This is one of my top 5 favorite mountain bikes of all time. I built this one up with a mix of classic and modern parts which for me work perfect with this bike. In fact it works so great for me I am afraid to change anything. When it comes to singletrack and fast twisty rides this is my go to bike. The color as far as I can tell is original but I have never seen another like it, I have a feeling it was a factory custom paint job. The size on this one is 15″ which is good for someone up to 5’10″, which is my height exactly.