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  1. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Dropped by MEC today to grab some ski wax. Passed by the bikes and noticed the flashy Intenses. Saw a sticker near the B.B. on the down tube of a tracer or something: Neon Colors May Fade. Intense.

    Wtf. That is all.
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Was looking at moto helmets recently and several had large warnings that neon color fading is not covered under warranty (none of the helmets were neon)

    From this I figure

    1: Neon Colors Fade
    2: There was some big lawsuit over fading neon colors and companies now feel compelled to warn people
    3: Neon? WTF is it the '80s again?

    Or

    Neon colors are known to fade in the state of California
     
  3. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    wtf bitches. of course them intense colors are gonna fade. because they’re all made in CHINER now. if they would shore production again, them colors wouldn’t run, them colors wouldn’t fade, and they sure as hell wouldn’t bleed.
     
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  4. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Neon color cockrings are so hot right now.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Neon colors fade because instead of just reflecting light they absorb light of higher frequency and re-emit it at a fixed lower frequency (entropy mother fuckers) in addition to reflecting light. Absorption of high frequency light invites degradation. Pretty basic shit. If the general population wasn't so dense we wouldn't need such warnings.
     
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  6. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Isn't there some magnetic, carbon tape to offset that ?

    Gotta think of the Euros and their day glow.
     
  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Not a problem when you have to get a new bike and kit every year.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    translation: intense cycles is an image company that happens to sell bikes
     
  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Bikez named after gunz give you a billionty freedom points.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I have a feeling that most intense frames will crack long before the colors fade. Unless, of course, the paint only lasts four or five rides on an intense.
     
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    Make Intense great again!!

    Whether if it was ever great is debatable though. Observed a couple of specimens built to maximize traction on left-side 5% trail outslope over the last few years in a town with mountain biking population of <100.
     
  14. iRider

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    Make_Intense_great.jpg
     
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  15. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    all of this is making me miss my uzzi just a little bit . . . :( so many good times on that thing. and look - no colors to fade! Image-1.jpg
     
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  16. Westy

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    Did you make pew pew pew sounds when you ride it?
     
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  17. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    HELLZ YEAH I DID
     
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    Wait, wasn't that fluo yellow when new? :D
     
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  20. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    They should cut out a step in the process and make all their frames Magnaflux green.
     
  21. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    how does neon get misaligned?
     
  23. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    NO! Neon colors are made up of small crabon molecules. By not coating your helmet with spf40 or better, the crabon looses its integrity. Lube up your plastic bike and neon helmet before you ride!
     
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