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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:54 pm 
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I have a set of XTR hubs (black) and im getting a set of rims to build into a wheel that are also black.

Can you pull off silver spokes, or do they need to be black with black hubs?

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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:28 pm 
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XTR 9000 hubs? Those are not quite black, they are like polished coffee. The silver will clash. Better go with black.


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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:59 pm 
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XTR M988.

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Hoops will probably be Easton R90 SL if my LBS can get them.


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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:06 pm 
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Black/Silver/Black can look cool.

https://www.google.at/search?q=black+ri ... gB#imgrc=_

https://www.google.at/search?q=black+ri ... ver+spokes


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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:12 am 
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no definitely black, I hate how silver spokes look on black hubs and rims,they look old

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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
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this is actually pretty sweet, but im not using such nice rims.
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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:36 pm 
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My story. Black rims with some white decals and a silver machined brake track. So not really black. Hubs are gray Shimano 7900. Spokes are black. All this looks OK to be honest. Even though the hubs are not black. BUT I used silver nipples. Don't do that. Use black nipples if you use black spokes. Silver spokes and nipples will probably be fine looking but I would probably advise black spokes and nipples. Just make sure the nipples and spokes are the same color.


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 Post subject: Re: Spoke color
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I always prefer the looks of silver spokes. Black/silver/black like the pic above, just looks so classy to me. I like silver hubs too so silver/silver/black would be my second choice.


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