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    Loop H Bars

    I'm currently riding a Wabi Classic with Race Face Atlas riser bars. I'm considering switching the bars to the Jones Loop H for the extra hand positions. I don't like drops. I'd appreciate any feedback those that use these bars would like to share. Thanks.

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    I used them for a while, as SS. It was very comfortable but two things came to light after 6 months of use:

    1. I don't use the forward position that often. Theoretically they have built-in aerobars for descents or long rides, but even on bikepacking trips I preferred to be in the grips, with my chest open for good breathing.

    2. I couldn't get as much leverage when climbing as I could with flat bars. On a SS this is especially important, since climbing is much more of a whole-body experience.

    I ended up going back to flat bars, with a 12 backsweep, and that is working perfect for me, even on 100+ mile rides.
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    Thank you for the reply mdilthey. When you were using the h bars, did you feel you had good control over the bike when on the grips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtoad View Post
    I'm currently riding a Wabi Classic with Race Face Atlas riser bars. I'm considering switching the bars to the Jones Loop H for the extra hand positions. I don't like drops. I'd appreciate any feedback those that use these bars would like to share. Thanks.
    I have them on my Jones and love them but find the extra hand position I never use. For me they are better in the tech stuff than a flat bar and they eliminate hand fatigue, even on my rigid setup vs. any other bar I have used from flat low sweep through high sweep mary bars. These are the most efficient for me. I have ridden them in both serious AZ chunk and rocks and now Washington tech and roots, including drops and skinnies.
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    Thanks Crusher. Yours is the second reply stating that you don't use the forward hand position. I'm assuming then that the advantage of the Loop over the Jones H bar is the ability to attach accessories like lights, GPS, etc. I'm also assuming that the loop makes for a very solid bar, which I imagine is necessary when trail riding. That brings me to another question, if you don't mind. I'd like to get into a trail bike but know nothing about them. I am a fan of Surly bikes, so I was wondering if an Ogre would be a good starting point for a novice such as myself. Any and all opinions are appreciated.

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