A Jeff Jones designed frame and fork provides an exceptional handling bike. Taking the 29”/700c wheelsize these bikes will suit a rider looking for an extremely capable, assured, sweet-riding, unsuspended bike – there are 3D SpaceFrame versions in titanium and now steel and the new traditional Diamond frame in steel. The frames come in a size 23”. The framesets can be bought as a complete bike, rolling chassis or frameset; geared, singlespeed – for dirt or pavement riding.
Jeff Jones is one of those bike world visionaries who will have a lasting influence on the equipment we use. The Oregon-based framebuilder has been doing some high-caliber garage tinkering since 2003, testing out ideas formed through extensive study of the craft and lots of riding, creating an evolving line of frames that get ever closer to his lofty ideal of “the perfect bicycle.”
The titanium Spaceframe and Truss fork deliver the rigid bicycle that is anything but. Laterally stiff to deliver the power with a vertical compliance that softens the ride? Yes, but this is only the icing on the cake. The Jones geometry ensures the best handling bike there is. It really does need to be ridden to appreciate it. Titanium, used here, provides strength, stiffness and compliance in a light, durable bike. The Jones geometry makes it all worthwhile.
This is the kind of bike that turns the heads of both riders and casual observers, with its graceful lines masterfully executed in titanium, but this bicycle is about much more than good looks. Jones eschews any modern forms of suspension in favor of working with 3Al-2.5V titanium tubes to produce his idea of a naturally compliant frame without the design constraints of shocks and suspension forks. This makes for a very different sort of ride, but at the same time familiar—the SpaceFrame rides like a lightweight, precise-handling cruiser, not like other unsuspended mountain bikes.
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