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Do I or Don't I?

Old 01-29-16, 10:48 AM
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Do I or Don't I?

I am considering tweaking the look of my road bike this weekend. I am thinking of swapping out my Fizik Antares saddle (White/Green) with another same saddle (Black/White) and changing my bar tape back to factory issued White.

I am digging the Black/White saddle with silver lettering as it matches the bike, and wheels perfectly. This is totally unneccessary but that is the way I roll.

What do you think? Change it or leave it alone?

I look forward to your thoughts.
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Old 01-29-16, 10:51 AM
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I prefer the green but without wind tunnel data there is no way to know what's best.
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Two ways to go. Either keep the current saddle and tape and have your rims powder coated to match, OR switch to the black/white scheme.

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Will you ride it more or stare at it more? If the latter, maybe leave it alone and ride it more. I think it looks good now and maybe it will look a little better but that's up to you. How much does it bother you?
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I like the touch of color.
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I like the way it looks, wouldn't bother changing a thing!
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Whatever you like. No one else but you is going to really notice.
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Thanks for your input all. I hadn't planned to change a thing until I saw that saddle with the matching Fizik font color to the lazer etched Boyd wheel labels.

I think i am just going to leave it alone and save myself the $$$ and the explanation to my wife why I made the change...that is a losing battle for sure!
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A little green Duct Tape will make everything better.

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i like the look of the bike the green is nice, that being said if you need a seat and tape then buy a seat and tape. but just get out and ride the bike looks great as is, maintain the bikes working needs and i usually am the only performance limitation on the bike.
so have fun and ride
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Never white bar tape
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I wish the saddle was black and green, that would be killer.
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Originally Posted by monsterkidz
I wish the saddle was black and green, that would be killer.
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Tough choice but I definitely wouldn't ride the bike again until you figure it out.
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Wrong answers from everyone.

The correct answer is to get another bike and put the saddle and bar tape on that. Best of both worlds plus you have a spare bike.
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Change bar tape to black and use this Antares.

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Go with the new saddle and black bar tape.
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For a bike that looks that nice I think it's crazy to try and change.

Originally Posted by rms13
Never white bar tape
I wouldn't change from his current theme but I'd much prefer white bar tape to black on any bike with white on it (like a couple of mine do).
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I like the black and white theme!
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