Featured Bike: Carlos Perea’s Seven Cycles Evergreen S Titanium Gravel Bike

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.”

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.”

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.

seven cycles evergreen s review

The distinctive Seven Cycles head tube badge.

seven cycles evergreen s review

Above, SRAM Force 11-speed mechanical shifters / hydraulic brake levers.

seven cycles evergreen s review

Seven’s aluminium stem steam features 7075-T6 construction with a four-bolt faceplate and reverse bolt design.

seven cycles evergreen s review

SRAM Rival 10-speed crankset with road-oriented 50/34 chainrings and a well-used pair of Shimano XTR pedals.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

SRAM Rival front derailleur paired with a SRAM chain keeper.

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.

seven cycles evergreen s review

Carlos’ Seven Cycles Evergreen S doesn’t sit around the place looking pretty.

seven cycles evergreen s review

Enve’s carbon disc fork is well up to the task of the rigors of gravel road riding and racing.

seven cycles evergreen s review

The plate in this photo, sandwiched between the Chris King headset and Enve CX fork is Seven’s light mounting bracket.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

Brake and derailleur cables are routed externally for ease of maintenance.

seven cycles evergreen s review

Note the port on the Evergreen’s downtube for wired / internalized electronic shifting.

seven cycles evergreen s review

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 cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

Zipp 303 carbon wheels fitted with Vittoria’s Terreno Dry compound tyres, 700c x 40mm.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

Above, Zipp’s Service Course seatpost with setback, topped with a Bontrager inForm RL saddle.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

King Cage titanium bottle cages are an appropriate choice for a Seven Cycles Evergreen S.

seven cycles evergreen s review

seven cycles evergreen s review

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.

seven cycles evergreen s review

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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12 comments on “Featured Bike: Carlos Perea’s Seven Cycles Evergreen S Titanium Gravel Bike

  1. What is that bracket and extra cap head screw with all the washers under it on the top mounting bolt of the front brake caliper? Some sort of adjuster?

    Nice bike, my only suggestion is to swap out the 50 chainring for a 42 to make the front shift jump half the size and hence more usable.

    1. Hi Tom,

      I was hoping we’d hear from Ride Studio Cafe, the shop behind this bike. However, I suspect the washers, etc are a guide / clamping point for an electrical wire for a hub generator. I say this because the bracket beneath the headset is intended for mounting a light.

      50 / 34 chainrings are a standard compact road setup – 16 tooth difference between the rings is no worries. Gearing is a personal choice, but I agree with you, although I’d choose a 46T big chainring… 50T is far too big for me on gravel.

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