The Seven RedSky – A Roadbike of Longevity

DSC_0006-768x730The RedSky is a medium-reach road bike from 7 Cycles, which has been designed with enough clearance for a 32mm file tread tire, even on dirt. Optional hidden fender mounts are included on the frame. The 5E road fork comes in eight distinct rakes to compensate for differences in size among riders and to minimize toe overlap for smaller riders.

Bike that will last

When you buy a bike, how long it lasts is crucial. If you can afford it and are a professional circuit cyclist, maybe performance is more important than durability. But for most people who just love biking, we want to be able to use the same bike for years.

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So, what should you do if you want a bike that will last — one that you can really enjoy, repair like in the good old days, and appreciate for its long life? First and foremost, you must pick a bike with a contemporary design that won’t make you look like you’re riding on a pennyfarthing. You’d also want a versatile bike that may ride on roadways, club rides, dirt trails, and singletrack. So what bicycle meets this criterion that we enjoy? The RedSky by Seven is an excellent option.

The Seven RedSky

The new RedSky is the perfect combination of modern frame building and features with medium reach brake calipers. You can run it with a racy 700×23, or push things out to a ‘cross ready 35mm, and the bike will look good either way. It’s based off their Axiom and Evergreen road bike platforms but made to accommodate a little more rubber and bumpier roads.


Titanium is an extraordinary material that will last you many lifetimes due to its resistance to corrosion. Another great quality about Titanium is that it does not lose ride quality over time, and if any repair or replacement needs to be done, it is a quick and easy process.

 As for the fittings, the Seven RedSky uses what works and is most likely to remain unchanged and continue to be available for a long time to come: the bottom bracket is English threaded and the headset is pressed in and external. 

The frame is built around mid-reach caliper rim brakes for clearance up to 33mm tires.


The Redsky is a great choice for a versatile and long lasting bike because it is so fashionable. Remember back in the 1990s when being a Tour de France cyclists was THE dream? Now, everyone wants to ride on dirt roads. So, when fashion swings back again (as it always does), this Seven will be ready and always in style.


The frame has hidden mudguard mounts at the dropouts and chainstay bridge, so they won’t spoil the look of the bike if you don’t use them. It’s providing a choice of rake to optimize handling across the size range. The 5E carbon fork is available in a variety of rakes to suit your needs.


When you are pedaling through miles of wet clay, this bike maintains its composure and still feels at home whipping in and out of a paceline. If you want to ride this RedSky all day on the road, simply throw a pair of fat tires on — 28mm or 32mm smooth road tires -whatever you prefer. Do you wish to venture onto the dirt? Change the tires for Clement X’plor MSO knobbie tires and go. There is plenty of clearance for mud and rough conditions.

Models and Price

While the overall price may be a bit pricey for beginners, for those who know that they want a bike that will last them, investing in a bike like the Seven RedSky can be a decision that will pay off well into the future.

RedSky (Steel Frame)
Everything I imagined it would be, the bike performs. I’ve ridden it to personal best times on steep 5-mile climbs. For town line sprints, I’ve kicked it up at over 1000 watts. For a 150-mile all-day trek through the White Mountains, I was comfortable on it despite the rain with fenders attached.

With fenders and in every corner, I’ve ridden it in the rain with tires and felt solid through each turn. The tires I’ve used include 24mm race tubulars, 30mm gravel tyres, 32mm cyclocross file treads, and my standard training 28mm clinchers. They all fit the frame well.

I can not detect a significant difference in braking power between the TRP’s and the SRAM Red calipers I’ve previously used. I could race this bike, but not in a technical criterium for fear of damaging it. In gravel events, I’d ride it, but probably on smooth dirt roads rather than rocky & rutted jeep track.

RedSky S


Technology and fashion are always changing, but there is something to be said for classics that remain timeless. Seven really took the time to make sure that their RedSky bike would last for years, while still incorporating certain trends. This makes it a versatile and durable option that will serve any rider well.