Earlier this morning, the team over at Jones Bikes dropped four new and updated products, all geared toward dialing in the comfort of your ride. Find details on the new H-Bar Loop Butted Aluminum 2.5 and H-Bar Loop Carbon 35 mm, three new Kraton H-Bar grip colors, and an updated version of the Gnarwal grip in aluminum and carbon below.
Jones H-Bar Loop Butted Aluminum 2.5
The new Jones H-Bar Loop Butted Aluminum 2.5 is a lighter version of their popular aluminum H-Bar and is made with a butted aluminum material that’s thicker around the welds, where extra strength is needed, and thinner elsewhere, making it around 165 grams lighter than the Jones H-Bar Loop SG 2.5. It’s also 2″ (51mm) higher to help riders get their bars up for added comfort. The Jones H-Bar Loop Butted Aluminum 2.5 is available in two widths, 660 and 710mm, and two colors, black or silver. The price for all versions is $122 USD. Find complete details here.
Jones H-Bar Loop Carbon 35 mm
Jones’ H-Bar Loop Carbon 35 mm features a larger clamping area that offers increased stiffness and a more solid integration with the stem. Its larger real estate also makes it more comfortable on long rides. A high-quality carbon construction means it’s incredibly light and does a better job of absorbing shocks than other materials. The new Jones H-Bar Loop Carbon 35 mm is offered in a 710mm width and has a 45-degree sweep, just like other Jones bars, but with a beefier 35mm clamping area. The grip area remains unchanged at 22.2mm for standard flat bar controls. Pricing is $350. Find additional details here.
New Jones Kraton H-Grip Colors
In addition to the original black and clear versions, Jones Kraton H-Grips are now offered in orange, red, and grey, in 205mm length for 710mm H-Bars and 165mm length for 660mm H-Bars. They’re constructed from synthetic rubber and include Jones Jones H-Grip expanding plugs. Retail pricing is $20 for a pair. See more here.
The Jones Gnarwal is a simple tube that attaches to the front of the Jones Loop H-Bar using a two-piece clamp and stainless steel hardware. It offers an additional location to place your hands and increased control when using the H-Bars in an aerodynamic position. You read that correctly, it’s an aero bar for the H-Bar. The updated version sees several improvements over the original, including:
- Wider clamp is stiffer and has a more secure grip
- The one-piece face plate has more clamping surface and is also easier to install
- Overall lighter design (17g lighter in aluminum, 33g in carbon)
- Now available in aluminum and also a lighter carbon fiber version
If an aero position on Jones bars isn’t quite your speed, the Gnarwal is also a useful location for mounting devices such as GoPros, GPS units, and computers. Along with the updated Gnarwals, Jones is also now offering a single Jones EVA grip for added comfort when using it as a grip. The Gnarwal sells for $68 in aluminum and $98 in carbon.
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