don't know if any of you out there has one of those...
fun as hell!!!!!
I've ridden it through bklyn, and it's surprisingly nimble and fast even on the tarmac... well if you can call this mess tarmac
I sold my Santa Cruz Blur to get the Jones, and I was really afraid I had done a stupid move, but I am soooo happy I did it
best bike to ride around NYC? a CX rig
Jeff is an incredible rider!!!!!!
Great bike- I am guessing it is the only Jones in the NYC area as I have yet to see one at any ride, race or event.
the whole bike is much lighter than my previous Santa Cruz Blur LT, I know it looks heavy but it's really not...
those steel frames are sweet and with the truss forks they are "almost" affordable
just signed in for the Six Hours of Cathedral Pines on Nov.19 out in Long Island
should be FUN!!!!
i saw 2 or three of his bikes in Ireland at SSWC. all 29ers with normal tires. he was there too. i passed him on a climb, he ripped past me on a descent, then i passed him going uphill again and he informed me he was way over geared (in a 34x18 or something). he still rode strong and finished tied for 4th place.
between the tires and the fork it really acts as a front suspension, and tire pressure is the key
I too have also a regular front 29 wheel as well (not fat) and the difference is substantial, but still absorbing well the trails
it's an extremely smooth ride, much more than any hardtail I have ridden
Hmm, pretty sure Jeff wouldn't describe the fork as giving any suspension-like performance. It is very accurate and tracks extremely straight. In a corner it goes where you point, no flex, no judder, no shimmy. I rely on it to be extremely stiff (in a good way).
29er wheel, large volume tyre and wide bars give comfort and grip and a degree of compliance.
That's how it feels to me anyhow. Rad bike.
I should also say that the rear of the bike gives the feel of something like a soft-tail - super comfy. in part due to the long seat post, but also the shaping and structure of the stays and the big wheel and tyre-volume. Very, very sorted.
I rode mine in Bend when I first picked it up - ace place to ride!