Upon closer examination of the "purple" cassette, it has blue teeth and fades into a purple color which I think looks amazing. What I do not like is the core of the cassette is gold. It is also gold from the inside out. Any sign of gold on this build will throw off my entire black and purple theme. Recon's black cassettes also have a gold inner core which will not work. I think for now I will keep the silver cassette and black chain. If I go with a black cassette (wish I had stocked up on Ceradure cassettes when I had the chance) I would need to use a silver chain.
@Mr.Gib - the purple housing may be too much now that I have used purple SRAM decals and an F decal on the Tririg. However, I searched the internet for months to find this purple housing from an obscure overseas distributor. So, I must use them and I must be the first person ever to post purple aluminum segmented cable housing. Not as cool as Prendrefeu's custom anodized iLink housing in pink as seen on the famous "Stoked" bike. If I need to I will remove the SRAM and F logos and reclear coat them so that the purple housing will look better. I went with more of a plum/lavender purple for the lever and brake decals to try something a little different. If you compare the decals Kevosinn painted for me on the frame, top tube, head tube, saddle, and barstem it is a much darker purple with sparkles in it.
My wife is a tiny 105 lbs. Yes these 85mm wheels will road sail her into hazards if the wind picks up. I know she will hate these wheels. I personally don't like them as well because they are heavy as hell and do not meet weight weenie standards......but they look cool = my wife is a FRED
55 tooth chainring and oversized pulleys. You guys get me yet ?:D