November 19, 2013
Jeff Jones’ H-Bars have been very popular with adventurers and alternative bike fans, but not everyone was a fan of the unique shape. The welded sections also added cost and weight. Jeff has thought this through and come out with a new handlebar that offers the same hand positions as his regular H-Bar, only in a simpler, bent bar. It’s not as extreme as a set of North Road bars, but there is a very distinct 45° bend to them.
Width is 660. The weight is 328g, which makes it way lighter than any other Jones bar – even (or especially, depending on your view) the titanium H-bars. Initially, they look similar to an On One Mary bar, but the sweep (45°) is much greater and places the hands halfway between a regular straight bar and a road bike brake hoods – somewhere that Mr Jones considers to be perfect.
Jeff seems very happy with how they’ve turned out and he’s made a helpful video explaining the development.
And now, here are some photos.
The bars (and other stuff Jones) can be seen here: yesweareontheweb.com/jones/ and the bars will be available through the usual selection of ‘enlightened’ bike shops. Prices for the bars are £80. The importer is also bringing custom-length ESI grips in from the USA ideal for these bars.