Ti bike and Silver wheels?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by HLaB, 27 Feb 2018.

  1. My trusty Fulcrums will need replacing soon.
    I fancy a change though and would like to greater explore tubeless. (I have a tubless disc and after the initial mess Ive liked it).
    I am currently looking at Hunt wheels. They have two almost identical sets one silver and one black. The black is marginally lighter (10g) but the silver claims to have a faster pawl engagement. I'm not worried about weight but the engagement thing is interesting.
    Anyway would you stick Silver wheels on a silver frame or is it too much and I should stick with the less cleaning of the black?

    The wheelsets in question.

  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    @Shadow maybe

    I asked similar not long ago

    I don’t like black rims so would go silver

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  3. OP

    HLaB Marie Attoinette Fan

  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    I love the look of Ti and silver


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  5. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Black for me with tan sidewalls.......................ive even gone 650Bs with 47mm WTB horizons on my Ti disc
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  6. Silver is always classy. Black goes in and out of fashion.
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  7. Shadow

    Shadow Veteran

    I know which I'd go with...not that I'm biased or anything.
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  8. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    I love the look of silver wheels on Ti & if I didn't have black handbuilt wheels from my last bike I would have gone with silver. My next Ti bike will have silver wheels & groupset :okay:
    I've been on the lookout for a cheapish chainset for the winter bike & then found this https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/shimano-105-5800-silver-chainset-11-speed/#pid=19273 so I'm putting this silver one on the Ti & using the old black one for my winter bike. I don't think any amount of silver on Ti is too much ^_^
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  9. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    On a Ti silver.

    I like black and why all mine are black with varying amounts of decal.

    I opted for the Campagnolo 35s when I was looking.
    CRC have the Zonda at £320 ISH.
    Superb wheels with quick engagement.

    Colour choice is nice but a bargain wins every time when it's a quality buy
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  10. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

  11. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    Silver wheels would be great username !
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  12. Paul_Smith SRCC

    Paul_Smith SRCC Veteran

    Both black and silver work for me; I personally choose black but totally get how good silver looks as well. I've just replaced the Mavic Equipe on my Van Nicholas Yukon; I built some Mavic Open Pro in black onto some Campagnolo hubs, if black would have been unavailable I would have happily used Silver
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  13. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

    Does this help 20170208_115244.jpg
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  14. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness

    Ti with black hunts ~ which I think are very understated & look uber nice (& very dirty bar tape ...)

  15. froze

    froze Well-Known Member

    I went with silver deep dish wheels on my Lynskey and like the look of it, it's different looking than all the others with their black wheels.
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