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Need advice from tarty MTBers

a.palmera.palmer Posts: 497
edited June 2010 in The Crudcatcher
Right, I know us MTBers are mostly big tarts when it comes to our bikes and colours coding, so I thought I'd ask you lot. Just bought myself a road bike [don't flame] and the bar tape is a little tatty. So I ask you, do I go for white tape again, or change it up and go red? Thoughts please.

Trek_1_2_new_by_spitfire900.jpg

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  • trekheadtrekhead Posts: 626
    white
    ole ginger b*ll*cks / the ginger ninja
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    easy. double weave white and red (alternate).
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    White if you're going to keep it clean, if you're not just get black. Dirty bar tape looks rubbish.
  • KiblamsKiblams Posts: 2,423
    White is right
  • bentesbentes Posts: 286
    easy. double weave white and red (alternate).
    ^ this. :)
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    Watching the Pro races this year, white seems to be the 'in' colour. Which is why I have black on mine... 8)

    If you're going with red, have a look at getting matching hoods for the levers as well for extra tartyness.

    EDIT: Nice bike BTW...
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    No, don't! The hoods will clash and it'll look gopping!
  • Mark_KMark_K Posts: 666
    Yer leave the hoods but go red tape and Michelin pro3 tyre,s with red inserts
    michelin-pro3-race-zoom.jpg
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Nah! Coloured tyres look cheap. When it comes to colour, less is more IMO. Clean white bar tape and saddle will make it look good. Dirty white bar tape and saddle will look censored . If you can't keep it clean, get black, or have a bike that looks cheap/tatty!
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    silver anyone?
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    the rule in road bikes seems to be...white
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2010
    what about the top one of these
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    or this one even
    cinehbtp350.jpg
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • anton1ranton1r Posts: 272
    easy. double weave white and red (alternate).

    It might remind everyone of a barbers pole, but I think that'd look epic (and especially tarty!)
    8)
    "I have a plan, a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a fox." (from the Blackadder TV series)
  • White all the way for me.

    (unless its the same shade of red as the cages and go faster stripes - red hoods would throw another shade of red in there as well)
    Cheers

    Colin
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,333
    As you have a white saddle, the bar tape is required to be white as well.
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Red.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    red, but white hoods.

    (argh, you're drawing me into tartiness, I need to go and get covered im mud :evil: )
  • a.palmera.palmer Posts: 497
    Quick [and terrible] edit of what it might look like. I can't chose.

    Rep_tape_by_spitfire900.jpg
  • hbrashawhbrashaw Posts: 286
    how about red and black tape, alternating?
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