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Can someone explain Seven's sloping top tube option?(4 posts)

Can someone explain Seven's sloping top tube option?Fez
Mar 5, 2003 10:19 PM
You can choose an optional top tube slope when you custom order a Seven Axiom Ti.

For a modest 5 degree slope, is the HEAD tube the same length and only the seat tube is shorter as a result of the slope? (I guess this is COMPACT GEOMETRY)

Or, do they split the difference and the head tube is actually taller by an amount similar to the reduction in the seat tube?

Any comments pro/con about either design? I guess the first example (compact geom) uses less tubing so it is theoretically lighter, and the second example just allows for a taller headtube to avoid spacers.
re: Can someone explain Seven's sloping top tube option?ryder1
Mar 6, 2003 6:22 AM
The headtube would be determined by whatever height fits your required drop from saddle to bars. The slope of the tt would be spec'd as degrees of slope but, this would have to work with the max amount of seatpost you want showing for asthetic reasons. Bottom line is get the fit right - seat angle determined by saddle height and fore aft position 1st, the tt length and drop to the bars (headtube height) to determine desired reach. The slope will take care of itself based on how much post you want showing.
Get on their web and order a catalogue...koala
Mar 6, 2003 7:52 AM
They explain there are different types of sloping geometries depending on what you want to accomplish. For instance, if you want an extended headtube, they might slope it from the center as axis, keeping standover the same. There are two other ways also, just get a brochure as they explain it better than I do.
Email Sevenbugleboy
Mar 6, 2003 9:29 AM
That's what they are there for. Their Customer service is excellent and will answer any questoins that you may have.