This is Phil Cavell from Cyclefit in London. Phil is on our 622 SLX on the cobbles in Flanders, and this picture was taken on a trip to Belgium in advance of this year’s Tour of Flanders.
Phil, and his partner Julian Wall, do the fits for all of Trek Factory Racing, the team of this year’s Flanders winner, Fabian Cancellara. So, safe to say Phil knows of what he speaks, when he’s speaking about bikes.
He wrote a review of his experience on this bike for the Cyclefit site.
Here are a couple choice quotes from that review:
“Look closely at the dropouts or welds, or brake-bridge. Rob Vandermark has made Seven his life’s work and project. It is his entry into The Great Ledger. This is not a product or model or something stamped out of a mould in China. It is a mission that he judges himself upon every day.”
“The ride is flawless and so it should be. Taut, responsive, nuanced and brimming with undertones of distinction.”
Find the rest here, and thanks Phil for bringing us along on your Flandrien escapade, for putting us through our paces, and also for making us look so good.