Jones Plus build

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Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 am

I spoke with Jeff Jones last week, and I am about to order a Jones Plus (steel diamond frame) in grey with truss fork, Jones loop bar, Jones headset, Revelate-Jones frame and truss fork bags.

I am still putting together a list of components, and interested in other's thoughts.

Drivetrain
I am looking at 1x11, and considering Box One (11-46), with an oval chainring (30T) — lots of options.
Crank possibly Surly OD (?)

Brakes
Still unsure as yet. Was initially leaning to mechanical-hydro hybrids. Considering hydro... too many options

Wheels
Front hub SON 28 15 150mm
Rear hub still thinking about it.
Discussing rims with LBS (who will do the build)
Tyres still working on it.

Considering a thudbuster seat post. Seat tbd

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:09 am

We'll all be green with envy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'd be going full hydro for the brakes - if only for the self-adjusting advantage.

Thudbuster? Ugh, ugh ugly...
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:28 pm

Looking forward to this.

What size are you going for?
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Looking forward to this.

What size are you going for?


24" Diamond frame (medium). Was initially looking at the (smaller) Space frame, and after a good chat with Jeff, the diamond is better suited for size (backpacking space and weight) with only a small difference in vertical compliance.

RonK wrote:We'll all be green with envy. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'd be going full hydro for the brakes - if only for the self-adjusting advantage.

Thudbuster? Ugh, ugh ugly...


Still navigating my way through (hydro) brake choice — too many options...

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:34 pm

Nice one.

I went with the LX trail brakes on my ECR due to the longer levers that I find work well with Jones bars.

Pads will probably only last around 2500kms but they are only $8 a pair.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:45 pm

avolve wrote:24" Diamond frame (medium). Was initially looking at the (smaller) Space frame, and after a good chat with Jeff, the diamond is better suited for size (backpacking space and weight) with only a small difference in vertical compliance.

That was my thinking too.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Nice one.

I went with the LX trail brakes on my ECR due to the longer levers that I find work well with Jones bars.

Pads will probably only last around 2500kms but they are only $8 a pair.


Do you mean the M7000??
https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8; ... 0,2,15,117

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby uad782 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:39 am

Hi Avolve,

The build sounds great. I am wondering why go with a 1x chainring? Is there any real advantage when touring? Also what sort of riding is the bike for?

I agree with Ron regarding brakes, go with full hydro as they are self adjusting. Shimano make full trekking/touring groupsets including LX. They make the BL-T675-B for touring. Checkout http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/lc/2.0

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:20 am

uad782 wrote:Hi Avolve,

The build sounds great. I am wondering why go with a 1x chainring?

Not much choice really. On a 29er Plus it is difficult to acheive clearance between the chain and tyre with a 2x chainset.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:50 pm

avolve wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Nice one.

I went with the LX trail brakes on my ECR due to the longer levers that I find work well with Jones bars.

Pads will probably only last around 2500kms but they are only $8 a pair.


Do you mean the M7000??
https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8; ... 0,2,15,117


The 675 that uad782 linked to.

I didn't like them to start with but they are growing on me.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:55 pm

The FrameSet is on its way from Portland to my lbs. hopefully will be there when I get back into town.

Unfortunately the H Bar is out of stock for a few weeks. Either looking for a source locally or waiting (can't afford the Ti version).

Also included frambag and truss fork bags, and a few other goodie in the order.

Have also ordered a SON 28 250 dynamo (bike24) and waiting for it. Rear hub will likely be Hope. Wheels to be built by lbs.

For brakes, leaning towards Shimano XT T8000. For drivetrain, considering SRAM Eagle GX.

Will update when more decisions made/have and other questions/seeking suggestions.

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:17 pm

So jealous. Would love to own a JJ. Can't wait for some piccies
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:24 am

Most of the parts are in, and the build is about to start in earnest. Pics to come

Revised build list
Jones Plus 148 TA (grey)
Jones Trus forks (grey)
Jones H-bar 710 Aluminium (black)
Jones Gnarwal (black) [will only be on the bike on multi-day longer rides]
MULEFÜT 50SL Rims — https://sun-ringle.com/mtb/rims/mulefut-50sl/
Maxxis Chronicle Exo 29x3 tires
SON 15 28 150 front hub
DT Swiss read hub
DT Swiss spokes
SRAM GX shifter and rear derailed (1x11)
Shimano XT cranks
e*thirteen TRSr 1x11 (9-46T) — https://bythehive.com/pages/drivetrain/
One-up oval chainring (30 or 32T)
Shimano XT T8000 [longer levers for increased hand positions on the H-bar]

Accessories
Jones sealed cartridge headset & spacer kit
Jones H grips
Revelate Jones frame bag
Revelate Sweetrolll kit for Jones Loop H-bar
Truss fork packs
Jones chain stay protector

Yet to decide
Pedals
Seat

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:02 am

Wow - that is a monster cassette.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:08 pm

RonK wrote:Wow - that is a monster cassette.


I was considering the SRAM Eagle GX (not available for another ~6 weeks). Unexpectedly, the e*thirteen provides 511% range (more than the 50T Eagle). Should be more than enough!

I am considering a second wheel set with runaround/commuting tires. Not sure how easy a cheaper set will be to come by (even second hand)...

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:35 pm

The build was finally ready fora quick ride today.

Build list is pretty clear we to above. Added a lay back Thompson seat post. Waiting on a 40mm Thompson headset, and crank brothers double shot pedals (matched to Giro Privateer R shoes).

Here's a pic for those interested (until I have some more) https://www.instagram.com/p/BYaMpIGF2q9/

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:38 pm

I think you need to share the pic - Instagram asking for a login.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:11 pm

This should work (for now)
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:34 pm

Fantastic! You will be king of the kids. :)

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:43 am

Wow. Will have to organise a ride so I can check it out.
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby RonK » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:54 am

Better put some of this on it...

Effeto Mariposo Shelter
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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby tamedspace » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:05 pm

Great build! I'm looking at putting together something similar. Can I ask how much the postage was on the frame? Getting things to Tassie is a bit more expensive at the best of times so I'm wondering what kind of hit I should prepare myself for :)

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:27 pm

tamedspace wrote:Great build! I'm looking at putting together something similar. Can I ask how much the postage was on the frame? Getting things to Tassie is a bit more expensive at the best of times so I'm wondering what kind of hit I should prepare myself for :)


Whereas the shipping was not cheap at $360. It was the FedEx clearance charge that hurt much much more (just shy of $550 — was not like I had a choice at that point).

I hope to have some more pics to share soonish...

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:28 pm

RonK wrote:Better put some of this on it...

Effeto Mariposo Shelter


I thought that was designed for carbon?

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Re: Jones Plus build

Postby avolve » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Wow. Will have to organise a ride so I can check it out.


We will!

Just before I picked it up from the lbs, the owner took it for a quick spin. A long time BMX rider, the smile on his face said a lot about the balance and build... :D

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