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Tire color question of curiosity(7 posts)

Tire color question of curiosity03Vortex
Aug 9, 2003 11:22 AM
Are you running straight black or tires of another color that may/may not be intended to match your bike frame is some fashion?
LIght blue pro race. .spookyload
Aug 9, 2003 11:35 AM
They dont match my ruby weave kestral, but they were the right tire at the right price, to hell with the color. Nothing actually matches my frame except black, and with all black tires I feel like I am going slower. Totoally psychological I know, but never the less, I don't like it.
Blue!!!torquecal
Aug 9, 2003 11:48 AM
...any other color would just slow you down.
Maybe the Pro's can matchTNRyder
Aug 9, 2003 7:49 PM
but for all of us mere mortals, finding a tire that matches frame color is rare. I am riding yellow tires with a pink frame! aack!
Definitely matchedCritLover
Aug 9, 2003 7:46 PM
One bike has orange/black tires and the other has white/black tires. These are both training tires where performance is not critical. My race wheels have black tires only because tubulars don't have many color options.
What can I say, I like to match.
re: Tire color question of curiositykomatiite
Aug 10, 2003 8:50 AM
ive got blue tires to match my blue Giant OCR. its adds a nice contrast to the 'boring' old black tire...oh, and blue bar tape.
re: Tire color question of curiositytarwheel
Aug 11, 2003 4:56 AM
I prefer plain black tires but for some reason they are hard to find on sale. So I often buy colored tires because they're cheaper and I'm a tightwad. However, I won't use colored tires if they don't match at least something on my frame. Colored tires look kind of cool when you first put them on, but I get tired of them after a while and they tend to show dirt and grime. The big problem with colored tires is that once the rear tire wears out (and rear tires wear out much quicker than front ones), you either have to keep buying the same color tire or have a mismatched set, which looks kind of stupid.

I've got some leftover green and red Michelins, and I'm thinking about running one of each color on my bike around Christmas time. Then I'll really be cool.