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Old 12-17-2020, 01:03 PM
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Seven Odonata / Elium SL

Bought this here on the forum and just finished building it up. I used to have a Seven Elium Race that I always regretted selling, and I think this will make up for it nicely :-)

First iteration:

Seven Odonata frame / Seven fork / CK headset
Ultegra R8000 with Praxis Zayante Carbon crankset (48/32 chainrings, 11/32 cassette)
Zonda wheels with GP5000 28c tires
Ritchey stem / Neoclassic handlebar
Carbon seatpost from my Argon18



Second iteration, as it is impossible to keep white bar tape clean if you are a grease monkey like me Also changed out the saddle for an all-black look, and added a Ritchey carbon seatpost courtesy of a fellow Paceliner. Last but not least, switched the pedals out for Ultegra R8000 ones (with the +4mm axle) and installed latex inner tubes.



Third iteration: Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheels and a Lynskey titanium setback seatpost. Both of them came with another bike I bought for parts, so I transferred them over.



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Old 12-17-2020, 01:11 PM
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Wow, that's nice. Should be an awesome ride!
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:40 AM
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Very nice. Very clean.

Is it a standard size?
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Old 12-18-2020, 05:40 AM
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Nice. My old flat top tube odonota says "hi"
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:01 AM
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Wow, that's nice. Should be an awesome ride!
Thanks, based on the initial shake-down ride, it should be awesome indeed!

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Very nice. Very clean.

Is it a standard size?
Thanks. It is custom (though not for me); 57.2cm ETT, 18.7cm HT.

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Nice. My old flat top tube odonota says "hi"

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Old 12-18-2020, 07:28 AM
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That looks super-sharp. Looks like a good fit for you too.

Let's hear a ride report soon!
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:27 AM
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all classy business! that's really nice.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:10 PM
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Not much to say really that hasn't already been said about Seven frames It rides very smooth. It helps that I am using 28c GP5000 tires at 70 psi which makes the ride extra buttery The handling isn't as sharp as my Cannondale SystemSix, but that is OK. The new Ultegra R8000 groupset is top notch too.

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Old 12-27-2020, 07:17 AM
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Nice bike and proportions
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:59 AM
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I was debating buying this frame when it was posted a few months ago. Looks great and like a very fun bike to ride.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:59 PM
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I have ridden this bike for a little over 250 miles now, and made a few small changes (see first post). The bike continues to impress me with its amazing ride quality and balanced handling.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:02 PM
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I just updated the original post to reflect some recent changes. The bike rides really well; I actually went down to 25 mm tires and haven't really noticed much of a change in comfort.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:21 PM
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That is a beautiful bike. Really like your choice of components. You will enjoy it for many miles. Congratulations.

Ride safe and stay healthy.
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