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Old 10-19-17, 04:35 PM
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VO Piolet with new Jones SG 2.5 bar.





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Old 10-19-17, 04:38 PM
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neat, but boy those bars look like they are mounted upside down....
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Old 10-19-17, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
neat, but boy those bars look like they are mounted upside down....
They are?
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Old 10-19-17, 04:46 PM
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Looks good. The frame looks kind of empty with those skinny tires though!
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Old 10-19-17, 04:48 PM
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Looks good. The frame looks kind of empty with those skinny tires though!
It does, but not as empty as I thought it would.
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Old 10-19-17, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
They are?
I can't quite tell if they are officially upside down, I can't see the writing clearly on the front of the bars.
Most of all it comes down to if you are comfortable and do they work for you, I think. I had mustache bars on a bike once, and they were too low the correct way, so I flipped them, which I was told makes them 'Priest' bars.
I have since gone to drop bars, as my wrists always hurt when I used these bars. Not sure why.....
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Old 10-19-17, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
They are?
They are.

We have a pair of jones bars kicking around that were on a bike but not anymore, and I goofed around on said bike a bit before making the change to other bars. What struck me right away is that the front section of your bars (for headwinds or whatever) are basically unuseable in your setup.

I then enlarged the photo and sure enough, the "Jones" writing is upside down.

but hey, if you like em like that, thats up to you.
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Old 10-19-17, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
They are.

We have a pair of jones bars kicking around that were on a bike but not anymore, and I goofed around on said bike a bit before making the change to other bars. What struck me right away is that the front section of your bars (for headwinds or whatever) are basically unuseable in your setup.

I then enlarged the photo and sure enough, the "Jones" writing is upside down.

but hey, if you like em like that, thats up to you.
I wondered why the "Jones" label was upside down.

I was delighted to see this bar, a Jones bar that I could get low enough.

I am not interested in putting my hands on other than the grips. My hands are uber low and hence my body. I am pretty aero with my hands on the grips and there is a lot more leverage and stability there.
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Old 10-19-17, 06:24 PM
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hey, just read up on these new bars and see the diff, that they have a bunch of rise to help with bikes that dont have higher up headtubes etc.

one day I will do a jones bar redo on one of my bikes, just for fun.

again, if you are happy on your VeloBlue bike, then thats all that matters.
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Old 10-19-17, 06:28 PM
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hey, just read up on these new bars and see the diff, that they have a bunch of rise to help with bikes that dont have higher up headtubes etc.

one day I will do a jones bar redo on one of my bikes, just for fun.

again, if you are happy on your VeloBlue bike, then thats all that matters.
Thank you, I am extremely happy with this bar. The leverage makes the bike feel 10 lbs lighter.
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Old 10-19-17, 07:03 PM
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And one day if your back says enough of this aero schmaero malarkey, you can turn them right side up ;-)
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And one day if your back says enough of this aero schmaero malarkey, you can turn them right side up ;-)
It's not so much about aero as it is power. Hands low, body bent, more muscle engaged. Aero is just icing on the cake.

I am not uncomfortable, quite the opposite. I would be uncomfortable with the bar flipped.
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Ya, I get it and understand. Reading the promo blah blah on the Jones site about these bars makes sense, that for a bike with a lower head tube and or a short steerer, it could make all the difference for them to work for touring or off road stuff.
And make the bike comfortable for someone different than you, but that's the thing, one thing that works for one doesn't work for another person, but as long as it works.....
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Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
Thank you, I am extremely happy with this bar. The leverage makes the bike feel 10 lbs lighter.

Thanks for the pics.


I really must get these handlebars and compare them to the Surly Moloko, however I will run the Jones bars the right way up.
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Old 10-19-17, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Thanks for the pics.


I really must get these handlebars and compare them to the Surly Moloko, however I will run the Jones bars the right way up.
Thanks, and, you are welcome.
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Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
Thanks, and, you are welcome.
BTW, what are your thoughts on the Piolet?


I'm curious about the mono seat stay design of the bike and if this makes any noticeable difference, or is just an aesthetic design choice?
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Old 10-19-17, 10:00 PM
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BTW, what are your thoughts on the Piolet?


I'm curious about the mono seat stay design of the bike and if this makes any noticeable difference, or is just an aesthetic design choice?
It's heavy and stiff. Although, this bar has reinvigorated my enthusiasm. The leverage makes it feel 10 lbs lighter and the bar has a good ride.

I use it for commuting, just about every day for the past two years. My aluminum gravel bike has a better ride and is a lot lighter and faster. Still, the Piolet is a classy looking ride which I like being seen on.

I don't know if the wishbone makes any difference aside from the visual interest. I think the perception of stiffness comes from the overly stiff fork. The bar helped a lot with this, though. It's making the stiffness seem more like a virtue.
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Yeah, definately upside down. They've just released the Riser version not long ago, which looks like you have. Normally, they were just flat, and you'd of never noticed apart from the logo. But, like everyone says, if it works, it ain't stupid

Standard H Bars

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I think I'm going to order a set of those riser H-bars to replace the flat ones on my ECR. The geometry on that bike is near-perfect, but just a wee bit more rise would make it sweet.
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I think I'm going to order a set of those riser H-bars to replace the flat ones on my ECR. The geometry on that bike is near-perfect, but just a wee bit more rise would make it sweet.
Shouldn't cost you too much either if you sell your standard H bars on, hold their value really well. Or at least they do in the UK anyway.
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Shouldn't cost you too much either if you sell your standard H bars on, hold their value really well. Or at least they do in the UK anyway.
I'll just put them on one of the fat bikes.
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I'll just put them on one of the fat bikes.
That, was the correct response!
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Control, are you just looking for an excuse to move them to another bike? Would a steeper angle stem change be enough of a height change?
Like I said, one day I might put some on the troll just for a change. I have the original trigger shifters and levers so it would be easy to do, but I'd have to have a divide type trip lined up to force me to do it, as I love the bike in its drop bar form.
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Originally Posted by checoles View Post
Yeah, definately upside down. They've just released the Riser version not long ago, which looks like you have. Normally, they were just flat, and you'd of never noticed apart from the logo. But, like everyone says, if it works, it ain't stupid

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Thank you. The riser version was released on Oct. 15, I pre-ordered. Yeah, and if it doesn't work then it is stupid. I get the multiple hand position thing but I'd have to run a shorter stem and then the grips would be too close.
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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
I think I'm going to order a set of those riser H-bars to replace the flat ones on my ECR. The geometry on that bike is near-perfect, but just a wee bit more rise would make it sweet.
I'm running a flat Jones on my no suspension Motobecane 29+.
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