Seven Cycles was incorporated in January 1997 and shipped its first bicycle frame in early April of the same year. The company was initially based in Topsfield, Mass., then moved to its current location in Watertown, Mass. in February of 1998.
With collective industry experience of 250 years, founder and president Rob Vandermark and the Seven team have been working with titanium since its introduction into the cycling industry. Rob himself pioneered so much of that technology that some say he created a revolution.
Seven Cycles had its beginnings in a small core group of committed employees and has grown nearly 9 times in size to 35 employees. They have built a company whose reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service has resulted in a growing national and international market. Staff includes designers, engineers, welders, machinists, and finishers, along with marketing, sales, and general and administrative staff.
To date, sales and revenue have consistently exceeded all projections, and the company has posted a profit every year since the start of their second year of operation. Seven has grown to be the largest exclusively custom frame builder in the world.
Seven operates in 15,000 square feet of industrial space in Watertown, Mass. Approximately 9,000 square feet are dedicated to manufacturing, 4,000 square feet to office space, and the remainder to a break room, lockers, commuter bike parking, and a meeting area.
Seven Cycles manufactures high-end bicycle frames from butted and straight-gauge domestically-sourced seamless 3-2.5 titanium, high-modulus carbon fiber, filament-wound carbon fiber, and the world's finest steels. Seven offers a wide variety of frame styles—road, touring, triathlon, criterium, track, cyclocross, mountain, suspension, and tandems—in the customer's choice of stock or custom geometry. Business is split approximately as 75% road/25% mountain. The company also manufactures a custom titanium stem and mountain bike handlebar, and offers an exclusive carbon fiber road fork, as well aluminum handlebars, stems, and seat posts. All of Seven's frames come with a lifetime warranty against defects in manufacturing and materials.
Where did the name come from?
At its conception, Seven's founders sought a name that would be as timeless, ageless and positive as the products they would create. Finally, "Seven" was chosen because it is a time-honored number that holds positive connotations and no specific attachments to other objects. Seven chose a word, like a product, for which they could set the standard.
While Seven has an extensive product line, here are just a few.
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