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Velocite X Headset Press: Selene Graphics

Very excited about this project and to show everyone. Sometime ago I reviewed the Velocite Selene and I criticised the frame graphics for being outdated which really detracted on how good this bike really is. Velocite took Headset Press to task over that comment! So a year later and we present the Headset Press version of the Selene graphics, which Velocite have dubbed the ‘Dark Selene’. Headset Press and Velocite are very happy with the outcome.

This project took many forms/designs until we reached this point. It’s worth pointing out that this isn’t a custom paint job and the approach to it is very different. This is a production bike, available to anyone, off the peg. You can go to Velocite and order this bike now. So, to produce a bike that had mass appeal, but not put off Velocite’s valued customers meant a balance point, whereas a custom paint job is for an individual and not to everyone’s taste. This bike and it’s graphics had to fit that value – of being neutral, but compelling.  Personally this balance point wasn’t a compromise [for me] and Velocite were more than willing to listen – the end result should speak for that. As for the bike and how it rides read the review here.

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  • http://www.the5thfloor.co.uk David Hall

    Very very nice work guys, I highly rate this bike and made my shortlist before I settled on a CAAD10. If I had see this version things may have been different.

    • Steve

      Thanks David, really appreciate you saying that. I would of probably chosen the same route as you, but I knew this was coming! The Selene is a great bike, just not proven enough by consumers, I’ve ridden CAAD’s from about 6-10! Big fan of those bikes and this is where I rate the Selene – CAAD10 and above.

  • Paul Eddy

    I, too was put off a bit by the colors and paint. I own a Magnus. Your paint is classic, yet fresh. Nice. I’d look into buying one of these, now. I own a couple of Stevens bikes, too. Could you get on their case about paint, too?

    • Steve

      Thanks Paul. I hope it becomes a classic! Magnus is a mean machine, good choice.

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