Iíve searched and havenít come up with much and Iím not sure if this is the right place to ask. But, I'm considering having my mountain bike frame hard anodized over the winter. Hard anodize will be much more resilient than paint. But, will it be lighter? What about powder coating? I can have it media blasted (soda) and finished locally for less than $150.
Iíd rather go the hard anodize route rather than color anodize due to durability and I like the olive green that hard anodizing yields.