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Is this too much?

Posted by Matt | June 2, 2009 | 6 comments so far

Pink Azonic handlebars on Inbred
I’m a bit worried. Not because I think pink on bikes is a bad thing but because even I have to admit I may have gone too far. What does everyone else think of these pink Azonic handlebars that I’ve liberated from Dave’s garage? Bear in mind it only just matches the pink seat clamp, bashring and BB that’s already on the bike!

I was round at Dave’s last week, liberally coating his refuge in latex (as you do) when I spied these bars clashing horribly with his Project Bumblebee which he’s been working on recently – as an aside, hopefully you can expect photos of what has turned out to be a surprisingly nice looking bike soon.

But back to the bars. It turns out Dave inherited them off Thomas when his Orange UFO died all those years ago. They’re very wide (700mm) so were well ahead of their time if you believe Singletrack magazine and not really suitable for his missus, so I thought I’d give them a go on my pink bike project. They’re not oversized either so I was wondering if they might be flexy but not a bit of it. Well, to be honest with the ‘supple’ front end on my Inbred/Marz Marathon set up I’d be hard pushed to notice really.

In use, not only have they been immediately commented on but I’ve quite enjoyed them so far. OK, so Ladies Legs on Christmas Pud will need a bit of sizing up beforehand and I’ve found myself to be very twitchy when there’s trees close to the trail side but on the whole they’ve been more comfortable than my old Easton EA50s and just as effective.

And they’re PINK for gawdsakes!! What’s not to like!!

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Andy C says:

    You are determined to make pink the new black, just as white was the new black last year. Go for it, the only time to take it off is when (a) you get bored with pink, or (b) the very friendly rider in the tight leather shorts and matching cap starts to show an unususal interest in your bike and your welfare

  2. tony says:

    Can you have too much pink?

    Go on Matt

  3. Andy C says:

    I bet the friendly rider in the tight leather shorts I referred to earlier would be very interested in the hot pink rims (I can’t believe I just said that)

  4. Matt says:

    Andy, that blow on the head you suffered last week… are you sure you’ve fully recovered??!

    As for pink rims Tony. They have their place but not on a bike!

  5. Dave says:

    And anyway the advert clearly states “you have to be good to ride pink rims”

  6. Matt says:

    Ha HA! Dave, you kill me!!! ;o)

    Certainly not a good rider, more an unco-ordinated spider on two wheels but these rims are out anyway… they’re the wrong pink!

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