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Old 06-16-17, 01:54 AM
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Trek DS 3 waterloo blue

Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?


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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?

I had the Waterloo blue matte on a Marlin MTB which i picked up until I got my Giant ATX It isn't bad in person and I had several compliments/comments on the color. Looks like that one might be a gloss though but overall the color isn't bad.
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I like the color, it looks good on the bike.
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?

I like it. Too many flat black and grey bikes these days.
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?
What are you, like 10?
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Old 06-16-17, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?
It only matters of you like it.
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Old 06-17-17, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
What are you, like 10?
How does asking the opinion on a bike color make me 10 years old?

No offense but you are mentally challenged?
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
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How does asking the opinion on a bike color make me 10 years old?
No, not necessarily, but the fact that you asked if it was a girl's colour, and that you asked for an opinion on said colour tells me that you either have some insecurities about what others might think if you rode a bike with a colour that may me considered a girls' colour, or that you're very young and naive, or that you're all three.

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No offense but you are mentally challenged?
No offence taken. Your statement reveals more about you than me.
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Old 06-18-17, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?

When you drop a lot of cash on a bike, I don't think it is at all unreasonable to expect it to look great, color included.

I bought a new bike this week. My choices were narrowed down to a Giant Roam 1 and a Trek DS 3. I don't like the Trek black, but I found the Waterloo Blue to be slightly off putting. I wouldn't call it a girls only color, to me it looks baby blue. Not very attractive. But I thought that if I got the bike, I'd get used to it.

I ended up buying the Roam 1. The main reasons were cost and component quality versus the DS 3. Color was a reason, but it was the smallest part.

If I had an infinite palette to chose from the Charcoal with Lime Green accents of the Roam 1 is not what I would chose. But I do like the look of the Charcoal. It's a gray or almost a dark silver that doesn't look half bad. Purely my personal opinion, but I think it looks a lot better than Trek's Waterloo Blue.
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I have a Waterloo blue DS3 and it looks great in the sun. Nice metallic shimmer. But I understand young Millennials have alot of things to question about themselves theses days it seems. Hate for someone to assume your gender based on the shade of blue.
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Is it more of a girls color?
The Carolina Panthers don't think so.

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A study was done - you are more apt to ride a bike if you love the color.

It's top 2 reasons people buy a bike.

That said ; this color is badass.
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Old 06-18-17, 07:12 PM
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I like the color. I don't think it's a girls color. I just ordered the women's version in California sky blue which is a much more feminine color.
I don't think it's silly to worry about color. I wouldn't buy a car in a color I didn't like. I actually almost bought the Neko 1 because I liked the color better and it was closer to my budget.
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This is the California sky blue. Now to buy the matching bottle rack or go with something neutral like black.
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I agree...color makes a huge difference. I want to love looking at my bike. And I want to look good on it, too.

I think the Trek DS is a gender-neutral color, whereas the WS Trek posted after it is more of a gender-specific color. I like them both.

When I bought my Surly LHT, I didn't like 2009's color choices, so I had the bike shop switch all the components to a 2008 blue frame they had left over. So for a lot of us, color is important!
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
No, not necessarily, but the fact that you asked if it was a girl's colour, and that you asked for an opinion on said colour tells me that you either have some insecurities about what others might think if you rode a bike with a colour that may me considered a girls' colour, or that you're very young and naive, or that you're all three.



No offence taken. Your statement reveals more about you than me.
Actually you trying to bash me for asking about a bike color says all you need to know about you.
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Originally Posted by Tony_G View Post
When you drop a lot of cash on a bike, I don't think it is at all unreasonable to expect it to look great, color included.

I bought a new bike this week. My choices were narrowed down to a Giant Roam 1 and a Trek DS 3. I don't like the Trek black, but I found the Waterloo Blue to be slightly off putting. I wouldn't call it a girls only color, to me it looks baby blue. Not very attractive. But I thought that if I got the bike, I'd get used to it.

I ended up buying the Roam 1. The main reasons were cost and component quality versus the DS 3. Color was a reason, but it was the smallest part.

If I had an infinite palette to chose from the Charcoal with Lime Green accents of the Roam 1 is not what I would chose. But I do like the look of the Charcoal. It's a gray or almost a dark silver that doesn't look half bad. Purely my personal opinion, but I think it looks a lot better than Trek's Waterloo Blue.
How you liking the Roam 1 so far?

Did you consider the Trek DS 4 at all? I'm curious how the Roam 1 and DS 4 compare.

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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
How you liking the Roam 1 so far?

Did you consider the Trek DS 4 at all? I'm curious how the Roam 1 and DS 4 compare.
I am loving my Roam 1. I've only put 57 miles on it, but the high quality of the bike is obvious.

I've had only one disappointment with the Roam. I'm short, at 5' 6", so I had to buy a size small frame. On my Roam, there is only one set of water bottle attachment lugs, not two sets as pictured on the Giant website. I'd guess that this is a common feature of small size frames.

I did not consider the Trek DS 4. The DS 4 is no doubt excellent. But it is priced well above what I'm willing to spend (I got my Roam 1 for $700).

The retail price of DS 4 is $1,150 versus $820 retail for the Roam 1. A $330 difference, the DS 4 is 40% higher than the Roam 1. At that price point, of course the DS 4 is a lot better than the Roam 1.

For a fair comparison, you'd compare the retail prices of the $880 DS 3 to the $820 Roam 1. The Roam 1 is $60 cheaper but still has substantially better drive components.

The DS 3 does have a few features that the Roam 1 lacks. Biggest by far is the tubeless ready rims. Two others are in frame cable routing, and remote (handlebar) control of the suspension fork lock out.
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Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
Thoughts on this color bike? Is it more of a girls color?
I like it. I don't see it as such.

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Actually you trying to bash me for asking about a bike color says all you need to know about you.
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