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Old 10-14-05, 04:36 AM
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carbon fiber paint jobs

mebbe its me but i think its silly that every bike company with a carbon fiber product thinks its necessary to show off the carbon fiber patern just because its made of said material. yeah, you might have carbon seat stays or a fork but seriously, some of the new bikes out now just look too busy with their cool paint jobs and then a black fork or a stay that just sticks out, visually that is. i like bike frames to be all the same color or atleast match some what....ok, im a bike ***, sue me.......
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Black CF material is designed to "stick out" from other materials to show it is CF... plain and simple... it is all looks.

Funny on my Bontrager XXX lite fork with weighs in at a measly 360 grams with a Al steer tube is straight Black, no CF look in the fork.
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Originally Posted by pdxtex
...i think its silly that every bike company with a carbon fiber product thinks its necessary to show off the carbon fiber patern just because its made of said material...
Marketing 101. That's the selling point. You may not like it but, dollars to donuts, there will be a thousand more people out there that do and will buy because of it...
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You do know that the carbon fiber pattern is added on to the structural carbon fiber. Or else it would be black. Just what the market wants. A good paint job definately looks nicer though. May cost more but I'm not sure on that.
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More people buy them because of the cabon fiber pattern. Look how many products are out there that are "carbon fiber look". The same thing happens in the MTB world with disk brakes. Most of them are sold because they look cool.
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