Silver calipers on carbon black bike

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dg74
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Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby dg74 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:25 pm

Yay or nay? May have to alter my search quota and include silver calipers instead of just black.

Thoughts appreciated.

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smidsy
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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby smidsy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:32 pm

Its very subjective and no single correct answer. Also depends what the rest of the groupo is.

The contrast could look good or you may prefer the blend in 'stealth' approach.
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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby dg74 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:52 pm

smidsy wrote:Its very subjective and no single correct answer. Also depends what the rest of the groupo is.

The contrast could look good or you may prefer the blend in 'stealth' approach.


Riding a 2010 Boardman Carbon with Sram Rival except the brake calipers are Tektro. Looking to upgrade to Ultegra or SRAM Force but having trouble locating Black calipers at decent price.

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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby smidsy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:55 pm

If the rest of the group is black I would personally want black calipers.

105 comes in black and they tend to be on deals. But I suppose one should stick to SRAM to match the rest. Sod the expense you know you need them :-)
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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby Broaders » Mon Jan 14, 2013 21:09 pm

Just sourced some SRAM red (black) for me Boardman 9.8 AIR build. I think the stealth look looks great!
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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby DeltaOneSeven » Mon Jan 14, 2013 21:12 pm

smidsy wrote:If the rest of the group is black I would personally want black calipers.

105 comes in black and they tend to be on deals. But I suppose one should stick to SRAM to match the rest. Sod the expense you know you need them :-)


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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby lotus49 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 21:20 pm

dg74 wrote:Yay or nay? May have to alter my search quota and include silver calipers instead of just black.

Thoughts appreciated.


Definitely nay. I think the other way around might be all right but I would want to stick to black calipers.

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Re: Silver calipers on carbon black bike

Postby APIII » Mon Jan 14, 2013 21:35 pm

Silver calipers work on most bikes, as long as they are decent, so I'd say yay.


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