Jeff Jones is at it again, this time with a “riser” version of the venerable Jones Loop H-Bar. The new Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar shares the same layout as the original but adds two inches of rise….

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.

Jones Riser Loop H-Bar, Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

  • Jones Riser Loop H-Bar, Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar
  • Jones Riser Loop H-Bar, Jones 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.

Jones Riser Loop H-Bar, Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

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 online store to grab one. As for the grips shown in the photos, they are the Kraton Clear H-Grips

Jones Riser Loop H-Bar, Jones SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar

  • Alexander Sollie

    This is so clearly a solution to the Surly problem. I love it! I’m much more likely to get an Ogre or ECR now.

  • Interesting. I’ve never personally had a problem with Surly stack height. Although, I usually leave a couple inches of steerer to play with. I think I had 1 1/2″ of spacers under the stem on my ECR for a couple of our longer trips. That was with an angled stem though, now that I think about it.

  • Will Ashe

    I recently built a new ECR with a Jones bar and I’m still yearning for more height. This new bar is a perfect solution.

  • Cass Gilbert

    As someone who loves a relatively upright position for touring, this is great news. Wish it was just a little wider though!

  • BortLicensePlatez

    like the Troll?

  • Joe Newton

    Take. My. Money.

  • After a summer of riding with regular H-bars on the Krampus, I’d be willing to bet that the higher front end will also help for a more comfortable speedy aero position when chasing down dudes on slicks.

  • Bryan Bracy

    I can’t wait for these to be delivered.

  • Joe Bear

    I like it! I like the style as well. I just built an XL Ogre with a Jones Loop bar, 90mm upshot stem, and the saddle is still just above the handle bars. I am 6’1”ish and would like a little more height on the bars…could have used this option a couple months ago…;)

  • TomBrooklyn

    What is “the Surly problem”?

  • Alexander Sollie

    People with legs are too tall to fit on Surly bikes. :D I’m biased though, my inseam is 39+ inches.

  • Bong Crosby

    Man, right after I got one of those dorky stem extenders for my flat H-bars. Oh well, next time.

    On a side note, I like the fact they used different aluminum to keep the price down. $120 for the other bars is pretty steep.

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