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Bike Color(21 posts)

Bike Colorsuperdreadnought
Jan 28, 2004 12:18 PM
Which color of bike is faster?

Is it the same as with cars where red faster
I always thought that Black was the fastestGregory Taylor
Jan 28, 2004 12:35 PM
But then I've changed my mind. It's yellow. Yellow is the fastest color of all.
nope.... it's white.Dave Hickey
Jan 28, 2004 12:42 PM
studies have shown that white is by far the fasteset color. Wind and sun reflect off of white. Darker colors absorb the wind and sun and slows the bike down......

If you believe any of this, I have some swamp land to sell:-)
Seeing that white is the amalgam of all colors, you win Dave. nmRemmingtonShowdown
Jan 28, 2004 6:15 PM
Seeing that white is the amalgam of all colors I suppose Dave, you're right.
Actually, you want black and white.lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Jan 29, 2004 6:10 AM
Black in back, the black absorbs sunlight heating it up, which in turn heats up the the air around it which creates high pressure behind you. White in front reflects sunlight thereby staying cooler and which creates a relative low pressure compared to what's at you back. This pressure differential helps to propel you forward. Therefore a faster bike. These affects will be most noticeable if you are biking in a partial vacuum.
you are all wrong,it's CELESTE!randell
Jan 28, 2004 2:49 PM
if you look at all the bike companys,only Bianchi has the most wins and the most champions of any builder.
A Poem For RandallGregory Taylor
Jan 28, 2004 5:26 PM
"Celeste is best, you can chuck the rest,"
Was the opinion of our dear cycling friend Randall.
"It's a green that's mean, so fast it's obscene!
Other colors just can't hold a candle..."

Ah, but yellow seemed faster, as did blue and alabaster,
and a lovely shade of red.
But for speed that's rad, you have to pick plaid,
The color that leaves them for dead!
Nope - it's blackBulldozer
Jan 28, 2004 12:58 PM
I used to think it was yellow but my yellow mtb frame broke...going uphill...very slowly.
Nope - it's whatever color AaronToy prefers (nm)The Walrus
Jan 28, 2004 1:14 PM
Nope - REDrollo tommassi
Jan 28, 2004 1:15 PM
Ferrari = RED = Fast
Fire Engines = RED = FAST
Nope - REDnmspluti
Jan 28, 2004 1:16 PM
Unpainted bikes are the fastest.innergel
Jan 28, 2004 2:30 PM
No paint = lighter weight = faster bike :-)
No doubt...Nekkid' Ti smokes 'em all :o)...asphalt assault
Jan 29, 2004 6:36 AM
No decals for me please...too much wind drag and waaaay too heavy ;)
You know, "nekkid" should be a color...Gregory Taylor
Jan 29, 2004 8:02 AM
Screw stuff like "burnt umber" or "tangerine", I want to see "nekkid" in my next box of Crayola crayons...
Plaid equals Ludicrous Speed... (nm)Akirasho
Jan 28, 2004 3:12 PM
Be the bike.
LOL!! May the Schwartz be wit ya!MVN
Jan 28, 2004 8:00 PM
Road or off road?...TFerguson
Jan 28, 2004 6:37 PM
Blue is fastest on, red is fastest off. That's just the way it is.

Jan 28, 2004 9:35 PM
Pink is fastest off road. Gotta ride faster than the bullies!
Jan 30, 2004 2:50 PM
is that the color you got the bike in originally? i'm working with Curtlo on my bike now and am a bit bummed about the extremely small color selection on his site. what's the story on getting other colors?
Curtlo colorsSmogRider
Feb 2, 2004 10:35 PM
don't go by the ones on the site alone. I specifically asked for pink up front. He emailed me a sample photo of a pink from the powdercoater and it was the one he ended up using. At first he told me there may be an up-charge, but in the end there were no additional charges for paint.

Ask for what ya want!

PS - my frame took 5 months from the date I ordered it. That was a long, long time to wait.

Jeff T.
re: Bike Colorlexington476
Jan 28, 2004 6:56 PM
What if the bike and car match? The car and MTB are both black.