Its the same color as the pict. I have a the tools and know how to fix it myself, but I am not sure I will ever trust the bike. The more I think about it, I am not sure at this point I want another POS GF or Trek. If it breaks I will just have to go thru all this again. I think I will just buy a frame from reputable company and that way I will have my 29er up and going for the week I have off between Xmas and new year so I can ride as planned. I am afraid I will spend 3 week jacking with this only to be in the same spot.