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I guess this is the first pic. Sorry for the small pic but this is all I got from SC. The first production run of Black Chrome finished this week.
 

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I guess this is the first pic. Sorry for the small pic but this is all I got from SC. The first production run of Black Chrome finished this week.
I asked them to compare it to Black powdercoat an haven't recieved a response back yet. This frame with a polished rear triangle and some shiny silver Race Face deus xc cranks will be my next bike.
 

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I asked them to compare it to Black powdercoat an haven't recieved a response back yet. This frame with a polished rear triangle and some shiny silver Race Face deus xc cranks will be my next bike.
Yeah, I fail to see the difference between it and black pc from that picture too.

So, is that liquid blue in the back on the left? looks nice.
 

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does that have laquered decals, or do my eyes decieve me?

any clue on if SC is getting better paint these days, the prices are so high ano isnt becoming less of an option.

go on SC do an Ellsworth and knock 30% of your UK frame prices. its got a lot of people mighty tempted to jump ship around here..................
 

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Saw a black chrome Nomad today

I saw a black chrome Nomad at a shop just today. At first, I didn't think that there was any difference between the black chrome and the powdercoat. When I took it off the rack and under some light though, you could tell. The best way to describe it is like a pearl black, if that makes any sense. Under flourescent lights it almost looked like a forest green.

I think when you'd really notice it is outside on a sunny day. Subtle, but cool.

J
 

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Are they doing laser etched graphics now, because I love my sheety stickers :)
I asked SC this same question and they told me all powdercoat and polished frames have stickers.
 

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my version

Boogie Man said:
Yeah, I fail to see the difference between it and black pc from that picture too.

So, is that liquid blue in the back on the left? looks nice.
Yeah, thats what it looks like to me......with the trans blue above it! which still looks good to me!


> #2) everybody in the friggin' world would like to see a real picture of the
> new BLACK CHROME P/C finish, not a cartoon version. Could you send a couple of
> shots over to MTBR for they would be very happy to post the pictures on the
> MANY FORUM STREAMS devoted just to see if anyone has ever actually seen this
> color in reality.

- We just did the first production batch of Black Chrome.
It's a really hard color to photograph and get a good representation
(definitely one of those colors that you need to see in person) but we are
working on a section of high resolution color samples for the website.
Should be up after the new year. For now, I'll try and snap a decent pic and
send it out today.

> Also it wouldn't hurt if your marketing guy would
> actually go through all of the SANTACRUZ forums and see what devoted and loyal
> SC riders actually think of the operating systems and dare i say shipping
> timelines (eeek!!), SORRY.

- We do check the messageboards periodically and take note of feedback both
positive and negative. If there is constructive criticism, we take that as
well and incorporate it into our sales and marketing discussions.

> FRUSTRATION AND ANTICIPATION ARE NOT THE BEST MARKETING TOOLS!?!
> HAVING THE BEST BIKES KINDA MAKES UP FOR THAT, BUT TO HEAR DEALERS SAY WHAT I
> HEAR IS NOT REALLY GOOD MARKETING. YOUR WORLD COULD BE ALOT ROSIER!! AND YOU
> GUYS DON'T EVEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH "MODEL YEARS"!!

- Availability issues and waiting lists are not something we are proud of
but this is mostly due to selling product faster than we can make it. It's
been an issue while we have been going through our extended period of
company growth and something we discuss and work on daily.

I can't comment on what a anonymous dealer says to customers but we have an
open line of communication if anyone has any specific questions and or
issues with orders or service.

> ALSO..............CONGRATULATIONS FOR SIGNING UP PEATY!!! HE WILL KICK ARSE!!

Thanks! We are pretty psyched as you might guess. Should be an awesome race
season in 2006.

Thanks for the feedback and let me know if you have any other questions.

Scott Turner
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz, California
[email protected]
www.santacruzbicycles.com



That poor picture of the black chrome looks like a transparent black along the lines of the red and blue and gold colors to me. An outside in the sun and a cloudy day picture would sure be nice for comparison.

Also attached above is a e-mail and response from scott turner from SC.
 
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