Titanium or Ti/Carbon?

Titanium or Ti/Carbon? A Seven's eye View

Many discerning cyclists are drawn to Seven Cycles for their long experience crafting bespoke titanium bicycles, but a growing number are seeing the benefits of incorporating some carbon fiber into their frame. The question is, which is right for you?

Here are a few things to consider:

What kind of riding do you do?
Seven’s Ti/carbon is an ideal choice for riders who enjoy getting on the bike and going - and going, and going. Long distances and training rides are situations in which the Elium and 622 SLX excel and are most at home. The Ti/carbon mix gives the feeling of isolating the rider from the road due to the plush, smooth ride it provides.

The all-titanium Axiom is for riders who want to feel connected to the road. A full titanium frame delivers a lively ride feel that is never jarring or harsh. What stands out about the Axiom is individually tuned road feedback married with comfort - perfect for mixing it up in group rides.

Where do you ride?
Titanium is very good at "big hit" compliance. It absorbs the impact from riding over rough roads filled with holes and road debris. In other words, it handles bad surfaces as no other material can.

Carbon excels at vibration dampening, which feels very different from compliance. Carbon will minimize the road vibration of a stretch of pavement that has recently been chip sealed, for example, while making a smooth stretch of asphalt feel like wall-to-wall carpeting.

Do you race?
For the rider who is going to spend many of their weekends racing, the Axiom would be the best bet, since, inevitably tight corners + fast packs = crashes. A Seven titanium frame will simply fare better upon impact with asphalt.

Although the Elium's carbon has been wound specifically for maximum fatigue life, repeated scrapes with the pavement can cause damage.

How much do you weigh?
A delicate question, but probably one of the most important pieces of information Seven need to properly design your frame. The weight limit for the Elium is 240 lbs. Quite simply, butted titanium tubing gives many more tube options than filament wound carbon, and the follow on is that Seven can build a titanium bike that's comfortable, yet stiff enough, for a larger rider.

Conversely, the Elium is an excellent choice for a lighter rider because of the frame's superior vertical compliance. The lighter the rider, the more noticeable the vibration damping becomes.

And, while we're asking person questions, how old are you?
Because of the Elium's amazing comfort, it's a good choice for the more mature, or experienced rider - one with lots of years in the saddle - looking for a forgiving, plush ride without sacrificing drive train stiffness.

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