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    Is it a Fake Easton EC90 SL carbon fiber handlebar?

    Here the pictures of fake Easton EC90 carbon fiber handlebar. Only thing that you can tell is the thickness of the tube. It was not even.
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    Re: Fake Easton EC90 SL carbon fiber handlebar.

    What's the story behind this, this post reads like a reply to some other thread.

    Where is it from?
    How did you come across it?
    What did you pay for it?
    Did it come with typical Easton box and manual?
    What tipped you off that it was fake?
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    I just showed how the fake handlebar looked like. Notice the inside tube shape is not even. I just bought it on eBay. The price was too good to be true. No original box.
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    I don't think it's fake. I probably didn't pass QC yet some guy bought it cheap to sell on ebay. My guess is that it's perfectly safe to ride.
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    Yeah it s safe for XC ride I don't think i feel comfortable for DH ride. One side wall is thicker than other side. 😢

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    Here is the ebay seller .
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    Sorry it s the wrong pic . not EC 90 How do I delete it? Anyone ?

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    Wow, how many posts do you have on this subject? Do you have 2 sets of handlebars that seem fake?

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    I got three bikes and bought three carbon fiber handlebars from this seller. I guess they all fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g5magic View Post
    Yeah it s safe for XC ride I don't think i feel comfortable for DH ride. One side wall is thicker than other side. 😢
    why would you ride dh with an ec90 anyways?

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    Not really DH I should had said. It s not safe for enduro or all mt ride.

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    abaxo is legit.
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    Here another handlebar. Ritchey WCS . Is it legit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    abaxo is legit.
    Those bars all look scary, I wouldn't even ride them down the street! Abaxo is a scammer, A-hole who sometimes sends product, sometimes doesn't, and sometimes missing parts....either way he sells so much that he doesn't care about you, his feedback, or taking care of the customer. Buyer beware.
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    their probably resells from alibaba or aliexpress, or something similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by g5magic View Post
    I just showed how the fake handlebar looked like. Notice the inside tube shape is not even. I just bought it on eBay. The price was too good to be true. No original box.
    Not his fault. If you know that it's too good to be true then why did you buy it? The seller didn't tell you to buy his stuff. You made your own decision. Next time pay a little bit more and get the real stuff. I say you get what you paid for.

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    Sorry it s my bad for buying these handlebars wise I had known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edispilf View Post
    Not his fault. If you know that it's too good to be true then why did you buy it? The seller didn't tell you to buy his stuff. You made your own decision. Next time pay a little bit more and get the real stuff. I say you get what you paid for.
    Really? Obviously you've never been jipped...lol.
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    Re: Is it a Fake Easton EC90 SL carbon fiber handlebar?

    If you have good evidence that it's fake, file a claim with Ebay and you can get your money back. You might need some statement from Easton or some really obvious tip off.

    Regardless, EC90 is Easton's lightest xc bar. Even if real, not suitable for all mountain or enduro. Don't jump with it.


    Edisplif: not the seller's fault? If indeed fake, yes, it is the seller's fault. Ignorance is not a defense in the eyes of the law.



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    Proving a fake on ebay takes an act of congress and a blood test...
    I think the layup of both of those carbon bars looks shady. And thats surprising because a lot of good CF comes from Asia.

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    I'm from Malaysia and recently there's a flood of Ritchey WCS and Easton EC90, FSA and Raceface Next carbon handlebars on our local bicycle classifieds website. Selling price was at RM125-RM180 (USD 40-60). It's common for sellers to import fakes/replicas from China and Taiwan (blinker lights, seatposts, etc) and selling them at ridiculous prices. You could get Knogg Bettle style blinkers at RM6.90 (USD2.30) for 2pcs set. I can't say abaxo is getting the handlebars from the same source, it's up to you to ponder.
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    Here's Ritchey branded carbon bars from Shenzhen, China for $30 bucks on ebay. Probably knock-off's or didn't pass QC. Either way Id steer clear. A questionable handlebar can land you in the hospital, or worse.

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    I have 3 Easton bars sitting in my garage, two EC70's and an EC90. None of them look uneven or of varying thickness w/ tool marks on the ends. All three have serial numbers and bar codes on them, as well.
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    have bought several things from ABAXO but nothing that would end me up in a hospital if they failed and mostly stuff for road bikes. shipping has always been prompt and prices good. sorry to hear that you may have gotten hosed. Only complaint I have about abaxo is that his listings say he is in west point, NY but everything seems to ship from Texas. When I first ordered from him, I did so because I live in NYC and thought I could get the stuff super quick.

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    I think the OP would benefit from a solid steel bar, cut to whatever length desired. No need to worry about it being fake.

    Plus the extra weight will help keep the front end down on really steep climbs.

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