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Are these Zipp bars counterfeit/fakes?
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

1/9/18 12:32 PM

Are these Zipp bars counterfeit/fakes?

Looking at a parts lot which includes these:

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greglepore
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: SE Pa, USA

1/9/18 1:08 PM

I believe so. Don't think that zipp has ever made an integrated bar/stem.

Not necessarily evil though.1 Most of these are plenty strong, but heavy. Search for bikein - they have a credible 175g combo

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Sparky
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1/9/18 1:33 PM

I was leaning strongly toward fake. I think the Zipp integrated is only Tri/TT.

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

1/9/18 2:43 PM

Looks like it came out of the same mold as the Time bars. I wouldn't be surprised if Zipp ordered some up with their decals.

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/9/18 4:34 PM

"as the Time bars."

My observation as well.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
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Location: Nashua, NH

1/10/18 12:55 PM

A quick Google search...

...revealed pics of similar bars under several other brand names (FSA, Bianchi, Colnago, to name 3), but there are also Chinese knock-offs (assuming that they not the same bar from the same factory as the "genuine" products).

Where is this "parts lot" coming from? Is there any feedback on the seller? Have you spoken with him?

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greglepore
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Location: SE Pa, USA

1/11/18 6:16 AM

The "time" bars are fake as well. FSA makes a real bar in this shape. Colnago and Bianchi do not. Cinelli started this shape with t he Ram. Aliexpress and dh gate will allow you to buy bars with any popular logo on pretty much any fake shape-Enve, zipp time etc are very popular.

Some of these parts are very good if not real. Time expreso pedals are sold by Costelo. 80 bucks for the 160g pedal that Time got 300 bucks for. I have several pairs of both the real ones and the fakes and they are the indistinguishable. The Specialized Power saddle? It royally pissed me off that the sworks was 300 bucks-not anymore, the same saddle (well, its carbon and functionally identical) is now available on ali or dh, unfortunately with an easton ec70" logo which comes off with acetone.Its $45 shipped .
The Bontrager xxx integrated bars that were 500 bucks and 175g? They abandoned the project, and they are available now for $75. They are pretty legit, I have over 4k miles on a set, as do several others, with no issues.
Say what you might about the "theft" of IP-hell, none of this stuff is subject to patent-but the ridiculous margins have led me to buy it. The ninnies scream "you're going to die" but I don't think so-most of these parts are parts.
The bars in question? Heavy, at around 360 grams. Rode a set with no logos for two seasons, they're pretty nice, but I ended up wondering why ride a non adjustable bar with no weight savings? A kalloy stem is only 100g -google zero uno- and with a nice set of bars you're much lighter.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

1/11/18 12:22 PM

"Where is this "parts lot" coming from?"

Local Craigslist, bar are 40s, 42 would be the smallest I'd personally mount for my own use.

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stan
Joined: 14 Feb 2004
Posts: 429

1/16/18 10:34 PM

It’s fake. The only company making integrated bars that look like that is FSA. There are a couple that look close but the finish s more flat. Even though they might be Kay, bars are one thing I wouldn’t want to take a chance on buying.

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