Road Bike Frame Colour Schemes

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Distorted Vision, 21 Jan 2019.

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  1. Distorted Vision

    Distorted Vision Senior Member

    I was was wondering how important is the frame colour scheme when purchasing a road bike. Have you ever loved a bike's after riding it but decided not to purchase because of the frame colour?

    Which manufacturer produces road bikes with frames that you like the colour schemes the most. For me in general I think it's Giant and I'm usually most disappointed with Specialized.

    Please post pics of your favourite road bike frames in terms of colour and asthetics ignoring all technical aspects of the frame and the rest of the bike.

    Here are some of mine and they range from cheap to relatively expensive:

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  2. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Veteran

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    Northamptonshire
    This is my latest ride - I love the bike but its taking me a long time to like the color scheme:

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  3. OP
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    Distorted Vision

    Distorted Vision Senior Member

    Why? I actually really like it.
     
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  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Atop a Ti
    No colour for me thanks and that's the way I like it.
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    Though my commuter/tourer is Blue. Because as everyone knows, Blue Is The Colour.
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    I would never ride or wear anything that is/has red. Red is just meh.
     
  5. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Veteran

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    Northamptonshire
    You don't see it from this angle but yellow used for the text is also used for the top of the top tube - just not convinced the yellow and blue work together. However, as a bike is for riding and not looking at I'm not too fussed !
     
  6. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

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    Not a lover of Giant,
     
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  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Most colours are ok for bikes...except black or battleship grey :whistle:

    My favourite colour in the stable is burnt copper

    Ti I like for simplicity and the freedom to add whatever colour via tape, cages, cables

    However, the frame shape and design is more important than the colour...it's been a very long time since any carbon framed bike has made me go ooh in whatever colour
     

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  9. rivers

    rivers Über Member

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    Bristol
    I'm quite fond of my two...
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  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Everybody knows the best colour for a bike is blue.
     
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  11. mgs315

    mgs315 Senior Member

    I don’t tend to mind on actual colour, as long as it looks good. If you have multiple bikes then as long as they complement each other then it makes clothing choice easier.

    For example my two:

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    They don’t look too similar here as one is studio and one is outside but the orange blue and black helps to keep down the number of matching clothing required. Yes I’m a tart.
     
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    Distorted Vision

    Distorted Vision Senior Member

    Indeed the first two that I posted are my favourites.

     
  13. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    But we all know the fastest bikes are red and black.:laugh:
     
  14. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    I purchased my latest bike as I liked the colour scheme.
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    Looks better in the flesh.
     
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  15. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Matt Black /charcoal/gunmetal grey. Raw unidirectional carbon can be very beautiful, like grey/black matt marble.
     
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