- How (colour) co-ordinated are you?
Recent searching for a new jersey got me thinking – how co-ordinated, or otherwise, are the general STW population when on the bike?
Are we talking matching gloves to helmet? All black? Neon green shorts with orange top, baby blue helmet and pink gloves? Anything as long as its branded the same as your bike? Whats the consensus on how much is too much?
(and yes, I know it doesn’t matter and everyone is free to wear sunscreen etc…)Posted 4 months ago
Both my current main bikes are mainly black. BMC is black/white with red ano components. Cannondale is balck with blue.
My cycle specific clothes are black apart from the odd hizviz jacket and gillet.
Sadly I do tend subconciously to colour match. One recent lunchtime in the local the barmaid pointed out that my t-shirt detailing, socks and backpack all matched the blue highlights on the bike. And my eyes obvs…
Maybe move this to the pathetic middle aged man thread..Posted 4 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
I think the only bits of non-black kit that happen to be the same colour are my Giro helmet and PX waterproof jacket (bright yellow), my thin full finger Dafeet gloves are fluro orange and my Funkier shorts that I wear over black padded bib tights during the autumn/winter are neon blue…
Basically, I try to dazzle drivers even when I don’t have my bike lights on, saying SMIDSY has me laughing at them rather than them laughing at my fashion sesnse. 😉Posted 4 months agonickjbMember
Incredibly low down my list. Whatever is on sale or at the bike jumble. That goes for bikes and clothes. My full suss has all sorts of coloured anodising on the bits and bobs, one red, one black wheel rim. Clothes wise, a helmet in neon yellow because it was half the price of the nice colours and couple of medium gaudiness pyjama topsPosted 4 months agov7fmpMember
I don’t match my kit to my bike. But I like my frame to be the only bit of colour, with everything else black. Anodised bling isn’t for me.
Riding gear, I generally only ride in Fox gear, as I like it, it fits well and on the whole, works well (some of the longevity is a bit suspect). I generally go with black or dark grey shorts. Then ride in whatever t-shirt I like. My Giro helmet is maroon, which by chance matches my lightweight and wet weather fox jacket.
I much prefer subdued and subtle colours, rather than bright jazzy colourways.Posted 4 months agowillardMember
On a bike? Errrr, no idea really. I pretty much always wear my black Endura Humvee shorts, so anything else is going to clash with that. If it’s a serious race, then a normal cycling top, if it’s hooning around, maybe something a bit more vivid.
Round town and commuting it’s as visible as I can find. Taxis are practically blind these daysPosted 4 months agoDezBSubscriber
Never thought about it, just buy stuff because I like it and it’s cheap. I have black shorts, grey shorts, blue shorts, a red/white/blue top, a brown top and a couple of purple tops. Various blues, reds and lime green tops for commuting. Just bought this cheap on ebay, but not worn it yet.Posted 4 months ago
Matches nothing 🙂
I don’t like being to colour matched at all. It’s like you state trying too hard.
Most of my stuff is black anyway, with the odd bit of colour here and there. Blue helmet bike though to be a little more visible and less bland.
Bike parts however absolutely must match!Posted 3 months agoDezBSubscriber
Never been a fan of the ninja look
I nearly pulled out in front of a (very fast) roadie the other day. All in black, right on the kerb edge of a bike lane. I did see him, but had to ride up a kerb to avoid (yes, I was on bike too)… very colour co-ordinated (if black is a colour) and dead sexy, but yeah, why? I know everyone should look properly, but reality is… oh well.Posted 3 months agoDaffySubscriber
For the bikes themselves – Very.
For me on the bike, not so much.
Bibs, helmets, shoes, gloves are all black, but I have a range of jerseys from black>neon pink.
I do consider whether the jersey would clash with the bike, but it wouldn’t make me change it or influence my decision on purchasing.
What I do hate is branding. I buy kit that has little to no branding on it at all. It may clash with the bike, but it’s still classy.Posted 3 months agocolournoiseSubscriber
Bikes always have some sort of theme going on (usually orange with black or black with single colour accents), but riding kit is pretty much all black with maybe the odd colour highlight. Much like the rest of my wardrobe.
Long gone are my art student days of hot pink lycra as casual wear… Thankfully we were too busy being ‘arty’ to take photos of each other back then.Posted 3 months ago
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