- 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 9 months agopostierichMember
This is the confucious effort!!! https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMKB/on-one-mickey-handlebarPosted 9 months 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 9 months agoCheezpleezSubscriber
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 9 months agoCheezpleezSubscriber
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 9 months agoTeetosugarsMember
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 9 months 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 9 months agoduckmanSubscriber
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 9 months ago5plusn8Member
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 9 months ago
The loop thing is pointless no?
@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 9 months agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
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 9 months ago
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