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    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes

    All the new bikes coming out the past few years have crazy color matching going on and it feels like it's a bit too much. I think a couple of colors is fine but so many bikes now have multiple colors with everything accented down to the cable housing. What ever happened to a tastefully speccd bike? I don't mind a little bit of bling and don't think bikes need to be all black but who is designing the graphics and colors on bikes these days? There's a fine line between cool looking and ugly. More and more bikes are on the ugly side.



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    Hey, people are still buying Nissan Jukes, and the Gremlin sold a couple hundred thousand, so there's no accounting for taste.

    You never know until you put it out there. All I know is my bike is gorgeous.

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    this thread would be better with pics. lets see what you consider offensive. pull no punches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    this thread would be better with pics. lets see what you consider offensive. pull no punches.
    What about that Diamondback with the garish rear triangle? I'll look for pics.

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    I am not a fan of graphics for the sake of graphics. I like solid colors with maybe a little subtle accenting. I do like bold colors, though.

    I don't mind, for example, the color matched fork decals you're seeing a lot of lately. I don't mind a little touch of colored housing (not matching, but coordinating, because colored housing is impossible to match).

    For example, I like the way Santa Cruz handles colors on its bikes. Black is usually an option, with an accent color for the logo or alternatively a bold frame color with black for the logo, but they're solid colors. Not lots of busy graphics. I like how Salsa has been doing its frame colors lately. Mostly solid colors. Some bold, some not. I think the concept behind the Cutthroat graphics was very cool, to mimic the coloration of the cutthroat trout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    What about that Diamondback with the garish rear triangle? I'll look for pics.
    Wanting to see that.
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    I pretty much agree with Harold on a good, solid main color choice with well thought out accents.

    Having grown up in the 80's BMX world. a chrome bike is the most sexy to me....funny that you don't, or never really did see many straight out chrome MTB's. In the current BMX world, there are a lot of great desings...and some pretty off the wall designs.

    I really like the simplicity of my Krampus, and am looking to get a full matte black Verde Luxe BMX, which I will accent with small points of blue down the road. My old trek is a cool purple with the simple grey Trek stickers...

    Sometimes I think manufacturers color the bikes to look more "racey", which definitely moves more product...
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    I also prefer the solid main color and little to no accents. I hated all the fluorescent big accents some of the manufacturers were doing recently, really ugly in my opinion.

    Looking over my fleet, they really don't have much beyond the brand (in outline) and model on the frame. I have two bikes I've had powder coated and they have no decals, though I keep thinking about buying a decal kit for my Gunnar, but maybe just using the seat post bike model (with the dog) and head badge decals and not the downtube ones.

    I have an old Jamis Quest road bike that is chromed with blue anodized rims and hubs. I like it. I also have an old Lemond CX bike with panels, which I like on steel road bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    All the new bikes coming out the past few years have crazy color matching going on and it feels like it's a bit too much. I think a couple of colors is fine but so many bikes now have multiple colors with everything accented down to the cable housing. What ever happened to a tastefully speccd bike? I don't mind a little bit of bling and don't think bikes need to be all black but who is designing the graphics and colors on bikes these days? There's a fine line between cool looking and ugly. More and more bikes are on the ugly side.



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    I've felt that way for about 4 years. You're right it's out of control. Quite a few are fugly in my opinion.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Yes, my bikes match.Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-01f774d1d21b3b08c0072f944a75ac7030b55ab637.jpg
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    Yes, my bikes match.
    ummmm, errrrrr

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    Just a bit too much going on with these bikes. I like intense but think they look better a little more subdued


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    Just a bit too much going on with these bikes. I like intense but think they look better a little more subdued
    ugh, OK, those are bad! i have to say i really dislike loud, and/or matching graphics on wheels. it's too busy and really offends my eyes.
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    I like bright colors but simple designs. Solid fluor green, yellow, red all work for me. The smaller and simpler the graphics, the better. I don't like big bright graphics on wheels.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    ugh, OK, those are bad! i have to say i really dislike loud, and/or matching graphics on wheels. it's too busy and really offends my eyes.
    i'll remember this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, my bikes match.
    Too much. Heck, even the tires match the frame.

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    Reminds me of the 1990s neon color splash trend. I do like the color fade trend of early 2000s

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    My old school Intense with factory original graphics and a new one of today. Granted mine was built from just a frame. But today's prebuilt models are a bit much in my opinion. Back when Intense sold frame only, no prebuilt models.

