The Loop Aluminium 710mm H-Bar is our most popular H-Bar. If you're new to the H-Bar, this is the model that we tend to recommend first because its loop design has the widest range of hand positions, its aluminium construction gives the best value, and its 710mm width not only gives you the full range of positions, but allows you to cut it down to the original 660mm width (using the laser-etched cut guides) if you decide that you want something narrower.
The cross bar on the Loop H-Bar sweeps forward to allow the levers to go behind the cross bar instead of in front. This gives longer uninterrupted hand positions and will allow trigger and grip/twist shifters to fit on the rearward extensions (unlike the original H-bar). The continuous front loop of the bar enhances stiffness and is good for additional aero hand positions and mounting lights, GPS devices etc. This bar provides comfort and power with an impressive weight. With the levers in the optimum position you get a wide range of hand and body positions, from fully upright at the ends of the grips, to a tucked aero position when resting your forearms across the crossbar and loop. In between these extremes, there are many unique and useful positions, making this a true multi-position bar because you'll actually find yourself using all of the positions! The rearward extensions allow extra leverage and a wider hand position - be it for comfort or power. All H-bars are for a 31.8 stem and the crossbar is now tapered and butted with a 31.8 mm clamp area. The grip tubes on the aluminum version are also butted for strength and weight savings. All H-Bars have a standard 22.2mm diameter grip area.
Try wrapping the crossbar with bartape! You can wrap both the crossbar and loop (but it helps to leave a gap in the center of the loop to mount whatever gadgets you have), if you want to have the most hand positions!
A common question about the Loop H-bars is whether they work with barend shifters. The short answer is yes, but we don't like to put them in the ends of the bars for a couple of reasons: especially on the wider 710 H-bars, putting the shifters in the ends of the bars it puts them in a position where they are likely to hit parked cars or trees, as well as moving them farther from the other controls and the main hand positions. Finally, the grips would need to be modified significantly to accept the cable housing, or the bars would need to be wrapped with bartape, which won't give you quite as much padding as the ESI grips that we have made for the bars. When we use barend shifters, we mount them on the Paul Thumbies, which have hinged clamps that allow you to mount the shifters in front of the crossbar. They work great!
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(Posted by Arturo Navarro on 20th Feb 2017)
A much more comfortable alternative to MTB bars. My wrists felt better after the first ride, and while you might not get the same arm support as from a straighter bend bar, you will gain a lot of agility and comfort. The ESI grips are great too!
(Posted by Phil on 20th Feb 2017)
haven't tried yet, just received them but am building up a gravel grinder. A friend has them on all four of his bikes and loves them, thats why I'm going to try them, may end up putting them on all my bikes.
(Posted by Gene Rosen on 13th Feb 2017)
I have a Specialized CrossTrail Expert 2016. This bike has been tagged as a 'fitness' bike. But with the CTs higher-end components - and the addition of Jeff Jones' magnificent H-Bar, I can ride just about any trail around my Southern California forests and mountains. First thing I noticed was the amazing gift of better maneuverability around corners. Putting a thick coat of ESI wrap all over the bar added several comfortable and secure hand placements. At 6'4" - the front tuck position will need some practice as my body feels somewhat unsteady out there. Right now I have the Aluminum 710 flat on the stem but expect to play with the angle in the coming weeks. Dedicated cyclists like us are always considering ways to upgrade our bike's performance. Jeff's H-Bar is arguably one of the best investments you can make
(Posted by Aron on 10th Feb 2017)
Very impressed with the bars. Installed these on my fat tire bike. My first ride was my commute to work. It was windy and raining. I was able to get into a comfortable riding position that I would not have been able to with my old bars. Look forward to more riding with these bars.
(Posted by John Baker on 8th Feb 2017)
I picked up an H Bar for my Tour Divide ride last June. It really saved me a lot of arm fatigue and provided a large cockpit.
I just got a second one for a different bike and am waiting for the carbon ones to come back into stock.
(Posted by Fred Hubler on 28th Jan 2017)
This is our 2nd Loop Bar. It won't be our last. We have them on a Pugsley & Moonlander so far. The quality, design, aesthetics, comfort, function (for accessory mounts) & hand positions are all top notch. Can't say enough good about it. I have a mountain bike & trekking bike to try them on as well. A neighbor of mine is riding across the country with one this Spring. Can't say enough good about it!
(Posted by John Penrod on 25th Jan 2017)
Eureka--a set on my Farley 5....chronic wrist/forearm numbness drastically reduced so put a second set on my Iron Horse Hollowpoint
The best thing I've done for my cycling since finding the ultimate saddle in 06.
(Posted by Jaco Coetzee on 23rd Jan 2017)
If I had another couple hundred bucks I would put these on all my bikes. These are ridiculously great!!
(Posted by Tom Fallon on 18th Jan 2017)
My old wrists appreciated these bars the most. The bike shop probably appreciated the purchase of these bars next, due to the purchase of new shifters, brake levers, cables & grips..
Excellent bars.. I'm glad that I got them...
(Posted by Brandon Mulder on 29th Dec 2016)
Got these Jones bars for my Surly Moonlander build and could not be happier! The angle and bar length are perfect for me. Solid construction and very nicely welded. I find that the sweep of the bars offers a more comfortable ride position and makes it easier to shift my weight back for downhill sections. I put ESI extra chunky long grips on it to provide more hand positions. Great set up!
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