Need to construct your personal e-bike? Jeff Jones, maker of absolutely inflexible off-road bicycles and parts, simply launched the right frameset so that you can just do that – The Jones Plus LWB HD/e.
These acronyms stand for Lengthy Wheel Base and Heavy Obligation/ebike. Its arrival is large information for Jones Bikes, being the debut frameset of a brand new Jones Motorbikes model. Right here’s the small print…
Jones Motorbikes is dwelling to the acquainted Jones Bikes frames you’re used to, solely with electrical motors. Jones have taken their Plus LWB body and made a number of key alterations to make it stronger and stiffer to resist the extra forces related to ebikes.
Jones Plus LWB HD/e
The data on this video is the whole lot we learn about Jones Motorbikes thus far. However, for these of you who don’t need to watch a 4:30 video, right here’s a fast abstract:
The Jones Plus LWB HD/e is virtually the identical as the unique Plus lengthy wheelbase bicycle, solely stronger, stiffer, a little bit heavier, and the chainstay is one inch longer. Why longer stays? Jones says the longer rear heart helps forestall unintentional wheelies when the motor engages, and it permits adequate chainring clearance for compatibility with mid-drive motors similar to these supplied by Bafang.
The body has a normal threaded BB (not an outsized eccentric model), serving to to save lots of a little bit on weight and enable area sufficient for the set up of backside bracket motor kits. Chainring clearance is very large permitting the fitment of as much as a 50T chainring.
The LWB HD/e will get heat-treated Chromoly tubing that’s thicker with totally different butting profiles from the usual LWB so as to add energy and stiffness, making the body extra appropriate for carrying large hundreds. In line with that intention, the bike will get a kickstand so you may prop it up absolutely loaded with all of your bikepacking gear.
Jeff Jones calls this a DIY e-bike. That’s as a result of you may choose up a frameset and spec it how you want, with the mid-drive motor and battery pack of your selection tailor-made to the ability and/or vary you want. It’s particularly made to develop into an e-bike.
Pricing & Availability
The Jones Plus LWB HD/e is obtainable as a frameset with both a uni-crown or Truss fork (in metal or titanium). It’s going to even be accessible as a inventory full non-motorized bike, and as a whole ebike with a variety of selections of motor measurement and battery pack. Dangle in there for pricing information, we’ll replace as we get it.