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Old 12-10-2018, 09:55 PM
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Ive been reading up on the Seven 622 SLX, its been interesting......


https://redkiteprayer.com/2013/08/se...22-slx-part-i/

https://redkiteprayer.com/2013/08/se...2-slx-part-ii/

So let’s talk ride quality. I’ll be blunt—I haven’t ridden another bike that offered as vibration-free a ride while maintaining a lively, responsive nature. I’ve ridden bikes that were stiffer in overall torsion. I’ve ridden bikes that were stiffer at the bottom bracket, too. But of all the bikes I’ve ridden that were meant to put a pillow over the face of vibration, none did so as effectively as the 622 slx. The closest was the Serotta Ottrot, and while I loved how that bike handled, it wasn’t exactly light and it lacked a certain lively feel on the road that the 622 slx possesses. That’s also a quality of geometry and can be part of the flip side of a bike that descends like water poured from a pitcher.


https://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/13...-622slx-review


When the Seven 622SLX arrived in the office, a UK exclusive for Cyclist, we weren’t sure whether to ride it or frame it and hang it on the wall. It’s a thing of beauty. The titanium lugwork is a blend of functionality and art form, as if it has been draped around the carbon.

I’ll admit that I was surprised by what I found out on the road. I knew that the 622SLX would have come a long way since the notoriously ‘whippy’ frames of a similar construction that were produced in years gone by, but I still suspected that, by the current standards of carbon frames, the 622SLX would struggle to keep pace. Not the case. The platform offered by the 622SLX is reassuringly sturdy, standing firm under both seated and standing pedaling inputs.

There were moments on this Seven when I found myself pedaling hard but blissfully unaware of any specific points of contact with the bike. It’s impossible to say it without it sounding cheesy, but it was at times like the bike had disappeared beneath me. It’s not the only occasion I’ve felt this way, but it usually only happens on a bike that I’ve owned and spent months moulding to my own specific needs and dimensions. It’s rare to have one of those ‘moments’ on a test machine.



https://forums.thepaceline.net/showp...2&postcount=23

I am loving the ride of this thing. Its very responsive. Its also the quickest bike ive ridden. I have 2 PRs on local climbs already despite pre season crappy fitness. These are climbs i do all the time around here, and so far this bike, early season fitness level, seated pedalling, has outclimbed anything else Ive tried on a couple climbs. This is without trying also, just looking at compy and going "what? that cant be?". but ive done it twice now, so i guess it can be.

do some bikes really climb that well in comparison to others? i certainly am not nearly as fit as i was for the second half of last season...



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Old 12-10-2018, 10:39 PM
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Lemme know if you find a 61cm for me
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:46 AM
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Geez, now I want one.......
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:29 AM
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The waiting game, day of .........


Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:18 am SAN DIEGO, CA US At local FedEx facility

Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:38 am SAN DIEGO, CA US On FedEx vehicle for delivery

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Old 12-12-2018, 08:30 AM
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:21 AM
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The waiting game, day of .........


Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:18 am SAN DIEGO, CA US At local FedEx facility

Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:38 am SAN DIEGO, CA US On FedEx vehicle for delivery

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Boom there you go! Now the longest day of the year awaits! But something sweet to come home to.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:41 PM
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Its here, and some progress.....



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Old 12-13-2018, 02:31 PM
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Very nice and cool water bottle cage.

Took off the Seven clamp?

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Old 12-13-2018, 03:40 PM
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Very nice and cool water bottle cage.

Took off the Seven clamp?
Im not sure I like the Seven clamp its a bit chunky looking, Im trying another one for now along with some other weight weenie parts I have on hand.

I changed that -12 stem out already, as a -10 looks / fits better.

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Old 12-13-2018, 04:16 PM
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This is one of the coolest Sevens I have ever seen. It never gets old for me.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:05 AM
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:52 AM
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Ive only had time for a shorter ride but so far I can see why its said that this bike disappears under you.

Its a very cool sensation, you feel the road, your feel the liveliness of the frame, it wants to get up and GO and yet its so smooth its almost like its not there.

I did 1 short climb, its a climber, a goat ready to jump.

O and the most important thing on this board, what size tires will it take ? 28s are not a problem, maybe even 30s.

More riding to do.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:19 AM
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:21 AM
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Another 70 degree day in San Diego, No PRs broken, just getting to know the bike and enjoying the day.

Another nice thing about this frame is so far its working well with a 11-30 cassette and a Campy Record 11 short cage.






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Old 12-16-2018, 11:28 AM
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Yup - I need one. The bike looks GREAT!
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