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Old 07-31-19, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by sh00k View Post
just my opinion on the 2020 fx 6 -https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-sport-6/p/28843/

great specs all around but (and i have said this many times before) the color bores the life out of me. they have had this same color for years but now the TREK logo is in a brighter/sparklier color. that's nice but not enough. i get that matte black is trendy but to me, it's like buying a car that only has primer on it. wheres, the color, wheres the shine, wheres the life?! i still love the bike and wish i had one but the color would take a lot of the excitement out of riding for me.

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I agree with you completely! I am utterly sick of black bikes. It's the reason I was willing to wait a week for my FX3 Disc to order it in Viper Red rather than the boring black that was in stock.
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Old 07-31-19, 01:15 PM
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I hear you on the black bikes! I pulled the trigger this week on a new high end carbon gravel bike (Niner) to keep my FXS6 company, and they had two color choices black and cement/blue. I went with the cement to break it up a bit!
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Old 07-31-19, 01:57 PM
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I don't care for any of the matte finishes myself. They're popular today, but I prefer traditional glossy metallic colors. Trek used to spray some really nice colors on their bikes, but it seems like they've gone to black, black, or black...and usually in matte!
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Old 08-01-19, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
I don't care for any of the matte finishes myself. They're popular today, but I prefer traditional glossy metallic colors. Trek used to spray some really nice colors on their bikes, but it seems like they've gone to black, black, or black...and usually in matte!
I don't know about Bike . In Guns Carbon parts aren't painted : It's part of teh process molding and making the Carbon Fiber. The Color is in the material itself. Where alloy is obviously painted on teh surface : This would account for teh variety of Matte Finishes : Mainly in teh Carbon Bike Frames
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Old 08-02-19, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Aahzz View Post
I agree with you completely! I am utterly sick of black bikes. It's the reason I was willing to wait a week for my FX3 Disc to order it in Viper Red rather than the boring black that was in stock.
I have a $3,800 emonda sl6 carbon road bike which is the nicest bike i've ever owned and ridden but it's matte black. it honestly bores me so much riding that thing.... i want it to have a really nice and shiny paint job but i got it at a discount so i accepted the drab matte black reluctantly..... ugh.
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Old 08-27-19, 05:11 PM
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NEW RUBBER!! 2019 fx4 sport

After 1000 miles on the stock tires I have plunged into tubeless with the addition of 622-32 Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL tires. Entailed SPECIFIC rim strips and valves from Bontrager. Mounted easily and held air with no sealant which was still added after mounting per recommendation. Only time today for a quick spin around the neighborhood but they feel really nice and softened the ride tremendously at lower pressure with proven rolling resistance improvement. Wifes FX got the same treatment, we will put some miles on this week and get a better feel for the upgrade.

They look great but I cannot post a picture.....
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Old 09-05-19, 08:30 AM
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Just picked this up for my wife yesterday for $120... Looks unridden

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Old 09-05-19, 10:35 AM
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That's a great buy. Nice drivetrain, too!
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Old 09-05-19, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
That's a great buy. Nice drivetrain, too!
Yea, I agree... That's why I didn't think twice about picking it up. It still has the molding wispies on the original tires. Took it in to my buddy at the LBS because it wouldn't shift to big ring.. turns out the shifter isn't working for that gear but works fine for the other 2 gears. He just adjusted it to run the large and middle rings. Small ring is unused now so I'll likely be removing it. She would never use it anyways, it's flat here. But overall, I think I got a $600 bike that was ridden 5 times at most for just over $100. Score!
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Old 09-13-19, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ceelint View Post
Just picked this up for my wife yesterday for $120... Looks unridden
score!
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