i like to have matching finishing kits if poss on my bikes. the 07 clockwork has raceface dues, this has evolve xc, my other bikes are matched but by colour as opposed to brand, my aluminium O has an atac stem, controltech bar and USE post but all ano purple. i try and do a theme, i think it gives a nicer looking bike than just sticking on any old brand or colour without having a little think about what it may look like before it is built. i also like, if possible, to have a matching gearset.
i like hope stuff coz it's easy to get spares for regardless of the model or age.
so i have reasons for some of the choices that i make but i'm open to using most brands as long as i know i can get spares as i need them. there are a few brands i wouldn't touch witha bargepole but there will be good reasons there aswel.
i also like to obey the rule of "dark frame, light coloured bits or bright frame, dark coloured or neutral bits" but the biggest rule i like to obey is "keep it subtle, don't overdo the ano, especially if it's already a bright colour"
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