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Offline jimhazelwood

Jones Bar
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:37:23 am »
I'm considering adding a Jones H Bar to my bike.  Anyone have experience with this for touring?

Jim Hazelwood

Offline rwinot25

Re: Jones Bar
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 09:25:12 pm »
I have a Jones H Bar installed on my Kona Sutra. I used this set up to tour cross country last summer. 5200 miles over 112 days. I was very satisfied.

I found there  many hand positions to use.  I used the Jones grips and did not tape the bars.I loved the heads up riding position. There is a lot of space on the bars to mount any needed accessories. The bike shop installed an adjustable stem beneath the regular stem, on the steerer tube so I would be able to use a standard handlebar bag. Shimano Deore trigger shifters and Mountain bike brake levers were used.

 




 

Offline jimhazelwood

Re: Jones Bar
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 09:45:05 am »
Thank you

Offline canalligators

Re: Jones Bar
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 09:30:42 pm »
Make sure it fits your stem.  I'm looking at the Loop 2.5, but it has a 31.8 fitting and my Rans crank forward riser is only available with 25.4.  I'll have to change to a stem extender and conventional stem.

Offline canalligators

Re: Jones Bar
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2024, 09:59:13 am »
Revisiting years later...  I have now toured with the previous north roads bars on the bike in question, a Rans crank forward.  I find that I'm totally satisfied with them.  So I won't be converting to the Jones bars (requiring a new riser, adapter and stem).  I have north roads bars on four bikes that I've toured on (short or long tours).  The north roads bars provide a better wrist angle for me.