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My name is Jeff Jones. I'm a cyclist committed to the non-suspended bicycle. My ideas and passion have created an exceptional ride - a trail-blazing geometry that delivers superb handling, comfort and efficiency. My bikes are available in titanium and steel, to be ridden off-road (and on) for exploring and racing, adventures and fun. They are outrageously responsive bicycles - frame and forks designed in harmony to provide a rigid bicycle that is anything but. A pure cycling experience like no other.

Jones Plus SWB Complete Bike *v2*

$2,840.00
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit
Shipping:
$125.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)

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The Jones Plus SWB (Short Wheelbase) Complete Bicycle for Dirt, Gravel, City, Touring, and Even Road!

 

The first batch of SWB complete bikes sold out quick. The reviews and  feedback from our customers has been nothing less than fantastic! This second batch of complete bikes uses the same great frameset and an updated parts list to ensure a great ride. Available in black or a limited run teal (only 113 available worldwide) with your choice of smooth or knobby tires.

 

Overview  |  Features & Benefits  |  Specs  |  Sizing  |  Geometry  |  Shipping

 

What is the Jones PLUS SWB Frameset?  (back to top)

The Jones PLUS SWB Frameset is the evolution of the original Jones: The Jones 29.  The Jones 29 has been a truly groundbreaking bike since its introduction back in 2008, which speaks to its enduring design.  Jeff tweaked that proven Jones 29 geometry to allow for clearance of 27.5” x 3" tires front and rear.  This resulted in a 11 mm longer rear center, which, when combined with a 1° slacker headtube angle, gives the frame an 11 mm longer front center as well.  This 22 mm longer wheelbase gives the PLUS SWB just the right amount of added stability when compared to the original Jones 29—without affecting the bikes superbly nimble handling.  

Comparison between SWB and LWB

The SWB and LWB have the same fit. Both handle superbly on and off-road. The difference between them is the distance between the axles (the wheelbase) and the tires you can use with them. The SWB is a little more agile – it can fit 29” x 2.3” - 2.6” or 27.5” x 2.8” -  3.25” tires. The SWB requires less effort to lift the front (or back) end – useful on very technical trails. The LWB is reassuringly planted on steep climbs and descents. It’s great for loaded rides and has room for a center kickstand mount. The LWB can fit tall 29” x 2.3” - 3.25” tires which (with its longer wheelbase) make it smoother and more stable on rough terrain. 

The geometry Jeff has created is unlike most other bikes. At 42.98"/1091.72 mm, the wheelbase of the SWB is by no means short. It’s just shorter than the Jones LWB

The Jones Plus SWB is the shorter wheelbase Jones Bike with smaller 27.5” x 2.8” - 3.25" or 29” x 2.3” - 2.6” tires.

The Jones Plus LWB is the longer wheelbase Jones bike with taller 29” x 2.8” - 3.0" tires.

To see the breakdown of the differences between the Jones 29 and the Jones PLUS SWB, check out the chart here!

 

Features and Benefits  (back to top)

  • Jones PLUS SWB Geometry for a great ride in a wide range of conditions.
  • Frame and fork designed to work together, a frameset. Frame is compatible with the Jones Truss Fork for PLUS SWB.
  • All 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork with butted tubing.
  • Big and tall Jones Spec. wheelset with 27.5" x 3"/700c x 82 mm knobby or 27.5” x 2.8”/700c x 71 mm smooth, tubeless ready tires on 50 mm wide rims allow you to run very low pressures (10 psi - 15 psi).
  • Jones Spec. rims are taped and tubeless ready for maximum suppleness, better traction, more flotation and comfort along with lower rolling resistance, less flats and more safety, on or off road!
  • Big tire clearance. Room for 27.5” x 3.25” or 29” x 2.6” tires.
  • Jones 710 mm Loop H-Bar and H-Grips provide better handling and more comfort than a traditional bar. A wide range of better hand and body positions ensure more power, comfort and control. Our most popular bar and grip combination.
  • Wide range SRAM SX Eagle 1 x 12 drivetrain. Single click shifter for reliable shifting  and greater drivetrain durability.
  • Fits up to a 38T chainring. This is comparable to the gearing of a road triple with a similar fast gear and an easier climbing gear. 
  • AVID BB7 Mechanical/cable actuated disk brakes with large 203 mm front and 180 mm rear rotors. Easy to adjust and super durable with plenty of stopping power.
  • Three rear rack and fender bosses, one on the dropout and two in the seatstay. The fork can hold two more water bottles.
  • Full fender bosses on the seat and chainstay bridges.
  • Rack bosses on upper seatstays.
  • Triple-boss cage mount underneath the downtube.
  • One triple-boss cage mount on the top of the down tube near the bottom bracket (use it to for a standard two-bolt bottle cage, or a three-bolt cage), and one standard two-boss mount closer to the headtube.
  • A great bike for dirt, road, mountains, gravel, city, touring/trekking, bikepacking, commuting, fitness, riding around the world or just around your neighborhood.
  • Coated with ED Black for rust resistance and smoother coating underneath the paint.
  • Decals underneath a semi-matte clear coat.

