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Choosing Your Extant Bike Model

The Extant Seven bikes designed by Ride Studio provide everything you could want in a bike:  Value, durability, light-weight, high-performance — and to own it today!

Choosing your Extant bike model is the first step, of three, to getting your own limited edition Extant bike.

We offer two of Seven Cycles’ most popular and versatile models.  Choose the bike that best suited to your riding style:  RedSky or Evergreen.

RedSky Bike Line

The Extant RedSky is the lightest high versatility bike on the market.  It’s a true performance road machine that is equally at home at any New England road race or doing 200k at the D2R2 dirt road ride.  It’s difficult to find one bike that can do so much.  The RedSky Extant is that bike.

RedSky RMC SRAM Rival 22 bike price:  $5,495.  Complete part specifications.

ResSky UMC Shimano Ultegra 6800 bike price:  $5,645.  Complete part specifications.

Model Highlights of the RedSky RMC

Benefits of the RMC over the UMC:

  • Slightly More Versatile Gear Range: — lower gears and 1:1 gearing is easy to achieve with the Extant Wall Climber Optimization Package.
  • Smaller Hands:  SRAM Rival brake levers tend to fit smaller hands more easily.
  • The Lightest RedSky — with Upgrades:  The “Superlight Kit” Upgrade makes the RMC the lightest of the Extant bikes.
  • Lowest Price:  The RMC is the lowest price of all the Extant bikes.
  • Total Cost of Ownership is Lowest:  Over a ten year time horizon the RMC’s cost of replacement parts is likely to be lower than any other Extant bike.

Model Highlights of the RedSky UMC

Benefits of the UMC over the RMC:

  • Lightest Extant Model:  By just 2 ounces of the RedSky RMC.  About 1.3 lbs lighter than the Evergreen UTD.
  • Tougher:  The UMC is the toughest RedSky model.  The Ultegra parts can typically take slightly more abuse than the RMC’s Rival parts.
  • Best Travel Companion:  This bike employs Shimano’s Ultegra 6800 parts specs so this is a great bike if you travel — because any bike shop in the world will be able to work on and replace parts on the UMC.  The mid-reach brakes also make packing and unpacking this bike really easy.
  • Longest Service Life of all Extants:  The Ultegra kit, overall, is likely to wear a bit longer than the Rival kit on some Extants.  The caliper brake’s simplicity also leads to longer overall life compared to a typical, more complicated, disc brake system.  It can vary greatly depends on how you ride, where you ride, and how tough on equipment you are.

Evergreen Bike Line

The Extant Evergreen is the most versatility performance bike on the market.  With a good set or road wheels, bring the Evergreen on any club ride and see what it can do on the steepest hill climb; you won’t be disappointed.  Swap the wheels to a 40c Clement MSO tire combo and ride your favorite mixed terrain route to a new personal best.  If you’re looking for the best mixed terrain bike on the market, this is it.  How can this bike perform so well on the roads, too?  Ride it and find out.

RedSky RMC SRAM Rival 22 bike price:  $5,795.  Complete parts specs.

ResSky UMC Shimano Ultegra 6800 bike price:  $5,945.  Complete parts specs.

Model Highlights of the Evergreen RTD

Benefits of the RTD over the UTD:

  • Slightly More Versatile Gear Range: — lower gears and 1:1 gearing is easy to achieve with the Extant Wall Climber Optimization Package.
  • Smaller Hands:  Rival brake levers tend to fit smaller hands more easily.
  • Lower Price:  The RTD is less expensive than its Ultegra spec’d UTD sister.
  • Total Cost of Ownership is Lower:  Over a ten year time horizon the RMC’s cost of replacement parts is likely to be lower than the UMC.

Model Highlights of the Evergreen UTD

Benefits of the UTD over the RTD:

  • Lightest Evergreen Model:  By just 2 ounces of the Evergreen RTD.
  • Toughest of all Extant Models:  The Ultegra parts combined with the all conditions frameset, fork, and wheels all add up to the most durable Extant we offer.  This bike can take more abuse than any ‘out of a box’ bike on the market.
  • Great Travel Companion:  This bike employs Shimano’s Ultegra 6800 parts specs so this is a great bike if you travel — because any bike shop in the world will be able to work on and replace parts on the UTD.  Disc brakes make setting up this bike a bit trickier than the RedSky’s mid-reach brakes.
  • Longest Service Life of all Extants:  The Ultegra kit, overall, is likely to wear a bit longer than the Rival kit on some Extants.  The disc brakes tend to wear a bit longer than caliper brakes, too.  Overall performance can vary greatly depends on how you ride, where you ride, and how tough on equipment you are.

It can be difficult to choose between the bikes.  Typically, your ideal bike model exploration begins with the kind of riding you do.  Where do you ride?  What surfaces and how often?  This table may be helpful:

The next step is to choose your Extant bike size:  Evergreen or RedSky.

The third step is to choose optimizations and upgrades, if appropriate:  Evergreen or RedSky.

The final step is to contact us about ordering your Extant so you can be riding in a matter of days!

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