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"

Stem: Thomson

Bars: Bontrager Carbon

Tape: Cork

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

Pedals: None

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