Posted by Logan Watts
The Jones Loop H-Bar has become a mainstay handlebar in the bikepacking world. Many riders find that it offers a good mix of control and comfort. And now, mad scientist Jeff Jones has taken it a step further, or higher, as it were. According to Jones, “Jeff hears from a lot of riders who need to get their handlebars higher in order to be comfortable on their bikes, and while his framesets make that easy, many riders are installing H-Bars on other brands of bikes with low headtubes that make it very difficult to get the handlebars high-enough.” For these folks, or anyone else looking to raise their handlebar, there is now the SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar.
As Jeff will tell you, modern mountain bike geometry is designed with racing as the main source of inspiration. The short headtubes and low front-ends that result make it difficult for many riders to get their handlebars in a high and comfortable position. The new SG 2.5 Loop H-Bar SG 2.5 Loop H-Bar shares the same 45 degree sweep as the original Loop, but adds the equivalent rise of a standard H-Bar with 2 inches of spacers underneath the stem. Also like the original Loop, it is offered in 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.
The 660mm 2.5 SG Aluminum Loop H-Bar weighs 635 grams and the 710mm version weighs 650 grams. Both retail for $79.00. The SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bars are available now for pre-order, so head over to the Jonesbikes.com online store to grab one. As for the grips shown in the photos, they are the Kraton Clear H-Grips…