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Old 03-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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Seven Cycles 622 SLX

My new Seven 622 SLX
Seven 5E fork, King HS
Campagnolo Chorus group
Joe Young wheels (DT240S\RR440 rims\Super Comp spokes)
Pro4 700x25 tires
Ritchey WCS stem and HB
Fizik seat and SP
Time iClic pedals

Tim
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:17 PM
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Stunning frame & excellent build choices. Congrats!
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:47 PM
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All my favorite components together on a very nice frame! Ride report?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:03 PM
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The Perfect Bike

Gotta say, there's something very special about the Ti/Carbon combination. And ooh, the Italian hardware to finish it off. Does it get any better? Congrats and Enjoy!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:52 PM
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All my favorite components together on a very nice frame! Ride report?
I have had a Seven Axiom for 10 years and had a tough time figuring how I would improve upon it. I tried a top carbon frame, a Parlee Z5 with near identical geomety to my Axiom, but was not impressed. So, I decided to give Seven a shot at building a better bike for me. It was already bound to be lighter, not that I really needed that, but asked if it could be stiffer when climbing but not any less comfortable than my Axiom. A little less reach as I seem to have shrunk a bit in the last decade, and just a tad more stable.

Well, they hit every mark and really improved on them. On my first ride it felt as if it handled more quickly than my Axiom. I soon realized it was just the overall lightness that made it seem so flick-able. Sitting up, no hands, was easy with no tendency to wander on pavement ripples. When climbing it feels nice and stiff, maybe a bit less than the Parlee I rode, but still very sprightly. The amazing thing is the overall ride; it is just so smooth. You still have a sense of the road, something the all carbon bike lacked, and rough pavement is scarcely noticed. That is what really surprises me. Not only does it feel stiffer but it is actually more comfortable than my Axiom.

They dropped the HT angle from 73.5 to 73 and the BB drop went from 7cm to 7.4. The upshot is it just carves turns like nobody's business. At the bottom of steep/curvy/rough, road I often take, I actually said "wow". I descended faster, under more control, than I ever have. Just an amazing bike.

Tim

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:25 PM
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Sweet. How tall r u?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 AM
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Sweet. How tall r u?
6'1"...maybe 6' 1/2" these days.

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Old 01-07-2015, 08:24 PM
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A new slx 622 is on my short list now, along with the Cyfac. Different bikes, but both unique and both sound sweet. Thanks for giving us your review.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:17 PM
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Really nice Tim, many happy miles.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:10 AM
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Congratulations on a really special bike! What are the dimensions? Not that you are about to likely ever sell it but it looks as if it would be a really good fit. You might want to post your address and times of the day that you are not at home......enjoy!
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:36 PM
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I'd be interested in dimensions just because I am always interested to see large frames that look proportional. Many large frames just don't do it for me, but this one looks really nice. Congratulations!
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:48 AM
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I'd be interested in dimensions just because I am always interested to see large frames that look proportional. Many large frames just don't do it for me, but this one looks really nice. Congratulations!
Here are the specs from the Seven Cycles build sheet.

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Old 02-04-2015, 10:56 PM
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love the carbon/ti mix
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:21 AM
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Would you sell me this bike (frame/fork) when you're done with it?!!
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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Very nice, Congrats!
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