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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 SWB Complete Bike V3

$1,690.00 - $2,050.00
Shipping:
$195.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)

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

The first batch of SWB complete bikes sold out quickly and the second batch is doing the same. The reviews and feedback from our customers have been nothing less than fantastic! This third batch of complete bikes, now simply called SWB, is built with the same great frameset with some updated features and an updated parts list to ensure a great ride. Available in black or a limited run gray (Pantone 429, only 250 available worldwide) with your choice of smooth or knobby tires and hydraulic or mechanical brakes.

 

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

 

 

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

The Jones 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 2009, 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. The front and rear centers both gained 11 mm in length, and the headtube angle is 1 degree slacker at 69°. This 22 mm total difference in wheelbase has the effect of making the bike just a little bit smoother and more stable at high speeds without compromising the nimble handling that is one of the hallmarks of the Jones 29.  

 

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

The Jones LWB is the longer wheel base 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 SWB, check out the chart here!  

Below is an animation comparing the LWB and SWB. You can see that the fit is the same, it’s the wheelbase that is the main difference. Check out this Instagram post for an explanation of what the colored lines are showing.

Here are two Jones bikes: A medium SWB bike with 29” x 2.6” tires compared to a medium LWB with 29” x 3.25” tires.  The orange rectangle shows the wheelbase at the axles and at the contact points with the ground. The LWB is longer and SWB is shorter.  The red rectangle shows the bar height compared to the seat height and the distance between a rider's contact point on the seat to the handlebar and where this position is in relation to the wheelbase. The SWB and LWB have almost the same distance between the seat and bars so the basic fit is the same. The rider's position is farther from being over/on top of both wheels with the LWB geometry.  The blue triangle shows that the fit is the same on either bike and the rider is well-balanced over the bottom bracket. It is easier to shift your body weight front to rear and to ride standing on your feet with less weight on your hands.  Comparing the orange, blue, and red lines you can see that both bikes have you almost centered between the wheels. The LWB places the rear wheel farther back and the front wheel further forward making you less on top of a vertical bump force from the ground.  The green trapezoid shows the fore and aft (front and rear) bracing angle from the rider's contact points on the bike to the bike's contact points with the ground. The LWB has a more bracing angle and is harder to flip over forward or back. It's easier to lift the front or rear wheel off the ground with the SWB.

 

Features and Benefits  (back to top)

  • 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!
  • New Jones Spec. rear hub with interchangeable freehub bodies and axles. The complete bikes come with an aluminum HG freehub body and axle. We have compatible aluminum Shimano HG, SRAM XD, and Shimano Microspline freehubs (sold separately). There is also a steel axle for HG and XD freehubs available for added strength (sold separately). 
  • The wheels are drilled for Schrader valves which are stiffer, sturdier and easier to use than presta valves. They have a larger diameter than presta valves allowing for increased airflow and this makes setting up tubeless tires much easier. Changing to tubeless will save about 1.2 lb compared to the Schrader tubes that come with the bike.
  • Big tire clearance. Room for 27.5” x 3.25” or 29” x 2.6” wheels.
  • 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. Jones H-Bar Tape on the rear crossbar for the full range of hand positions. Our most popular bar and grip combination.
  • Wide range Box Prime 9 drivetrain has the same range as some 12 speed drivetrains. With fewer gears and bigger jumps between gears, you don’t have to shift as often.
  • Box Three 9 speed multi-click shifter weighs less than Box Two and costs less. It has a plastic cover, and doesn’t have the hinge for mounting to the bars. The shifting is the same as Box Two. 
  • Box Three cassette is stiffer, ebike ready, and has all steel sprockets for less shifting and better durability. The overall cassette is narrower than a 12 speed cassette for a better chainline.
  • Box Two chain is wider, stronger, and sturdier chain than 12s chain.
  • Box Two derailleur has a stiff Tri-Pack™ Clutch that keeps the chain tight.
  • 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. 
  • Hydraulic disc brakes, Magura MT Trail Sport. Ergonomic 1-finger HC aluminum lever blade, 4 piston front caliper and 2 piston rear. 203 mm front and 180 mm rear Magura Storm HC rotors and Magura adapters. Increased control and more power, excellent for trail riding. 
  • Or
  • Mechanical/cable actuated disc brakes, Alhonga. Easy to adjust and very adjustable ball bearing disc brake. Super durable with plenty of stopping power at a lower cost. Long pull adjustable reach levers with barrel adjuster. Comfortable silicone brake lever cover.
  • Brazed-in water bottle bosses, rack mounts, and fender mounts. 
  • Brazed-on cable guides for full length brake and derailleur housing. For use with plastic clips or zip ties to attach the housing to the cable guides.  
  • 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 SWB Complete Bicycle Specs  (back to top)

Frame

Jones 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 (4) sealed cartridge bearings. Aluminum Shimano HG driver body and axle. 40 points of engagement. Anodized, black, with laser etched logo.  The hub can accommodate SRAM XD and Shimano Microspline freehubs. There is also a steel HG driver body and axle available for added strength.

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" / 650b x 76 mm knobby tires with 72 TPI, folding bead and tubeless ready.

or

Vee Tire Co. SPEEDSTER 27.5” x 2.8” / 650b x 71 mm smooth tires with 72 TPI, folding bead and tubeless ready. 

