Cinelli Ram Handlebars

4/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.99

Product Description

Cinelli RAM Solo Carbon Bar: Monocoque, high modulus T700 carbon fiber construction. Internal cable routing for STI/Ergopower levers. Ergo-airfoil/wing top shape for aerodynamic comfort with Nest Zone for palms and Thumb Zone for on-the-tops control.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tony west

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2013

Strengths:    The look

Weaknesses:    The clamp in the older ones

Bottom Line:   
I did snap the steerer parts off the original ram 1, but had them for a long time before that happened, as for decal coming off, never had a problem, the main problem now, Chinese copys are being passed off as real Cinelli, not a problem in its self, they are stronger, but are not Cinelli.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Stephen Tsai a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable top bar's section. Nice looking & classic.

Weaknesses:    Internal cabling difficult to insert cable. Overall handlebar set up is too low compared to conventional drop bar with equal stem. Unbalanced or unequal left/right. Difficulty to balance the bar installstion from visual.

Bottom Line:   
Not worth buying.

I have ram2 white & black - 2 units, have lots of trouble & finally throw off to the store & used conventional non integrated bar.

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Similar Products Used:   Cinelli ram solo, Ricthey wcs, Hylix, zipp vuka sprint, FSA, Trigon tt bar,

Bike Setup:   Many bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mleon a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2011

Weaknesses:    The problem with the Ram is the openings for cable housings are one-half the size required. The result is pinched cables that are too tight and refuse to operate correctly.

Bottom Line:   
Yes--it's beautiful. Light and lustrous finish is absolutely sexy. But, have you actually attempted to instal a Cinelli Ram? Well, I have. And, I can report it's almost impossible to get it set up correctly.

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Similar Products Used:   Previously used the aluminum Integrator. Ram is an improvement, but not by much.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Apostasy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2009

Strengths:    The looks, road feel, performance, and oh yeah, the looks!

Weaknesses:    The computer mount is a little on the flimsy side, which is why my Garmin is mounted on the stem. Also, there is a fine line between the computer mount bolts being too loose or stripped. Remember that the threads in the bar are carbon so go easy on them. I only use the mount for a light when I ride in the fall and winter. Also, the wing like shape comprising the top of the bar is a little uncomfortable on my thumbs. I wish there were a small recess on the trailing edge where my thumb could sit more comfortably. Admittedly, this is a small quibble and may be limited to my particular experience.

Bottom Line:   
This review refers to the Ram 2 (Bianca) bar, which from what I can tell is the same shape as the Ram just different in color. I love this bar. I wanted something to match my bike which the Ram 2 does perfectly, but it is also a work of art to look at. The lines are beautiful and sweeping yet functional. I’ve never noticed any flex when climbing or sprinting, but then again I weigh 155 lbs wet so I’m probably not the best one to speak about this particular issue. They also suck up road buzz which is a plus because you won’t want to wrap the tops of these babies. Covering the tops with bar tape would be the equivalent of pasting a child’s finger painting over the Mona Lisa. That said I like a glove with a little padding to go with these bars. The finish seems top notch and I have never experienced the problems that other users have. The bike shop said they had never seen any issues on the finish either. I even have my Garmin wire tied around the stem and it hasn’t damaged the finish to any appreciable degree. I also love how the bars are designed with the little details in all the right areas to make nearly every hand position comfortable. All in all, these are wonderful, elegant bars: a purchase that I have never regretted.

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Favorite Ride:   One with no cars and plenty of scenery.

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Chicagoland Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Nothing like this.

Bike Setup:   2008 Colnago C50 Extreme Power, Campy Record, Campy Seatpost, Fizik Arione Saddle, Cinelli Ram 2 bars, Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium Wheels rolling on Conti 4000S rubber.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Janstheman a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable, stiff enough, LOOKS, cool factor, vibration damping

Weaknesses:    finish is CRAP to say the least. Paid $200 CDN so I can't complain.

Bottom Line:   
I have always lusted for a Ram and spoiled myself this season getting one. Looks uber cool, rides real nice - absorbes road vibrations and is super comfy on the tops. Installation was a tad annoying but well worth it in terms of aesthetics. My problem with the bar is that ALL OF THE STICKERS PEELED OFF AND THE CLEARCOAT DISSOLVED AFTER 2 MONTHS. No good. I was my rig routinely and keep it looking tip top so I am gutted at how poor the quality of the finish is on these bars. Have talked to Cinelli direct and they want me to send the bar back to Italy for inspection... I can't decide if I'd rather keep it, wet sand the crap out of it and get it custom painted and cleared properly. verdict is still out... NOT WORTH 5 bills, glad I work in a shop and got it on clearout...

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere warm and hilly

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   EVERYTHING under the sun. Deda, TTT, ITM, FSA, Bonti, Easton......

Bike Setup:   06 TCR Advanced TMO with Campy Record, DA 10 cranks, Wipperman chain. Bontrager Aeolus 5.0s, Toupe saddle blah blah

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