FIRST LOOK: Seven Aerios
Astonishingly light (sub 13lbs!) and astonishingly expensive, this is Seven's 2006 Aerios and has been completely redesigned for this year, now with "enhanced torsional stiffness" for quicker acceleration and more surefooted descending. Featuring compact geometry and proprietary tube butting technology, the Aerios is specifically designed for ultra-light weight.
Seven are billing this bike as a "climber’s dream" and the obvious choice for lighter riders and the weight obsessed. It's made from Cirrus TC™ Ultra-butted 3-2.5 titanium tubing, specifically engineered for light weight. Ultra-butting varies the wall thickness over the length of the tube, shaving weight wherever possible.
This is just a sneak preview and a full test will be available soon (something tells me I may have to go on a diet first) The wheels will have to be swapped but it will be pretty much as you see it here.
Available in sloping and custom geometry, or off the peg. Full builds also available, but they ain't going to be cheap
Frame: Cirrus TC™ Ultra-butted 3-2.5 titanium
Fork: Seven's own full carbon fork
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8"
Bars: Bontrager Carbon
Brakes: Campagnolo Record
Levers: Campagnolo Record 10-speed
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Cassette sprockets: Campagnolo Record 10 12-25t
Chain: Campagnolo Record 10-speed
Cranks: Tune crankset with 50x36T T.A. rings
BB: Tune integrated
Wheels: Tune carbon
Tyres: Vittoria CX Tubs
Saddle: Selle Italia carbon
Seat post: Tune
• Sizes: 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 and 61cm sloping geometry
• Colours: Titanium or see website
• Price: Frame only £2539.00
|Tune's light crank||Titanium King upfront||and a Seven Fork|
|Neat attention to detail||Tune QRs and tasty dropouts||Tune's featherlight wheels|