Just recently I read the thread about Paul Brodie's roadie. Which has a black seatpost, stem, tires and handlebars and I liked the look of it a lot. That's why I came up with the idea of using black components.
As this is my first bike with a suspension fork I can't really tell if the fork is working properly. After the short test ride it seems that approx 50mm of travel where used. According to the Rock Shox catalogue it has 65mm but I don't know what force is needed to get to these 65mm. The elastomers are still original and I think that they might be the reason