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    Selle Italia Saddle claimed weight is WAY off!

    I recently purchased a SLS Kit Carbonio Saddle. Selle lists the weight as 210g, however it weighed in at 295g!! This is with the paper packaging on but that can't be more than 15g. I guess I was naive to think the mfg would be honest about the weight. Is this typical of the industry? How hard is it to weight things? I get manufacturing variances but > 20% off is crazy.

    Another weighing oddity I recently discovered was comparing my older AL jet 9 weight to a 2016 Niner RKT. The Carbon RKT was 26.7lb with 3 star'ish build and mine is 27lb even. Same scale. It had Ardents and a dropper post but still expected it to be much lower. Not sure what they are doing to these bikes.

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    You'd want to confirm the weight of the packaging, it's easy for that to add up to 2 or 3 ounces, 15gm would be fairly light packaging, that's equal to 10-12 business cards.
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    I just picked up 2 Selle Italia SLR Ti spec weight is 145gr. One weight 144gr and the other was 148gr .


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    Why would you weigh something with packaging?
    Selle Italia packaging is not that light.
    I have a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow and it weighs exactly as advertised.

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