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Old 02-28-17, 01:13 PM
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Importance of bike colors

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Is it more important to have a bike with a really cool paint job, which you love or ENVE carbon fiber wheels?
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Old 02-28-17, 01:41 PM
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The former.


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Old 02-28-17, 01:45 PM
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Hole on there! What are the other wheels you would get, with the flashy paint job?

Also, if you are riding for exercise, and not racing or touring, a slightly slower wheelset may not be that big of a deal. Whereas, if your entire cycling wardrobe is purple, and the bike with the enve wheels is green, you may have to spend as much as the wheelset costs to update your togs.
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Old 02-28-17, 01:53 PM
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Both!

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Old 02-28-17, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
Also, if you are riding for exercise, and not racing or touring, a slightly slower wheelset paint job may not be that big of a deal.
Fixed.
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Old 02-28-17, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post
Hi,
Is it more important to have a bike with a really cool paint job, which you love or ENVE carbon fiber wheels?
You say colors (plural with an "s") as if any color other than red really matters.

Red bike with with ENVE wheel (ha, I still only have front) is most important.


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Both!
A little too much black and not quite enough red, but I'll give you a pass since you have both ft and rr ENVE wheels.
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Old 02-28-17, 02:08 PM
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Faster wheels is usually my vote. Just cause you asked.
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Old 02-28-17, 02:11 PM
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I don't know much about ENVE wheels, but, red is a very fast color.

I'm also hoping your current components support whatever riding you are into and this is purely a cosmetic choice all around...
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Old 02-28-17, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
A little too much black and not quite enough red, but I'll give you a pass since you have both ft and rr ENVE wheels.
I have a red bottle cage too you son of a *****, give me proper credit! That's 50 watts right there!
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Old 02-28-17, 02:30 PM
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After 20 years of consistent riding, I found it was never the wheels or the color of the bike that helped me do my best so neither is of much importance. Heck, I don't even remember what color my bike is while riding.
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for me how my bike looks is a plus, i enjoy looking at my bike. you might not like my bike but who cares. when and if i can afford new upgrade wheels i'll get the best performance / looking wheels i can. while looks may not make me faster i do find liking my bike a plus. when i had a black with white highlight bike frame i felt i just blended into the crowd, now with my blue with black highlights i feel my bike is different and i feel happy to ride a bike with my favorite color.so far nothing but mashing the pedals harder has made me faster. still the same old slow motor sits on my bike.
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Old 02-28-17, 03:00 PM
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Glad to see some of you are responding with the level of seriousness the OP warrants.
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Old 02-28-17, 03:12 PM
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A mass produced bike is painted in a limited number of colors, a custom bike , you can choose.
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Every bike has only one purpose - to delight just one person out of the entire world's population. Whichever choice gets your juices flowing better is the correct answer. No other opinions matter.
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Color determines speed (red is fastest), wheels are mainly for looks.
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Old 02-28-17, 04:27 PM
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I've had a red bike, and my black bike is faster.

I've never had wheel enve.
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Nice looking setup, Forrest. Glad you aren't doomed to slog around with a blue bike and wheels.
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I like the no color on the natural color titanium frame.
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For me... fast wheels would be a waste of money. But I do like a pretty bike.
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Only thing that matters is the tubing underneath the paint.
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If it ain't red it ain't fast, nuff said!
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Every bike has only one purpose - to delight just one person out of the entire world's population. Whichever choice gets your juices flowing better is the correct answer. No other opinions matter.
Wow, a most perfect response!

What will you ride more: one with killer paint, or one with ENVY wheels? Paint does nothing for me, then again, particular wheels don't either, so I can't answer.
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Old 03-01-17, 05:12 PM
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Ok my two pence worth, I'd say both colour and wheel set, I have a F8 with Zipp 303's and it look the business, best up grade for any bike apart from your weight and fitness level is the wheels, buy the colour bike you love first then spend as much as you can afford on a great wheelset but most importantly be happy with your bike's look.
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Old 03-01-17, 05:14 PM
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Plus campagnolo over enve any day, far better looking and performance wheelset.
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ENVE wheels are not at all important. Crabon wheels are not that exciting. I would rather have a nicer frame, drivetrain, saddle, bars, tape... Paint is nice since i look at the bike but I can deal with less nice paint if the bike is functional.
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