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White stem and bars with white tape?

Old 11-19-14, 01:40 PM
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White stem and bars with white tape?

Got a caad 10 that is predominantly white with blue and red. I have an unused white stem and was curious if I should get white or black bars. Will be using white bar tape. Overkill?
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Old 11-19-14, 02:31 PM
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thread is useless without pictures.
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Old 11-19-14, 02:36 PM
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Most roadies are pretty particular about this. Match stem color to tape color only if you wear your cycling shorts under your street pants.
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Old 11-19-14, 02:50 PM
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White bars and white tape? No! White tape, white stem, black bars. Only if your socks match the bar tape.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
Most roadies are pretty particular about this. Match stem color to tape color only if you wear your cycling shorts under your street pants.
95%+ of the bikes shown on BF have black stems and black tape.
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I'd say it could be OK as long as the seatpost, saddle and all of the spacers are also white. Match finishing tape to the stem face plate and think about white cable outers as well.
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I liked my bike with white tape and black saddle on an all black bike.
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My Trek Domane has white bartape and a white stem.



check out Bontrager.com Bontrager: Race X Lite 7 Degree (Model #11290)
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thanks for the pic bbattle. that def helps me see what the look may be. my saddle is white with red but my spacers are black. so it will be a little different but should pretty good. now just trying to figure out my bar dilemma. i have always used round tops but thinking about the fsa k-wing. if not i can get alloy pro vibe but i think the carbon will help absorb some of the ride.

also nice touch with the red spacer.
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See #8 . Velominati ? The Rules

Black black black
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Originally Posted by dalava View Post
thread is useless without pictures.
Seriously. It depends how much of the red and blue you have, and where, and the size and coloration of your rims....

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See #8 . Velominati ? The Rules

Black black black
Pfft. The Velominati have integrity and a modicum of taste, but zero imagination. A bunch of uptight, insufferable boors, if you ask me. Or a bunch of clowns, I'm not sure which.
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Pfft. The Velominati have integrity and a modicum of taste, but zero imagination. A bunch of uptight, insufferable boors, if you ask me. Or a bunch of clowns, I'm not sure which.
See rules 1,2,&3
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White bars bro, be different
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Seriously. It depends how much of the red and blue you have, and where, and the size and coloration of your rims....



Pfft. The Velominati have integrity and a modicum of taste, but zero imagination. A bunch of uptight, insufferable boors, if you ask me. Or a bunch of clowns, I'm not sure which.
Someone is pissed they can't be Casually Deliberate
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Pfft. The Velominati have integrity and a modicum of taste, but zero imagination. A bunch of uptight, insufferable boors, if you ask me. Or a bunch of clowns, I'm not sure which.
Thank you.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
My Trek Domane has white bartape and a white stem.



check out Bontrager.com Bontrager: Race X Lite 7 Degree (Model #11290)
I am not sure how I feel about the white tape here... if you are going to the trouble of putting a lot of white stuff on the bike, I would definitely go with white hoods too.
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Pfft. The Velominati have integrity and a modicum of taste, but zero imagination. A bunch of uptight, insufferable boors, if you ask me. Or a bunch of clowns, I'm not sure which.
I prefer to consider it well-done satire.
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The one thing you can count on with white bar tape is that the tape will shortly show significant dirt.

I'd rather spend what time I have riding instead of cleaning white bar tape.

YMMV.
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Old 11-19-14, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by grampa.sjb View Post
The one thing you can count on with white bar tape is that the tape will shortly show significant dirt.
The exception to this rule is Fizik Microtex. Have well over 2000 miles on mine and still clean. White PRO Silicon bar tape gets filthy almost immediately in my experience.
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White Lizardskins 3.0 isn't bad either, though it does require some cleaning to keep nice. Not "cuts-into-my-ride-time" kinda cleaning, just normal, "I-care-about-how-my-sh*t-looks" kinda cleaning.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
My Trek Domane has white bartape and a white stem.



check out Bontrager.com Bontrager: Race X Lite 7 Degree (Model #11290)
anyone else think they have something on their screen near the tire?
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Old 11-20-14, 05:53 AM
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I tend to stay away from black as much as possible, due to attraction of light hence heating up the bars in the sun. No problem during cold months but sweaty hands is something I like to stay away from in the warm seasons. Blue or red sounds neat. White wouldn't be bad either. Congrats on the CAAD10 purchase. Sweet bike.
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Originally Posted by dalava View Post
I am not sure how I feel about the white tape here... if you are going to the trouble of putting a lot of white stuff on the bike, I would definitely go with white hoods too.
That's the stock setup from Trek. I plan on replacing the white tape with red.

The smudge on the front tire is sweat on the camera lens.
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