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A question of aesthetics?(5 posts)

A question of aesthetics?DodgeBallBoy
Sep 25, 2003 4:53 AM
Should the color of the stem and seat post match on a road bike? Example... Black stem, black seat post. Or can you mix and match colors? Example... Black stem, silver seat post.

Thank you for your time thoughts on this subject,

The DodgeBallBoy
Function first, then looksFez
Sep 25, 2003 5:35 AM
Always choose the model of stem and post that suits your needs best. A quality post like Thomson will give you choices of silver or black. But since most mass-produced, aftermarket threadless stems are black, it would appear your post choice is going to also be black if you want to match.

Yes, ideally colors should match, but its more important to have the best component for your needs than to get matching colors.

I think black is the style now, thanks to all the carbon fiber components (forks, stays, stems, posts, cranks, bars, levers, etc.). What isn't carbon is also coming up black (black Campy and Shimano groupsets). Add black wheels and tires and grip tape as well.

Personally I like silver colored components better.
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