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Old 08-08-07, 02:22 PM   #1
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Stanchion Color

Out of curiosity, does the color of the stanchion make any difference? I've seen black, silver, light Gold, and dark gold colors being used on the stachions.
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A red stanchion would be the fastest stanchion. Aside from that, not sure.
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Black is black anodizing; silver is either chromed steel (cheap forks) or anodized aluminum; gold, both dark and light, is usually ti-nitride coating (as on Manitous and RSTs...and higher-price twist-drill sets) which is a hard-anodizing that is reputed to help with seal wear and stiction because of its slippery nature.
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Old 08-08-07, 03:41 PM   #4
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it seems that fox has a strong preference for gold, while marzocchi has many black ones
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It's all a bling thing really. I may be wrong, but Marzocchi's black may be carbon-nitride rather than just black anodizing. Same purported benefits as Ti.
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Manitou gold plating sucks.
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Manipoo gold plating sucks.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
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I dont think there is any performance or weight related reason. But I could be wrong.

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Manitou gold plating sucks.
So does their black coating.
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So does their black coating.
Only posers run black coating.
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Only posers run black coating.
Only poseurs mispell 'poseur'.
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Only poseurs mispell 'poseur'.
I'm a hillbilly, I didn't know.
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I'm a hillbilly, I didn't know.
I thought you were from California, Santa Cruz specifically?
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I thought you were from California, Santa Cruz specifically?

Uh , yeah the Cali hills
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Blue's the best!
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Guess I'm a "poseur" cause I run a 888rc that has black stanchions.
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A red stanchion would be the fastest stanchion.
+1 Damn right. Blue ones are for wannabe's.
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+1 Damn right. Blue ones are for wannabe's.
and old guys
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Wtf its just a ****ing color, dont assume that kind of sht.
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Wtf its just a ****ing color, dont assume that kind of sht.
Your stanchions are probably blue...
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Wtf its just a ****ing color, dont assume that kind of sht.
Your user ID is "ILikeRedBikes" and you wrote this? That's funny.
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Your user ID is "ILikeRedBikes" and you wrote this? That's funny.
That may even qualify as irony.
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That may even qualify as irony.
What i mean is that the colour doesnt necesarily mean that someone is a poser or wannabe (poseur is french keep it there).
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Right. Because those comments are serious.
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