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Claimed weights vs Actual. 3T Stem(9 posts)

Claimed weights vs Actual. 3T Stemcyclejim
Jun 19, 2002 6:08 PM
I really get bummed when manufacturers err on the light side when publishing their component weights.

Case in point- the 3T mutant stem I just got. I gotta say it looks really sweet and will probably be quite stiff laterally which is what I wanted, but come on. They claim 208g and the actual stem weighs 259g with top cap.

Thats what... nearly 25% more than the claimed weight right? That is WAY outta control. I could stand 7-8% difference but this is crazy.
Don't complain, you got more than you paid for ;) nmfiltersweep
Jun 19, 2002 6:21 PM
how so?cyclejim
Jun 19, 2002 7:05 PM
Is this a really nice stem? I only paid $24 dollars for it..
Sorry- just a bad joke !filtersweep
Jun 20, 2002 4:25 AM
I'll bet every bike out there weighs substantially more than "the sum of its parts." If you add the published weights of frame, fork, wheels, seat, seatpost... everything, you'll find you have two or three extra pounds of rim tape and bar tape ;) OK- that's another feeble attempt.

For some reason, they never OVERESTIMATE weight.
I thought it was pretty damn funny. nmLeisure
Jun 22, 2002 4:36 AM
My 3TTT Zepp (100mm) is 141g vs the claimed 130g for the 110mmSS_MB-7
Jun 20, 2002 6:43 AM
My 3TTT Zepp (100mm, 80/100 degree) is 141g vs the claimed 130g for the 110mm.

My 3TTT Prima 199 bar (44cm) is 206g vs the claimed 199g for the 42cm.

The only component I've weighed (and there have been many) that has actually come under the claimed weight is:
- Thomson Elite 27.2x250 post: 172g actual vs 189g claimed.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
My 3TTT Zepp (100mm) is 141g vs the claimed 130g for the 110mmalansutton
Jun 20, 2002 9:45 AM
Interesting, My Prima 199 bar (42) came in at 175g.
My Ritchey WCS stem claimed 125g came in at 174. (110mm)
I think the published weights are without hardware. nmMerckx fan
Jun 20, 2002 2:17 PM
Beauty?grzy
Jun 24, 2002 5:51 PM
I swear that the Mutant is one of the heaviest and ugliest stems out there. I mean the thing looks chunky - kinda like Miss Piggy after an eating binge. I snicker every time I see one of those things - sort of like when I see an Aztec on the road.

Here's a little secret - most component manufacturers lie and stylie stuff coming from Italy is no exception. It's all about quality and control of the process. In the end you bought something that was heavy only you got something that was really heavy. Time to take the beer goggles off!