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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by klunky, May 14, 2012.

  1. klunky

    klunky Turbo Monkey

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    Hello,

    I currently have a sunline V1 bar on my bike that Im pretty happy with.
    I want to replace the narrow bar on my XC bike with something similar but Im not sure what to get.

    The sweep on on the V1 (both up and back) is pretty much bang on for me so I want something similar (I cant find the sweep details on the sunline website anymore).

    I cant get another V1 bar as sunline dont make push bike bits anymore. I cant get renthal as its sold out with the supplier.
    Is the answer pro taper any good these days?

    ta
     

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  2. descente

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    easton haven (711mm) and havoc (750mm) are essentially the same bars. i have the v1s on a couple bikes, and havocs on the other two. i compared them side by side and they are identical, aside from the havocs being 5mm wider overall. i guess that settles who was making the bars for sunline....
     
  3. Downhillbiker23

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    Good call on the Renthal. I have them and love them!

    Candy Components makes a nice bar as well!
     
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    i would recommend the handlebar moustache
     
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    Anyone else than me who really hate the sweeps on the V1 bar?
     
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    if you wanna match the sweep, it was 5x9 (up x back, i believe)
     
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    Does anyone know the sweep details for the V1?
    I keep finding info saying its a 5 & 9 degree sweep but nothing to say which is which.

    Im guessing its 5 deg upsweep and 9 deg back?
     
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    OK cheers for that. Easton looks to match and I can get them no probs.
     
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    ODI bars are 5x9 and can be extended if you want a longer bar.
     
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    Renthals are available at loads of shops in the UK, just because Ison have sold out doesn't mean you can't get them. What rise did you want? 20mm?
     
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    Chromag OS is pretty similar to the Sunline. That's what I switched to.
     
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    I secong this. But I'd swap your old DH bars to XC bike, and get fresh bars for the DH bike. If you want wider than Dirty 30s Diety do Black Label at 800 or whatever. These bars are pretty much the lightest Ally bar, if you want stiffer, then Gravity are stiff and hella tuff, but weigh heaps more than the Dietys.
     
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    FYI, Renthal has noticeably less backsweep than Sunline.
     
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    I ride chromags now and dont think they can really be beat from a feel perspective. When i replace them though i'll prob get the enve just to knock some weight off...
     
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    That. My OSX have been awesome so far and the angles aren't that far from sunlines either.
     
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    I can ride a bike with no handle bars, no handle bars
     
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    nev rep. you didnt just go there.
     
  22. klunky

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    I went with the deity based on the angles and price.

    Thanks all.
     
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    The Renthals have different up and back sweeps depending on which rise you have, fyi.
     
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    I went from the Sunline to Chromag.

    It's been taking some time to get used to the sweep difference. It might be a small number but I still notice it. Thinking of switching to something with the same sweep at the Sunline that I was accustom to.
     
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