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    weight busters

    Not the lightest bars but bought some Ritchey Comp Rizer bars in 31.8/660mm advertised at 306g..well try 365g..wasnt very happy

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    Welcome to ritchey products

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    The stem and seat post I got from ritchey weighed out within a few grams as advertised...Just quite a bit off for the bars...was a disappointment...wanted a lighter bar..i figured if its within 5 to10 grams I wouldn't be shocked..but over 50grams..wow.

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    I would return it. That is significantly off.

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    So around 10g is the norm?
    I have a EC70 riser that weight 167g on the easton page they claim 155g
    The EA70 is off by 3.9g
    Can't recall the regular EC70

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudbuster View Post
    So around 10g is the norm?
    I have a EC70 riser that weight 167g on the easton page they claim 155g
    The EA70 is off by 3.9g
    Can't recall the regular EC70
    Not sure if that is the norm or not but anything more than 10grams higher just seems to be BS on a claim. Ive recorded items that were dead on and some lower and some higher than claims...but wow on a 50 plus gram difference...They may be cheap china fakes,,i don't know...I did get them off ebay so you never know...but they will be replaced with something else down the road.

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    wow, that's a big difference. I also have the easton ec70 with a claimed wt of 155 and actual of 162

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sharky9 View Post
    Not sure if that is the norm or not but anything more than 10grams higher just seems to be BS on a claim. Ive recorded items that were dead on and some lower and some higher than claims...but wow on a 50 plus gram difference...They may be cheap china fakes,,i don't know...I did get them off ebay so you never know...but they will be replaced with something else down the road.
    For this type of CF process, the materails are cut by machine, so the weight variability of the materail itself is negligable. When the layup is performed, the position and tightness of the form and mating between materials can vary, which results in a variation in the amounts of exoxy and polymers needed to completely fill the mold.
    A typical variation in the highest quality manufacture is ~ 2%, in a high volume facility, 3-5%.

    A 20% variation cannot be due to manufacture. You have a fake where the materials themselves have been switched. Since the compnent was designed with a specific materail mix, and the nature of the component (handlebars) is such that it could kill you if and when it fails, if it was me i would take a picture of it and send it to Ritchey, then return it.

    Riding with it is a really bad idea.
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    ill order the same bars from a reputable parts source and see what happens. Also i'll take a pic of the bars on the scale to show everyone the weight and reveal the source I bought them from so others don't make the same mistake.

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    Hmmm, not really understanding post #10, but would love an update from the OP re post #9.

    Sharky, any pics/weights/news?

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