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Any Seven riders out there(8 posts)

Any Seven riders out thereLone Gunman
Jul 18, 2001 4:52 PM
Any Seven Ti riders out there? I am thinking of creating a fund over the next year or so for what I feel will be the ultimate bike for me and will look at Seven and Serotta in Ti. What might be some of the highlights for the frame as compared (if possible) to 853 steel? Also to answer any questions about where Rolf wheels are going, http://www.freewheel.com/rolf/. Thanks for comments.
re: Any Seven riders out thereLone Gunman
Jul 18, 2001 5:10 PM
Looked at the website and the nearest dealer is 2+ hours away, I suspect that the frame is in the $2500 range. Is this high or low? Price points with fork would be handy great.
re: Any Seven riders out theredavettt
Jul 18, 2001 5:20 PM
www.sevencycles.com has lots of info on their frames and dealers..their phone number is 617-923-7774 they will give you the prices of frames and forks..dealers should discount the frame and components by 10 percent if you buy the whole thing from them.
$2500 for a frame...ColnagoFE
Jul 19, 2001 7:21 AM
is about as high as you get. Other frames in this price range are Merlin XL, Some of the high end LS frames...seriously does ANYONE need a $2500 frame? It's a vanity thing. Most TDF racers don't use $2500 frames. For the $ you get flawless welds and top grade TI. Is it worth it? That's for you to decide. Personally I think these bikes are akin to buying a Ferrarri when a Corvette can perform just as well. I've owned a Merlin XL and it was a great bike, but my steel Colnago suits my riding style better.
re: Any Seven riders out there-YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DB
Jul 19, 2001 10:09 AM
I HAVE A 9 YEAR OLD MERLIN ROAD THAT I LOVE, AND A BRAND NEW SEVEN SOLA MTB. IT IS WORTH EVERY CENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DB
YepCSIGuy
Jul 19, 2001 12:29 PM
The Axiom is a great frame. It climbs beautifuly with no chainring rub, carves incredible lines through corners and bends and accelerates like a Mutha. I'm sure that Lots of bikes with the right geometry and BB stiffness can do these things too, but combined with the suppleness of Titanium....whew! Great ride. Bumps in the road feel less like Bu..bump and more like woosh...woosh. Almost as if the bike has suspension.
From a looks standpoint they seem to hit the perfect medium between high polish and matte. Beautiful to look at and wonderful to ride.
re: Any Seven riders out theretirider
Jul 19, 2001 1:46 PM
I puchased a Seven Axiom this spring, having sold a Serotta Concours which was a bit too long in the top tube. I absolutely love the Axiom. I built it up with a preference for climbing... short wheelbase and stiff, shorter chainstays but with compliant seatstays for comfort. The tubeset has a more lively ride than the Concours but I venture a Serotta Legend could replicate it if built up similarly. Either one would no doubt be a wash. I had only great experiences with the local Seven dealer and the Seven folks themselves.
re: Any Seven riders out theresamcat
Jul 19, 2001 2:11 PM
Ditto that...I've had my Axiom about three weeks now...about 450 miles so far. Great fit and ride and flawless welds and finish. I love the bike...rides soooo much better than my CAAD 4. I asked them to engineer a dream ride for me and they really pulled it together... I was/am, quite frankly amazed at the difference in ride quality...

Also looked at Serotta and Merspeed. The Serotta CSI (steel) rode wonderfully and is a beautiful bike...The Legend Ti was, IMHO, not nearly as nice a ride. The Merlin was also just fine.

Price point of the Seven is about $2400...

Sam