FSA K-Wing Compact Handlebars

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $269.99

Product Description

FSA K-Wing Compact Carbon Road Bar: Compact shape with reduced drop/reach for riders seeking improved comfort. Continuous carbon/Kevlar construction with aero-ergo profile, flat top, riser center and 3 degree backsweep...

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Kcp1228

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2015

Strengths:    Soaks up road vibrations. Flat spot on top of bar is great for climbing. Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Durability. Wrapping the bars is a pain.

Bottom Line:   
Had these on my bike for 4 years and the clear coat started to flake off where there was no bar tape. Contacted FSA as I thought that is was a pretty short period of time for clear coat to fail. I did know that they only have a two year warranty, but still. They tried to tell me it was due to sweat, but I never sweated on that part of the bar. They also told me that race type equipment never lasts that long anyway. However, I never raced with them. I have had issues with FSA stuff in the past so I think I am done with them.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by FNGRIDER a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2011

Strengths:    Beautiful Carbon appearance. Flat top felt much more comfortable and the bars absorbed the small bumps. Much lighter and aborbant than the original Ritchey allowy bars.

Weaknesses:    Carbon bars and frame act as a sound amplifier. After the first install, I heard a rattling like cables clanging somewhere. I remover the bars, slathered more installation compound and lowered the bolt torgue below 5 NM. That worked!

Bottom Line:   
Installed the K-Wing carbon bar along with the K-Force Carbon Stem and FSA carbon spacers on '10 Wilier Izoard. The Carbon weave finished is beautiful and matches my K-Force carbon cranks. I dropped about 1/2 lb. The front end felt very light,stiffer, much quicker reaction, and flat tops felt perfect. Larger serface provided better grip while standing.

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Favorite Ride:   Palos Verdes and over Hawthorne Blvd

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Summit Ski and Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey allow, stem, bars and spacers.

Bike Setup:   Wilier Izoard, FSA K-Force carbon cranks, bars, stem and spacers. Ultegra deraileurs, Selle Italia SLX saddle, Vuelta Wheelset, Conti 4000s tires

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