The goal of the esthetic design is to show the Carbon Fiber. Looking that close and in direct sunlight and using a torch seems a little OCD to me. How does it look without the torch?Ordered the 9.8XT Deep Smoke, Medium in August but just picked it up due to injury. When I was inspecting it under natural sunlight and a torch pre-ride wrapping, the top tube shows what appears to be the carbon patches and looks like they didn't use enough paint. Trek store and their HQ said "its intentional". I would understand if the whole bike was done in this fashion, but its not. Nowhere else on the bike can you see this, its a solid colour. Anyone else's look like this?
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On the other hand, I am surprised at the copper color. That strip doesn't look like CF to me.