Rachel Jones: When I first switched over to carbon a few seasons ago after having an aluminum frame, I didn’t love the feel, but a few sessions in and I didn’t want to ride anything else. I enjoy my carbon frame right now!
What is the geometry and length of your race frame?
Rachel Jones: Pro 20” which is a 20.5” top tube and a 14.75” rear center. I enjoy the smaller top tube size so I can get the bike moving around.
Any special reason where the #58 career number came from?
Rachel Jones: Honestly, it’s sad to say but it wasn’t my original choice. I think it was third down the line. I wanted 13, I grew up playing all kinds of sports and that was always my number. My second choice was 36, it was my motorcross number as a kid, my dad’s motorcross number when he raced and the house number I grew up in. I’m still not sure why I never got either of those two options! No specialty to 58. I have considered trying to apply again for a change to one of those numbers, there are just so many females coming into the elite level I’d probably get stuck with a 3 digit career number!
Are you using pre-printed stickers to put on your number plate? Did you help design it so your co-sponsors get a logo on the plate as well?
Rachel Jones: It is a pre printed Remix number plate, designed by Blotout graphics!
Are you picky about how much your bike weighs?
Rachel Jones: Never really have been, it’s not something I notice.
Do you like bike maintenance including the cleaning?
Rachel Jones: I enjoy doing my own bike maintenance, it’s rewarding. It’s a nice feeling to know if something goes wrong I can take care of it myself. Living in the Valley right now in the US my bike is almost always dusty, but she gets a regular cleaning!
What's a bike part you change on the regular?
Rachel Jones: Nothing I can think of that’s super regular, it could be brakes and brake pads. I like them to feel good and I like keeping my Remix wheels clean with new brake pads. I’m the type to run it for long periods of time until something needs replacing.
---Please take us through your parts list---
Frame - Speedco Velox Carbon Pro 20”
Fork - Avian Versus Carbon Fork (10mm)
Bars - Avian 64 Impala 8” Rise 6 degrees back sweep, 4 degrees up.
Grips - ODI Cross Trainers
Stem - Tangent 48mm
Headset - Cliq
Brake lever - Shimano DXR
Brake - Shimano DXR
Cranks - Avian 172.5
Sprocket - Tangent 44t
BB - Shimano Press Fit
Chain - Shimano 8 Speed
Seat - Tangent Remix Pivotal Seat
Seatpost - Tangent Pivotal
Seatpost clamp - Tangent
Front hub - Remix
Rear hub - Remix
Front rim - Remix
Rear rim - Remix
Spokes - Cold-forged Sandvik T302 aero bladed spokes
Tubes - Nothing special, I couldn’t tell you what’s in it right now
Chain tensioners - Speedco Dropout Tensioners
Number plate - Tangent
Weight - not sure
Thanks to: A big thanks to Remix BMX and Dale Robsinson, they have been supporting me for a couple seasons now I couldn’t be more grateful for it. It’s a great team environment and it helps keep the fun in it. Thanks to Speedco/Avian for parts and frames. Thanks to my family back in Australia, they’re always supporting what I do, no matter where I am. Thanks to my family here now and of course my fiancé, Brooke. She has been through it all and always supported me!
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