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    Cosmetic question for the black 1up owners

    Hi, I know a guy with the silver one and he lays it down on the ground, and has little marks and scraps from normal handling in garage. Obviously the dents and marks are silver.

    My question, if you have the black one and it gets scraped, dinged on concrete, kicked in garage. Will it be black still, or would it have the aluminum silver underneath?

    I'm just trying figure out if it's worth the extra coin for the black, if one it gets scratched it's just gonna be silver underneath.

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    Pretty sure the black racks are just painted or powder coated. The metal itself is not black.
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    yeah kinda what I was thinking, really is no point getting the black then. But it looks so much better.

    Has anyone tried to make the arms longer, I feel on a 29er the arms doesn't go high enough on the tire.
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    The black is definitely a coating.

    I have a 29'r running 2.3" DHR and the arms are plenty big, btw. You'll love the rack. I actually fold it up and keep in my trunk when it's not in use. It's such an awesome rack.

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    As others have stated, it's powdered. No need to make longer arms; I've run up to a 29x3 tire with no issues.
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