I’m a color freak. Ask anyone that I’ve built a bike for, I love things to compliment, match and fit pieces together well. Colored housing, grips, zip ties and spacers – they all matter for the end product. For women especially, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides. While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea Otter Classic I spied color, ProTaper XC colored handlebars from Answer to be exact. There aren’t enough bike components made in green, and we all know my love of pink.
Answer ProTaper XC MTB Handlebar
I was caught taking photos by one of the Answer guys, I inquired if they were making a flat bar in pink. 29ers ride very well with flat bars… The nice guy said “Yes, yes I do! How about you check out the matching gloves?”
How could I turn this nice guy down? White gloves, pink accents, and a clean subtle feel to the palm. The graphics on the handlebar and gloves are matching, the main graphics will be hidden under a grip other than the very prominent brand and model logo’s displayed in the middle of the stem.
The gloves have been used daily for riding and a couple times for wrenching, they work perfectly so far. Longer term I’ll document the fit and a full 360º of the glove as well. The handlebar will be installed this week and tested for fit, weight and awesome color flare!