Race Face SIXC DH Handlebar

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Race Face SIXC DH Handlebar and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 94 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 71

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Burly, but remains lightweight.
  • Comes in a variety of color options.
  • Bigger platform provides a good feel for uphill.
  • The longer bars help with fatigue on long cycling days.
  • Bar is a good shape for aggressive trail riding.
  • Fatigues your hands less on descents, due to the combination of stiffness and flexibility.
  • Able to withstand tough falls and stays durable.

Expert Reviews

  • Holds strong and is long-lasting.
  • Works well in rainy conditions.
  • Bar feels solid and responds well.
  • Feels stiff, but allows for flex and vibration to avoid feeling too harsh.
  • The shape of the bar provides comfort and an ergonomic grip.
  • Lightweight, but remains strong.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Expensive, and doesn’t come with a set of bar end plugs, which help in securing the end of handlebar tape to make sure the wrap stays tight.

Expert Reviews

  • Some wish it was a full 1″ rise instead of 3/4 rise.
  • Will scuff in a few spots after prolonged wear-and-tear.


The Race Face SIXC DH Handlebar is a durable, comfortable, and lightweight option, that combines stiffness and flexibility into one product, allowing for a technical bar that is suitable for various riding conditions. The higher price point means this is a splurge, but for those who want an ergonomic bar with a good feel, this is a great choice.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3.