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    Help me choose my colors

    Hi Ibsians,

    I'm planning out my Mojo SL build - lots of fun - and cannot decide on what colors I should choose for some of the parts. Of course, in the greater scheme of things, the bike is gonna ride no better or worse whatever the colors, but since I can choose them and am gonna drop a lot of $$$$ on the bike, it might as well look purdy .

    So here are the parts I already have (and their colors):
    - X.0 Triggers and rear derailleur (2006 model) - black/silver
    - Oro Puro - gold
    - Bontrager XXX Lite bar - black with a little red
    - Eggbeater SL 2006 - matt silver

    The things I am sure on:
    - Black Mojo SL
    - Pace RC 41 Fighter with QR - black
    - XTR 970 crank
    - XT front derailleur
    - Black Race Face good n Evil grips
    - Black gravity dropper

    The four things I am not sure on:
    - Stem color
    - Color of links
    - Saddle color (model most likely: Selle SLK or Specialized Phenom)
    - Hub color (hubs will be Hope Pro 2, spokes will be black, with DT Swiss 4.2d rims)
    - Skewer color

    Here are some combinations I was considering:
    "Classic":
    - Silver hubs
    - Silver skewers
    - Silver links
    - Silver Thomson X4 stem
    - Black saddle

    My doubts: will the silver hubs look good? Is it just a bit boring?

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    "Metallic"
    - Gold hubs
    - Gold skewers
    - Silver links
    - Black Race Face Deus XC II
    - White saddle

    My doubts: will the golden Hope hubs look good with the Oro Puro? May be just too much gold and white?

    ***
    "Red"
    - Red hubs
    - Black skewers
    - Red links
    - Black Race Face Deus XC II
    - Black saddle

    My doubts: have seen so many bikes with red lately...


    I appreciate all advice, opinions, ideas, and especially pics thay may help me with dilemma .

    A merry Christmas to everyone,

    Cheers
    Jever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jever98
    Hi Ibsians,

    I'm planning out my Mojo SL build - lots of fun - and cannot decide on what colors I should choose for some of the parts. Of course, in the greater scheme of things, the bike is gonna ride no better or worse whatever the colors, but since I can choose them and am gonna drop a lot of $$$$ on the bike, it might as well look purdy .

    ...
    My doubts: will the silver hubs look good? Is it just a bit boring?

    ...
    I appreciate all advice, opinions, ideas, and especially pics thay may help me with dilemma .

    A merry Christmas to everyone,

    Cheers
    Jever
    I think the silver hubs will make you look fat.

    My opinion is that you're mtn biking in Switzerland, not going scrap booking.
    I probably don't understand, but I guess the waiting for the SL is driving people crazy.

    IMO, I'd go with the goth look, so everything black, with a little silver.

    Have fun with your build. I'm kidding about the stuff above. I just couldn't help it.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedicoder
    I think the silver hubs will make you look fat.
    THAT is really funny!

    I would try to limit it to one or two main colors and one highlight color. If you get more than that going it's easy to get too busy... So... pick the link color to work with your spoke nipples, hubs etc. if possible. Then be sure to post a pic

    Have a great holiday!

    Hans
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    @jedicoder: you're completely right.
    Not being able to ride because of winter and snow + prospect of sexy bike to be built + internet connection with too many nice pics of mojos = going loco .

    The other thing is that most parts on which I can change the colors are the same price, no matter what color. So might as well choose...

    @Hans:good point about keeping it simple and the colors matched with the link color. Am still hoping for blinging gold links .

    Cheers
    Jever

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    Always bet on black. Red is the anodized purple of the 21st century.

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