The new Jones H-Grips are made especially to fit the two widths of Jones H-bars. Made of EVA foam, they are very light, and come in two durometers (hardness): 50 and 60. If you like a firm feel, you'll like the 60 durometer versions, and if you prefer extra cush, get the 50 durometer versions! Both durometers are available in lengths to fit each of the two widths of H-Bars perfectly. The H-Grips for 710mm H-Bars are 205mm long, and the H-Grips for 660mm H-Bars are 165mm long. The grips can be used, and will work fine with the bar plugs that come in the H-Bars, but we wanted to include larger, more protective bar plugs with our grips, so that your grips won't get torn up as easily, and that's what these grips come with.
Jeff also made sure the details are just so: the ends of the grips are beveled to meet the angle of the bar plug, so that the plug can protect the end of the grip better, which is really important when you're laying the bike down on its side. The bar plugs themselves have a captured nut in the wedge so that when you loosen the bolt to remove the grips, the nut stays in place and the plug comes right out! And now both the nut and the bolt that threads into it are stainless steel to resist rust! The longest versions (for 710mm H-Bars) of the grips grips with their bar plugs weigh about 75 grams (2.65 ounces), with the grips accounting for about 46 (1.59 ounces) grams of that, and the plugs bringing up the other 29 grams (1.02 ounces), which makes them about 74 grams (2.61 ounces) lighter than comparable ESI 8.25" Extra Chunky grips, grip to grip (no bar plugs).
To sum up how to make sure you get the H-Grip of your dreams: if you want soft grips, choose 50 durometer! If you want firm grips, get 60 durometer! Then just choose the width of you H-Bar with the durometer you've chosen!
Grips are sold as pairs.
(Posted by Patrick Martin on 13th Feb 2017)
At first I was worried these would not be soft enough but after a 100+ miles I have grown used to them. Easy to install (I didn't glue them and no problem so far) and super grippy, they seem to work well in all conditions.
(Posted by Ron on 7th Dec 2016)
Love the bars. I ride moderate single track in the mountains of NH. These bars and grips have made it more comfortable and more fun for me at my tender age of 70. The 50 Durometer grips are a must with the bars.
(Posted by David H on 8th Oct 2016)
I went with the 50 durometer (softer) grips.
My last ride was on a primitive trail and the grips helped absorb the rough terrain.
The plugs are well done also.
(Posted by Jeff on 15th Apr 2016)
The most grip for your $$. Plenty of room for different hand positions.
(Posted by Smithhammer on 5th Jan 2016)
I was a little dubious of how firm these grips are out of the box, esp. compared to the ESIs I've been running. But after installing them and riding a little bit, they're perfect.