Mavic is proud to offer this limited edition Seven Axiom SL with our Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tyre system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. The Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Anniversary Axiom SL is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate the 125th year that Mavic has been your trusted partner in cycling. This bike has a stunning gloss and matte black paint scheme with subtle touches of the famous yellow that Mavic is known for.
The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Sportwool™ jerseys from Rapha. One autographed by Olympic medallist, American National Champion and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney and the other by 12-time national champion, world championship medalist and an Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their efforts to offer programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today.
Special thanks to Seven Cycles, Shimano, Rapha, The Radavist and The Pros Closet for making this bike and auction possible.
- Frame/Fork - Seven Cycles Axiom SL Road Frame with Carbon Fork
- Wheels/Tyres - Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary Edition
- Components - Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Crank – 172.5, Cassette – 11-25)
- Headset - Chris King NoThreadSet
- Stem - Seven Cycles Titanium (110mm)
- Bar - Seven Cycles Road (42cm center-to-center)
- Seatpost - Seven Titanium
- Saddle - fi’zi:k Airione k:ium
- Pedals - Mavic Zxellium SLR Pedals
- Top Tube Length 54cm
- Seat Tube Length (c to c) 52.5cm
- Chainstay length 410mm
- Head and Seat Tube Angles 73deg
Seven Cycles Builds Mavic 125th Anniversary Show Bike
Seven Cycles has built a special edition bike in collaboration with Mavic USA as part of Mavic’s 125th anniversary celebration. The Mavic-inspired Seven Axiom SL features a limited edition wheelset and a special paint scheme that shows off its bare Ti frame, set off by gloss and matte black as well as Mavic’s signature yellow. Achieving understated elegance is easier said than done, so we really tried to hold ourselves back a little with this one to let the frame and the wheels speak for themselves. The lines give the bike a fast look, while the see-through Ti logo reminds everyone what the bike is made of. Of course, black and yellow are such a classic combination and go so well with polished titanium, that we didn't have to do much to make this bike look as good as it does.
Seven Cycles founder Rob Vandermark said, “We have a long running partnership with Mavic, and of course we admire their history in this sport we all love, so we were honored to be asked to build this bike.”
“We wanted to give each builder the freedom to make the frame a representation of the builders’ relationship with Mavic both professionally and personally, and hoped that the Ksyrium 125 wheel-tyre system would inspire the creative process as well,” said Chad Moore, director of Marketing at Mavic, “The bikes will be released at our new brand communications center and Service Course in Los Angeles on July 10th. We’re having a special pre-release at 'The Radavist’ the day before. This project was an opportunity for Mavic to connect with brands in the US who are innovators and standouts in the industry and we couldn’t be more please with the partners we’ve had in this endevour – Seven Cycles has so much history in its walls that it was a natural fit for us to collaborate on this project.”
Mavic’s OEM manager, Larry Burke, said, “When we set out to make this year special, finding new ways to collaborate with the best bike builders in the world seemed like it would be fun, and of course it makes our wheels look even better. Seven really surprised us with the beauty of the paint on this bike.”
Seven’s Marketing Manager, Karl Borne said, “What we tried to do with this bike was something that looked extra sharp, but wasn’t beyond the reach of our everyday customers. On one hand, it’s a show bike, but it’s also a bike we would ride every day of the week.”
The Mavic anniversary Seven Axiom SL is built out with a Shimano Ultegra gruppo and Seven titanium componentry and retails for $9,395. Once the launch and subsequent festivities are finished, the Mavic anniversary Axiom SL will be donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation where it will be auctioned off for Parkinson's research.