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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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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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.
    Last edited by dminor; 08-08-07 at 03:24 PM.

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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.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Manipoo gold plating sucks.
    Fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsGT2 View Post
    Fixed.
    Thanks, but I don't need the help.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I dont think there is any performance or weight related reason. But I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Manitou gold plating sucks.
    So does their black coating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    So does their black coating.
    Only posers run black coating.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Only posers run black coating.
    Only poseurs mispell 'poseur'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Only poseurs mispell 'poseur'.
    I'm a hillbilly, I didn't know.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I'm a hillbilly, I didn't know.
    I thought you were from California, Santa Cruz specifically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I thought you were from California, Santa Cruz specifically?

    Uh , yeah the Cali hills
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I'm a hillbilly, I didn't know.
    Blue's the best!
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Guess I'm a "poseur" cause I run a 888rc that has black stanchions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    A red stanchion would be the fastest stanchion.
    +1 Damn right. Blue ones are for wannabe's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556 View Post
    +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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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeRedBikes View Post
    Wtf its just a ****ing color, dont assume that kind of sht.
    Your stanchions are probably blue...
    A bike's only as good as the LBS behind it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeRedBikes View Post
    Wtf its just a ****ing color, dont assume that kind of sht.
    Your user ID is "ILikeRedBikes" and you wrote this? That's funny.
    First Class Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Your user ID is "ILikeRedBikes" and you wrote this? That's funny.
    That may even qualify as irony.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    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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