current state of fake 3T products?

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theStig
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by theStig

I know for the most part the 3T product line has moved on...older road handlebars (especially the aeronova) were heavily counterfeited, has anyone noticed this with their new line of bars?

The 3T aeroflux recently popped up on Amazon (sold by 3rd party vendor), selling for about $140 USD less than everywhere else. Similarly, it's popped up on ebay.

From the product photos I can't distinguish them from the "real thing", but they were all listed as missing the factory 3T packaging. Do you think these are fake, or is it a case of 3T passing off excess inventory as "OEM" through other channels?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254917153694
https://www.amazon.com/AEROFLUX-31-8X40 ... B08WR7CRLJ

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

General guidance, don't buy components from Amazon. Don't buy from random eBay accounts.

Starbike literally has this bar in-stock for about the same price w/shipping, and you can trust them.

https://www.starbike.com/en/3t-aeroflux ... ar/#106938
Last edited by TobinHatesYou on Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

theStig
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by theStig

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:34 am
General guidance, don't buy components from Amazon. Don't buy from random eBay accounts.

Starbike literally has this bar in-stock for about the same price w/shipping, and you can trust them.

https://www.starbike.com/en/3t-aeroflux-ltd-road-bar
I was trying to find a vendor in the US, but this makes a lot of sense. thank you!

Karvalo
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by Karvalo

theStig wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:26 pm
I was trying to find a vendor in the US, but this makes a lot of sense. thank you!
"Detailed Seller Information
Business Name: XIN TAI JI XIE CO., LTD"

:noidea:

TobinHatesYou
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Karvalo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:37 pm
theStig wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:26 pm
I was trying to find a vendor in the US, but this makes a lot of sense. thank you!
"Detailed Seller Information
Business Name: XIN TAI JI XIE CO., LTD"

:noidea:

That "Let's Go Shop" eBay seller is based in Taiwan too, heh.

Plus I'm totally down with exploiting the current EUR <-> USD exchange rate!

theStig
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by theStig

oh totally.. ive spent way too much on wiggle/chainreaction this past month. Also it's fun sneaking in banned SRAM/zipp products on BikeInn ... managed to build my 1x red axs quarq crankset for way cheaper this way.
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:01 am
Karvalo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:37 pm
theStig wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:26 pm
I was trying to find a vendor in the US, but this makes a lot of sense. thank you!
"Detailed Seller Information
Business Name: XIN TAI JI XIE CO., LTD"

:noidea:

That "Let's Go Shop" eBay seller is based in Taiwan too, heh.

Plus I'm totally down with exploiting the current EUR <-> USD exchange rate!

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