FSA K-Force Handlebars

4.73/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $275.00


Product Description

New anatomical drop shape and extended over sized center for clip on compatibility.The carbon construction not only keepsThe weight down but dampens harsh road buzz from reaching your hands. Features Carbon fiber constructionExtended OS center clamp section is clip on compatibleReinforced andTextured clamping areasDrop 150mmReach 80mmBar clamp size 31.8Bend style - RoundPublished weight 195 grams


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cstew78 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2009

Strengths:    Stiffnes, vibration absorption, weight, beauty.

Weaknesses:    pricier than equivalent aluminum

Bottom Line:   
This bar is truly amazing. Absorbs vibrations is super stiff and just puts the brake hood in the perfect position. If this bar cost as much as my entire bike it would still be a good deal. I wrapped it with Cinelli Gel tape and it is heaven. It also is exceedingly light at 196 grams and a beautiful piece.

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Favorite Ride:   Long Rolling Hills

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Online.

Similar Products Used:   FSA aluminum, ITM Aluminum, Specialized Aluminum.

Bike Setup:   2008 Pinarello FP5
Dura Ace Group


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by demolina a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2009

Strengths:    Very light, and stiff
Absorb road vibrations


Weaknesses:    None so far, but it took me a while to get the right angle and shifter position as the new ergo drop is a little weird

Bottom Line:   
I switch my Easton A70s for the 2009 model. It's a big difference going from aluminum to carbon, specially with an aluminum frame. They are excellent in absorbing the road vibrations. They're also very light and stiff, huge difference when climbing. For some reason they seem to be wider than my EA70s even though both are 42cm. Lots of hand positions. The only problem is that it took me a while to get the right angle and shifter position as the new ergo drop is a little different than my EA70s, it has a round top center section. Like the other post, get them from eBay and save some cash.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything around L.A. or O.C.

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Easton EA70 Aluminum, Bontrager Race

Bike Setup:   2006 Trek 1000, Ultegra drivetrain, Bontrager XXX stem, Aksium wheels, Speedplay X5 pedals


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mat-with-one-t a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight (relatively). Great looking. Ideal drop position for me - suddenly I'm spending all my time on the drops!!

Weaknesses:    Be careful with sizing!! FSA measure width centre to centre on the drops, which flare out slightly. This means that 42's will be 42 c-c on drops but only 40 c-c at hoods!!

Bottom Line:   
I chose the FSA Compact shallow-drop bars as I could never find a comfortable drop position on my "anatomical" drop bars, and this has turned out to be a great move! The carbon seems to dull vibration nicely, and I reckon I'll play with some bar gel to improve feel further. If you only find yourself in the drops for brief periods, then perhaps shallow (traditional bend) bars are the go. I got these from an online ebay shop based in Taiwan for only AUS$128 plus $20 shipping, and they arrived in 4 days! Great deal.

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Similar Products Used:   Ritchey WCS anatomic drop bars

Bike Setup:   Cytek with FSA/Ritchey/full ultegra


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by messyparrot a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2007

Strengths:    Nice shape, great at dampening road vib, and of course carbon is very pretty.

Weaknesses:    Price was steep but this is an add on worth every cent.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the K-force carbon compact bar 40cm. I had no idea how much vibration dampening it would do ~ awesome is all I cna say. I wanted compact bars and these seemed like a good shape for me, I bought them, had them installed and it has made a huge difference in both dampening of th eroad vibration and the shape is wonderful for me. A+

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fsa alloy

Bike Setup:   Cervelo Soloist 2007


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rdolson a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2007

Strengths:    Light, stiff, very comfortable, with just the right amount of dampening.

Weaknesses:    The "Carbon Fragility" Just don't let your ride fall over on them.

Bottom Line:   
I went around and grabbed as many bars as I could to get a feel for what was going to work for me. I tried something like 25 different bars. These felt the best all around. After mounting them, and putting about 1,000 miles in so far with them, they feel really good. I got them 44cm wide. They are light, absorb the little vibrations, and give me all the hand positions I need. I work the entire bar during rides, that way I lessen hand fatique. Very happy with my choice.

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Favorite Ride:   Anytime I'm on a bike.

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   TTT, Deda, Cinelli, Bontrager, ITM

Bike Setup:   Colnago Master XL, DA, Ksyrium SL3 Tubular



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