“Jeff Jones hasn’t merely re-written the rulebook, he’s reinvented paper…”
Mike Davis, Shift magazine (Privateer)
vertical compliance | lateral stiffness | short wheelbase | 135mm front hub | lightweight & exceptional handling | big tire clearance | singlespeed or geared | 29″/700c (or fat front tyre)
A Jones is a high-performance non-suspended bicycle. The ride is both efficient and comfortable and the handling is immediate and assured. With the default choice for off-road cycling nowadays seemingly suspension before anything else, it might seem odd to ride rigid but that is the last thing my bicycles are – the geometry and construction provide an extremely satisfying and direct connection between the rider, the trail and the bike. It’s pure cycling and a lot of fun.
Yes, there are brilliant riders with suspension technology truly exploring cycling possibilities. Pushing the envelope and all that. But this style of riding and type of bike might not actually suit everyone, whatever the adverts are telling you. Read the adverts carefully. A simple bike can be amazing. There is immense satisfaction to be found in riding the trails as they are – not a version filtered by damping, compression and sag. To ride without the flattery of bloat ‘n’ float – less really can be more. It’s delightful when all your steering, pedalling and subtle weight shifts make an immediate difference to your ride. Sure, it’s not for everyone, some people won’t want or like it, but for those who can appreciate this kind of riding and this kind of bicycle then a Jones is the very best bike available. It’s agile, precise, efficient and comfortable. It’s fantastic fun. It’s dynamic. Jones Geometry delivers a rigid bicycle that is anything but – frame and forks designed in harmony to deliver a pure cycling experience like no other. The high-performance, non-suspension, bicycle.