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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Yeah, 70mm should be ideal


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Well, put in 31K on the Jones today-what can I say? I love it, I was riding stuff that I ride my Five on and was no less capable, you really don't notice that it hasn't got 5" travel, even dropping steeply into holes was fine. I found myself riding over fallen tree's with ease (branches not trunk!) and jumping higher than the Five off rollers, table tops etc. The shorter stem was perfect also. I'm also impressed with the tubeless thing, i'm running the tyres about 25 psi and hearing the crackle of riding over sharp branches I was worried, but the performed well and i'm looking forward to my next ride on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Still looking good. :mrgreen:

Just read the whole of the 'Tai Jones' thread on MTBR. :lol:

I think my d-day is getting closer. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Nice bit of insight on the details of the latest Jeff Jones Diamond Frames:


http://www.jonesbikes.com/?option=com_w ... &Itemid=58


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Small update, just removed the old SPD's in favour of some Egg beaters, I know people have mixed thoughts on these, but Ive been running Mallets on another bike for a while and love them. Also the simplistic design not only complements the looks of the bike, but should reduce the mud clogging issues of late.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Still fancy another jones myself mmmmm


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Lovely looking bike and location. How tall are you? Would love to have a steel diamond frame but as it's an 18 inch frame worried it might be a little big (though the tt length at 23 inches is perfect)


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:43 pm 
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The frame is one size that fits most people from 5ft -6ft with the layback seat post and and different stem lengths you can taylor it to suit :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:03 pm 
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After waiting what seems a lifetime my "other" wheel has arrived- the playful one 8)

Large Marge Lite coupled with another Jones 135 hub, topped off with lashings of Surly Nate.
Will take it out later to see how it handles


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Jones
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 pm 
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About time, looking forward to your test ride report ;-)


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