones. Wonder why that is? Because the Loop bars are in a similar ballpark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    All the years I've been looking at Jones pics, I can't remember ever seeing dirt drop bars on a Jones. Wonder why that is? Because the Loop bars are in a similar ballpark?
    I suppose the taller riders can pull that off, but the ETT is too long for me for dirt drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    All the years I've been looking at Jones pics, I can't remember ever seeing dirt drop bars on a Jones. Wonder why that is? Because the Loop bars are in a similar ballpark?
    I've thought about this too since, at 23"', the TT is pretty short for my 6'2" tall frame, but just about spot on for my road bike TT length.

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    Do you hit the front tire with your toes?
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    None for me with 10.5 shoes. Plenty of fork rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treesmasher View Post
    Do you hit the front tire with your toes?
    Occasionally, with the 29+ front, when my size 12 feet aren't sitting properly on my flat pedals. As long as I'm situated properly, no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    All the years I've been looking at Jones pics, I can't remember ever seeing dirt drop bars on a Jones. Wonder why that is? Because the Loop bars are in a similar ballpark?
    I've fitted some out of curiosity. Felt OK initially on road but added nothing to the bike really, didn't get as far as riding it off-road on anything tricky as 1st impressions were enough to know that it would be lame, bike felt like it had one arm tied behind its back. Loops do a way better job for every aspect of riding apart from road riding into a headwind and there's better bikes for use with drop bars if they're important to you (imo).

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    My Tai Jones is still killing it.



    This is why I prefer a very rigid front end that does not tuck under me. The Jones diamond frame with truss fork provides extremely high for-aft rigidity due to traditional diamond shape, long rigid specific head tube and truss fork. It doesn't coddle you, but it doesn't flex much either when you need it to stay solid and predictable.



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    I need to ride it more and I need to ride more in general.
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    Raced the SF today! No podiums but ton of fun!

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    Hi all Jones Lovers and Owners
    We now have a Jones Thread for all Jones

    Jones (Jeff Jones)


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    Is anyone interested in selling their Tai Jones?

    I've posted in the Classifieds, but figured I might get lucky here. I also have a few 29+ frames, if you're interested in a trade.

    Thanks
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Into the fourth year with my Jones - I replaced the 120tpi Knard with a 60tpi Dirt Wizard, replaced the rear Ardent 2.4 with a Goma 2.4, and built a new rear wheel using a WTB Asym i29. The Goma does have better climbing grip than the Ardent (even before moving to the wider rim) and the wider rear rim makes the whole bike feel more stable in slow technical terrain. The big change was the Dirt Wizard in the front. It's heavy but gives much more confidence in loose corners and tackles rocky downhills without bouncing as the Knard tended to do.

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    Well at last (almost) finished my new Jones Diamond bike.
    1st ride this afternoon



    Huka Falls, Taupo, New Zealand



    Son28 and Paul brakes

    Pete


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    Kiwi Pete,

    Looking forward to details on your build and how the ride compares with the Jones Plus.

    Dennis

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    My new Jones Diamond set up with a new Shimano XT FD-M8000-H side swing front derailleur worked out great with a few single cable mounts thanks to Jeff Jones for having the two upper bolt mounts ☺
    The Side Swing front derailleur shifts so much better than an old model front derailleur.



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    I just ordered a diamond frame with unicrown fork and am starting to order up parts. Can someone tell me what size/number of headset spacers I need?

    Thanks, Dennis

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    Standard 1-1/8" spacers, as many as you need to get the bars up where you want them. Best to put a couple of extra above your stem, in case you want to raise your bars later.

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrmd View Post
    I just ordered a diamond frame with unicrown fork and am starting to order up parts. Can someone tell me what size/number of headset spacers I need?

    Thanks, Dennis

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    I'm sorry, I wasn't very clear with my question. I will be using a Thompson stem, and need to know the total distance from the headset that I need to fill with spacers, since I don't have the frame yet.

    Thanks again, Dennis

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    It's up to you. The fork comes uncut at (probably) 300mm. Maybe 350mm. If you don't cut the fork, then the number of spacers you need is:

    fork length: 300mm?

    stem clamp height: ~40mm

    headset stack height: ~35mm

    head tube length: not sure

    Add the bottom three numbers up, subtract that from the steerer length, and that's the maximum amount of spacer you will need. Less if you cut the fork.

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrmd View Post
    I'm sorry, I wasn't very clear with my question. I will be using a Thompson stem, and need to know the total distance from the headset that I need to fill with spacers, since I don't have the frame yet.

    Thanks again, Dennis

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    Hi guys, thinking of getting a Spaceframe 29 frameset, was wondering if I could just use my current rear wheel from my El Mariachi. I have a Hope 2 Pro Evo on the rear 135 QR. Will this work? Thanks!

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    Hi Yes.
    The Hope hub can be changed with just axle end caps.
    The Steel Spaceframe is 135mm and will just fit in.
    The new model Ti Spaceframe is 142mm so you will need the 142mm Hope end caps

    Happy riding

    Kiwi Pete out Bikepacking somewhere ☺

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    So the steel spaceframe take QR? Cool, thanks a bunch! Looking forward to getting a Jones

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