Chances are a decent aluminium one will be far lighter then!
Flite saddles are pretty cheap on here and light.
Whats the spec of the rest of the bike?
Here we go;
Saddle - San Marco gel and leather
Brakes - Shimano Deore LX V brake
Gear Levers - Shimano Deore XT thumb shift, 7 speed
Crank – Mavic Tapered square drive
Chainset – Shimano Deore XT fitted with Pace 44/32/22 rings
Cassette – 7 sp, 30, 26, 23, 20, 17, 15, 13 teeth
Chain - Sram
Rock Shox Mag 21 Forks c/w the air pressure syringe and gauge
Rims - Mavic M231cd.
Hubs – Shimano Deore XT
Front & Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT
Headset Bearing – Mavic A-Head set
Handlebars – Ritchey
Stem – Ritchey
Seat Stem – Madison, CrMo
Front Tyre – Panaracer Dart 2.1
Rear Tyre - Panaracer Smoke 2.1
How's this as a saddle;?
And as a stem?
I saw the syncros on another MT here on this thread. I wonder if it's actually lighter and 'better' than the ritchey already on? The stem and bar on the bike are a bit scuffed up as is the mavic headset
I'd rather buy from HERE though, eBay is a bit hit n miss anyway.
So to recap, I'm primarily on the look out for seatpost and saddle, stem and bar, followed by any other bits and bobs (eg as you said I can get myself the XTR shifters and use them with the cassette ((or change the cassette to an 8 speed one)) - to shave of weight, and for the bike to look wicked