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Build Kit


Hightail XX with Moto Seatstays


Custom build BOYD Ridgeline + ONYX Boost wheels

Vittoria Syerra 29x24 tubeless tires


SRAM eTap Eagle XX1/ XX0 groupset

Finishing Kit

Revive 2.0 seat post with dropper post

Chris King Inset7 headset


CaneCreek Helm MKII Coil 29" forks

We’re really excited to showcase today’s BOTW, Peter’s Seven Hightail XX cross-country MTB.

You may only know us as the custom road and gravel bike experts, but we also love our MTB’s and this bike is no exception.

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Peter was recommended to us by Seven Cycles themselves, asking who was best suited to build his dream bike. We had a great time chatting with Peter about his expectations and experiences cycling. After our fitting session, it was clear that the Hightail XX was the perfect match.

The Hightail XX redefines the cross-country bike. Every element of it is different than what has come before. From the head tubes internal routing ports to the dropout interfaces and everything in between, we’ve updated each aspect of the classic hardtail mountain bike.

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“The bike just drips speed. Super-fast uphill and very easy to handle.”

– Kelly Catale, Team Seven Cycles

Kelly racing all the trails
Kelly racing rock formation 1

The Hightaill XX is superfast. In fact, it’s super everything!

  • Superstiff: The drivetrain is more than three times as stiff as Seven’s most popular Sola SL model. No titanium bike offers better acceleration and power transfer than the Hightail.

  • Supersmooth: Vertical compliance unmatched by any hardtail we’ve ever tested. More than four times the vertical compliance at the rear wheel than Seven’s popular and already legendarily smooth Sola SL hardtail.

  • Superlight: Seven’s lightest frame per watt of power transfer – by a lot. We don’t think there is a frame on the market that is this light, at this stiffness, that promises a lifetime of performance.

  • Supersleek: Internal cable routing. Seven’s exclusive ‘Awesommetric’ (see below) flowing lines. The Hightail just looks fast.
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We put this beautiful frame together with an amazing selection of components 100% guided by Peter himself. The results are fantastic. We love the way this frame looks, clean, raw elegant, but most importantly we are confident this frame is going to last Peter a lifetime!

Making the drivetrain system asymmetric and purpose-specific allows us to make a substantially lighter drivetrain while increasing stiffness, improving tire clearance, adding chainring options, and providing shorter chainstays. All good things and not possible until we introduced all of this asymmetry — what we call Awesommetric.

Moto seat stays
Our Moto seat stays allow for more aggressive cornering, more sure-footed switchback descents, and better terrain feel in the worst conditions. This seat stay design is an upgrade from our standard, dual-bend inline seat stays.

With these stays, we’ve been able to improve rear tire traction without reducing frame stiffness. We achieve these traction improvements through a combination of a more aggressive bend profile and bending in multiple 3-dimensional planes. What you get is a seat stay with a more dramatic shape that dissipates multi-directional force while minimizing weight.