buying used carbon handlebars - yay or nay?
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    buying used carbon handlebars - yay or nay?

    I found a nice deal on a set of fsa k-wings, $130 or so gets me a bar that the guy says has never been crashed and has around 300 miles on it. Just wondering if there is anything to watch out for in general, if its a bad idea buying used carbon bars, if there is anything particular in the stem clamping area to look for when I pick them up.
    thanks in advance.

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    $130 sounds suspicious. I'm looking for a good deal on these bars as well, but 130 sounds a bit too low... they go for 180-190 new on ebay.

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    I found a nice deal on a set of fsa k-wings, $130 or so gets me a bar that the guy says has never been crashed and has around 300 miles on it. Just wondering if there is anything to watch out for in general, if its a bad idea buying used carbon bars, if there is anything particular in the stem clamping area to look for when I pick them up.
    thanks in advance.

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    I'd say "Yay". As long as there's no scoring or damage to the CF in the clamp area, it should be OK. FSA makes good stuff. But that means the onus is on you to use the correct stem(s) and torque. Don't go blaming the seller or the bar if you screw it up yourself.

    I've had Easton reps tell me that by far the #1 reason for damage on CF parts is over-tightening.

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