If you haven't seen it, you might be interested in Steve Jones' recent advert. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0
Note that he has the 96 Hot frame at 3.96lbs for a size 17. I have a 98 Explosif, also made of Reynolds 853, also size 17 and that weighs 4.35. Different scales obviously, but each of us is reasonably confident that ours is fairly correct. So it shows how different the tube specifications were between the Hot and the Explosif, and suggests that the Hot selection must be pretty much the lightest (flexiest) 853 set available.
My 19.5" Dekerf Solitaire in 853 tips the scales at 1.8kg (3.96lb) dead, which is only 100gms heavier than an 18.5" '94 dekerf in Logic supertubing. The same scales give my 19.5" Blizzard (also 853)as 2.1kg or 4.62lbs, so I trust they are pretty accurate. I don't find any of them to be flexy, though I am only 70kg.