This was once told to me personally by one of freestyle bmx’s biggest legends, after his switch from Hutch to Diamond back: “...it doesn’t matter what bike you ride...”-Michael Dominguez
I continue to remember this advice till this day. We can all shred it on whichever brand of steed happens to be under us. But when it comes to the colors on our rides, I do have a taste and a threshold of overbearing-ness that I cannot avoid. I particularly do not like anything red on my bikes. For instance, even though it is just a knob, I hate that forks have some sort of industry standard as red for one of them. But in this case it is not the colors, but just too much advertising in general.
And even though I hate yellow, I’m okay with yellow rims as I guess Mavic has made this an acceptable norm on dh wheels. I happen to be partial to black, as it is a mixture of all the colors - and I especially love the new boxxers with black stanchions instead of gold (btw, i’ve never been a fan of gold, despite the kashima coatings)
But when CRCs has to claim the whole image of a bike with THREE large blue insignias/ with yellow stripes alongside, i think it makes this bike look ugly.