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Old 08-07-23, 07:35 AM
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What do you think abt Amazonís carbon handlebars?

Many of them are in the 50 to 100$ range, do they break often?
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Originally Posted by Friedrich
Many of them are in the 50 to 100$ range, do they break often?
That's the wrong question to ask in my view. When / if they do break you'll be able to console yourself while recovering

that you saved $25 bucks. And got "free shipping"

Any part can break. A failure on a handlebar can result in a REAL bad.crash.

don't mess around trying to save a few pennies on safety critical parts. Get a cheap waterbottle or saddle pouch, fine.

just my opinion

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Impossible question to answer. Not a fan of using Amazon myself but they sell everything from complete junk carbon fiber to some of the best. If you have some specific models in mind your question would be easier to answer. Amazon reviews of products are always suspect as well. Also, anything in the $50-100 range is almost certainly from mainland China where you have no legal recourse if it breaks and are at the mercy of the seller as to whether they will refund your money or pay for a hospital stay.

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Originally Posted by Friedrich
Many of them are in the 50 to 100$ range, do they break often?

NopeÖ they will only break once!

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I wouldn't join in the race to the bottom. There are better ways to save weight and money and cheap-o bars from some billionaire who knows nothing about cycling are not that way. A mission critical part is not something I want to cheap out on. Plus there aren't really nearly enough benefits to carbon bars to outweigh the problems that can happen especially on the cheap end. There are plenty of ways to get comfort like wider softer tires, suspension products, different grips...so cheap carbon is not needed.
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Amazon makes nothing except money off of buyers and sellers.
do you blame the Theater when you buy a ticket to a lousy movie ?

i once snapped a Nitto Aluminum Drop Bar.. does that mean all bars sold by Life Cycles Bike Shop in Garden Home are suspect?
naw... it means i was an animal that breaks bars when cranking up steep hills on a bike equipped with a 12-19 corncob freewheel and a 53/48 chainring pair... it snapped when i was pulling UP, on the right side... across railroad tracks... surrounded by bad pavement.
i replaced them with another Nitto of the same model.

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Originally Posted by Friedrich
Many of them are in the 50 to 100$ range, do they break often?
I would never buy bike parts from Amazon. Why would you when there's lots of bona fide online bike shops that actually know about bike equipment and can actually answer questions.
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Originally Posted by Friedrich
Many of them are in the 50 to 100$ range, do they break often?
If you have to ask, then it is probably not a good idea.

Your inclination to ask this question reflects your survival instinct; don't ignore it to save < $100!
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So if it breaks and you don't die, will they warranty it?
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If you have a doubt about whether it will hold up, do you really want to put such an important part on your bike, that may cause you to be anxious about its durability while riding?
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Before putting them on a bike try really hard to break them.
A set of the drop bars passed the 'can I break them' test but were too noodly. Way too much flex and bounce for me.
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