Review: Seven Tandem Review

June 7, 2012

in Bikes, Press, Review - Bike

The Blayleys’ Seven Cycles Tandem | Photo: The Blayleys

Pamela Blalock wrote a rather amazing piece about her and her husband’s new Seven Cycles tandem.  Here are some words.

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We’ve been tandeming for a long time, and really did not expect this bike to feel so different.  […]   Now don’t get me wrong, our current tandems are great on the climbs, at speed and descending, but the Seven just seemed to be a notch above.

The result was fabulous. […] the first real ride consisted of 90 miles with 9000′ of climbing on roughly 70% dirt roads in Vermont’s wonderful Northeast Kingdom. And what a ride it was! The numbers, impressive though they may be, don’t convey the steepness of the climbs or the technical nature of the descents with holes appearing at the last second before a hairpin bend. However, the tandem didn’t just take all the above in its stride, it gobbled it up effortlessly […] the descending was so stable and confidence inspiring.

The fine folks at Seven make fabulous titanium frames. […] But what’s really special about Seven is the custom experience. It’s not just custom sizing. The bike is designed for you – whether it’s an expedition touring bike, a gnarly cross bike, a super responsive racing bike, an incredibly versatile tandem, or some combination of performance, handling, reliability, and fender clearance. They design and build your bike. They take it all in and build the bike to meet your needs.

We absolutely love the new machine.

Thanks Pamela and John!  It was a pleasure working with them both; I look forward to many more years of bike conversations and riding with them.

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