Renthal was formed in 1969 by motorcycle and engineering enthusiasts Andrew Renshaw and Henry Rosenthal, initially making handlebars for trials bikes. The "Ren" from Renshaw and the "thal" from Rosenthal make up the world famous Renthal brand name, synonymous with the revolution of aluminium handlebars.
In 1975 the company entered the motocross market, with a full time production facility in Manchester, UK. The very same place where the company resides today. Renthal grew steadily through the 70's and 80's before bursting into the US market in the early 90's.
In October 2000, the Renthal factory was destroyed by a massive fire. What replaced the original factory was a completely new, state of the art manufacturing and design facility. Renthal's 49,000 sq. ft. factory houses a huge and diverse range of production, quality control and R&D machinery and equipment.
In 2004 Renthal added to its list of records, becoming the first aluminium handlebar to be fitted as original equipment on a Japanese off-road motorcycle. This is possibly one of the highest accolades of quality a company in this industry could receive. Now Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki choose Renthal handlebars for their performance motocross models.
In 2010, Renthal expanded into the cycle product industry. By applying the same passion for engineering excellence as with motorsport products, Renthal has seen a rapid rise to the top and is already one of the world's leading premium mountain bike brands.
Renthal has a history full of innovation in engineering, legendary reliable components and incredible success in sport. That history is guaranteed to repeat, consistently.
2019 marks Renthal's 50th year of producing handlebars.