Looks like PlanetX aint afraid of Mr Jones
It’s amazing isn’t it.
Such a subtle change they made yet it manages to make the bar look total ass.
Looks like a Jones and a Confucius made love.
I’m still curious why JJ and biff took exception to alpkit doing similar bars when humpert have been doing them from years -unless of course the extra width was the part they applied for a patent on.Posted 2 years ago
This is the confucious effort!!! https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMKB/on-one-mickey-handlebarPosted 2 years ago
That should be called the “are you taking the” bar.Posted 2 years ago
“Wolves did it” Hahaha. “You won’t get a drop on you Brian”Posted 2 years ago
Great, I can finally try some. The UK prices for the Jones bars are taking the piss.Posted 2 years ago
I thought Humpert stopped doing Jones copiesPosted 2 years ago
Great, I can finally try some
Why finally ? Plenty of options for backswept bars.
These are no more trying Jones than buying any of the other back swept bars …Posted 2 years ago
While technically you are correct ampthill they just moved the space bugle and boomerang to their ergotec brand.Posted 2 years ago
I wouldn’t mind giving one of them a go at that price.👍Posted 2 years ago
There does seem to be a lot more stealth On One ads on this forum once more.Posted 2 years ago
Or a few threads linking to products might want to know about …Posted 2 years ago
All I’m seeing is links to products that point PX out to be utter douchebags. Some things will never change.Posted 2 years ago
Pre-ordered, thanks. Could be the bar to replace the various Marys I’ve been using for the last 12 years.Posted 2 years ago
Longish thread on BB about it – http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13945 – seems like it’s straight from a Taiwanese catalogue.
For the record, I’ve two sets of Jones Loop bars. Agree with the comment that the UK prices are exorbitant especially the carbon bars.Posted 2 years ago
I wonder if they’ve licensed all the League of Gentlemen stuff on their product lines and website? Their attitude to Jones suggests not…Posted 2 years ago
Swept bars of various designs have been around for yonks. These aren’t exact H-bar copies but they are very obviously inspired heavily by them.
I admire Mr Jones’ innovation and I understand that he’s developed a business model that hangs on the perception that he produces ‘premium’ products but I also instinctively dislike the idea of the benefits of innovation being restricted to those few who can afford them.
IANAL but I doubt JJ has a legal case for preventing ‘copies’ of loop bars like this. Given the absurd pricing of the originals (especially in the UK), I’m not sure he has much of a moral case, either. I’m conflicted.Posted 2 years ago
I’ve had a Jones bend bar (no loop, same sweep) and now have an Alpkit FMC (same sweep plus loop), which I actually prefer. Not entirely sure why but it’s slightly narrower, which may be it. The On-One bar is from the same catalogue, I believe, but is labelled as 710 rather than the 660 or 680 (forget which) states for the Alpkit bar.Posted 2 years ago
This could actually drive Jones sales. Try the PX one, like the shape, buy the blingier one.Posted 2 years ago
This could actually drive Jones sales. Try the PX one, like the shape, buy the blingier one.
By that logic everyone that bought Alpkit bike bags would now be using Revelate Kit.
They just stick with the cheap stuff.
Fair one really, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?Posted 2 years ago
I believe, but is labelled as 710 rather than the 660 or 680 (forget which) states for the Alpkit bar.
Because I don’t pick something straight out of a catalogue if we can make it better.
Be quick if you want some. First preorder will be sold out by end of weekend I reckon.Posted 2 years ago
… and he’s back, ruby slippers a’ rubbin’…Posted 2 years ago
As far as I can tell, the patent application never made it through to grant, though patent searching is not much of a skill of mine. Of course, Jones may have been asserting other types of rights in the design.Posted 2 years ago
about time someone brought a good copy out that are cheap. Jones have been having our pants down for years. and I have had a few sets, so should know.Posted 2 years ago
Well it got me to look at the PX site for the first time in a while. Good to see even updated models have “142 through axles for strength” Must have got a total bargain on a job lot of wheels and recon forks.Posted 2 years ago
Well done Planet X. Sensible price instead of ‘hahaha! niche mtbers are ****!’ price charged by Jones.Posted 2 years ago
More power to em.
Duckman – I thought you were the guy who likes standards not moving forward?Posted 2 years ago
Was very tempted to try some as I wonder if I didn’t give the loops I had long enough before deciding they weren’t for me.
Think I am going to hold out for the bull moose revival though. About 20 deg sweep, 700mm wide and 70-80 mm stem and 20 mm rise please 🙂Posted 2 years ago
Nope, you must be mistaking me for somebody else. I don’t like change for changes sake, but also like to be able to replace wheels etc. It’s why I will buy the Ribble 872 disc instead of the RT80 in March….Well; that and having the misfortune to expect PX to get the correct rear mech hanger out to me for my Dirty Disco in less than 3 attempts, which meant I couldn’t take it on holiday with me. But you weren’t there at that point so it would be churlish to lay that at your door.Posted 2 years ago
At the risk of appearing thicker than I usually do, isn’t the loop just extra weight? Isn’t where the stem goes, the stiffness and where your hands are the only thing that you need? Surely the most efficient way of doing this is a basic swept bar with the geo, diameters and butting of your choice?Posted 2 years ago
The loop thing is pointless no?
I think it is for holding with the hands. And partly for attaching the brake levers to.Posted 2 years ago
The patent application suggested they go forward of the join.Posted 2 years ago
Never actually seen the patent application before – the manual that comes with the bars has them just behind the join with the comment “Position your levers up to but not touching the crossbar joint“Posted 2 years ago
@brant – any reason you didn’t go for a different sweep angle?Posted 2 years ago
@brant – any reason you didn’t go for a different sweep angle?
Factory tooling dictated that angle on this batch.
I’ve got some new tooling going through and we’re looking at some new versions. This was (as much of what you’re seeing) first raft of products landing for our new push with the brand.
Our Nitto made bullmoose will come in three different specs as Nitto, me and my dad disagree in what’s right. I guess that’s why most bars are adjustable 😂Posted 2 years ago
first raft of products landing for our new push with the brand.
This is good. I used to buy a lot from OnOne – decent products, good price and all that.
I stopped buying when items arrived incomplete or just plain wrong – and then the multiple issues of QC and refusal to deal with things seemed to arrive after you had left.
Is there an upgrade of the customer services as well, or will come back to you Brant having to step in online again?Posted 2 years ago
Any hints on the bull moose specs ?
I used to have laverda jota bars on a moto morini back in the 99s why can’t someone make a bicycle version so we can adjust awayPosted 2 years ago
first raft of products
Going after Alpacka too?Posted 2 years ago
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