Sunline V-1 Carbon review

Super-light riser bar

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £80.00 RRP | USD $178.72
Sunline V-1 Carbon

Our review

Great value, especially considering its overall weight
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The Sunline V-1 Carbon is a super-light riser bar, perfect for cross country or general trail bike use. With two versions available, it’s a pity that there isn’t a racing option too.

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You really do notice the (lack of) weight on the Sunline bar – it weighs a scant 180g for the 31.8mm diameter version and 150g for the 25.4mm diameter, both with a full 685mm width.

All the riser bends happen close to the stem, leaving you plenty of space to mount your controls – even if you decide to trim the bar down. The seven-degree rear and minimal upsweep are great for XC use, too.

It would have be good to have another version with a half-inch less rise for a raceday option – but you could argue that we’re just being picky.

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Sunline specialises in freeride and downhill products, but also offers a few choice cross-country and trail bike components.

Product Specifications


Name V-1 Carbon Riser Bar
Brand Sunline

Features Made of lightweight 3k carbon weave. Available in 25.4 and 31.8mm clamp size. Low 19mm rise keeps the front end low with long travel forks. 685mm (27") width is perfect for trail bikes . Lightweight 150g (25.4) & 180g (31.8) Reinforced and textured clamping area. Bar end compatible with reinforced brake clamp area. Intended for XC and trail bike applications. degree upsweep and 7 degree backsweep
Weight (g) 180
Width (mm) 685
Handlebar Type Riser
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 31.8