One of the hardest things about bicycle design is not coming up with the design. It's coming up with colors for the frames. Once upon a time, I, along with co-workers, would have to come up with colors for about 75 different models with 2 or 3 different color options. Not easy. Working with a small group, it wasn't too difficult. It can almost be more difficult trying to figure it all out solo.
I generally don't want to design by committee because my frames are a reflection of me. Same goes for color choices. However, as the demand increases, it is important to gauge your customer's interest in your products and throwing out a few color choices is a great way to keep interested parties, well, interested.
So, because of feedback and because these are also the two colors I was drawn to, the new colors for the cross frames coming from Taiwan this fall will be the Dazzling Blue (left) and Maroon (right).
(What's playing: R.E.M. What's The Frequency, Kenneth)