Well, I'm making this official! I've been posting this on the forums and I'm stepping out here and declaring it for the web-world to see......
Pastel Blue Is The Official Color of 29"ers
Yep! It's not green anymore. It seemed like for at least the last four years that several 29"ers were following in the footsteps of the classic Karate Monkey, which was introduced in "Campstove Green" at the 2002 Interbike show. I'm not saying every bike with 29 inch wheels was green, but a lot of them were. A disproportionate number it seemed.
Then the tide started to change last year with the Dorothy from Badger Cycles and Gary Fishers Ferrous, both in a light shade of blue which in 29"ers hadn't really been seen on a production frame. Of course, you can't leave out the Karate Monkey, which also turned blue for '07, albeit a medium shade of blue, not a pastel, light, sky blue color.
Now we're hearing about and seeing more '08 bikes that are going blue, as it were. Haro, Raleigh, and the Gary Fisher Paragon to name a few. And what's more, we're seeing more custom paint jobs done on 29"ers in a lighter blue than before too.
So, get ready for that sky blue, robin's egg blue, Carolina Blue, or whatever you want to call this pastel shade to take over as the "Official Color of 29"ers". It's coming whether you like it or not!
Ride yer bikes this weekend! No matter what color they are!
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