Experience with China "FSA Plasma"?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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dominikk
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by dominikk

Hi everybody,

any experience with China "FSA Plasma"?

Thanks for answers.

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lannes
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by lannes

I would not risk it, a failure and you could seriously get hurt

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by glepore

No eBay or links to sites selling these, please.


I have ones which are similar but not identical to the "Plasma". FWIW, I've had a couple different Chinese integrated bars, and never had any sort of issue with them-and they've been ridden hard, thru potholes etc. I'm a light guy, fwiw.

Of course, a good light stem and bars are somewhat lighter than these.
Cysco Ti custom Campy SR mechanical (6.9);Cannondale SS Evo Di2 7970 (5.79); Willier Cento Uno Air Di2 9070 (7.0); C40 Mk2 DA 7800 ; Anvil Custom steel Etap;1996 Colnago Technos Record

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BRM
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by BRM

lannes wrote:I would not risk it, a failure and you could seriously get hurt


Yes and no.
Original products also can break. You are not free of risks with Original products.
How many times you have heard that this kind of handlebar failed and cracked?
These handlebars are pretty bulky and that makes them not so vulnerable for breaking.
So in general the risk is not very high with this type, although you need to be aware of what you buy and from whom.


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Don't buy from Pingthyy2010 on ebay.
That is an asshole. When something is wrong he is not prepared to react or solve problems in the right way.
Handlebar I bought had unequel ends and he blamed customs to do this, yeah right. Even when they would have done that, then it is his problem not mine. But package seems to be unopened. BTW packaging was very poor in a trashbin bag instead of box. Who the heck is sending a vulnerable item to the other side of the world in this way? A drama to communicate with when something is not ok.

dominikk
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by dominikk

thank you all for answers and opinions ...
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vejnemojnen
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by vejnemojnen

I'd also like to ask about chinese finishing kit, particulary, seatposts.

I've used a quite decent Crabonfibre seatpost, with which I'm totally satisfied. Now I'd like to get an alloy one for a town bike of mine, and I'd like to ask if there's anyone who has experience with the inline zero offset 2 bolt ally seatposts that the chinese sellers list on aliexpress or on ebay.

Some of them says that the recommended rider weight limit is 80kg-s which seems very unusal. Should I risk one of them? they typically weigh in at 210-220 grams in 350mm length, which is imho very good for a cheap alloy post.

thanks for the input : )

dominikk
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by dominikk

The thing is that I already bought it ...


And looks and feels very decent ... but I'm not sure to use it ... because, you know, china quality, ... oh, I don't know
I'm sure a majority of us sceptics would use it if wouldn't know that is not original. Or?
I guess I'd try it out and report ... :)
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by Frankie - B

Did anyone already tell you to "steer" clear from them?
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

dominikk
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by dominikk

Has anyone of them own bad experience?
Or is it just because someone knows friend of a friend who heard something somewhere about it?

Thats the question here ...
Own bad or good experince not just rumors.
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dominikk
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by dominikk

Frankie - B wrote:Did anyone already tell you to "steer" clear from them?


Uf, sorry ... Because of link. Get it. :S
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by strobbekoen

that does make you sound like an idiot doesnt it ?

dominikk
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by dominikk

Oh. Really?
Why do you think so?
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glepore
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by glepore

I understand that this is a critical part, but I've yet to see a report of an actual failure. If anyone can point me to one, I'd stand corrected.

There's lots of gloom and doom about these parts, but the integrated bars and stems generally weigh from 350-425g and as such are pretty overbuilt.
Cysco Ti custom Campy SR mechanical (6.9);Cannondale SS Evo Di2 7970 (5.79); Willier Cento Uno Air Di2 9070 (7.0); C40 Mk2 DA 7800 ; Anvil Custom steel Etap;1996 Colnago Technos Record

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