would you strip this frame?
here's my dilemma. i bought this frame when crc cleared them out last year. i originally had ordered a raw, only to have it cancelled because it was suddenly out of stock. the only other option was the charcoal. i never loved it and was considering sending to turner for a repaint. however, it's hard to justify $300-400 to repaint something that is essentially brand new. i can strip it myself so it becomes a slightly more appealing option.
my question is; will the bike shred gnar moar faster/better with paint or without? is the factory raw finish identical to what i might expect to see by stripping? can i win the trailhead bike parade with a raw bike over this one:
what would YOU do with a frame colour you don't love?
a) nothing. suck it up
c) OMG RAW BRO