I am contemplating buying some carbon compact drop bars from China as they are (allegedly)
-A pleasing shape
-Have a place to route cables
-Painted in a colour that matches my stem
-May prove more comfortable than my existing alloy bars
I have no illusions that they will be identical in all respects to a similar product from a well-known Italian company who also sources their products in China and anyway I intend to wrap them so that no logos are visible.
I am a skinny sort and not likely to become the next Mark Cavendish so imagine that I won't be troubling their ultimate structural capacity. Leaving aside debates about ethics, the value of intellectual property, human rights and global outsourcing, does this sound like a good idea?