Seven Evergreen SL - dropped chainstay

A bike for all-roads and weather

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The way bikes are being used has changed quite a lot recently and cyclists are looking for a bicycle that can serve them well on the road and if they take the fancy it can also be used on trails and gravel.

The Evergreen is Seven's wide clearance gravel bike the Axiom their road bike with tighter clearances for narrower tyres but now the lines are blurring and tyres are getting wider; we should call this bike an Axiom All-roads SL for its intended use isn't quite certain but the option is there for the owner to decide on a whim.

So this bike uses the Matador fork that has enough space for a 50mm tyre or a 38mm with mudguards. The rear end of the frame is designed to fit up to a 32mm tyre with a mudguard or a 35mm gravel tyre. To increase the space between the chainring and tyre Seven use their 'dropped one inch chainstay' a wonderful example of titanium engineering; this helps keep the chainstays shorter and the ride responsive. This frame also utilises a T47 bottom bracket shell and has mudguard braze-ons installed.

The grouspet is Shimano'sGRX Di2 'gravel' groupset that has a lower gearing option than its road cousin Ultegra using a 31/48 chainset and an 11-36 cassette. It should be considered as an all-roads groupset as the gearing is much more suitable for many cyclists as it makes riding up hills easier and the 48T chainring means you can ride in the middle of the cassette more and not be over geared at lower speeds. The brake levers are different, longer and flatter and the brake lever is more angled (probably to work better with flared handlebars) and they have a different feel to the road version; the rear mech has a clutch in it to maintain chain tension and accurate shifting over rough surfaces. The Di2 shifters have a more positive click too.

The handlebars are Zipp's Xplr Service Course SL model that have a short and shallow reach and a slight flare that makes riding in the drops very comfortable, an option to be considered for the road also.

The wheels are Bontrager's Elite 35 carbon with DT Swiss internals, at £799.00 they are excellent value and a good option when two wheel sets are being used. They also have a two year crash replacement cover from Trek which is comforting.

This is a great bike for road rides and off-road exploration, it keeps your options open and will last a lifetime.

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Elegant seat and chainstays

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Plenty of clearance for tyres and mudguards

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Internal Di2 wire routing

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Machined headtube and Chris King headset

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Internal brake hose routing

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The dropped chainstay

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Seven's Matador fork

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One-inch chainstays, 50% stiffer then the old 7/8" (No decimals in Boston yet?)

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Seven's drop-outs are machined in house, not ordered from a catalogue

Technical Spec

Frame Seven Axiom SL £4,399.00
Fork Seven Matador (50mm Max tyre w/mudguard fittings
Groupset Shimano GRX Di2
Headset Chris King Inset-7
Handlebars Zipp Xplor Service Course SL
Stem Zipp Service Course SL
Seatpost Zipp Service Course SL - carbon
Saddle San Marco Shortfit Racing
Pedals Shimano XT
Wheelset 1 Bontrager Elite 35 w/Schwalbe Pro One 30mm
Wheelset 2 Bontrager Elite 35 w/Panaracer Gravel King 35mm

What our clients say

  • "Julian was very knowledgeable and explained the fitting process very well. He came highly recommended and i completely agree. Very happy with the service. Instantly felt better on the bike. The pain i had in my knee went away right away. "

    WD

    Recreational cyclist

  • "A very thorough, professional and personal service. I was keen to analyse my bike position after breaking my hip. The custom footbeds and alterations to my position feel really good, just wish I’d come sooner! Many thanks"

    TD

    Endurance MTB rider

  • "Rode my standard Box Hill loop this morning with the temp shims and more thought to position. Felt more connected and compact on the bike. Fastest ride of the year, picked up close to a km/per hour despite crappy wet pot holed roads, a ton of traffic and a couple of nights out Thu/Fri."

    Matt H

    Seven Evergreen SL

  • "The personal service from both Phil and Julian is second to none. They have such a wealth of experience in fitting that they can almost tell at a glance if something is just a little off. It felt as though it didn't matter how long it took to get the best position possible - even for an amateur cyclist like myself. Can't recommend them enough."

    Susan

    Cyclist

  • "A highly personalized and very friendly service, giving good advice and adjustments that are helpful whatever level of cyclist you are."

    MJ

    Cyclist