Sunline V1 OS Riser Handlebar

DESCRIPTION

SunLine V1 Handlebar. Triple-butted, tapered 7075-T6 aluminum reduces weight by removing material from places it is not necessary

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 25, 2012]
Vespasianus
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff, confidence inspiring. Solid. Nice width.

Weakness:

None really.

This is a great bar. The weight is not terrible considering the size and strength. The bar is stiff and confidence inspiring and does exactly what a bar is supposed to do. Love it. The 745mm width is a perfect width as well. Highly recommended.

Similar Products Used:

Easton Monkey lites, Ritchey bars.

[Mar 05, 2012]
FortOrdDirt
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a super good feeling bar with a natural stance. It is light and wide. Have had no problems with it.

Weakness:

None really, the bar maybe could be cheaper but its worth its price so far.

I have run this bar on my am bike and dj bike. It feels great for both bikes, it is a little wide for me being at 5 7' Nothing a little trimming can fix. I would recommend this bar for those feeling like they need more control or stability. It is a very good part to upgrade too, wouldn't recommend for xc though; the width will most likely not fit through many trees/bushes in trails, unless you ride on an open area.

Similar Products Used:

Easton monkeylite, fsa

[Mar 04, 2012]
norcorider95
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good Back-sweep and Up-sweep angles, good range of bars from width to rise and color, reliable, strong and extremely light, offer good control and stability, the actual bar looks really good!

Weakness:

The markings on the bars as cutting guidelines are raised off the metal but only paint so makes it quite hard to get the brakes and grips on and the smooth pain scratches relatively easy but only on grip, brake and shifter installation

I have just bought my second set and fitted them to my bike, i changed from the 711mm to the 745mm, theres not a big difference in width but the amount of control gives changes the whole speed of my riding and control i have over my bike and down a trail, it also feels much more stable on landings, they're a really nice bar because the up sweep and back sweep is set up perfectly as they ride next to the clamp a bit first so it'ts not tilting your wrists in and straining them like other bars i have tried do! 745mm is the perfect width as they are wide enough to offer stability and control without worrying about hitting trees, maybe for all mountain I would recommend the 711's or cutting down the 745's to about 730mm as the widths are measured out on the bar so you can cut them down accurately.
Also if you ride regularly I have heard you should change bars every 12 months roughly, i ran my old ones for 24 months and there is no signs of stress or bending.
Bars don't get much better than these, they're cheapish, sturdy and can be used for all disciplines, Also I know a lot of people that use these and all give them the thumbs up.
Usable by anyone from any discipline with any ability of riding.
The range of colors you can buy them in means that they go well with any bike and the ranges of widths and rise means that they can be used for any bike in any discipline, ranging from Dirt jumps and street to Cross country and Downhill to All mountain to Four Cross.
Brilliant bars, Cant fault them for anything major.

Similar Products Used:

Easton Havoc, Raceface Atlas FR, Renthal Fat Bar, Answer pro taper DH

[Mar 02, 2012]
aaronka970
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

have the 720mm. perfect width for me. Solid bar

Weakness:

none

great product, like the extra control and leverage i get w/ a little wider bar

Similar Products Used:

narrower bars

[Jan 30, 2012]
yeahdog31
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent width, relatively light weight, seems quite strong, attractive finish.

Weakness:

None so far.

I switched to this bar directly from a 700mm Truvativ Hussefelt riser bar. Initially, I was wary of going to such a wide bar and expected that I would need to cut it down a little bit. Adjusting to the wider length only took 1 ride and I was very hooked. I had no trouble fitting between the tight trees and skinny trails, and the added leverage and stability is great. As expected, the downhill stability increased, but I was most impressed with the uphill leverage advantage.
Overall, I liked this handlebar so much I actually picked up a few more for my other bikes. I have a set of Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 bars that cost WAY more, and I actually prefer the Sunlines. I think overall value is really tough to beat. I hope this product doesn't get discontinued anytime soon!

Similar Products Used:

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 riser, Bontrager Race Light, Truvativ Hussefelt riser, Ritchey flat bars.

[Dec 09, 2010]
BokorSolo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Awesome leverage and look. Good price, very good as far as weight is concerned.

This is an great handlebar. I am very picky about what I have on the cockpit on my bike and this bar is great. I love the width and control that comes with it. When I stand and stomp the handlebar does not give an inch.

[Aug 10, 2010]
Varaxis
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good control, ergonomics (5x9 sweep), and leverage. Looks great. Comes in 745mm and 711mm widths. Fits 31.8mm stems.

Weakness:

A bit too wide for twisty treelined single track.

I had an issue with it slipping with the Sunline V-One AM Stem, but with my other stem, it simply met every expectation I had of it.

It's a challenge to ride it in some trails where trees are likely to clip your handlebars, but until someone comes out with telescoping handlebars solid enough for mountain biking, I'm going to ride handlebars as wide as 29" since I like the control and leverage they give me.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey WCS, Bontrager Crowbar

[Apr 21, 2010]
illnacord
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

V-One OS 31.8 Handlebar is lightweight (260g) for downhill specific handlebars as the bars are triple butted and tapered in top of the line 7075-T6 aluminum, compared to cheaper and heavier 2014 or 6061 alloys

Weakness:

Rise and sweep identical to Easton, the triple tapering and shape preference of the Gee's (you can see it in the new signature Shimano Pro line as well) is not my own ideal. I prefer less tapering.

Bead blasted and anodized grey for titanium look (matches Hope Tech gunmetal color - a silver with a hint of blue), is the identical model handlebar of Downhill World Championship riders Dan, Gee & Rachel Atherton on Animal Commencal years 2008-2009. The retail has been marked as high as 89 usd at local bike shops although officially, it's 70 usd on the sunline sixsixone site.

Similar Products Used:

Easton Monkeylite, Syncros Bulk, Ritchey WCS, Truvativ Hussefelt, the past products have been 2,6, 7 series aluminums, no carbon yet.

[Mar 03, 2010]
Enduro27
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

bend,width,rise,sweep,weight,color

Weakness:

none

The absolute best bar out there (19mm rise, 29.5 inch width). The distinct sunline grey color just adds to the amazingness of this bar. If I had the money I would put this bar on all my bikes. It's that good.

Similar Products Used:

azonic strip bar, FSA maximus bar, specialized enduro bar

[Jun 06, 2009]
azpoolguy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Width,Price,Color,Bend,Sweep.

Weakness:

Width! It is hard to get two bikes with really wide bars standing upright in the back of my Tacoma.

This bar is Awsome! This is the first handle bar I have ridden that I didn't wish was wider. I was worried it would be hard to steer around tight switch backs but the control gained withn these bars is benificail to climbing and decending. The color plays nicely with my chrome RaceFace Deus stem also if thats important.

Similar Products Used:

Easton EA50,FSA Maximus.

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