View Poll Results: What color of hoses and cables?

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  • Bur complete set of red

    25 60.98%
  • Buy just one set of white hoses

    6 14.63%
  • Leave mixed black and white

    1 2.44%
  • Buy black shifter housings

    9 21.95%
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    Bling poll. Red or white cables for my reign?

    So I have purchased new zee brakes for my Giant reign. I currently have white jagawire shifter cables that came with my bike and white hoses on my m455. The Zee come with black hoses. Should I buy a complete set of red cables and hoses or just buy one set of white hoses? Or should I buy black housings for the shifters?
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    Voted red, the rest of the accents are red, the cables wouldn't hurt that all.
    That's a lot of effort for some bling btw.
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    Blue

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    I think all red would look the best.
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    Go bling or go home (RED)

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    Hard decision chef, id actually go grey, im not a fan of red, blue could look pretty good too, the existing white looks good, black would be ok too.

    White bars would look good, check out deity dirty 30s in half white and black, the middle sections white and the ends are black, they are 760mm and only have a low rise, i have them on my reign, they are killer bars, look sweet and feel great on the reign.

    Im not a red fan but a red ano stem would look sweet on that bike, a square heavier duty one not a round one.

    Go to chain reaction cycles, the only place i use, they have some deity dirty 30s in and its free shipping if you spend 100 bucks.

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    I can't get past the saddle angle.
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    Red all the way!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchwagman View Post
    I can't get past the saddle angle.
    With a bit of sag when your on it it will level out, ive got mine similar on my reign, the fox rp23 is a piss weak rear shock, ive got the same, saddle angle is a very personal thing, and if theres plenty of flex in the saddle that helps even it up too.
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    Re: Bling poll. Red or white cables for my reign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Hard decision chef, id actually go grey, im not a fan of red, blue could look pretty good too, the existing white looks good, black would be ok too.

    White bars would look good, check out deity dirty 30s in half white and black, the middle sections white and the ends are black, they are 760mm and only have a low rise, i have them on my reign, they are killer bars, look sweet and feel great on the reign.

    Im not a red fan but a red ano stem would look sweet on that bike, a square heavier duty one not a round one.

    Go to chain reaction cycles, the only place i use, they have some deity dirty 30s in and its free shipping if you spend 100 bucks.

    Cheers mate n love the bike, lol, thats why i got one too......great minds think alike
    I love my answer stem and answer carbon 720 bars. Not sure i would change them. I have never been fond of red but could not pass up this bike. I still plan on chancing the hubs and headset to red when i change the fork and might change the spokes. The brake adaptors and rotor bolts are going red once i get 203 rotors. I might put red ano odi bar plugs on but not sure.

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    Re: Bling poll. Red or white cables for my reign?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchwagman View Post
    I can't get past the saddle angle.
    The angle levels out as i sit on the bike. Any more back and i feel like i will slide off the back.

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    All cable housings should be black (or braided SS for brake hose). I can't stand the look of colored cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    All cable housings should be black (or braided SS for brake hose). I can't stand the look of colored cables.
    I agree with this. Seems like way too much effort just to have color coordinated brake hose/shifter housing.

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    black, I'm into the more subtle look.

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    Wouldn't white be more subtle with a white frame then running almost the highest contrast colour you can go against it?
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    Complete set of red should look badass on that bike because of the white contras..

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    Why not just buy some red (or whatever color) heat-shrink tubing to put over the existing brake cables. 3' pieces can be picked up from your hardware store for under $3. Slip em on, heat them w a hair drier et voila, colored brake lines at a fraction of the cost.

    Plus if ya dont like how it looks after it is easy enough to cut it off the lines.

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    All white or all black. I'm all for colored bling (seat post clamps, pedals, hubs, etc.); but think there can be too much of a good thing (housings, chains...).

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    Go white, or have just black brake cables. IMHO all red would be way over kill and make the bike look a little cheap!

    On a side note have you thought about ditching that big ring and going with a bash ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theschwagman View Post
    i can't get past the saddle angle.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post

    On a side note have you thought about ditching that big ring and going with a bash ring?
    That's pretty funny!

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    i say black too
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    Red would look nice but I think white looks so clean and really stands out on the trail. But you can't go wrong either way

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    Beige cables, orange seat post clamp, forest green stem, purple left grip. You're welcome.
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    Re: Bling poll. Red or white cables for my reign?

    Quote Originally Posted by rednova75 View Post
    Go white, or have just black brake cables. IMHO all red would be way over kill and make the bike look a little cheap!

    On a side note have you thought about ditching that big ring and going with a bash ring?
    I use my big ring too much to get rid of it.

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