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    Jones H-Bar on a Cross Check

    Iím trying to decide between the On-One Midge bar, Salsa CX bar, and the Jones H-Bar. I havenít seen a cross bike with an H-Bar until I saw the photoís from the Bike Builders show. Has any one had experience with the H-Bar on a Crosscheck?

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    It's a short-reach MTB bar. Bad idea for a CX frame. Maybe a long-reach MTB bar would sort of work. H-bar is my favorite handlebar for singlespeeding, on bikes with a long MTB toptube I still use a 140mm stem for it. For my Cross-Check I'd need 170-180mm, so...

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    Yeah....

    ... but then you oughta post a side view photo of your ATB set up so folks know where your setup preferences are! I think Cloxxi's got a pretty "low and long" reach to the bars!

    The H-Bar oughta set up fine for a cross bike, but I've only got H Bar experience on my ATB singlespeed. Just fiddle with stem length to get it right, but generally you want the bars pretty high relative to the seat. Check out Jeff Jone's set up advice on his website. Just buy them!

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    What Sparrow said, just buy them! In one week, I had a flat bar, a riser bar and an H bar on my 1x1. Stem height was the most important feature among all 3 bars. Reach felt the same between the riser and the H, you wouldnt think so but it does. I really like the H, I am going to come up with something similar for my roadbike

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    Words from Jeff Jones

    I called Jeff Jones he spent a long time on the phone with me helping me spec my new bike. He said he came up with the idea for the H-Bar riding his CrossCheck. He didn't like drops and wanted a bar that had different positions where you could sit upright and not be staring at the road 3 feet in front of you, not to mention other off road benefits. He also said that the stem length should not really change very much and showed me a picture to prove it. Iím only going to add 1 cm to my normal reach. I'll post pics of the Crosscheck when it is done.

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    I had the jones bars on my cross check commuter for a while. I actually liked them the best on that bike and I'm thinking of putting them back on in place of the midges i'm currently using. I used a 140mm stem and that put the intersection of the angled part/straight part of the jones bar about where I would ride the hoods on a drop bar. very comfy, and the curved ends are nice reach for getting more aero.

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    Ditto..

    Had some on mine, before it was stolen, they're worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    Had some on mine, before it was stolen, they're worth every penny.

    What size stem did you use?

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    I've got Jones bars on my Cross-check. Like them so far, great for trails. Pics in the Surly pics thread.

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    Idea! Sorry Englehardt...

    Just saw your reply. I didn't change the stem at all, they were perfect the way they fit.

    FYI: Sometimes PM'ing me will get you a faster reply, too much work lately to really follow the boards.

    Obi..

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