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Counterfeit Shimano Pedals 105 PD-R7000

Old 12-08-19, 07:38 PM
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Counterfeit Shimano Pedals 105 PD-R7000

I understand counterfeit gear is old news in cycling but these fake Shimano pedals really opened my eyes. The genuine 105s aren't terribly expensive to begin with (unless you're in certain parts of the world) and the fakes were only selling for about $25 less than what I could find on Amazon. The idea of these "used-counterfeit goods" ending up on the second-hand market makes me wary of what's floating out there ...

The video is in Korean, so maybe someone in the community can further elaborate. Photos at the end show very subtle differences in packaging/manufacturing between the fake and genuine product:


There's another video (in English) where fake Ultegra pedals are compared to a set of Dura-Ace, but I don't know if there's a legit comparison to be had there.
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Old 12-08-19, 07:49 PM
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Has anyone here ever purchased a counterfeit Shimano part? Where would you buy them?
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Has anyone here ever purchased a counterfeit Shimano part? Where would you buy them?
AliExpress.
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AliExpress says it all in one word. I have even seen counterfeit toothpaste on that thing.
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What....30 bucks for some 105 pedals isn't reasonable?
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I bought some SPD-SL pedals from Aliexpress recently. They were not Shimano branded but they were in almost every way, down to fine details, Shimano-like. But they did not work in that it was very difficult to clip out of one of them. I got a half refund. I think I will be able to use the other, if not both, eventually.

My take was that they are not counterfeits so much as seconds, that have failed Shimano quality control and are being sold (in my case) under a different name, or perhaps, in this thread's case as "fake," cheaper Shimano pedals.
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Originally Posted by diverge52rider View Post
I understand counterfeit gear is old news in cycling but these fake Shimano pedals really opened my eyes. The genuine 105s aren't terribly expensive to begin with (unless you're in certain parts of the world) and the fakes were only selling for about $25 less than what I could find on Amazon. The idea of these "used-counterfeit goods" ending up on the second-hand market makes me wary of what's floating out there ...

The video is in Korean, so maybe someone in the community can further elaborate. Photos at the end show very subtle differences in packaging/manufacturing between the fake and genuine product:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4suCNkcts

There's another video (in English) where fake Ultegra pedals are compared to a set of Dura-Ace, but I don't know if there's a legit comparison to be had there.

I would say e-Bay and Amazon also. These are fake and detectable with the packaging, but many of the e-Bay deals will also sell 'white box' parts. All real shimano parts I have bought have had instructions and an exploded diagram with sharp, clear (but tiny ) printing. Caveat Emptor always on too good to be true deals. Used is a real crap shoot.
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Originally Posted by timtak View Post
I bought some SPD-SL pedals from Aliexpress recently. They were not Shimano branded but they were in almost every way, down to fine details, Shimano-like. But they did not work in that it was very difficult to clip out of one of them. I got a half refund. I think I will be able to use the other, if not both, eventually.

My take was that they are not counterfeits so much as seconds, that have failed Shimano quality control and are being sold (in my case) under a different name, or perhaps, in this thread's case as "fake," cheaper Shimano pedals.
I have gotten 100% real deal Shimano SPD-SL cleats from AliExpress at a great price, but I understood the risks.
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I have gotten 100% real deal Shimano SPD-SL cleats from AliExpress at a great price, but I understood the risks.
I was not so lucky. 3 sets of Shimano spd-sl cleats in Shimano packaging. Ad said they were overstock from 2016. None of them would properly release from my Ultegra R8000 pedals. Less than $20 shipped so it wasn't a huge loss. Still, that was my first and last order from Ali-Express. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
I was not so lucky. 3 sets of Shimano spd-sl cleats in Shimano packaging. Ad said they were overstock from 2016. None of them would properly release from my Ultegra R8000 pedals. Less than $20 shipped so it wasn't a huge loss. Still, that was my first and last order from Ali-Express. YMMV.
Hmmm. Haven’t tried mine yet. I suppose they could have fooled my expert eye.
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