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Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:29 am
by refthimos
I got my Farsports F1 bar/stem today. I ordered on Nov 27 and today is Dec 23, so took almost 4 weeks to arrive here in Los Angeles. Maybe future orders will go out quicker as Farsports builds up its stock.

Package arrived in a very sturdy outer box, and upon opening, this nice Christmas card was inside:
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The packaging is also well done:
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Everything was well protected and padded:
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The graphics on the F1 are very nice, the gold is fairly muted, classy, maybe more like a bronze tone. In my case, it's going to be painted red to match my frameset (I'll update and link here to the build when I start the build thread), and it's something of a shame because this is a very good looking bar/stem out of the box. This photo really doesn't do justice so the graphics:
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As you can see from the photo above, Farsports was also kind enough to ship with the Garmin / GoPro mount already attached, but that came off for the scale and the painter. Weight is impressive at 309.2g:
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Specs are printed on the underside of the stem:
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Weight of the metal Garmin / GoPro combo mount is 40.0g:
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[Coincidentally, the new Deda Alanera DCR bar / stem came in today as well, in 44cm / 110mm (Deda measures width outside-outside), and the Deda is much heavier at 375.7g. But the Deda if for the SystemSix, and if the extra weight means it's super stiff for sprinting, that's perfect for me. We'll see!]

Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:29 am
by Weenie

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Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:36 am
by AJS914
Did you order through that Chinese site? Or, can one order from one of the regular reps like Kyle?

Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:47 am
by Beancouter


Thanks for the post - what’s at you putting them on?

Any initial thoughts on how hard it would be to do full internal routing of disc hoses all the way back to the holes by the steerer tube? It looks really to tight me (2 hoses plus Di2 cable.


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Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:22 am
by TobinHatesYou
Hmm, the Farsports has a really sharp bend from tops to ramps. That’s one thing I don’t like about my Bontrager XXX bars/stem. 73mm reach is nice though.

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:27 am
by cajer
What bike are you running this on? Is it one with an integrated front end? As I know they have spacers that's allows it to integrate with Madone SLRs and a few other bikes, but the cable routing looks terrible. As how are you gonna easier thread cables through the holes near the stem, and where would a di2 wire go?

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 pm
by Frankie13
Nice bar combo! Will this fit Canyon's oversized steer tub? Thanks a lot in advance and happy holiday's.

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:55 pm
by wheelsONfire
I'd like to see that combo in a side view, shifter (one is enogh) mounted on a bike.
What i look for is bar to shifter flow and if the bar is horizontal mounted, or dipping forward (don't like that).
Best flow i have encountered is from old Easton Aero EC90SL bars. The bend where shifters mount is simply awesome.

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:12 pm
by refthimos
The F1 will be going on an EVO3 with Di2, so no mechanical cables to be found and thus challenging cable routing won't be an issue for me. The stem clamp is 1 1/4" and includes reducing sleeves to use with a 1 1/8" steer tube.

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:12 pm
by Beancouter
Many thanks - does that mean the hydraulic routing should be straightforward?

Oh, and Does the sleeve which lines the steerer slide out of is it bonded?


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Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:53 pm
by Dan Gerous
That's a great weight for an integrated cockpit that's not a wet noodle like the Bontrager XXX. Should be under 300gr in my 380x100mm size. :thumbup:

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:36 pm
by spartan
can you post pics/weight of the reducing sleeve. did you order the headset/spacer kit for the evo?

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:00 pm
by tnkn
Nice looking bars! Where did you order from and do you know if there's an option without the stripe?

Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:21 pm
by Beancouter
I’ve been dealing with :


sales3@farsports.cn
Sales2@farsports.cn (Kyle)

I asked about colours and they said gold only.


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Re: Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:05 pm
by jencvo
How flexy are the bars? I got some carbon bars from China and they are pretty soft. I couldn't get any movement whatsoever from alloy Bontrager bars. Also, please send a photo of them mounted!

Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 pm
by C36
jencvo wrote:How flexy are the bars? I got some carbon bars from China and they are pretty soft. I couldn't get any movement whatsoever from alloy Bontrager bars. Also, please send a photo of them mounted!
Very nice report here with stiffness lab test
viewtopic.php?t=159692
A bit softer than the heavy vision 5d (that is tested in smaller size, like canyon they offer 39/41/43cm rather than 40/42/44) and quite stiffer than other options heavier (canyon inspiration model 40gr heavier)




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Farsports F1 Integrated Handlebar/Stem

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 pm
by Weenie

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