 

Jones PLUS SWB Complete Bicycle Specs  (back to top)

Frame

Jones PLUS SWB, Built with 4130 chromoly custom butted heat treated tubing that is beautifully TIG welded. CNC dropouts, 148 mm x 12 mm thru axle “Boost” rear hub spacing, 68 mm English/BSA threaded bottom bracket shell, 27.2 mm seatpost size,  31.8 mm seatpost clamp size diameter, standard 1 1/8" headtube for external bearing headsets.

Fork

Jones SWB Unicrown Fork. Heat treated 4130 chromoly butted tubing. Long steerer tube for maximum adjustment, with butted, tapered, and oval legs. 150 mm x 15 mm thru axle spacing. Fits up to 203 mm rotor. 435 mm, 55 mm offset/rake.

Front Thru Axle

Aluminum 150 mm x 15 mm thru axle bolt with captive washer.  175 mm x 15 mm, M15 x 1.50 thread pitch. Uses a 6 mm hex wrench. Simple and tough.

Rear Thru Axle

Aluminum 148 mm x 12 mm thru axle bolt with captive washer.  181 mm x 12 mm,  M12 x 1.75 thread pitch. Uses a 6 mm hex wrench. Simple and tough.

Headset

Jones Sealed Cartridge H-Set. Durable and simple with readily available, replaceable 36° x 45°, 30.2 mm x 41 mm x 6.5 mm cartridge bearings. Excellent tolerances. Compression ring design is easy to install and slide on the steerer tube. Quality materials throughout.

Seatpost

Jones Spec. Setback Seatpost with 15 mm offset, forged aluminum alloy, anodized black. 27.2 mm diameter, 400 mm length. This is a reliable, easy to adjust seatpost. Laser etched logo.

Seatpost Clamp

Jones Spec. CNC machined aluminum with laser etched logo. 31.8 mm. Stainless steel bolt uses a 5 mm hex wrench.

Front Hub

Jones Spec. 32 hole, 150 mm x 15 mm thru axle hub with sealed cartridge bearings. Canted flanges angle the spokes in toward the spoke holes in the rim, and the wide and even flange spacing makes for an extremely strong and stiff wheel. Cutaways in the flanges and relief inside the hub keep weight to a minimum, making this the perfect center for a super stiff, super strong, dishless wheel. Laser etched logo.

Rear Hub

Jones Spec. 32 hole, 148 mm x 12 mm Boost hub with all (5) sealed cartridge bearings. Steel Shimano driver body. 33 points of engagement. Anodized, black, with laser etched logo.

Rim Strip

45 mm wide tubeless ready rim tape. PET + EVA.

Spokes

14 gauge/2 mm stainless steel. Black.

Spoke Nipples

Brass nipples. Black.

Rims

Jones Spec. 50 mm wide, double wall, eyeleted, 6061-T6 aluminum. Bead lock helps to keep the tire on the rim even at low pressures. Tubeless ready, anodized black.

Tires

Vee Tire Co. T-FATTY 27.5” x 3.0" knobby tires with 72 TPI, folding bead and tubeless ready.

or

Vee Tire Co. SPEEDSTER 27.5” x 2.8” smooth tires with 72 TPI, folding bead and tubeless ready. 

Tubes

Vee Tire Co. 27.5” x 2.60” - 3.25", Schrader valve, butyl rubber. 

Stem

Jones Spec. Near-net forged aluminum alloy.  Super strong and light. 31.8 mm clamp, anodized black. Length is 60 mm on small, 80 mm on medium, and 90 mm on large, all with 17 degrees of rise.

Stem/Headset Spacers

Aluminum, anodized black. Tall stack with variety of sizes for maximum adjustment.

Handlebar

Jones SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar. 710 mm, Black. Our most popular H-Bar. 

Grips

Jones Kraton H-Grips for 710 mm H-Bars with large push in bar plug to protect the grips and bar, black. Deep H-Bar patterning gives you a solid grip. 34 mm diameter.

