Any saddle and seatpost combination weight 200 grams?

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nrsnow
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by nrsnow

So my saddle and seatpost weigh a hefty 538gr. I was looking to spend about $100 for a saddle and seatpost combo weighing 200 grams. Anyone know of such a setup. I'm not new to weight weenie world, I know ax-lightness and Schmolke seat and saddle combo would get me to less than 200grams total but I'm not looking to spend $500.
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A very cut down Hylix or the like seatpost and a cheap Chinese full carbon saddle?
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You can maybe get under 250 grams going Chinese. Getting 200 or less is going to cost. My 31.6mm MCFK set post and my AX Lightness Sprint saddle come in at 192 grams for the two. I bought the post used and the saddle is now 10 years old so while pricy they last a long time.
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nrsnow wrote:I was looking to spend about $100 for a saddle and seatpost combo weighing 200 grams. I know ax-lightness and Schmolke seat and saddle combo would get me to less than 200grams total but I'm not looking to spend $500.


$100? Did this website become some sort of fantasy land thing weird goofy people go to? Starbike has a AX seatpost for 284 Euros weighing 95 to 165 grams. And an AX saddle for 298 Euros weighing 69 grams. Starbike has a Schmolke seatpost for 293 Euros weighing 90 grams. And a MCFK saddle for 239 Euros weighing 66 grams. So your cost estimate for AX and Schmolke are close to accurate. Your $100 combo is fantasy land top of the mountain.

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You can now buy 95g saddles for $17 on ali express - I'm looking at them right now. I have one - but mine was a pricier Hylix and I tuned mine down to 88g easily.

Seatpost - I bought a nice Hylix for I think ... $65 a year ago... 115g

It's very possible - and you can get all the same stuff from Ebay - although they still come from China.
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For the record, I really don't like the basic Aspide copy Chinese carbon saddle. It's not the hardness or lack of flex, but rather the fact that the edges aren't rounded much at all. It does come in at quoted weight though.
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I've had two of the troupe style carbon saddles, both snapped. It was a real shame as the saddle was extremely comfy.


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RussellS wrote:$100? Did this website become some sort of fantasy land thing weird goofy people go to?


No, this website has become some sort of luxury supermarket where people think all the have to do is spend $$$ and they get the best and lightest bike.

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by burglarboycie

My cut down Hylix (27.2mm) and 'unbranded' carbon saddle came out at a few grams under 250g and cost me less than £60 for the pair.

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RussellS wrote:$100? Did this website become some sort of fantasy land thing weird goofy people go to? ... Your $100 combo is fantasy land top of the mountain.


Man why are you so angry? :lol:

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My Smud Saddle (70g) and Token TK9143 post (shortened + graphics removed to 116g), so 186 grams total and cost £130 GBP.
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by tarmackev

I'm looking for a similar think to the OP.
250g is easy, it's getting the 100g seatpost that's the hard find.
I've found a 148g hylix in line post at £45.
Is there anything lighter under £80/$100?


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noname saddles are sometimes a good compromise. For seatposts, I think it's important to choose a good brand because it's a more complicated part to manufacture. Stiffness is something very important when you buy a seatpost because seatpost is a link to your expensive frame and you'll loose stiffness if your seatpost is not good enough. Moreover, you need to consider the quality of the hardware of the seatpost, something important to save weight and keep stiffness.
The longer your seatpost is, the stiffest it should be.
I'm riding an Enve seatpost 27,2 and it's just perfect compared with my previous Easton and even better than my original Canyon. Enve might be a little heavy, but it's super stiff and high quality.

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by nrsnow

RussellS wrote:
nrsnow wrote:I was looking to spend about $100 for a saddle and seatpost combo weighing 200 grams. I know ax-lightness and Schmolke seat and saddle combo would get me to less than 200grams total but I'm not looking to spend $500.


$100? Did this website become some sort of fantasy land thing weird goofy people go to? Starbike has a AX seatpost for 284 Euros weighing 95 to 165 grams. And an AX saddle for 298 Euros weighing 69 grams. Starbike has a Schmolke seatpost for 293 Euros weighing 90 grams. And a MCFK saddle for 239 Euros weighing 66 grams. So your cost estimate for AX and Schmolke are close to accurate. Your $100 combo is fantasy land top of the mountain.


What's your bike? Huh troll? I had my share of Ax-Lightness wheels, Extralite, Tune components! Those are items you will never ever purchase in your life. So shut up! I'm on here to check out other people opinions/ideas. That's what we're here to do. I
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