Seven Cycles Announces Mudhoney Pro Carbon-Titanium Cyclocross Frame

Seven Cycles Mudhoney Pro cyclocross frame raced by Mo Bruno-Roy team rider

Seven Cycles has announced their latest and greatest cyclocross frame, the Mudhoney Pro.

Built with carbon fiber tubes throughout, the lugs and chainstays are titanium for a frame weight coming in under three pounds. The frame was inspired by their Elium SLX carbon-ti road bike and takes the (also carbon-ti) Mudhoney SLX and adds carbon downtube and seatstays. Seven’s blog says they chiseled every last gram out of the frame.

As with all of Seven Cycles’ bikes, the Mudhoney Pro is a full custom affair. By using the titanium lugs, they can give it any size and geometry the riders needs. Frames start at $4,995 and run up to $9,395 with a Dura-Ace Di2 built kit. Available mid-November 2011.

Comments

Mike - 11/11/11 - 9:52am

Why is anyone continuing to release new CX bikes that don’t support discs?

Alexander - 11/11/11 - 10:18am

because disc brakes for CX are overkill, brakes are “slowers not stoppers”

Steve M - 11/11/11 - 10:31am

Gorgeous- but at 10k one would think that most cyclists are 1 percenters……

Robin - 11/11/11 - 11:26am

Luckily, disc brakes for CX aren’t overkill. Not only do they provide way more consistent braking, they also place the rotors much farther from splash, which means the rotors are likely to be more clean and brake better when applied, instead having to wipe the surface clean first like with rim brakes.

phlat albert - 11/11/11 - 12:35pm

nothing sub-pop about 10k is there? don’t use that name for your bike 7. fail.

jb - 11/11/11 - 1:28pm

Who says it doesn’t support discs? They’re custom frames. The one in the picture was built for cantis. You could have yours built for a coaster brake if you felt like it.

Sean Yeager - 11/11/11 - 2:02pm

That thing is beautiful, and it doesn’t need disc mounts:

1. I have 6 sets of wheels to choose from. 2 tubular, 4 clincher. All 130mm spacing. Not going to try to replace at least 3 sets by going to discs.

2. The clincher sets can be used in the summer on my road bike and my wife’s road and tri bike.

3. When warming up at a race I currently have a road wheel I can swap for riding the trainer. Would need a new 135mm wheel (clincher) solely for use w/ the trainer. Or I could just bring my road bike to every race. Terribly inconvenient (or expensive.)

4. Disc tolerances are fickle. Say I have 2 different manufacturers’ hubs on my wheelsets… and I need to change a wheel before or during a race, those tolerances may not work well with the new disc.

5. My team sometimes swaps wheels if someone needs something a little different for the conditions or gets a flat. That may no longer be an option.

6. As stated before, it’s overkill. And when conditions are ice or slick mud, I think a light touch on the brakes is going to lock up the wheel. Of course, I’ve never ridden with them. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see the need. Hassle is going to outweigh performance for a while.

phlat albert - 11/11/11 - 3:48pm

@yeager- you’ve never ridden with them but it’s overkill? your compatibility issue is dead on but your own stated inexperience with them not so much. do you yabba dabba doo your car to a stop?

go Gadget go - 11/11/11 - 6:57pm

@Yeager: I’m not gonna claim it needs disc mounts either, because I’m gonna buy it, but given the direction of things I would say it should have them.

All your reasoning is drawn from what would be inconveniences to YOU. So you invested a ton and now your stuff is becoming obsolete. That doesn’t mean this bike should be come obsolete as standard.

1. Did you buy all those wheels at once? Didn’t think so. And no one is asking you to go to discs.
2. That convenience is not a justified reason. And eventually road bikes will go disc (take a look at the Volagi ad to the right). The CX bike is becoming its own specific category of bike, not just a mash-up of two others.
3. So you’d have to buy more wheels, just like you already have before.
4. That’s the type of thing you work out BEFORE showing up to a race. Discs and calipers can be shimmed, its not rocket science
5. So what does your team do if someone is riding 9, 10, or 11 speed? What if one rim is wider than the one its replacing? In time more people will have discs and that option will available.
6. So basically you have no idea what you’re talking about.

brian - 11/12/11 - 7:55am

Disc brakes are ugly. That Volagi bike is REALLY ugly. Why mess around with the clean looks of a cross bike? And all brakes do is slow you down anyway. Less slow, more GO!

Robin - 11/12/11 - 3:28pm

Looks are obviously way more important than function. Every rider–racer or otherwise–knows that, right?

Colin - 11/12/11 - 8:14pm

Disc brake are faster, anyone who says otherwise has never used them.

Chipollini - 11/12/11 - 11:38pm

Right on the spot ‘go Gadget go’ and ‘Colin’!

Mike - 11/13/11 - 6:11pm

@phlat albert: the band got their name from a Russ Meyer film, as several bands have, so cut ‘em some slack. It’s a good name!

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