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    Bar Tape Color??

    I picked up an Easton E90 SLX3 bar for the Kona today. The Ritchey on there is simply too thin, and the bend/drop just does not fit my hands that well.

    Now, what color bar tape should I get?
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    White

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    White or black
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    White
    That is correct.

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    Painted into the white corner with that seat, yes.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    I agree... white with that saddle... but if you want color, i'd go with the green in the bottom-right corner. Looks like it would match the back of the frame pretty well.

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    White

    There ARE rules ya know...

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    Get White if you want but PLEASE, for the love of the entire human population, DO NOT ASK US on how to keep it WHITE.

    Probably one of my biggest pet peeves while browsing through cycling related forums.

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    Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elpimpo View Post

    There ARE rules ya know...
    That's correct. Rule #8, to be specific.
    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#8
    "Saddles, bars, and tires shall be carefully matched.

    Valid options are:
    Match the saddle to the bars and the tires to black; or
    Match the bars to the color of the frame at the top of the head tube and the saddle to the color of the frame at the top of the seat tube and the tires to the color where they come closest to the frame; or
    Match the saddle and the bars to the frame decals; or
    Black, black, black"

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    Pro peloton is going to black largely this year. Black is the new white.

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    Metallic blue Fizik microtex.

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    I've had the same roll of white Fizik Microtex tape on my bike for 2 years (about 8,000 mi.). It looks like new. I've even unwrapped it & re-rapped it & you cannot tell. Amazing stuff.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Thanks for everyone's input. I picked up three rolls of Fizik microtex.

    Green, white with black logo, and black


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    I like the white w/black logo.

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    White!!!

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    Cool

    A little OT, but does anyone know of any striped black/white tape as in jailhouse stripes?

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    black

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    Quote Originally Posted by macming View Post
    Thanks for everyone's input. I picked up three rolls of Fizik microtex.

    Green, white with black logo, and black

    I love the white with logos... it's easily the best looking tape I've ever had on my bike. It's also easier to clean than the Fizik soft touch white. Here's what it looks like on my bike:
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    white seat, white tape. black seat, black tape With all the colors you have going on there, I would have went with a black seat and tape to kind of blend in with the fork.

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    green... matches rear triangle and headset

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