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    Custom paint option gone?

    Did Santa Cruz drop the custom paint program?

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    That is what I was told last year.

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    I'm not shocked given the cost and time delay it probably didn't appeal to many people.
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    Re: Custom paint option gone?

    The new paint schemes which are ugly and all glossy surely wont appeal to a lot of people either.

    The Bronson looks awesome. But thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LvilleFan View Post
    Did Santa Cruz drop the custom paint program?
    over a year ago, it was around for about 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LvilleFan View Post
    The new paint schemes which are ugly and all glossy surely wont appeal to a lot of people either.

    The Bronson looks awesome. But thats about it.

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    AMEN to that brother! What are they doing over there in Cali? Whats with the paint schemes? Come on SC, if you want us to buy these bikes do some better paint options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    AMEN to that brother! What are they doing over there in Cali? Whats with the paint schemes? Come on SC, if you want us to buy these bikes do some better paint options.
    Some of you prima donnas need to stop worrying about your shocks matching your shoes and bikes.

    It's a mountain bike, just ride it and the colors soon wont matter. Mud works with anything.

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    Yours is fully coordinated, looks good with the matching shocks and mud too. Just sayin'...
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    Could you order your frame raw unpainted and unassembled (maybe even at a discount?) and use your own custom painter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Could you order your frame raw unpainted and unassembled (maybe even at a discount?) and use your own custom painter?

    Is that really a serious question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Could you order your frame raw unpainted and unassembled (maybe even at a discount?) and use your own custom painter?
    Yes - except for the raw/unpainted and discount parts.

    You can always buy a frameset and take it to a painter of your choice before building up the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VO2 Lax View Post
    Yours is fully coordinated, looks good with the matching shocks and mud too. Just sayin'...
    You're right, black hubs, spokes, rims, handle bar, stem, grips, cranks, pedals only work with a black frame.

    Now one place I'll admit some vanity, I bought a used 34mm Float so I could have black instead of white- Fox are morons in that department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Is that really a serious question?
    Yes. What am I missing?

    Order a new bike, with a raw frame and parts in a separate box. Is that some kind of stupid @$$ crazy idea?

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    ????????

    I actually sent in an email to SC regarding whom they approved as far as re-powder coating a new frame that would not void the warranty. I have not heard back yet though. They used to be cool with Spectrum in CO. I also wonder what they ended up doing with their powder coating equipment that they invested in before they moved. Perhaps some one off stuff.

    TwoTone, I could care less about matching kits, decals etc. However if you don't like the way a bike looks you will not be as psyched to ride it. I do not like any of the new SC aluminum paint-job schemes or decal patterns. I prefer a simple flat black bike without any adornment, ghost decals being my fav. This look does not turn bike companies on that much, but I am not being paid to be a rolling advertisement for their product either. I think the new Bronson/Solo decal/colorways just look too much like something from a college football team. The black and white carbon Tallboy 2 is the only one I like of the latest batch. Hate on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    However if I don't like the way a bike looks you will not be as psyched to ride it.
    Fixed it for you. No hate, just most the people I know put function over looks.
    I don't need a pretty bike to make me want to ride, just one that rides well.
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    TwoTone, are you that guy I see wearing black knee high socks with his bermuda shorts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    TwoTone, are you that guy I see wearing black knee high socks with his bermuda shorts?
    No, that's me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    TwoTone, are you that guy I see wearing black knee high socks with his bermuda shorts?
    lol-No I have my wife and son to keep me 'in' fashion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Some of you prima donnas need to stop worrying about your shocks matching your shoes and bikes.

    It's a mountain bike, just ride it and the colors soon wont matter. Mud works with anything.

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    Speaking of the mtb style police... Is a saddlebag and dropper post combination the modern day equivalent of riser bars with bar ends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    Speaking of the mtb style police... Is a saddlebag and dropper post combination the modern day equivalent of riser bars with bar ends?
    Nice catch. Maybe but works for me. I work from a home office, so during the week I do quick lunch time rides on tame XC trails that don't really need the dropper. For those I just use a water bottle and the bag.

    On the weekend, the trails are more technical, the bag comes off and I ride with a Camelbak. I just don't feel like swapping out the seat post every week end.
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