Redbeard Bikes is proud to be both a Seven and Mosaic dealer.
Both brands won prizes at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) last month in Sacramento.
Seven Cycles won Best Road Bike and Best Gravel Bike, and Mosaic Cycles won Best Mountain Bike.
Please get in touch to schedule a Seven or Mosaic demo ride, and your bike fitting. Drop us a line at email@example.com
Some words from Seven:
“For the judges, it seemed, everything came down to technology. Among the carefully made bikes at the show, the lion’s share of the titanium models were straight gauge bikes with off-the-shelf dropouts. Most had stunning paint jobs. They all looked great, but as bikes, they weren’t necessarily difficult to execute and didn’t always express an ability to customize deeply.
Our winning road bike, the Ultimate Axiom Disc, improved on the simpler builds at the show in three key ways. First, the level of tube butting was beyond many other builder’s capabilities. We butt our own tubing, in-house, based on rider profile and customize down to one-thousandth of an inch. For the show bike, we also butted the custom Ti seatpost, chainstays and seatstays.
Finally, the bike is finished beautifully using a method, MCT (or Multimedia Color Technique), developed in-house at Seven. MCT is a layered finish system that uses bead-blasting, dry stenciling, other materials and methods, clear coat and matte finish, as well as regular wet paint and other surface effects, depending on the design.”
“For the gravel category we built another bike that showcased our ability to design and execute a bike deeply refined for its purpose. For this bike, a fast-riding, packed-dirt rider, we incorporated a one-inch Chopped chainstay into a classic Seven Ti/carbon frame. The blend of materials, which produces stiffness in all the right places and compliance everywhere else, is perfect for going fast off-road.
The Chopped chainstay, which had show-goers gasping for three straight days, shortens the rear of the bike, which boosts traction, acceleration, and agility. We finished that bike with another eclectic MCT design with matching wheels, headset and hubs.
The good news for both our riders and our partner shops is that Seven doesn’t really build show bikes. Every bike we had at NAHBS can be ordered by any rider at any time and delivered on our standard timelines.”
In 2020, the show travels to Dallas, TX. Save the date: March 20-22, 2020.