Bar Tape

Jones H-Bar Tape on the rear crossbar for the full range of hand positions. Gel-backed black synthetic cork (EVA foam) is stretchy and stays in place well without the need for adhesives.

Brake Calipers

Avid BB7-MTN. Easy to adjust and very adjustable mechanical/cable actuated disc brakes. Super durable with plenty of stopping power. 

Rotors/Disks

SRAM Centerline 203 mm front, 180 mm rear, 6 bolt. Bigger disks for more power and better cooling.

Brake Levers

Avid FR-5, for one or two finger braking with a great feel. Reach adjustment and Qwik-Adjust barrel adjuster for on the fly adjustments.

Brake Cables

Jagwire KEB-SL Elite Ultra-Slick. These highly polished stainless steel cables offer the ultimate in low-friction, smooth performance.

Brake Cable Housing

Jagwire KEB-SL Pro Compressionless brake housing. Linear strand, Kevlar® reinforced, compressionless brake housing with Slick-Lube liner. This is the same great housing we use on all of our bikes that come with mechanical brakes because it gives an extremely smooth and solid feel at the lever with more stopping power.

Crankset

SRAM SX Eagle with Boost spacing. 170 mm crank arms on M, L sizes, 165 mm on size S. Self extracting aluminum crank arms.

Chainring

SRAM SX X-SYNC 2 Eagle direct mount, 3 mm offset, 30T chainring. Steel for durability.

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket with external sealed cartridge bearings, English threaded.

Cassette

SRAM SX Eagle 12 speed, 11T - 50T. 

Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle design with a clutch to keep the chain tighter and in place, with less chain slap. Cage Lock makes removing and installing the wheel or chain easier.

Shifter

SRAM SX Eagle trigger shifter, 12 speed, black. Single click for greater drivetrain durability.

Shift housing

Jagwire LEX-SL, 5 mm. Linear strands of steel are used to encircle the Slick-Lube Liner creating a compressionless ring. This delivers responsive, precise shifting. 5 mm housing is more durable and has more room for the inner wire to slide smoothly even if contaminated with dirt, compared to standard 4 mm shift housing.

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle 12 speed with POWERLOCK.

Shifter Cable

Jagwire KEB-SL Elite Ultra-Slick, highly polished stainless steel. 

Chain Stay Protector

Clear plastic decal.

Saddle

Jones Spec. Quality foam for a comfortable ride. A great saddle for a variety of riding styles. Ample padding that provides all day comfort. Cut out design in the shell provides relief to your sensitive areas. Black with black steel rails. 136 mm wide x 287 mm long. 390 g. The same great seat as on the original SWB.

Pedals

None. This personal preference is left up to you. 

Reflectors are included. Never ride at night without lights.

 

Jones PLUS SWB Complete Bicycle Weights

Medium PLUS SWB complete bike with knobby tires: 34 lb 9 oz/15.70 kg

Medium PLUS SWB complete bike with smooth tires: 34 lb 8 oz/15.67 kg

 

Sizing Information  (back to top)

Jones PLUS SWB framesets and complete bikes come in three sizes. To find out which size you may need, please check the basic size chart and geometry below. It’s recommended that you have 1” minimum clearance when standing over the top tube.

 

Small

Medium

Large

Rider Height

5' 4” - 5' 8"

5' 7" - 6' 2"

6' - 6' 6"

Stand-Over Height

(at center of top tube)

29"

30.5"

32"



Geometry  (back to top)

Jones Geometry uses a short reach and tall stack for an upright position that places less weight on your hands.

69 degree head tube angle and a 72 degree effective seat tube angle.

Chainstays are 17.68"/449 mm from bottom bracket to axle center.

Fork rake/offset is 2.16"/55 mm

Wheelbase: 

Small: 41.9"/1066 mm

Medium: 42.98"/1091.72 mm

Large: 44.05"/1118.95 mm

 

Check out this video where Jeff talks about and rides the PLUS SWB to learn more.



Reviews

bikepacking.com

Outsideonline.com

Review: Jones Bike Complete SWB

 

Shipping  (back to top)

This is a complete Jones bicycle that is pre-assembled, in a box, available in three sizes. Shipping for this bike in the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $125. If you are outside of the United States, you can email us for a shipping quote. More information on our ordering and shipping policies can be found here.

Please note: We expect to be shipping orders up to about two weeks from the time it was placed.

You will receive an email with the tracking information once your shipping label has been created

 

This is a complete, pre-assembled and boxed bike without pedals. It should be built, tuned and maintained by a qualified bicycle mechanic.