Has anyone here bought a Ritchey WCS Carbon Handlebar on eBay? The prices (around $85 including shipping) are tempting, but I'm worried about them being fakes or not.
I dunno whats worse- the fakes...or your photos.sfer1 said:I bought a Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat handlebar on eBay a couple of weeks ago and I received it today.
It's a FAKE!!!
I have an original Ritchey bar that came with my GT Zaskar Team Carbon bike. I compared it to the bar I received this morning and I noticed the following differences:
1. In the fake, the clamp area is less textured.
2. The fake has much thinner walls (< 2 mm vs. 3 mm). This is probably the reason they weigh about the same.
Here are some pictures that I took:
Hope this helps people don't get fooled.