It’s just over a month since Jeff Jones first teased us with promise of a DIY eBike frameset for almost every type of riding there is. Now, he’s ready to show his hand, releasing the Jones Plus LWB HD/e frameset as well as two complete Bafang mid-drive motor-rocking ebikes. Here’s a quick overview.
Jones Plus LWB HD/e
For those a bit bamboozled by all those acronyms, here’s the deal: LWB equals Long Wheel Base, and HD/e equals Heavy Duty EBike. This frame is a burlier take on the much loved Plus LWB, with thicker tubes with a custom butting profile for added strength and stiffness, longer chainstays and more chainring clearance. We detailed this, and more, previously.
Geometry and Sizing
Jones haven’t published a complete geometry chart of this new DIY eBike. What we can tell you is that, across the S-L frame size range, the head tube angle is a slack 67.5° while the seat tube angle comes in at an effective 71°. Chainstays are super long at 20” (508mm), measured from the BB center to the rear axle center.
Those extra long stays are what allowed Jones to give this frame monster clearance for chainrings up to 50T. Tire clearance out back is ample, accommodating 29″ wheels fitted with tires up to 3.25″ wide.
Wheelbase lengths are as follows:
- Small: 46.25”/1176 mm
- Medium: 47.25”/1203 mm
- Large: 48.5”/1231 mm
|Jones Plus LWB HD/e Sizing||Small||Medium||Large|
|Rider Height||5’4″ – 5’8″||5’7″ – 6’2″||6′ – 6’6″|
|Stand-Over Height (at center of top tube)||23.69″||24.42″||25.87″|
Complete Jones Motorbikes
Jones are offering two complete bike builds for the Plus LWB HD/e. The cheaper of the two gets a Bafang BBS02 500W mid-drive motor with a maximum torque of 100 Nm. It will set you back $5,700.
The higher-end spec complete bike gets the Bafang BBSHD, a 750W motor with a maximum torque of 160 Nm. Pick that one up for $7,210. You can pair both those motors with your choice of a 10.4 Ah, 17.5 Ah, 28 Ah or 42 Ah battery mounted to the downtube.
For complete spec info on the new Jones Motorbikes Plus LWB HD/e, head to the Jones Motorbikes website.