Match saddle color to bar tape, hoods or both?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

What do you match your saddle to?

Bar tape
35
65%
Hoods
5
9%
Bar tape & hoods
14
26%
 
Total votes: 54

natiedean24
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by natiedean24

Matching reds is difficult. If they are different hues (almost always are) the bike ends up looking cheap.

And yes, black hoods usually look better than color hoods.

bikenerd
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by bikenerd

ergott wrote:Hoods should only be black.


This is always correct.

Bar tape should be white, unless your entire bike and parts are black, in which case it should be black to complete the stealth look.

As far as the saddle goes, I generally try to match mine to my eyes.

kulivontot
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by kulivontot


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