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FYI: fi'si:k Aliante with Ti rails = 236 g(7 posts)

FYI: fi'si:k Aliante with Ti rails = 236 gMarkus_B
Oct 12, 2002 1:05 PM
Which means that it is not a gram lighter than a Flite, e.g.

But my backside enjoyed the first ride so no regrets.

(My Thomson post probably would not have accepted the carbon rails, thus I bought the Ti version)
They advetise 180gramsAmbishawn
Oct 13, 2002 6:43 PM
I hear it's a comfrtable seat. I'm considering one Myself. I can live with that 230 approx
carbon rail version is supposed to be 160 gramsSmoothie
Oct 13, 2002 9:38 PM
http://www.fizik.it/newProducts_aliante.aspx

The weight is listed on page 3 - keep clicking "next page"

The real world weight looks to be closer to 180-185 grams.

I hear these seats are amazing. The price tag scares me at $180. The Ti rail version is about $140 though.
I'm skeptical of published weightsMcAndrus
Oct 14, 2002 8:16 AM
From memory, my Selle Italia Flite is supposed to be 230 or so grams. I weighed it a while back and it came in over 250.
I also weighed a new carbon seatpost recently and it was 30 grams over published weight.

Anymore, I use the published weights as a relative indicator of weight - comparing one product to another. I've given up relying on the vendors for accurate numbers.
Yes, but some people a bigger liers than others...Markus_B
Oct 15, 2002 1:24 PM
so advertised wheight figures aren't even useful for comparisons. And there really are some guys who publish actual figures.
re: FYI: fi'si:k Aliante with Ti rails = 236 grengaracchi
Oct 14, 2002 6:49 PM
I agree with the above post. I bought Vitesse, Twin Tech, for my girlfriend. They say it weigh 230g, but when I actually weighed it, it was much more than the given number. I think something like the TUFO style weight guarantee is necessary in this industry.
re: FYI: fi'si:k Aliante with Ti rails = 236 gSean2
Nov 3, 2002 11:26 AM
Amen to that rengaracchi - the bike industry is one of the most poorly regulated and independent testing is hard to come by.