View Full Version : Help me pick a saddle and bar tape

03-15-2016, 08:06 AM
Thanks to a great deal from jonjones13, I'm the proud owner of my first Speedvagen. This one with a fresh coat of matte army paint no less. It will be my A bike for the upcoming CX season and built with a DA9000 mech. group. I'm debating on which saddle color and bar tape to use though. I've got two Antares hanging on the wall to pick from. One black and pink, and the other all white. I've also got the Fizik pink w/logo and the all white bar tape to match either saddle. So, I thought I'd leave the decision to the interwebs. Post your opinion and I'll tally the votes once I've got the remaining components and start the build.

I know that this isn't the best pic but I really wasn't interested in grabbing the SLR for two quick shots.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1631/25508457790_cb47cf484f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ES6vNo)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1670/25178639084_fc79169272_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EmX7bY)

03-15-2016, 08:12 AM

03-15-2016, 08:13 AM
google...what colors compliment olive green...it isn't pink but purple might satisfy your lust.

03-15-2016, 08:13 AM
Buy black.

03-15-2016, 08:14 AM
road bike = white
cx bike = pink

cuz mud

03-15-2016, 08:31 AM
For cx gotta be pink but anything you put on that frame will look beautifuLL. :)

Dead Man
03-15-2016, 08:48 AM
Buy black.


03-15-2016, 08:55 AM
Buy black.


I've seen a few matte army builds with black saddles and tape. Just seems plain to me.

03-15-2016, 09:41 AM
But may lose it in the woods after ya stop to pee.

03-15-2016, 09:42 AM

Certified bada$$

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03-15-2016, 09:47 AM
you know I have something you may be interested in ;~)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Handgod/1F8052F2-1007-47DF-B337-4B25A157424C_zpsicoypyhq.jpg

FWIW, I'd go black.

03-15-2016, 09:49 AM
Neither the pink or white really works. You bought a very understated frame, try living with it for a while before trying to spice it up.

If you want the saddle and bar tape to match, I think orange would pair well with the fatigue green. Brown leather also works well, but you're going to have a hard time finding a matching saddle.

Or how about some camo bar tape (http://r.ebay.com/NFtzbh) and a black saddle?

03-15-2016, 10:08 AM
black saddle, black tape. always for me

03-15-2016, 10:14 AM
Your poll needs a choice for "None of the above."

03-15-2016, 10:15 AM
That pink will be much faster than the white.

03-15-2016, 10:29 AM
you know I have something you may be interested in ;~).

Is that suede?