Sunline V1 OS Riser Handlebar

4.8/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00


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


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vespasianus a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, confidence inspiring. Solid. Nice width.

Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   All with dirt.

Duration Product Used:   close to 2 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Easton Monkey lites, Ritchey bars.

Bike Setup:   Titus motolite and Turner 5 Spot

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FortOrdDirt a All Mountain Rider from SLO, CA, US

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2012

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

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   locally

Similar Products Used:   Easton monkeylite, fsa

Bike Setup:   marzochi dj1, wtb wheels, sram back, xt front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by norcorider95 a Downhiller from London, England

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2012

Strengths:    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!

Weaknesses:    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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   4-2-3 Aston Hill

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Easton Havoc, Raceface Atlas FR, Renthal Fat Bar, Answer pro taper DH

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit FSR 2009 with Sunline V1 OS 745 19mm Rise (everything upgraded except front wheel and frame)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by aaronka970 a All Mountain Rider from CO

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2012

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

Weaknesses:    none

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

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   narrower bars

Bike Setup:   motolite 2, manitou suspension, mix of xtr and xo, big tires, cheap spec. stem 75mm, formula brakes crossmax xl

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yeahdog31 a Cross Country Rider from Ohio

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2012

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

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   shhhh it's a secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Chainlove

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 riser, Bontrager Race Light, Truvativ Hussefelt riser, Ritchey flat bars.

Bike Setup:   2010 Chumba HX2 29er, X7 1x10

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BokorSolo a Cross Country Rider from Prince William, VA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2010

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   Singlespeed, whatever I want

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Varaxis a Weekend Warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2010

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

Weaknesses:    A bit too wide for twisty treelined single track.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Beacon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $43.00

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey WCS, Bontrager Crowbar


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by illnacord a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

Strengths:    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

Weaknesses:    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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Iron Horse

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   Encina Bicycles

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

Bike Setup:   Single Speed XC and Urban Brawler

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Enduro27 a Weekend Warrior from Bay Area, California, USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2010

Strengths:    bend,width,rise,sweep,weight,color

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   in store at performa

Similar Products Used:   azonic strip bar, FSA maximus bar, specialized enduro bar

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by azpoolguy a Cross Country Rider from Glendale,AZ,USA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2009

Strengths:    Width,Price,Color,Bend,Sweep.

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Everything in Central Oregon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike Sho

Similar Products Used:   Easton EA50,FSA Maximus.

Bike Setup:   '07 Fisher Ferrous 29er,Rythm Elite Wheels,Rampage Front,XDX Rear,Both Tubeless with Wadesters Home Brew,RaceFace Atlas Cranks,X-9 Gears and Shifter Running 1x9,Lizard Skin Logo Lock On Grips........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreskart a Downhiller from Medellin

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2008

Strengths:    width, colour, height, cut marks, light weight, DH and FR strength.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
motocross technology now at mountain biking service!!! very light weight and strong, nice details like polished ends and nice colour, designed for DH racing in mind.excellent investment and if you match it with a sunline stem and sunline grips be sure that you are going to have one of the strongest and lightest controls out there!

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Favorite Trail:   tres cruces

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   ritchey pro, ritchey severe conditions, daredevil


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbnachos a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, very wide, price, color

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Combining w/ the Sunline V-One Stem it's a super stiff team especially w/ my rigid setup. Triple butted bar used primarily for AM but I go XC. Pretty light for an AM bar. I forgot the sick grey color, it's very elegant especially the finish and cut marks if you need to trim. At 740mm it's the widest bar I've ever own and it's great for leverage on my single speed. I will trim down a bit later for more feel. Highly recommend for single speeders!

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon, CA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Titec, Race Face

Bike Setup:   Vassago Jabberwocky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BrianPM3 a Weekend Warrior from Atlanta, GA USA

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2008

Strengths:    light, wide, good bend

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Gangster

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Favorite Trail:   depends

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   funn, easton monkelite carbon, sette

Bike Setup:   07'switch frame with marzocchi tstr rear shock, 66 rc2x up front. Race face stem and cranks x-9 drivetrain e-thirteen srs chain guide wellgo mg-1 pedals, loco wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Amos a Cross Country Rider from Las Vegas, NV

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, Light, Really wide with marks already measured for you if you would like to trim it down. Awesome gun metal grey color.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great bars really really strong. I like wide bars for more control and these give it to me. I think these bars will last forever.

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Favorite Trail:   Bootleg Canyon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   FSA Maximus. Easton EA50

Bike Setup:   doesnt matter

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by B F a Weekend Warrior from Los Altos, CA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2007

Strengths:    Wide, strong, light

Weaknesses:    Not really crazy about the grey color

Bottom Line:   
I like Sunline's products, no complaints except mabye the grey color( big whoop! )

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Favorite Trail:   420s

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Many

Bike Setup:   irrelevent

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