Jeff Jones Bicycles is now making their unconventional, and much-loved, Titanium and Aluminum H-Bars with a no-shim-required 31.8 clamp diameter. This means some larger (stiffer?) diameter tubes and fewer parts for both the Cut and Loop versions. The width and overall shape look to remain the same, and maintain their existing shifter compatibility.
Click through for weights, pricing, compatibility and new frames – plus videos of Jeff riding his creations.
According to the Jones website:
“The cut version works with: Singlespeeds, Shimano dual controls, Thumb-shifters fit on the front extensions and can easily be removed if converting the bike to a single speed. The Loop version works with: Singlespeeds, Trigger shifters, Gripshift, Rohloff and Thumb-shifters.”
Titanium H-Bars come in at 485g for the Loop model and 400g for the Cut version and costs $380. Opting for aluminum will get you to 502g for the Loop and 430g for the Cut model, with both only costing $120.
New 29” frame offerings from Jones will be available this Fall including the SpaceFrame and Diamond (shown above) models. Both will be available with either the Jones Unicrown fork, which will have custom mounts for the Tubus Duo low-rider racks, or the Jones Truss fork. About the finish, Jones says they chose “clear powder coating, over the decals, on top of the tough powder coat paint finish for appropriately rugged good looks.”
Check out this cool short POV video from 2010 of Jeff showing off his shop and out riding one of his rigid bikes:
…and this one from 2012 with his current offerings: