Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Think Pink

Posted by Matt | December 13, 2007 | 5 comments so far

A few days back I was rustling through my Newsgator feeds and came across a posting from Lisa at the Sussex Muddy@rse website about her new pink Hope disc brakes and how pleased she was with the look.

It got me thinking. If you were so inclined to pimp your bike with pink components how far could you take it while still keeping in the realms of tasteful. First I reckon you’d need a nice white frame to start, teamed with some white Fox forks.

Then you’d have to think about wheels and of course there’s the pink Chris King hubs, which are an obvious choice. There’s the added benefit that some of the proceeds also go toward fighting breast cancer. I’d team these with silver disc only wheel rims and spokes to show them at their best.

Pink Chris King hubs

After that it seems that some nice pink pedals would be a great touch. Straightline offer a very attractive looking flat pedal which looks as though they’d do the job nicely.

Pink Straightline flat pedals

Straightline can also sell you some funky looking brake levers to match which have the bonus of claiming to improve the braking experience. The detailing on these levers looks to be very high quality too.

Pink Straightline levers

Of course, you could go the whole hog and spec the pink Hope braking system that Lisa has done but be aware the Straightline levers are not compatible. Well, life’s a choice right?

Pink Hope calipers

Here’s the matching brake levers…

Pink Hope brake levers

And the piece de resistance: Floating rotors with a pink spider and flower pattern drilling. Sweet!

Pink Hope rotors

So there you have it. But for the full effect and to support a very good cause the ensemble wouldn’t be complete without a pink Fat Cyclist jersey from Twin Six.

For those who haven’t been following Fatty’s popular blog, his wife Susan is currently battling breast cancer and proceeds go to help pay her medical expenses. So not only can you show your support and raise breast cancer awareness you can make a real contribution to a fellow mountain biker’s life.

Pink Fat Cyclist jersey from twin Six

I would just like to add my own personal note of support to Susan and offer her, Fatty and their family my best wishes.

Think pink. Think pimp. And think of others who need our help.


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 then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

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. Muddymoles says:

    2009 Fat Cyclist jerseys

    Launch of the 2009 Fat Cyclist jersey from Twin Six.

  2. Muddymoles says:

    SRAM X0 goes super-pimp with anodised colours

    SRAM release details of their special edition coloured X0 groupset, including anodised X0 rear mech, cassette, trigger shifters and Truvativ Noir crankset in a range of colours.

  3. Muddymoles says:

    My pink singlespeed bike

    All about a classic white On-one Inbred and some pink parts including a pink Slasa flip off clamp, a pink Straitline bash ring and a pink Superstar bottom bracket

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