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Anybody have input on these bars. I am looking at the fsa k-wing and the easton ec70 wing. I am just looking to try something different for my big hands. I don't really care about brand, but the easton seems a bit cheaper and carries a lifetime warranty against defects.
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K-Wing rules

I have two non-traditional carbon bars on different bikes - a Specialized S-Works and a FSA K-wing. I got the S-works first, and got the K-wing when outfitting a second bike only because I couldn't find the right sized S-Works. The result a nice bit of good fortune.

Nothing wrong with the S-works (thousands of miles on it), but the K-wing is incredible - a far bigger upgrade then I'd have expected from a non-moving part. It's solid at absorbing road shocks (comparable to s-works), but the palm rests are a huge step forward in comfort, and the narrowness of the top of the bar makes it great for hooking fingertips into when leaning back on climbs.

The K-wing would be my first choice for any future bike. It was easy to install, and has ridden fantastically.
 

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I broke my EC90 bars in a crash last fall and Easton was great with their replacement program, a very fair price.
I had decided to go with Deda alloy but since the offer to replace with Easton's newest technology bar at such a great price was available I went with the EC70.
It is a great bar. I don't know if it just fits me or fits my bike but it is a huge difference over the EC90 in fit, comfort, and control. I was really surprised.
You may not have the same results but I am very happy with them.
 

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Getting ready to sell my K-Wings because I can't get used to the 44's after coming from 46's. PM me if you are interested in getting a set...

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I've had a set for nearly 3 years. There are pluses and minuses:

Pluses: The flats and reliefs near the brifters are the best feature.
They look trick:)

Minuses: The internal cable routing adds friction which degrades shifting some compared to conventional routing. I have Campy Record on this bike and it doesn't shift as positively as well as the Campy Daytona on my rain bike.

I had some challenges getting the angle (tip) of the bars right such that the flats felt normal. A related issue is that there is very little bar after the anatomic bend in the drops thus when in the drops, you can hit your forearms on the top section (the back of the flats). It makes for a tradeoff on overall tip.

You'll have to do something special if you want to mount a computer or similar on the bars. There isn't enough regular round section next to the stem. I have some shims under the inside to allow the computer to be mounted. Stem mount would be much better.

If you're running Shimano, you'll have a tough time getting the brifters up as high as seems fashionable these days as the reliefs dictate the position of the brifters. It's not too bad with Campy but if you try to change this by tipping the bars, we're back to the problem mentioned above.
 
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