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Seven Cycles Evergreen, The Living Review

Patria Lanfranchi's Evergreen edited

The Bike

Seven Cycles Evergreen SL: Titanium frame with Enve Carbon disc fork

Frame Options: 44mm Head Tube, S&S Couplers, Fender Mounts

Kit: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-Speed Electronic Shifting with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes

Gearing: 50/34 compact crank, 11-32 cassette

Wheels: RSC Hand-built: Chris King Gold R45 Hubs, DT Aerolite Spokes, HED C2 Belgium rims

Tires: Depends on the ride: either Clement X’PLOR MSO 40mm (road ride with dirt) or Schwalbe One 23mm (road ride). If it’s winter: Nokian studded tires!

Cool Parts: Custom Seven Titanium Stem, Custom Titanium Seat Post

Accessories: Revelate Viscacha saddle bag, Ortlieb Handlebar bag

Add-Ons: Custom Seven Titanium Rear Travel Rack (see photo below). This rack was a prototype, but all Seven custom racks offered now are made to travel and are a bit less complicated than the one shown on this bike.

As I ride this absolutely amazing bike, I’m adding to the review of each part of it. There’s a lot to say so I’m going to grow this as I ride and try new things.

In Summary

Review by Patria L

I’ve done everything I can to bang up this bike (it’s been through luggage at many airports and survived TSA, it’s hit the pavement hard, it’s bounced around on the rocks off-road) and the derailleurs are still shifting perfectly every time I tap a lever.  This bike has done everything a single bike can possibly do, I believe: it has traveled half-way around the world, it has gone on multiple day off-road journeys, it has gone swimming (unavoidable river crossings and got caught in plenty of downpours), has been loaded up with 45-pounds of gear for a few camping trips, and has completed a road century in less than 6 hours–all since the first of April this year. The rides this bike has been on are perfect product testing grounds for everything that the bike is equipped with.

All I can do is think about getting it out for its next adventure.

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Riding the Evergreen in Sedona made me see just how good it performs on rough terrain, as well as on really sandy surfaces. I love that I have so much trust in this bike, it makes riding so much more fun!

Evergreen SL Made for Road Riding and Randonneuring

The next Evergreen we’re going to talk about is the EverOrange: an orange Evergreen bike that just completed a 1,000km ride that has a lot of features worth talking about:

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Questions about the Evergreen? Want to demo ride one? Email us: evergreen@ridestudiocafe.com

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