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.
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.
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.
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.
Similar Products Used: Cinelli ram solo, Ricthey wcs, Hylix, zipp vuka sprint, FSA, Trigon tt bar,
Bike Setup: Many bike
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weaknesses: finish is CRAP to say the least. Paid $200 CDN so I can't complain.
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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