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    No...back in the day there was a lot more ugly going on...with various style miscues such as all the rampant anodizing when the CNC craze hit in the 90's (the purple being the worst):

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    The below is just a plain ugly bike...the ano actually helps it I think
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    BITD there was also that splatter-paint thing....also obnoxious:


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    (the above is actually a recent bike, a Pug that someone is trying to remove all cool from)
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    The other ugly trend back in the day was the bright neon bike:


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    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-neon5.jpg

    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-neon6.jpg



    THIS bike is the pinnacle, as it uses all the above listed style failures together:

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    Looks like some kid ate too many skittles on halloween with some of these...

    Viva la purple anno!
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    Do you guys remember this one?

    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-5025cab5-e577-4c02-baa8-8e275b1d1b8c.jpg

    It coordinated with these:

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    My wife's bike is actually pretty tastefully colorful. I am generally not a fan of tons of color, but actually thinking about her bike, it has quite a few.



    Versus mine that is only black/white:



    My mountain bike is just black/grey with the manufacturer logo in red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Do you guys remember this one?

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    So true and I can bet I know what thread you got those photos out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post


    Just a bit too much going on with these bikes. I like intense but think they look better a little more subdued


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    I actually don't mind most of those. Maybe because I come from a dirt bike background where the bike and jerseys are covered with sponsorship decals. I could do w/o the decals on the wheels though. I've had several Santa Cruz bikes but unlike Harold, I do NOT like their bright colors they've been throwing out the past few years. That pink Bronson (or was it a Nomad) might have been the worst.
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    I'm all for a flashy, opposite colored frames AS LONG AS THE DAMNED WHEELS DON'T MATCH IT!

    That's where it goes over board. Wheels should not be COLORED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm all for a flashy, opposite colored frames AS LONG AS THE DAMNED WHEELS DON'T MATCH IT!

    That's where it goes over board. Wheels should not be COLORED.
    I'm guilty.

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    It was the 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson K2rider1964


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    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-imag0418.jpg- just posted my ugly bike over in the Passion section cuz someone called it ugly; nothing "matchy matchy" about it........purple mallet 3 pedals, kermit-green Niner fork, black wheels, silver Shimano XT crankset, blue Cane Creek 110 pro headset, etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD22 View Post
    It was the 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson K2rider1964


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    For anyone who's sick of this color, just send it my way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    No...back in the day there was a lot more ugly going on...with various style miscues such as all the rampant anodizing when the CNC craze hit in the 90's (the purple being the worst):
    I used purple nipples in celebration/memory of that era on one of my latest wheel builds.
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    Bikes sure have gotten worse looking












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    Quote Originally Posted by idividebyzero View Post
    Bikes sure have gotten worse looking

    i dont know, i'm a sucker for anything in raw carbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm all for a flashy, opposite colored frames AS LONG AS THE DAMNED WHEELS DON'T MATCH IT!

    That's where it goes over board. Wheels should not be COLORED.
    mine don't match but are of color.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm all for a flashy, opposite colored frames AS LONG AS THE DAMNED WHEELS DON'T MATCH IT!

    That's where it goes over board. Wheels should not be COLORED.
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    I want these wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    This is great. Hawg is constantly on me about being the old grumpy bastard.

    Looks like the tables are turned.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Some bikes are a bit flashy and too matchy matchy but I think I saw the ultimate in matchy matchy. I was at my local LBS and watched a guy compare a lime green jersey to his lime green mtn bike.
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    See that doesn't really bother me. I compare that to buying a matching helmet / jacket for your motorcycle, which is not uncommon at all. We are coming full circle with the bright neon and multi colors, which makes me very nostalgic as I had a white bike with purple and green flecks as a kid.

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    I typically buy a frame and throw components on it. Rarely do they color coordinate. Kind of like a Jackson Pollock painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobD22 View Post
    Flashy paint, matching graphics, AND internal cable routing?!

    Now you've gone too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptDan View Post
    Flashy paint, matching graphics, AND internal cable routing?!


    Now you've gone too far.
    Ha!

    They're basically committing a terrorist act.

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    I for one like all the bright colored and matchy matchy bikes out there now. All those matte black (or white or gray) bikes from a few years ago look so boring.
    I also miss the days when you could buy colored anodized components to make your bike a little different from your neighbor's.

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    I generally love all the new Intense stuff but this one curls my toenails:

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    Yes. It reminds me of the awful ski clothing designs from the 80's. It will fade away as soon as the next marketing trend comes along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grambo View Post
    I also miss the days when you could buy colored anodized components to make your bike a little different from your neighbor's.
    what anodized component are you looking for that you can't find?

    Quote Originally Posted by SRALPH View Post
    I generally love all the new Intense stuff but this one curls my toenails:

    https://www.intensecycles.com/sites/...range-side.png
    ^ yikes
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    Ghey, not that there is anything wrong with that.
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    I like single colors: Red, Black, Yellow, chrome, Ti, or Celeste. I try to keep to those. But that Klein Night Storm bike that BokChoi posted... We had that frame built it up similarly in the window of the shop I worked at.... and I really really wanted it! so I guess there is room in my somewhat narrow bike color palette.

