thought this may interest some. I've ridden the original Loop H-bar and coming from a 750mm bar thought they were way to narrow, but like the concept, so may have to give these a try.
More and more people are discovering that the Jones Loop H-Bar is very versatile and functional. It is an excellent replacement for either a flat/straight bar or a drop bar.
Surly Bikes contacted me several months ago asking about the possibility of getting custom Jones H-Bars for some of their bikes. They wanted a Loop H-bar but with a longer grip section and more overall width. We made samples and I have been riding with them for a few months now and I really do like the extra bar length for long rides. This bar will be standard on a few of the new Surly bikes for 2014 and it will be available directly from Jones Bikes (jonesbikes.com) and dealers soon.
Itís 50mm / 2 inches wider compared to the standard 660mm version.
Great for; Singlespeeds, 29ers, Fat Bikes, Touring, Bike-packing Adventures, City Riding and more!
Read More: http://www.jonesbikes.com/?p=3107&op...#ixzz2ao1ZHgrn
Compatible with; Singlespeeds, Trigger shifters, Gripshift, Shimano twist shifters, Rohloff and above the bar hinged thumb-shifters (not drop bar levers).
We are taking pre-orders now
Reference pic original bar 660mm vs 710mm bar (thanks to urbanvelo.org)
link - http://www.jonesbikes.com/?option=co...3107&Itemid=58
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