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New 2016 models, Year of the "Murdered Out"?

Old 10-31-15, 07:10 AM
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New 2016 models, Year of the "Murdered Out"?

I couldn't help but notice this plague across many manufacturers for the new models to come out this next year...There seems to be a trend here. WHAT IS THIS?!?

Focus Cayo 3.0

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0

Swift Carbon Ultravox Ti

Bianchi Specialissima
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Old 10-31-15, 07:16 AM
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Lick my black bike
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As someone who owns an all black "murdered out" bike, I find this trend tedious.
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Its nothing new
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Old 10-31-15, 07:53 AM
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Its nothing new
Correct its nothing new, but its extremely played out.
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People buy them so they sell them.
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Who knows, but it's a shame.

I can't think of a more boring color scheme than "murdered out." Even all white is better.
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Different sport, but back in 1997 I had a 'custom' all-black lacrosse stick assembled for my senior year in high school. I even taped over the logos on the shaft with black tape to finish it off. I think instead of 'murdered out' the trend should be called 'joejacked', unless, horror of horrors, someone else did the all black thing before me. Unpossible!
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It's been a trend for 10-12 years. I'm sick of it. Looks like they were sprayed painted with black primer from Autozone.
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I like the Focus.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
People buy them so they sell them.
Right. Companies test the marketplace for what they think will sell. It looks like black is it again.
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At least the Focus is gloss black.
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Here is a scary thought for you for Halloween. Maybe it isn't a trend or a fad. Maybe it is an enduring style, an established fixture of the sport. That would make me happy. DSFDF
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It bores me. And this is coming from someone with two black bikes, and a green one so dark it looks black. I didn't choose the colors on the black ones; I just happened to find really good deals on the used frames.
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Originally Posted by DustDriver View Post
Correct its nothing new, but its extremely played out.
This. As is normal, the market is ten years behind what everyone has been doing on their own hoping to cash in on the late-comers. And just for the record, Cannondale was decades ahead of this with their "Black Lightning" bike. And on a personal note, I didn't really like it then either.
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Mtn Bikes next year too have a lot of Red on Black, Lime Green on black (which is always available but seems more) and some other aggressive but not all the way murdered colors that i do like. I've also seen a few bright and dark primary blues and red base colors that I'm not into. Depends on the blue and the red. I do like the orange. and there have been some stuff really out there but you never know when a pink or some kind of neon will work.
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Originally Posted by redtires View Post
This. As is normal, the market is ten years behind what everyone has been doing on their own hoping to cash in on the late-comers. And just for the record, Cannondale was decades ahead of this with their "Black Lightning" bike. And on a personal note, I didn't really like it then either.
On another note, iv'e seen what Cannondale can do in the paint department (or specialized peter sagans custom) simply brilliant. I'm guessing the scheme drives sales, but mix it up a little...or A LOT please!!!!!!!!!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dlx_gN5PA perfect example of what is possible. Brilliant, just brilliant!
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On another note, iv'e seen what Cannondale can do in the paint department (or specialized peter sagans custom) simply brilliant. I'm guessing the scheme drives sales, but mix it up a little...or A LOT please!!!!!!!!!!
My anti-murdered out ride. Custom mixed sea foam green Cerakote ceramic coating by Paint By Todd: .Home Page There is a small LOVE statue decal on the left chain stay.

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Absolutely love the mint color! Nice ride!!!
Edit: sorry, sea foam green!!!!

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I'm going to take the bullet for you guys, being all nice and PC and all, and step right out there and say it ... IT SUCKS!
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My anti-murdered out ride. Custom mixed sea foam green Cerakote ceramic coating by Paint By Todd: .Home Page There is a small LOVE statue decal on the left chain stay.

What bar tape is that!? Stock or??? I dig the glossy look!
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I'm going to take the bullet for you guys, being all nice and PC and all, and step right out there and say it ... IT SUCKS!
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Originally Posted by DustDriver View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dlx_gN5PA perfect example of what is possible. Brilliant, just brilliant!
I would like something colorful like that. Right now I am restricted to my colorful jerseys.
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What bar tape is that!? Stock or??? I dig the glossy look!
Fizik makes a very shiny black tape as well as dull ones
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