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    You have no taste man, the surly, the kleins, and most of the others are very good looking bikes. This post reply you have makes me crank

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    I for one like all the bright colored and matchy matchy bikes out there now. All those matte black (or white or gray) bikes from a few years ago as well as current black asphalt rigs look so boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    yep...just spit my pop all over the desk. Anything from The Simpsons pretty much always sums it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
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    I don't mind matching rims, as long as they're not covered with decals all over them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRALPH View Post
    I generally love all the new Intense stuff but this one curls my toenails:

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    I just threw up a little in my mouth
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I like "coordinated" bikes. I like the frame to be mostly one color, and all the metal parts to be either silver, black or a single powder coated/anodized color.

    My bike is raw Al frame, with blue hubs and spoke nipples. and pretty much everything else is black- fork, rims, spokes, headset, stem, bars, seat post, cranks....etc. Even my rear cog is black.

    I keep thinking I want to powder coat the frame, but can't decide on a color that I like for more than a day or three.
    I'm pretty much over the full 'murdered-out' bikes, so black p/c is out, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for matte carbon, so a full UD matte carbon bike with bright Ano accents is OK by me.

    I'm not a huge fan of flashy, but something about those new bright orange Fox step-cast forks give me an awful case of upgraditis. I wants one. I wants one bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    I like "coordinated" bikes. I like the frame to be mostly one color, and all the metal parts to be either silver, black or a single powder coated/anodized color.

    My bike is raw Al frame, with blue hubs and spoke nipples. and pretty much everything else is black- fork, rims, spokes, headset, stem, bars, seat post, cranks....etc. Even my rear cog is black.

    I keep thinking I want to powder coat the frame, but can't decide on a color that I like for more than a day or three.
    I'm pretty much over the full 'murdered-out' bikes, so black p/c is out, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for matte carbon, so a full UD matte carbon bike with bright Ano accents is OK by me.

    I'm not a huge fan of flashy, but something about those new bright orange Fox step-cast forks give me an awful case of upgraditis. I wants one. I wants one bad.
    I'd definitely anno or powder coat it just to provide some protection to the aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    I'd definitely anno or powder coat it just to provide some protection to the aluminum.
    Eh, I was generalizing to describe the color scheme. It's an On-One, clear-coated from the factory. not actually 'raw' unprotected.

    That said- I have owned truly raw Al things (handmade tools, custom bike parts, etc) that were created in my father's machine shop and other than oxidizing to a dull grey and getting sweaty hands a little smudged, they've held up just fine for a long time. There's actually a whole thread here on MTBR about raw Al frames, those seem to be holding up OK.

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    I'll take a bike in whatever color you fashionistas don't want. Lots of great eBay deals in the off season in colors nobody wants. Once I cover it in mud, nobody knows the difference. Keep up the style trending - it works to my advantage. Same goes for jerseys, shorts, & hydration packs.
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    Geez what a bunch of boring depressed people in here. Our eyes see one of the widest ranges of color in the animal kingdom (besides a shrimp and few other animals). Enjoy it for f*** sake.

    I wanted to build up the rear wheel with red spokes but it seems like they're impossible to find. Parts to build the matching front wheel are on the way.
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    Pink > Purple > Orange (you'd hate my bikes) XD

    [QUOTE=Bokchoicowboy;12811656]No...back in the day there was a lot more ugly going on...with various style miscues such as all the rampant anodizing when the CNC craze hit in the 90's (the purple being the worst):

    BITD there was also that splatter-paint thing....also obnoxious:

    ***

    Firstly, Purple ano is awesome, and comes in a close 2nd in awesomeness only to Pink ano. Additionally, Klein had the coolest paintjobs in the Industry, whether it was their solid colors (which after 20+ years look more intense than any current solid colors), their neon/metallic fades, or their custom airbrush jobs (like that Adroit in Team Nightstorm you pictured - I have the same paint on a NOS 1994 Attitude fuselage). I miss the 90s, as far as color/style options are concerned.
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    I dislike it, yes. I don't want to be compelled to limit my choices, based on if it matches in color.

    What looks good to me is functional shape and proportions, that "looks" good for the purpose intended. From tube diameter and the curves, to symmetry and "balance"...
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    [QUOTE=micdjunior;13925384]
    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    No...back in the day there was a lot more ugly going on...with various style miscues such as all the rampant anodizing when the CNC craze hit in the 90's (the purple being the worst):

    BITD there was also that splatter-paint thing....also obnoxious:

    ***

    Firstly, Purple ano is awesome, and comes in a close 2nd in awesomeness only to Pink ano. Additionally, Klein had the coolest paintjobs in the Industry, whether it was their solid colors (which after 20+ years look more intense than any current solid colors), their neon/metallic fades, or their custom airbrush jobs (like that Adroit in Team Nightstorm you pictured - I have the same paint on a NOS 1994 Attitude fuselage). I miss the 90s, as far as color/style options are concerned.
    Trek has some fades this year. Look great. Would rather have bright gloss colours than flat greys and blacks.


