So I let my buddy sslos borrow my Jones bars, and had been on my Monkey lites for a while. Los liked the JJ's so much he got himself a pair of his own, and returned mine, with a nice wrap job and said.... try them like this. I did... they work... Weird.
I also took JoeP's advice and started with the bars almost level. I put a shorter stem on, and I think the combo works pretty well. So far I have two rides on them at Madrone and no numbness. I think this is going to be the keeper set up wise. Now my only real issue is my short little saussage fingers have a hard time reaching the brake levers with the break levers mounted in front of the cross bar. I know it would look dorky and cut down my hand position real estate wise, but I think I'm going to move the brake levers back and see how well I can reach them from there. I notice in all of Ricky's pic's he's able to grab the brakes while his hands appear to be pretty down low on the bars. He's either got monkey like digits, or I have girl hands... either way I'll have to post up some pics. I also have the ability to take pics again, so I'll be snapping some pics and posting again soon.