About Seven Cycles
“Seven Cycles was incorporated in January 1997 and shipped its first bicycle frame in early April of the same year. The company was initially based in Topsfield, Massachusetts, then moved to its current location in Watertown, Massachusetts in February of 1998. Founder and president Rob Vandermark and the Seven team have been working with titanium since its introduction into the cycling industry, pioneering many of the design and manufacturing techniques used throughout the industry today.”
The Seven Evergreen S
“The Evergreen S is our straight-gauge titanium, go-anywhere bike. It is rugged and dependable. Built with disc brakes for maximum stopping power on dirt and gravel, it is also weather-proof for long distance travel in rain, snow or sleet.”
This example of the Seven Cycles Evergreen S belongs to Carlos Perea of Medford, Massachusetts. Carlos rode this machine at the Small Fry version of the 2017 Rebecca’s Private Idaho. Offering customers the choice of a bike with your name emblazoned into the top tube is pretty neat.
The distinctive Seven Cycles head tube badge.
Above, SRAM Force 11-speed mechanical shifters / hydraulic brake levers.
Seven’s aluminium stem steam features 7075-T6 construction with a four-bolt faceplate and reverse bolt design.
SRAM Rival 10-speed crankset with road-oriented 50/34 chainrings and a well-used pair of Shimano XTR pedals.
SRAM Rival front derailleur paired with a SRAM chain keeper.
SRAM Rival 11-speed rear derailleur. Note the intricacies of Seven’s replaceable derailleur hanger – and the Evergreen’s support for wired / internalized Di2 electronic shifting.
Carlos’ Seven Cycles Evergreen S doesn’t sit around the place looking pretty.
Enve’s carbon disc fork is well up to the task of the rigors of gravel road riding and racing.
The plate in this photo, sandwiched between the Chris King headset and Enve CX fork is Seven’s light mounting bracket.
Brake and derailleur cables are routed externally for ease of maintenance.
Note the port on the Evergreen’s downtube for wired / internalized electronic shifting.
SRAM Force hydraulic brake caliper, post-mounted to Enve’s CX carbon fork. Note the 3rd party – brand unknown – brake pads with their massive heat sink.
Seven’s post-mount brake bracket is almost as intricate as the derailleur hanger. DT Swiss’ excellent thru-bolts keep the wheels securely locked into place.
Zipp 303 carbon wheels fitted with Vittoria’s Terreno Dry compound tyres, 700c x 40mm.
Above, Zipp’s Service Course seatpost with setback, topped with a Bontrager inForm RL saddle.
King Cage titanium bottle cages are an appropriate choice for a Seven Cycles Evergreen S.
Ride Studio Cafe out of Lexington, Massachusetts was the shop behind this build. The shop also hosts a huge amount of rides, all of which were posted to the Gravel Cyclist calendar page during 2017, including a featured event or two.
Carlos Perea’s Seven Cycles Evergreen S Titanium Gravel Bike:
- Frame: Seven Cycles Evergreen S.
- Fork: Enve cyclocross / gravel carbon disc brake fork, 12mm thru-axle.
- Headset: Chris King.
- Stem: Seven Cycles aluminium.
- Handlebar: Zipp Service Course SL 70 Ergo.
- Bar Tape: Unknown.
- Brakes: SRAM Force hydraulic, post-mount.
- Brake Rotors: Avid 6-bolt 160mm front and rear.
- Brake / Shift Levers: SRAM Force hydraulic/mechanical 11-speed.
- Front Derailleur: SRAM Force.
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 11-speed.
- Cassette: SRAM Force PG1170 11-speed 11-32.
- Chain: SRAM.
- Crankset: SRAM Rival 10-speed with 50/34 chainrings.
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM.
- Pedals: Shimano XTR.
- Wheelset: Zipp 303 carbon.
- Tires: Vittoria Terreno Dry 700c x 40mm.
- Saddle: Bontrager inForm RL.
- Seatpost: Zipp Service Course with setback.
- Seat Collar: Seven Cycles.
- Bottle Cages: King Titanium.
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