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    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-salsa-beargrease-2019-carbon-xo1-eagle-bk8137-1920x1080-carousel-1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fajita Dave View Post
    Geez what a bunch of boring depressed people in here. Our eyes see one of the widest ranges of color in the animal kingdom (besides a shrimp and few other animals). Enjoy it for f*** sake.

    I wanted to build up the rear wheel with red spokes but it seems like they're impossible to find. Parts to build the matching front wheel are on the way.
    Red DT Aerolites. I used them on my last wheel build. They are pricey though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    All the new bikes coming out the past few years have crazy color matching going on and it feels like it's a bit too much. I think a couple of colors is fine but so many bikes now have multiple colors with everything accented down to the cable housing. What ever happened to a tastefully speccd bike? I don't mind a little bit of bling and don't think bikes need to be all black but who is designing the graphics and colors on bikes these days? There's a fine line between cool looking and ugly. More and more bikes are on the ugly side.





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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

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    $5500 worth of fugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

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    $5500 worth of fugly. That’s the name they should give it.

    “Salsa Fugly”
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

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    Yeah, no.

    Give me solid, primary colors at most. In most cases, two colors is plenty. Sometimes, more is permissible if it's well done.

    I'm building my first black bike right now. I'm trying to keep the colors fairly muted. Frame has some red decals, but not too much. I ordered the fork with red decals to match and that might be the extent of it. Because currently, the red comes from decals, I'm definitely not going to be putting any red ano bits on it. Red shift housing would match reasonably well, though.

    Might throw a couple red spokes into my wheel build, but even with parts I'm buying where flashy ano colors are available, I'm pretty sure I'll just be buying black.

    My wife has a bike that is mostly black, and the color accents are purple ano. It's pretty sharp. The previous owner started that color scheme, and my wife really liked it. We've replaced some parts since she bought it, and have kept with it. Replaced some white stuff that didn't really match with black. And added a couple more splashes of purple ano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

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    The top o line ultegra di2 warbird is a grey zebra too. Their Color lines for 2019 suck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Im pretty sure everyone at Salsa is colorblind. This is a $5500 fatbike

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    Just quoting this ugly bike because everyone else is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Just quoting this ugly bike because everyone else is.
    I’ve always been a trend setter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I’ve always been a trend setter.
    The word now is "influencer" .

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    Wait until you get a new frame if your’s breaks. The color you get is almost never the color of the original frame. So if you match other bits to the original, you will not be pleased with the result.

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    In case you missed this one from the Fatty forum:

    https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/bi...t-1093433.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aglo View Post
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    only if you're on instagram

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    Here's the most unmatchy thing I've seen recently.

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    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Here's the most unmatchy thing I've seen recently.

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    Looks more like the most matchy thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Looks more like the most matchy thing.
    I love the dirt brown saddle as the crown to a bike made of unicorn vomit though

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    Is this what what they now call a "first world" problem?
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    We'll look back at these color ways the same way we see 80s fashion...the embarrassment will be haunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    We'll look back at these color ways the same way we see 80s fashion...the embarrassment will be haunting.
    Only if you're in the picture

    If you think the 80's was bad, it's got nothing on the 70's, aka The Fashion Decade from Hell

    Anyone else sick of all the crazy matchy matchy colors on new bikes-70s-fashion-pants.jpg
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    This is fantastic! Why don't men dress like this anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    This is fantastic! Why don't men dress like this anymore?
    Because pants are for your legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
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    Oh come on, I bet you still have some of that stuff in your closet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ummmm, errrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    This is fantastic! Why don't men dress like this anymore?
    Because a real man in those pants would have a Moose Knuckle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    The new Intense mentioned above isn't that bad. Now this top o' the line Tracer below is so bright you don't even need lights to ride at night.

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    I can get into some, some are a bit much, I just can't stand a black bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradym77 View Post
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    I think it’s the matchy, matchy huge stickers on the wheels that make most of them over the top. Peel the stickers off and have all black wheels and it wouldn’t be so bad. Most all the manufacturers are doing this now with the wheels.
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    I searched all over eBay for one of those for a month straight about 6 months ago, definitely my favorite color on any bike I have seen.
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    I don't want my waistband just below my nipples

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    I prefer a few small anodized bits instead of huge decals on the rims etc and colored handlebars.

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