Sun Ringle Uncle Jesse Handlebar

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00


Product Description

Sun Ringle Uncle Jesse


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Catinis a Weekend Warrior from Herndon VA

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2005

Strengths:    27" width, strong, looks awesome, feels awesome

Weaknesses:    I have yet to find one.

Bottom Line:   
This is a 5 year follow up on these handlebars. What can say, these have got to be my favorite mountain biking part over just about everything I have used in the past 5 years. For their weight, these bars are unbelievable. I can not believe they don't make them anymore. They are great bars, awesome angles and sweep, great stiffness, durability (obvisously) and still awesome looks.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Ringle Factory Outlet 5 years ago

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   These bars have been on about 9 bikes so far, currently on a Bullit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russ Clartt a Cross Country Rider from Chelmsford

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2005

Strengths:    strong, adjustable & yellow

Weaknesses:    As below, getting stuff on is hard because of the paint thickness, getting bar ends on was impossible but I can live without them.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a stopgap while I was looking for some carbon riser bars, mainly because it was cheap. Now I'm keeping it.

Main things I like are the absolute solidity of the thing, and the clear sweep for lights, speedos etc.

because of the 'D' shape of this bar it also lets you run two setups with a couple of minor adjutments. With knobblies I have it sat up like a riser bar for more height / shorter stem length. With slicks I set it down & forward to get an extra 2" extension and a lower riding position.

It might be a touch heavier than the alternatives, but when I'm putting a lot of bodyweight on the bars with no worries thats a price I'm happy to pay

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Favorite Trail:   The pie shop & back

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $16.00

Similar Products Used:   Control tech flattie

Bike Setup:   The relevent bits are: Raceface system stem, WTB headset, and Duke Race forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vlad a Cross Country Rider from Kiev Ukraine

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2004

Strengths:    Feel, width, looks, every single inch of it...


Weaknesses:    Are you kidding? NONE, this bar doesn't have a weakness

Bottom Line:   
This bar is super strong. If i wanted to i could take it off my bike, use it as a crow bar, beat a rhino to death, put it back on my bike and it would still be the best out there.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   internet store

Similar Products Used:   Kore Elite Bar, amoeba, some noname

Bike Setup:   Hawk Fat Bone
Sun Ringle Uncle Jesse
Titec Hellbent seatpost
xt/xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ClydesdaleMTB a Cross Country Rider from NH

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2001

Strengths:    You could use this bar to jack up a truck! the perfect rise and sweep for me to get ballanced just right on my bike.

Super thick YELLOW paint


Weaknesses:    Super thick paint. BFD
My CatEye computers' cable is too short to reach the bars, now. BFD
Took almost a month to get direct from Sun-Ringle!


Bottom Line:   
I'm a big rider (see picture above) and stuff breaks under me it it's not of the highest quality (see bike specs ;-)

My bike was built for one goal: "not to break"

I've bent/broken 4 bars in the past year untill I found the Uncel Jesse. No more bent or broken bars!


If you need to rise a few inches and are a larger rider, tired of bending bars, this is the bar for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Bear Brook State park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   www.Sun-Ringle.com

Similar Products Used:   nothing comes close

Bike Setup:   Custom Ti frame,

Front:
Marzocchi z.2
sun rhyno lite-XL w/ Velociraptor
Cand Creek Direct Curve brakes
King headset
Profile stiffy stem
Rear:
Sun Rhyno Lite on Hugi hub carrying a Fire XC-Pro 2.1
Hope Endoro4disc brakes
Thomson Elite seatpost, etc etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Alexander a Racer from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2000

Strengths:    stiff, I have used a different riser bar for the past two years, and just figured out where the flex in my front end came from

Weaknesses:    heavy, if that is a problem, drink one less beer friday night.

Bottom Line:   
This thing rocks. You can actually centre your lights on your handle bar. It also has enough room in the centre for your computer and heart rate monitor. So, no looking from side to side for data. This bar is stiffer than any straight bar that I have tried, and at 19.00 at their website, what more can you say? I am still getting used to the bend, but on my second lap out on them, I found I was starting to get comfortable with them. Could be a little lighter, but, I think there are better places to lose weight then on a handlebar...

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Favorite Trail:   Lawerence Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   www.sunrims.com

Similar Products Used:   Titec HellBent

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 890, Race Face seatpost, crank. XT groupo, Rockshox Sid XC, Hayes disks, Chris King hubs, Mavic Rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Catinis a Weekend Warrior from Warrenton VA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2000

Strengths:    EVERYTHING. No other handlebar on earth should ever be made again. STIFF, STIFF, STIFF, oh and STIFF. wide, nice color (YELLOW) GOOD welds (yeah it has welds), not as heavy as I expected, nice bend, awesome looks

Weaknesses:    heavy for people who wish they could climb without gravity. ->Go ride on the moon. Heard it would work better.

Hard to get stuff on it (brakes, shifters) cause of paint (thick layer of it). Ringle should make this thing anodized!


Bottom Line:   
This product RULES. I am still trying to find something bad about but I can't even IMAGINE any default this product has.

It's the stiffest thing I have ever seen, You could stand a 250lb guy on the ends of this handlebar and it still wouldn't bend. It also makes a lot of people frown when you tell em it's 480gs, heh, that's heavier than 2 flexy handlebars, but it works better than 5 of em welded together. Put little stumpies on the end and it's awesome to climb on. The bend on this thing is EXCELLENT for climbing if you decide to put stumpies on it.
Also, get it yellow, it'll get everyone's attention, even when you walk in to those fancy bike stores that have seen it all. This product has gone long time unnoticed, it's a dam shame. Go get it for 19 dols at their web site. I hate promoting but it's just a deal of a lifetime....

I would give it 6 chillies but MTBR won't let me :)

Christian =)

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Favorite Trail:   Old Pharm STILL

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Sun Ringle Factory Outlet

Similar Products Used:   Profile, Azonic, klein tubing Al, club roost

Bike Setup:   Klein Mantrta comp, Marzocchi Z3 QR20 110, Fox Vanilla rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian a Racer from Warrenton VA USA

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2000

Strengths:    As of now LOOKS, good brand name and got it on closout for 19 bucks!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    Heavy I hear

Bottom Line:   
I just ordered this thing, I can't wait to give it a shot, for 19 bucks (this is a $65 handlebar) I thing I'll get more than my dollar's worth!!!!! Plus killer yellow looks awesome!

Weights doesn't really bother me to some extent, so I don't think it's beefy 400+ gs are gonna be a pain

I'll post more after riding this thing

5 and 5 Jalapenos for now but we'll see

Christian =)

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Favorite Trail:   Old Pharm

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Profile, klein gradient tubing handlebar, bontrager, club roost....


Bike Setup:   Klein Mantra Comp 98 killer blue / purple this yellow handlebar is gonna RIP on it

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Justin a Racer from Russellville AR

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1999

Strengths:    
ultra stiff, cool looks. WIDE


Weaknesses:    
easy scratch paint, heavy


Bottom Line:   
awsome control on anything it is sweet, kinda heavy but it is worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   
camp robinson

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Cross-Country Rider from Russellville AR

Date Reviewed: August 13, 1999

Strengths:    
Stiff, looks cool, not like most bars


Weaknesses:    
none so far


Bottom Line:   
i put this bar on a hardtail and it feels exactly like my flat bar just up higher it is great on downhill or just riding around

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Favorite Trail:   
womble

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
bontragger



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