Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

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 Jeff hears from a lot of riders who need to get their bars higher, and while his framesets make that easy, many riders are installing H-Bars on other brands of bikes with a normal, lower stack height in order to get more comfort and control.  For them, and everyone else who wants to get their bars higher, we have the new SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar!  Think of the 2.5 as an alternative to a 2" stack of headset spacers combined with a standard H-Bar, which has .5" of rise.  

Also a great bar on a Jones Bike for the rider who wants maximum handlebar height!

This H-Bar is essentially an SG Loop H-Bar with 2.5" of rise compared to the standard .5" of rise on all of the other H-Bars.  Do you have a bike with a short head tube?  Your back and neck want this bar!  Are you wondering if it's safe to install a steerer tube extender on a steerer tube extender?  Get this H-Bar and you won't need to find out!

The SG 2.5 Loop H-Bar shares the same comfortable 45 degree sweep, black or silver colors options, 660mm or 710mm widths, 31.8mm clamp diameter, and standard 22.2mm grip area diameter for flat bar/mountain bike controls with the rest of the Aluminum H-Bars.  The main differences that you'll notice when riding the SG 2.5 vs the standard SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar is that the 2.5 is 2 inches higher—which makes it ideal for bikes with front ends that are too low—and that the rear crossbar swoops down to the stem, rather than curving mostly back as on the rest of the H-Bars.  We hope that this newest H-Bar will help more riders get more comfortable on their bikes!

We get a lot of questions about whether this H-Bar will work with our Loophole H-Bar Pack, and the answer is yes!  The pack fits less tightly, and will be tilted on this H-Bar, but from our experience, it works just fine.

The SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar weighs approximately 25 grams more than the SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar, so it's actually a very light-weight way to get a much higher stack—especially when compared to a steerer tube extender or even a longer steerer tube and extra spacers.


660mm 2.5 SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar: 635 grams

710 2.5 SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar: 650 grams


The SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bars pass the same stringent EN Mountain Bike Standards as all of our other H-Bars.

All Jones H-Bars use a 31.8mm stem clamp diameter, 22.2mm clamp size for controls (standard mountain bike style).  The entire front loop has a 22.2mm diameter.

The Loop H-Bar has the same hand, stem and brake lever position as the original H-Bar but the cross 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 and the Cut 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 the rider is superbly placed for fast riding while still enjoying all the hand positions available. 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. 

Refer to the H-Bar Manual for set-up tips!

We highly recommend checking out our selection of longer grips and bar tape specifically designed for the 710mm and 660mm H-Bars.  Using longer grips is KEY to getting the full range of positions, and therefore comfort, that the H-Bars are capable of delivering!

Great for; Singlespeeds, 29ers, Fat Bikes, Touring, Bike-packing Adventures, City Riding and more!
Compatible with; Singlespeeds, Trigger shifters, Gripshift, Shimano twist shifters, Rohloff and above the bar hinged thumb-shifters.


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  • 4
    the jones SG 2.5 aluminum loop h-bar

    Posted by gordon patrick bone on 7th Jul 2018

    there very comfortable in more then one posistion and the extra height is perfect and kept me from having to change my stem. Thanks

  • 5
    SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

    Posted by Paul Bilodeau on 3rd Jul 2018

    These made a big improvement in my comfort. My wrists and shoulders feel better so I can ride longer.

  • 5

    Posted by Chris on 2nd Jul 2018

    Wrist pain gone.

  • 5
    Jones SG-2.5 aluminum loop h-bar

    Posted by Cyndi Smith on 2nd Jul 2018

    Just installed this yesterday on my new Specialized Rockhopper bike. I have some arthritis in my shoulders and am rehabbing a frozen right shoulder, and on my first hour ride yesterday I found these handlebars to be great. The riser also allows my to mount my handlebar bag although I think I will need to get longer cables so that there is no binding or kinking. Great product.

  • 5
    Jones SG 2.5

    Posted by Rahb on 26th Jun 2018

    I love this bar. It accomplishes what few handlebars will do for me: more upright and relaxed position, more control, more hand positions. I only wish it was available in titanium.

  • 5
    SG 2.5 H-Bar

    Posted by Chris Lampe on 26th Jun 2018

    I've been curious about the H-Bar (and a Jones bicycle) for several years and a positive experience during a test ride with a competitor's similar bar convinced me to take the plunge on the H-Bar.

    I haven't ridden many miles yet but so far I'm impressed. The bars greatly improve the handling of my bike (Surly Karate Monkey) at low speed and the large amount of available bar really encourages me to keep moving my hands around, reducing fatigue.

    All in all, I'm pleased with these bars and the services from Jones Bikes was exceptional.

    Hopefully my next review will be for an LWB Plus!

  • 5
    John J. De Tuerk, Jr.

    Posted by John J. De Tuerk, Jr. on 24th Jun 2018

    I swapped these bars for the drop bars on my road bike. Never ride in the drops and wanted can sprite riding position. I have the bars set up with high (70 mm riser) Profile Design aero bars (need 25.4>31.8 spacer) so I can rest on the straight sections of road. At 75 I like an upright riding position. These bars filled the bill.

  • 5
    Loop H-bars

    Posted by Carla Cook on 18th Jun 2018

    I never take time to write reviews but I will for these bars. I have a torn supraspinatis in my shoulder and riding my bike with my flat bars has made it nearly impossible to ride without horrible pain the rest of the day. I purchased the H-bars in hopes of being able to continue riding without pain. Well they worked better then I hoped for. I'm not pain free afterwards but it is almost not noticeable after a ride. I like them so much I will be getting two more. One for my husband and one for my daughter. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5
    SG 2.5 Alum H loop handlebars

    Posted by John Berry on 16th Jun 2018

    Very nice set up on my adventure touring bike truly made the bike a complete different ride to my benefit and then some.... would like to get another pair for a couple other bikes in the family ...anyway can’t wait to keep riding with them ...turned out great and love the product ...thanks