Thomson white painted and red and blue anodized stems and seatposts

Thomson’s Eric Lassiter, one of their engineers, took a few of the bike parts over to their aerospace partner and got a few bits and pieces done up in white. The paint is the same as what’s used on Gulfstream jets, so it should hold up pretty well.

The anodized red and blue are another experiment to gauge consumer response. Like it? Leave a comment. Oh, and that titanium handlebar is inching ever closer to production. They had a test model that had done 300,000 cycles on their fatigue tester and it still looked rock solid. That’s about double the CEN standard.

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Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
10 years ago

Powder coated white? We like. Thompson should make it happen.

iamtinny
iamtinny
10 years ago

those white parts look nice. Thompson better get on it quick, white has been around for ~3 years in the cycling accessories arena. They should be thinking about what is next. I think that flat stealth black is what’s going to be hot next year…

qwerty
qwerty
10 years ago

YES

Slonie
10 years ago

DO EET! DO EET!

tiles
tiles
10 years ago

“They had a teat model” wow!

seriously, the white is BOSS. please make this, Thomson

michael
michael
10 years ago

Yes, I want blue!

Rizza
Rizza
10 years ago

YES PLEASE!!!

GMB
GMB
10 years ago

would be curious to how the paint looks on a seatpost that has been adjusted. the anodized posts still look great after being moved from bike to bike over the year.

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

@GMB: I definitely have my reservations about paint on a seatpost too. The finish on Thomson posts is one of the things I love about them. I think they are a bit late to the “white” bandwagon. As a side note: I am just happy they are still making silver components. Not enough people do raw or polished stuff, it always looks classy. I was so happy to hear Ritchey starting doing this to a few components 🙂

john
john
10 years ago

YES PLEASE!!!!!

Matt
10 years ago

For road use, I’d love to have a white option from Thomson. White will always be desirable to many, its now classic, like silver and black.

I’d encourage green ano as well, and judging by its popularity on all sorts of bikes, it seems like at least as good a bet as blue. Red is always a must.

jon
jon
10 years ago

don’t drink the white kool-aid

Jason
Jason
10 years ago

Thompson DO IT I will buy.

DiRt DeViL
DiRt DeViL
10 years ago

About time, need white and blue parts.

Robreck
Robreck
10 years ago

Oh hell yes!

RoDe
RoDe
10 years ago

Purple PLEASE

chirosangaku
chirosangaku
10 years ago

WHITE & GOLD are the way to go!

SENN
SENN
10 years ago

GOTTA HAVE THE WHITE!!!! NOW!!!!!!!

kyle Rozek
kyle Rozek
10 years ago

I’d order a red stem and seatpost right now if available!

schmese
schmese
10 years ago

The white is awesome!

BK
BK
10 years ago

YES

Dicky
10 years ago

If they go white, I don’t think I can afford the consequences.

tbeast
tbeast
10 years ago

forget about all this colour faffing…..make a crank set.

GrandPooBaa
GrandPooBaa
10 years ago

Oh Yes, White and Red and come on out with that Ti Bar too, I will snatch it all up!

Kevin
Kevin
10 years ago

DON’T DO IT! We like the simple engineering nature of your company. Keep it simple and clean, forget colors! Maybe a limited run but definitely not permanent addition. Wait…. if you made a titanium/polished gun metal look like the Deda Zero 100 then we’re talking!

yesplease
yesplease
10 years ago

Yes white and yes red.

Kovas
Kovas
10 years ago

Ditto DON’T DO IT.
You know what they say, paint is weight. That’s an 16th of a gram I can do without…. …I think.

gr
gr
10 years ago

I would love to see headset spacers from thomson that match their awesome post and stem machining.

I’ve emailed them about this before…maybe others can encourage them to do so?

paul
paul
10 years ago

totally do the white and maybe the red, don’t really care about the blue
but that white is sick

uglyyeti
uglyyeti
10 years ago

Red, YES

3DV, double YES

jason
jason
10 years ago

Would be the perfect complement to my Air Nine Carbon

Craig
Craig
10 years ago

yes!

Stu
Stu
10 years ago

WHITE IS TIGHT

TDub
TDub
10 years ago

Blue! Blue! Blue! Blue!

KT
KT
10 years ago

Purple please

KT
KT
10 years ago

I’ll make it easy, masterpiece 27.2 setback and an X2 110mm in purple. I can pick up at interbike

alvin
alvin
10 years ago

go WHITE! with anodised blue ti bolts?! SCHWEETNESS!!!

nate
nate
10 years ago

DO IT!!!

Guy Soper
Guy Soper
10 years ago

Everybody knows that red parts make a bike go faster.

Bod
Bod
10 years ago

That’ll be Akzo Nobel Aeroflex paint, I doubt they’ll use it if they go in to production. It”ll be a 3 layer system of a chromate wash primer then an epoxy primer and finally the high gloss topcoat, it’d cost a fortune to use that system for production parts because of the cost of the paint and all the application steps. The layer thickness would be pretty thick and the service life is 5-10 years on aircraft (the epoxy hardens over time, becomes brittle and flakes off) so not ideal.
Sure if they went in to production they’d powdercoat them, much more durable and far cheaper.
The red and blue look nice but I like the classic silver and black.

Cory
Cory
10 years ago

Yet another for PLEASE DON’T DO IT!

Thomson is quality and class. Not flash. Colors should only ever be a limited production option (which is always cool for those who are able to get a hold of them, and still manages to not cheapen the brand.)

To be honest I would prefer only the Silver. Thomson ano Black is so far superior to everyone else in the industry that it became the standard, and now Silver bits are even sometimes hard to get. And it is so nice and shiny, it doesn’t match everyone else’s black.

Chris
10 years ago

They can’t go into production fast enough

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

@Cory: amen to that.

Adam
10 years ago

Yes. But only in white. Black, white, and silver.

Ranier
Ranier
10 years ago

I’ll have a set in white please!

Marcus
Marcus
10 years ago

Yes please. You had me at “Wh…”

Kevin
Kevin
10 years ago

Ano colors, other than plain blk or silver are lame. If I have a choice I go without or remove it to the natural metal color. Leave the white and stupid ano colors to so called american companies manufacturing in taiwan/china. Thomson PLEASE DO NOT do this. Looks like I am not the only one saying NOOOOO!

Defiance Bicycles
10 years ago

PLEASE, bring back 26.0 stems! 31.8 is fine, but looks terrible with a classic skinny tube steel frame. Bars that are bigger than the frame? UGHH! More color options are cool, but more size options are too.

Georgia Bob
10 years ago

I know the company that did this for LHT. They can do any color you want, like purple. They do Aerospace parts for a living and bicycle parts would be simple. They are NADCAP certified, look it up if you doubt me.

The best part is for that company to do the “bicycle” parts, LHT “the bicycle part people” would get an “aerospace” certification coming from that Aerospace company . How often can my bike meet NASA certifications? I love it. Please LHT do all colors asked, great product, color enhanced.

Biking Bob

Chris
10 years ago

hell yeah