Jones Adds Carbon to the Loop, Introduces New Ultralight H-Bar
Weight conscious fans of Jeff Jones’ non-traditional handlebars rejoice – the beloved Loop H-Bar will soon be available in carbon. Designed to offer more comfort and hand positions than a traditional handlebar, Jones claims they result in more power and control. Previously offered in titanium and aluminum, the carbon model will make three versions of the Loop. The bars allow for standard trigger shifters or grip shifters to be mounted along with additional aero positioning or extra mounting space for lights, bells, GPS, etc. at the front of the bar.
Prices and availability are coming soon, but we have weights and more details after the jump…
The carbon Loop H-Bar shares the same dimensions as the aluminum 710 bar, measuring 710mm wide with a 31.8mm diameter clamp surface. Jones claims the Carbon 710 Loop H-Bar only weighs 275g. If accurate, that would represent a 240g reduction over the 516g aluminum model. Even with nearly half the weight, the carbon bar has passed the same EN/EU testing as the Titanium and Aluminum H-Bars.
Whether you want to run bar tape or extra long ESI grips, the carbon H-Bar still has all of the same extra hand positions as the original.