AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Nov 2011
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To be honest, a lot of aftermarket "carbon fibre" parts are made this way. Hell, even Seibon, VIS, etc. automotive carbon manufacturers make all of their body panels with a fiberglass base layer. Not only does it drastically cuts down on the cost of their manufacturing, it weighs only marginally more, and also helps stop light from bleeding through.
If you're die-hard and only want 100% carbon pieces (for weight reduction, etc.), then I'd be careful purchasing carbon parts that do not specify "100% carbon" in the description.
The stuff I bought from froggie on here is manufactured exactly the same way (although he does offer a more expensive 100% CF option). It doesn't really matter to me. I'm definitely not buying the parts for weight reduction, only looks.
It sucks that you were mislead by the ad, but you honestly bought it for next to nothing. So long as the fitment is still decent, it wouldn't bother me at all. I'd be more worried about whether they also cheaped-out on the resin and clear coat.
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