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Cannondale "Hot Yellow" Opinions

Old 09-02-18, 04:35 PM
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Cannondale "Hot Yellow" Opinions

In the market for a new CAAD12 and noticed that Hot Yellow is listed as an option on the Cannondale USA website. I'm curious what everyone's opinions are. Does this color rock or not?
. Curious to hear what people's thoughts are.
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Old 09-02-18, 05:10 PM
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I bought a Trek that was the same color with the idea it would make more visible to drivers. It didnít work😂😂. The kid that hit hit me was looking at his phone. At least the color matches my hi vis colored clothing.
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Old 09-02-18, 05:56 PM
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It's cool. I'm so tired of seeing so many black, white, gray, or silver bikes.
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Wrong shade of yellow for me, if that pic's colour reproduction is accurate.
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I think it works better on olde steel track frames

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Old 09-02-18, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
I'm curious what everyone's opinions are.
Isn't your opinion more important? Some people are going to like it, some people aren't, but you're the only one that's going to ride it (maybe).
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Old 09-02-18, 10:32 PM
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Other perspectives sometimes help me see things in different ways.

Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Isn't your opinion more important? Some people are going to like it, some people aren't, but you're the only one that's going to ride it (maybe).
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Old 09-02-18, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
Other perspectives sometimes help me see things in different ways.

Here are some threads with more examples of Yellow bikes that you can compare to this Cannondale.


So many different shades of Yellow and obviously many different preferences amongst people about what appeals to them.


Show us your yellow bikes for September


I've never like yellow bikes...but...
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Old 09-02-18, 10:55 PM
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Great links. Thank you!
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Old 09-02-18, 11:31 PM
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At least it's not just another black bike.
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Old 09-03-18, 04:20 AM
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It's cool. Better than flat black (and I have one).
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Not sure if I've come across that bike in the light of day. The color here doesn't look particularly "hot," but a lot of paint jobs these days are extra-vivid, so I figure there's a chance it's not your usual yellow. Maybe.
It's kind of old-fashioned, without being "retro," which is fine, but with the black lettering and all, it seems rather homely (like most C'dales, actually). With outline or light gray lettering, a sliver group and white bar tape a bright yellow bike might look nice, but as this is, black cages and bottles would probably balance everything out and it could look pretty sharp then - if you dig the bumble bee look, which I do.
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
... it seems rather homely (like most C'dales, actually)
I concur. Who thinks that this bike is attractive?

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Old 09-03-18, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I concur. Who thinks that this bike is attractive?

I imagine it attracts those who are looking for unassuming practicality.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I concur. Who thinks that this bike is attractive?

Well...its a Cannondale, but has a sloping top tube.
Losing demographic left and right.

PS - not sure I care for the curve in the seat tube where it meets the BB. Shorten the chainstays for stiffness/acceleration. Ok.
Do this on a bike with an "endurance" height head tube? Maybe its a hybrid.

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Old 09-03-18, 08:48 AM
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IM a big fan of Black and yellow bikes. More like a super bright neon highlighter or a Canary Yellow.
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Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
Other perspectives sometimes help me see things in different ways.
We're not talking about a subject with a lot of nuance - it's a color.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Wrong shade of yellow for me, if that pic's colour reproduction is accurate.
+1. Cannot articulate what I don't like about the shade, but I don't like it.
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If you don't like Hot Yellow, there is always Black:

There is, however, this alternative.

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You can't go wrong with any color Cannondale !
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Yep, Yellow works for me, too. KB
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This was my first Cannondale I bought in 2000, R800 CAAD4. Stock photo. So, yeah, I dig the yellow color scheme!
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Iím preferenced toward a more sunflower yellow than neon.
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I’ve always liked yellow for a bike color, but not for a car. Never wanted to buy a “lemon” for a car. It looks very nice on a bike!
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yellow cannondale black rims

Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
In the market for a new CAAD12 and noticed that Hot Yellow is listed as an option on the Cannondale USA website. I'm curious what everyone's opinions are. Does this color rock or not?
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yellow cannondale black rims

I like this in orange, but picture it, even in the "Hot" Yellow....



orange caad12 black rims

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