Titanium re imagined -
Simply put, the XX is a complete rethinking of every part of the frame. Seven started from a cost-no-object perspective, and only when they had understood what was possible, made final decisions weighing cost-benefit analysis.
Although, the industry has used lightness as a primary selling feature for several decades, what we see is that every year frames get heavier. “Advances” in component technology too often weigh more than their predecessors: Disc brakes, thru-axles, tapered steerer forks, PressFit bottom brackets, wider tires, etc. They all add significant weight to a bike.
For XX, Seven has done a clean sweep of every aspect of the frame to remove any hidden grams from the past decade’s list of industry “improvements.” Seven are fortunate to have data from thousands of Seven bikes in the real world, so they are able to extrapolate which new features can be integrated without a single failure. On top of that, they have done extensive fatigue testing of new build techniques and applied all of that to the XX frame upgrade.
The XX upgrade removes six to nine ounces (255 grams) from a typical Seven thru-axle, disc, SL or SLX frame without sacrificing ride characteristics or service life. From our perspective, this is the holy grail of cycling weight reduction. This is what XX delivers. Seven is cautious and perfectionist by nature. they have a flawless reputation to protect. In seven years we have not had one frame failure or material/weld defect. Hence when seven say they have engineered a step-change in what is possible with a titanium frame, it is entirely credible and exciting
Seven Titanium White Paper