The black and gold monument to black and gold is nearly complete! I'm going to get new tubeless ready SUNringlé Black Flag wheels for it (in gold, I do think), and I need to either get some grips or wrap some bartape, but other than that, it's about done. Oh, and I'm going to put some white vinyl decals on the frame. Not a bad rattle can job, right?
This is what it looked like in-process:
There's one very special component on the bike; a Fizik Vesta women's specific saddle. It's the exact saddle I wanted, with the perfect color scheme for this bike.
However, we'll see if it preforms in the way it claims. I emailed Fizik's brand specialist to voice my concern:
We talked at Frostbike- I wanted to know how to get my hands on a Vesta saddle. Well, I've been checking QBP, and much to my delight they got them in stock. I ordered one and am now the proud owner of a beautiful black Vesta.
However, I'm emailing because I take issue with the slogan "Comfort relief for your most precious parts." Now, I understand you're not saying 'vital parts', such as your vital organs, circulatory system and bone structure. I understand that's not the focus here. On the other hand there are a number of fairly unnecessary things that aren't really vital but are what I would label 'precious'. Such as fingers, legs, my nose, etc. What I'm getting at is that I would consider my most 'precious' part not to be my labia or any of these other things, but my eyes. Without these, I wouldn't be able to mountain bike (or at least, not as easily) and I would have to find a new job. Even losing just one would suck pretty hard.
Then again, since it is such a good looking saddle that will look most excellent on my gloss and matte black mountain bike, I guess it's not too big of a stretch to say that it is "Comfort relief for my eyes". I'm gonna give this one to you, but I've gotta be honest and tell you I'm not totally convinced you have my most precious parts in mind.
Tomorrow, his response. Stay tuned!