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unknown 2001 Sola Hardtail Bike

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $4975.00

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Torrance a Cross Country Rider from Lansing, MI

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2002

Strengths:    Custom Built (it happened to be built for somebody else, but it was exactly what i wanted), flawless construction

Weaknesses:    sure, even at almost %50 off, it was still a little pricey

Bottom Line:   
It's the last hardtail i will ever own. After two years, the components are ready to be refreshed, but the frame is still as good as new. I love riding this bike. I could foresee myself buying a FS bike, but I will never get rid of my Sola. Value?? The smile it puts on my face is worth twice the money. There's no reason to buy a Sola and then whine about the price. You won't be disappointed

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Favorite Trail:   Potto, Skeggs Pt.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   E-bay (frame only)

Similar Products Used:   Moots YBB, Cannondale Caad 4

Bike Setup:   XTR, Crossmax UST, '01 Sid SL, Moots I-beam stem, Thomson, King HS, CT2 bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from Gunnison, CO

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

Strengths:    very responsive. great acceleration, and very quick handling. climbs and decends equally well. its excellent in all aspects

Weaknesses:    there arent any weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that seven makes the best bikes money can buy. their frames are beautifully manufactured with love, not for money. seven have the most exclusive customization process... theyll even custom butt the tubes for rider specs...the only company that customizes to that level. if you can afford to get one, weather it be ti or steel (or a carbon mix) get one! itll be the best bike youll ever ride. not only will it make you faster, youll be more comfortable on your bike and have more confidence, making it more fun to get out and ride.. and thats what its all about, right?

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Favorite Trail:   fruita 18 rd.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Im in the industry, so i didnt use a dealer

Similar Products Used:   much of the litespeed mountain bike line from 1995-2001

Bike Setup:   mavic crossmax ust, fox float rlc, xtr brakes and levers, sram 9.0sl shorty shifters and rear der, xt front der, race face next lp isis crank, fsa ti isis bb, easton monkeylite riser, time atac carbon pedals, thomson stem and seatpost, flight saddle, oh, and oury grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian a Racer from Oslo, Norway

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2001

Strengths:    Just rides very, very well. Light and stiff but still forgiving. Balanced and gives confidence. Fast and nimble but not restless. This frame makes you want to ride like a mad man.

Weaknesses:    Well... Non. Some say price. Hey! you get what you pay for. The perfect ride is not for free.

Bottom Line:   
Not every person feel they can buy this frame. The once that can should realize their dream. This is your wet dream which continues when you wake up. This is the world's most beatifull woman which only has you on her mind. This is the perfect dream come true.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   2x Fat Chance Titanium, 3x Fat Chance Yo Eddy, Rocky Mnt Titanum + Blizzard + Cirrus, Klein (the good old ones),Cannondale+++

Bike Setup:   Titan/Carbon frame, Look Fournales, Hope Mini, Chris King, SRAM, tune:stem,handlebar,bar-ends,sadle,seatpost,hubs(ti rear),BB,krank arms,QR, bottle cages, Bebop.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark B a Cross Country Rider from Denver

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    I never imagined that a custom fit would make such a huge difference; my technical riding skills have improved due to better balance; its very lightweight (sub 23 pounds)and has an incredibly smooth ride; the titanium with its flexibility and custom fit contribute to a smooth and comfortable ride which is important to us slow endurance wierdos. The welding on this bike is a work of art.

Weaknesses:    The expense. If my wife ever finds out it'll be ugly. I also recommend that you make sure you feel comfortable with your dealer -- who can make the purchase a dream or a nightmare. Question the dealer about component variations and alternative pricing for different component sets. Seven can recommend out-of-state dealers if your not crazy about the dealer in your area. The selection of your first shock impacts the design of the bike so make the selection carefully.

Bottom Line:   
I spend alot of time on my bike and, after owning my last bike (S Works) for 7 years and being cheap about everything else for longer than that, I convinced myself that I should buy this bike. It was expensive, but worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   The Edge; Slickrock

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Denver Spoke

Similar Products Used:   None used; many lusted after from afar.

Bike Setup:   XTR component set, Chris King Headset, Mavic 517s/Chris King Hugs (alternatively, Bontrager RaceLite wheelset); Marzocchi Bomber front shock; Synchros seat tube.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herman Ogulnick a Cross Country Rider from PittsfieldMA

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2001

Strengths:    This bikes tracks sooo nice. When you think you're in trouble it bails your butt out. It's a pleasure to look at a work of pure craftsmanship. I've been riding for 15 years and have test ridden other ti hardtails and full suspension bikes. Nothing comes close.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
It is fun fun fun to ride, me so happy. The Seven Sola has made all my old trails seem new again.

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Favorite Trail:   pudgys

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   XTR rear der. Avid mechanical discs xt crank xfly 80 suspensin zokes chris king headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from KL, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2001

Strengths:    Light, durable, comfy

Weaknesses:    $$$

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant bike. It was custom made, and delivered just the way that I had anticipated it to be. Check out my full review of the bike here:

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Favorite Trail:   Bukit Kiara

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Soon Watt, Singapore

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Obed

Bike Setup:   Eclectic mix of parts: 8 speed XTR drivetrain with Syncos Al cranks, and Suntour XC Pro thumbshifters.

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