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    Jones "One" Singlespeed Hardtails

    Just wondering what the thoughts are about Jones hardtails for single speeding?

    Been seeing pics and articles of Jones' bikes lately and they seem to be pretty awesome. Nicely built and strong. Also suppose to have some give inherent to the design. Looks like they could do some dropping but yet run real fast. I'm one of those in-betweeners who likes riding XC but also likes dropping off of walls and stunts.

    Not that I can afford one of these rigs, or even need one since I recently bought a Chameleon, but I was just wondering what the thoughts were.

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    They are beautiful and if i could afford one it would be on the top of the list....
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    I have ridden 3 of them. His personal 26"er and 2 29"ers. They are even sweeter than they look. Form definitely follows function here.

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    I wonder what those bars feel like. The angle with the grip looks comfortable for most smooth to moderately rough terrain, how is it on bumpy downhills and how does it feel when climbing, while standing? Nice looking bike. The ibis bow ti, looks similar to some effect. What's the sticker on one of these?

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    Do a search on 'Jones H-Bar' and you will find several reviews. I have a set and they are fantastic.

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    I'm sure the ride and build quality are very nice but am I the only one here who thinks the jones bikes have been hit with the ugly stick?

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    Yep, you are. Jones' are beautiful in a way that only a truely hand crafted frame can be. Unmatched. And I want some H-bars....bad....
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    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by shwinboy
    Am I the only one here who thinks the jones bikes have been hit with the ugly stick?
    Edit: I don't mean to dis' the guy. He's obviously brimming with passion for my favorite topic. I often feel that the design of the triple triangle safety bicycle is <a href="https://www.answers.com/sacrosanct&r=67">sacrosanct</a> and that new designs voilate that. I like this one much better:

    <img src="https://www.jonesbikes.com/images/hardtail12.jpg">
    Last edited by Fast Eddy; 02-15-2005 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Looked at the JJ site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Nope.



    Edit: I don't mean to dis' the guy. He's obviously brimming with passion for my favorite topic. I often feel that the design of the triple triangle safety bicycle is <a href="https://www.answers.com/sacrosanct&r=67">sacrosanct</a> and that new designs voilate that. I like this one much better:

    <img src="https://www.jonesbikes.com/images/hardtail12.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by sengert
    ....SCHWING!!!!....

    ....SCHWING!!!!....

    .... "AMEN Brutha!" and SCHWING,SCHWING, SCHWING!!! ...

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    Jeff is a super nice and very helpful guy. I got an h-bar a few weeks ago from him. very very nice quality! i talked to him about his bikes for a little while and he said he wasn't even sure what the wait was these days as it was too time consuming to calculate. over one year for sure...

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    Since I first fitted the H-Bar to my Surly Karate Monkey, I've felt the need to convert already 2 other bikes to non-straight. My ugly commuter project bike and the Fisher 29" both now have a 50 trekking bar, which seems to already be much better than a striaght stick the same width. Of course the cheapo trekking abrs are flexy and heavy, but sooo comfortable. Not by far a replacement for the real thing, though, let's get that straight. The H-Bar just transforms a great bike in a perfect bike. Get the curved extensions and installed cork grips plus bartape, it's a piece of biking art that way.
    I've still not found a satisfactory answer to WHY we were stuck with stick shaped bars for all those decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    I've still not found a satisfactory answer to WHY we were stuck with stick shaped bars for all those decades.
    A crossover from the off-road motorcycle or BMX designs perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by endure26
    A crossover from the off-road motorcycle or BMX designs perhaps?
    I never understood why a bike handlebar would be modeled after a motorcycle handlebar. Each machine produces a completely different force on the grip area. On a motocross bike all of your weight is on your rear with the motorcycle constantly trying to pull itself out of your hands. On a bike you are resting on the bar with your weight spread evenly between the seat and the bar. They are completely different positions with completely different purposes. I can only assume that it is an aesthetic issue.
    No, if you look at a street bike where you put your weight on your wrists (CBR, R1, Ninja types) the bars are at about the same angle as the Jones H-Bar.

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    I second Shwinboy - that bike is ugly

    Normally I'm not one to give a hoot about how pretty or ugly a bike is - a bike is a bike so long as you ride it - but just gotta say:

    IMNSHO that is one butt-ugly bike.

    It belongs on www.uglybikes.com
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    Those jones bikes are sooooooo gorgeous, I want one so bad I can taste it, time to go work my butt off, and switch from imported brew to domestic swill....

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    Maybe the unique stick

    Quote Originally Posted by shwinboy
    am I the only one here who thinks the jones bikes have been hit with the ugly stick?
    they are instantly recognizable, due to the unique, not ugly,design.
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    those things are mega-ugly. blah!

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