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Build Kit


Custom Seven Evergreen S


Shimano GRX 12 Speed Mechanical 1X


Custom Wheelset, with Whisky No.9 36W 650B 28H Carbon Rims and Sapim CX-Ray Spokes


Zipp XPLR SL 44cm Gravel Handlebar

Whisky No.7 Stem


Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Tires 650Bx50

Finishing Kit

Brooks B17 Saddle

Crank Bros Stamp 1 Platform Pedals

Sim Works Flat 65 Fenders

Supernova E3 Pro 2 / E3 Tail Light 2 Combo

This week, we’re very proud to introduce you to Jason, and his unique Seven Cycles Evergreen S Adventure Touring bike.

This is Jason’s first custom bike with Signature, and from the outset, he knew exactly what we wanted. This was going to be a highly capable bike that was capable of long-haul, off-road rides, ready for touring and bikepacking, and comfortable enough for an all-day ride. The bike needed to look classic with some modern touches, something that would perform but stand out from the pack.

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When it comes to ensuring comfort on extremely long, touring rides, starting with a proper fitting is extremely important, for an enhanced ride and to minimise stress on the body, and injury when riding. Click here to learn more about the effect a good custom fit can have on your health and riding experience.

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For this bike, durability and practicality was the key consideration, and Seven Cycles were absolutely up for the job, with a titanium frame that’s just about ready for the apocalypse.

Made from oversized, straight-gauge tubes, any chance of a ding or dent in the bike is minimized. The rear triangle has S-bends for the seat and chain stays as well as Seven's signature Moto Bend, making the rear triangle compliant in all the right ways for excellent tracking and traction control when in the rough stuff. Paired with a robust, titanium derailleur hanger that’s integrated into the frame and extremely hard to bend, and an internally wired dynamo system to power the front and rear lights, this bike ready for any challenge that Jason is going to throw at it.

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Keeping on the theme of total reliability and ease of repair, the shifting cable and hydraulic brake hoses are externally routed, keeping maintenance easy on the wallet and for the mechanic.

For a drivetrain, we wanted something that was going to be bomb-proof, but also provide a range that would be practical for the intended bike packing uses. A single 42 tooth Wolftooth Drop Stop chainring paired with a 10-51 tooth cassette allows for a gear range of 510%, optimal for bike packing and touring.

We designed the gear steps strategically, optimized for pedalling efficiency and optimal ride feel. The first eight cogs provide a familiar jump between gears, while the top four cogs limit those jumps, especially in the last gear change down to the 51 tooth gear. Rather than offering riders an abrupt and jarring bail-out shift, Shimano's last jump feels smooth, crisp, and natural.

Ample clearances allow for a max tire size of 700Cx47mm, with Sim Works Flat 65 Fenders keeping the mud where it should be, on the tires and the road, and away from the rider. This, and the platform pedals are something you don’t often see on our Bikes of the Week, but for this specific use case, they’re the best and most practical choice.

An Appleman crankset is wonderfully light, stiff and durable, with the bright orange finishing creating a great highlight among the mostly black and silver componentry. Black, silent-running hubs, wheels and spokes, as well as a matte black Chris King headset and bottom bracket pair with the tan walls of the wheels and raw silver frame, giving a rough and utilitarian look to the bike.

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The current weight of the bike as pictured with pedals and bottle cages is 25.7lbs, which is impressive given that reliability, comfort and versatility were this bike’s priority, rather than saving grams in the design and component selection process.

We couldn’t be happier with the final product, and to help Jason live out his dream of adventure touring and bike packing on this gorgeous, and inspiring machine. Happy riding Jason, we can’t wait to hear where this bike takes you!

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