Ah interesting. Since the LBS doesn't carry these I think once I'm down to the exact bike I'll need to research handlebars, discuss with the techs at the shop, order one and have them swap it out for me. Was hoping for more choice of swaps at the LBS but oh well - at least their choice of bikes was amazingJones has an elevated version(2.5" which is a lot) of their famous loop bars (these handlebars are very popular among tourers for their comfort, space and options of different hand positions) https://www.jonesbikes.com/jones-h-bar-loop-sg-2-5-aluminum-loop/ which eliminates the need for a stem swap.
@Johnny any other brands you could recommend for handlebars. I don't want it very swept back like a cruiser. Need an in between MTB and Cruiser fit. Like upright commuters.