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What Colour rockhopper would you buy?

belterbelter Posts: 57
edited May 2009 in MTB beginners
Hi guys,
What colour Rockhopper do you like best? Black or Silver?

Are there any practical reasons you would choose one over the other? I imagine that (if like black cars) black will show up more chips etc but have read that Silver is harder to keep clean.

Been unable to get a look at the Silver ones but have seen the black ones so relying on the online MTB community to help me choose.

It seems to me that the silver looks better on shops webpages but when you see photos of the 2 colours on ebay the black looks better. So still don't know what to go for yet!!

Don't get me wrong I want a nice looking bike but would rather have a colour that is more practical if indeed one is more practical than the other.

Which one would you go for and why?

Cheers

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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    Black is faster.
  • DrWormDrWorm Posts: 66
    Silver everytime for me. Not a huge fan of black bikes, no real reasons, just personal pref.

    :D
  • .blitz wrote:
    Black is faster.

    :lol::lol:

    Prefer it personally myself.
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  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    edited May 2009
    .blitz wrote:
    Black is faster.

    Very true, if black is an option take it :wink:
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    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • belterbelter Posts: 57
    LOL

    :D


    So theres no practical difference then!

    Haven't had a bike since I was a kid so was thinking along car lines in that black shows up all the scratches etc.

    Don't want new bike paintwork looking wrecked after a few outings but this is not the case is it?

    Just wish I could see a silver one in the flesh cause I could make my mind up easy then.
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    .blitz wrote:
    Black is faster.

    This is a scientific fact
  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    Silver for me. Black shows every little mark and stone chip like a sore thumb. I ve a 09 Rockhopper in silver for XC/commute. also got a black EX8 for trail riding. Love the EX8 to bits but would never have another black bike again. Silver is much more hard wearing.
  • soy_saucesoy_sauce Posts: 987
    what is your fav colour? not just between silver and black.

    the reason i asked is that later on in the future you might want to buy parts to upgrade your bike and you might choose your fav colour for the colour scheme (e.g. red pedals or red fork).in this case because silver and red doesn't match as well as black and red, you better off getting a black bike.
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  • belterbelter Posts: 57
    Silver for me. Black shows every little mark and stone chip like a sore thumb. I ve a 09 Rockhopper in silver for XC/commute. also got a black EX8 for trail riding.

    So there is a practical difference then - you mountain bikers!!!!!!! :D :P

    You are confusing me now! :shock:
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    DC01 wrote:
    Silver for me. Black shows every little mark and stone chip like a sore thumb. .

    Are you a girl? :lol:
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    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    captainfly wrote:
    DC01 wrote:
    Silver for me. Black shows every little mark and stone chip like a sore thumb. .

    Are you a girl? :lol:

    :lol: No i aint, just a bit of a clean freak after a ride. :lol:
  • DaKidDaKid Posts: 789
    Gold (Champagne), because that's the one I just ordered!
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live."
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  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    Any opinion on gold captainfly? :lol:
  • Mickey EyeMickey Eye Posts: 590
    Silver as it reflects more heat. :wink:
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    DC01 wrote:
    Any opinion on gold captainfly? :lol:

    It's fine, if you're a pimp :wink:
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    Mongoose Teocali
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    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • DaKidDaKid Posts: 789
    captainfly wrote:
    It's fine, if you're a pimp :wink:

    ... and what's wrong with being a pimp? 8)
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live."
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  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    edited May 2009
    DaKid wrote:
    captainfly wrote:
    It's fine, if you're a pimp :wink:

    ... and what's wrong with being a pimp? 8)

    Nothin' but maybe you're a bit insecure about it getting defensive so fast :P
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    Mongoose Teocali
    Giant STP0

    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • DaKidDaKid Posts: 789
    Hell yeah. Would much prefer it were black or white, but I guess Specialized must have special colour-blind chimpanzees painting their thousand-pound bikes ;)
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live."
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  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    MTB commuter / 531c commuter / CR1 Team 2009 / RockHopper Pro Disc / 10 mile PB: 25:52 (Jun 2014)
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