Slik Graphics Custom Decal Kits

April 4th, 2016

By Andrew Dodd in Tech

Colour co-ordinate your steed with Slik Graphics custom decals

Slik Graphics are a custom mountain bike graphics company based in Sweden, and they make excellent value, high quality decal kits for suspension forks, shocks, frames and more.

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Colour matched fork decals look really smart and add a high end look to any bike.

Back in the early 90’s when the UK mountain bike race scene was kicking off, customising was really popular. What we lacked in variety of bikes was made up for with anodised aluminium accessories – people would go to town with matching anodised spoke nipples; bottle cages; seat collars and seemingly anything else.

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Slik Graphics did a great job with our kits – drop them a line if you have something not on their site, and they should be able to match for you.

Although this has never gone away, brands like ENVE and Santa Cruz are largely to thank for the colour-matched look that’s been getting more and more popular over the last few years.

Thankfully, with brands like Slik Graphics, you don’t need expensive carbon rims or a market leading frame to get your colour-matched kick. Slik offer decals from just £9.99 to give your bike a custom look.

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The Easton Arc Wheels have a decent rim surface – perfect for nice decals. The blue and green to match our Mondraker Dune are absolutely spot on!

Slik Graphics make really nice quality vinyl sticker kits for just about any popular set up on the market, and will produce custom kits if they don’t have what you want.

They currently have kits for Rockshox, Fox, Marzocchi and Manitou forks, Fox and Rockshox shocks, various rims and even crank arms – which help protect against knocks and scuffs.

We fitted a kit which had been colour matched to a Mondraker Dune Carbon RR frame. Up front we’re currently using a Rockshox Lyrik fork – when Slik Graphics sent us the £14.99 kit through, they hadn’t yet seen the Mondraker in the flesh, but the colour match is bang on! They shipped us the graphic kit in two ways – yellow on blue and blue on yellow. We’ve still not decided so have one leg in each!

We’ve been using a set of Easton Arc 30mm rims (as part of the Heist 30 wheelset) for quite a while now, though the stock graphics had been looking tatty so we asked for some wheel decals (£22.99) to match.

Although the original Rockshox graphics were easy to remove, the Easton graphics were a pain in the arse and took most of a day. Installing the new graphics was easy though – they fit was absolutely perfect and they position on the rims exactly like the originals.

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Is it too much? Possibly for some, but we love it. It all looks like it’s supposed to be on there – neat, tidy and stylish.


 

Are you in to colour co-ordinating on your bikes?

We’d love to see your efforts – post some pics below if you’ve done anything similar…

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