Tubes

Vee Tire Co. 27.5” x 3.0", 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.

Brakes

 

Hydraulic brake option:

Calipers: Magura MT Trail Sport. Excellent braking performance for all riding conditions. Mineral oil system is non-corrosive and kinder to the environment than DOT oil. 4 piston front, 2 piston rear. 

Rotors/Disks: Magura Storm HC 203 mm front and 180 mm rear rotors. 6 Bolt, stainless steel. Bigger disks for more power and better cooling. 

Brake Levers: Magura alloy HC lever with reach adjust. 1 or 2 finger use with a great ergonomic design.

Brake Oil: Magura Royal Blood Mineral oil.

Brake Hose: Magura disc brake tubing with pressed banjo fitting.

 

Or

Brakes

Mechanical brake option

Calipers: Alhonga HJ-MD17. Easy to adjust and very adjustable mechanical/cable actuated ball bearing disc brakes. Super durable with plenty of stopping power.

Rotors/Disks: Alhonga 203 mm front and 180 mm rear. 6 bolt, stainless steel. Bigger disks for more power and better cooling.

Brake Levers: Alhonga, for one or two finger braking with a great feel. Reach adjustment and barrel adjuster for on the fly adjustments. Comfortable silicone lever cover.

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

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 

Jones Spec. with Boost spacing. 170 mm crank arms on M, L sizes, 165 mm on size S. 3 piece direct mount crankset with self extracting forged 6061/T6 aluminum crank arms, adjustable bottom bracket preload, and laser etched Jones Spec. logo. 30 mm aluminum spindle that is big, stiff, and light.

Chainring

Jones Spec. aluminum, direct mount, narrow wide, 32T chainring. 0 mm offset for better chain/tire clearance. CNC machined 7075 T6 aluminum, anodized black with laser etched logo. Bolt cover also has etching. 

Bottom Bracket

BSA English threaded bottom bracket with sealed cartridge external bearings. 1.37' thread.

Cassette 

Box Three Prime 9 X-Wide, 9 speed, 11-50T cassette delivers long service and wide range over fewer gears. Steel for durability. Narrower than a 12 speed cassette which keeps the chainline straighter.

Rear Derailleur 

Box Two Prime 9 X-Wide rear derailleur. Stiff Tri-Pack™ Clutch that keeps the chain tight, bushing pulleys and some muted finishes.

Shifter 

Box Three Prime 9 shifter. Multi-shift. With fewer gears, fewer shifts are needed for every mile of travel.  Prime 9 stays in adjustment better than 12 speed. Weighs less than Box Two, but has the same shifting mechanism.

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.

Shifter Cable

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

Chain

Box Two Prime 9 Chain. Nickel plating adds both corrosion and wear-resistance. Chamfered shifting edges, solid plates and solid pins to safeguard durability. Shiny silver finish.

Chain Stay Protector

Clear plastic decal.

Saddle 

New 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 steel rails. 136 mm wide x 287 mm long. Bonded cover makes a smooth finish with no staples. 299g.

Pedals

None. This personal preference is left up to you. 

Reflectors are included. Never ride at night without lights.

 

Jones SWB Complete Bicycle Weights

Medium SWB complete bike with knobby tires, mechanical brakes w/o pedals:  34.69 lb / 15.75 kg

Medium SWB complete bike with smooth tires, mechanical brakes w/o pedals:  34.40 lb / 15.44 kg

Medium SWB complete bike with knobby tires, hydraulic brakes, w/o pedals: 33.71 lb / 15.29 kg

Medium SWB complete bike with smooth tires, hydraulic brakes, w/o pedals: 34.03 lb / 15.43 kg

 

Sizing Information  (back to top)

Jones 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. See our sizing page for even more information.

 

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.

69⁰ head tube angle and a 72⁰ effective seat tube angle.

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

Fork rake/offset is 3"/76 mm

Wheel base: 

     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 this the older SWB Complete bike to learn more.

 


Reviews

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/jones-plus-swb-complete-review/

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/jones-titanium-plus-lwb-spaceframe-review/ 

https://bikesnobnyc.com/2023/02/10/jeff-jones-in-his-own-words/

https://bikesnobnyc.com/2020/05/27/ive-got-a-jones-for-fat-tires/

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2019/07/first-ride-on-new-jones.html

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/jones-plus-swb-complete-review/

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/jones-plus-review/

https://nsmb.com/articles/jones-plus-long-term-review/

https://www.adventurecycling.org/sites/default/assets/resources/20161001_RoadTestJones_Legan.pdf

https://dirtscrolls.com/14959838-review-jones-plus 

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/jones-swb-titanium-review/ 

https://electriccyclerider.com/2022/12/21/the-jones-motorbikes-lwb-hd-e-ride-review/

 

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. 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.

 

Contact

For technical questions or any other inquiries, please email us at jonesbikes@jonesbikes.com or phone call at 541-535-2034.

Office Hours: 9am to 5pm Pacific Time (GMT-8) Monday - Wednesday & Friday (closed Thursdays).

 

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

For a list of items we keep back stocked for our complete bike and frameset customers, please check out our Ways to buy a Jones Bicycle page.