View Poll Results: What colors would you like to see on future bikes?

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  • Solid colors

    32 53.33%
  • Multi colors

    4 6.67%
  • Raw - Who needs paint?

    23 38.33%
  • Flat black

    25 41.67%
  • Red

    9 15.00%
  • Orange

    9 15.00%
  • Silver

    4 6.67%
  • Green

    10 16.67%
  • Blue

    7 11.67%
  • Other

    4 6.67%
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  1. #1
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    Pivot Graphics - Yay or Nay?

    What do you guys think of the graphics/colors? What would you like to see different in the future?

    Discuss!
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    I don't much care on the colors, as long as there are at least a few to choose from - and something other than black. Graphically speaking, I don't care for the Mach 5.7. How many times do you have to put "Pivot" on a frame? I prefer the low-key graphics on my first-generation anodized Mach 4 with (I think) laser-etched graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    I don't care for the Mach 5.7. How many times do you have to put "Pivot" on a frame?
    +1 - More than once on each side is not awesome. I just need enough labelling that when I come out of the pub a little wobbly I can still find my bike.
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    Pivot's colors are pretty good but there overall graphics schemes look like flashy euro road bikes with the brand name visible from every possible angle. Id prefer if they went more understated like Knolly, Turner, Santa Cruz etc.... Im glade to have a painted fram so i peel all that crap off.

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    My favorite is polished chrome.
    Really wish more manufacturers would go back to this.
    my 2nd choice is a deep black with a candy color and/or fleck.
    Limited logos and advertisement, i like simple elegance.
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    Pivot Graphics - Yay or Nay?

    Black lettering and head badge on carbon frames would be cool. Less flash

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    Pivot Graphics - Yay or Nay?

    Simple is better in the graphics department. The new 429c graphics border on NASCAR.

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    Nay: Gaudy and somewhat cheap-looking.

    As long as they keep engineering bikes like they do, I couldn't give a sh_t what they look like. Dear Pivot: Keep the focus on ride-ability and keep 'em ugly! Love both my Pivots

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    Agree with She&I - keep making the bikes amazingly rideable and the graphics don't matter to me.

    But, a little subtlety on the graphics might be nice. My '11 aluminum 5.7 seems to be about right - PIVOT on the down tube, Mach 5.7 on the top tube, badge on the head tube. Maybe top-end builds have an option for black-on-black graphics? Or white-on-white? Or just same color-on-color?

    Regardless, when I am ready for a new bike, Pivot will be the first place I look to replace my current Mach 5.7.

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    Black wordings on a matt black carbon finish. Pure stealth

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Nay: Gaudy and somewhat cheap-looking.

    As long as they keep engineering bikes like they do, I couldn't give a sh_t what they look like. Dear Pivot: Keep the focus on ride-ability and keep 'em ugly! Love both my Pivots
    Agreed!

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    I like the Pivot graphics just fine. Gaud ON!

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    My bike is not an F1 car, less advertising would be nice. IMO, Cannondale Scalpel 29er Ultimate has the best graphics.

    NAY!
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    Pivot Graphics - Yay or Nay?

    Obviously most of us place function first, but there is no reason you cannot design a killer bike and also have tasteful graphics.

    Ibis has done it right, IMO.

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    they should include paint options...

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    Where's "Whatever pisses off the most spodes'? I can't vote!
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    Black lettering and head badge on carbon frames would be cool. Less flash
    I'm with you on the head badge. It's a small thing but I think that it helps set apart the men from the boys...
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    Less is more.

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    You meet a person who could be described as "ugly," then discover they have redeeming qualities which affect how you perceive their looks. Somehow they don't look ugly.

    After initially looking the other way, I actually like the 429c looks now. The gaudiness is merely a cute idiosyncrasy.

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    A little less branding would be nice. Dont get me wrong i'm proud of the fact that I ride a Pivot, but i think having the brand name 13 times on a frame is a bit excessive.

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    Love my flat black 429!

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    Came across this photo of the Projekt Roam FB, and was wondering if this is a new graphic scheme or if they just did something special? I really like the look, although I would want some color in there preferably.

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    I like any color as long as it's black...
    All bike, all the time

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    I love my Atomic Red 429. Really scratch resistant and can look different shades in different lights and dust etc. It does not like cable rub, but otherwise bullet proof!

    I bumped into a new 429C rider on the weekend who claims his painted green frame is 400grams (0lbs 14.11oz ) heavier than the raw carbon/blue or red finish. Is this accurate?
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    The less labeling the better. Im not saying your graphics will stop me from buying a mach 6 but it is a bit excessive. labels like 27.5 and 155mm travel are definitely not necessary. IMO the simpler the better, let the design of the bike speak for itself as opposed to the graphics doing the talking. I do love the blue color of the mach 6, keep that!

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