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KellCat SL Dual Suspension 100 mm travel frame & fork with 27.5” wheels

Seven’s KellCat SL suspension frame

Named after our pro team racer Kelly Catale, the KellCat is a unapologetic cross-country race bike. It loves short bursts of all-out power that push it through technical terrain and launch it down fast descents. This bike wants to go fast, with a snappy suspension that rewards bike handling skills and courage. The light chassis gives the rider the ability to “body” the bike through corners. Short chainstays add traction and acceleration to the mix.

Kelly Catale at Sea Otter
What is Seven’s “Race Superlight” suspension bike?

Fast, agile, superlight, a climber

As the name indicates, this is the lightest design Seven offers. This bike loves short bursts of all-out power that push it through technical terrain and launch it down fast descents. This bike wants to go fast, with a snappy suspension that rewards bike handling skills and courage. The butted frame tubing adds to the bike’s dynamic compliance and gives the rider the ability to “body” the bike through corners. Short chainstays add traction and acceleration to the mix.

What's a Seven Parts Kit?

Seven tends to keep the kits matching by brand. While this make the price a bit higher we find that you end up with a better performing bike that lasts longer and has a lower total cost of ownership. Even small details like cables and housing that are kit matching. This might sound trivial but over a few months of riding a high quality housing set will perform much better than cheap imitations that look almost identical.

If you want something you don’t see here, contact us with the changes you’d like. We can probably accomodate.

Our Most Popular KellCat Bike Buildout

Let’s cut to the chase. The majority of Seven’s KellCat riders have been choosing our 100% Race Bike with the 100 mm travel frame & fork, 27.5” wheels, with SRAM’s GX Eagle 1x parts kit. The KellCat SL Race Superlight.

If this doesn't look like the race bike you're looking for, read on to find the perfect bike for your speed desires.

Which kit brand is right for me: Shimano or SRAM components?

Both SRAM and Shimano have exceptional offerings. And, both brands have very different offerings. Therefore, each kit has different strengths and considerations. Under the Shimano and SRAM headings you've find a few truths about these brands. These are generalized statements so these traits are not true in 100% of cases but they are usually accurate.

Some of the most common reasons riders choose their brand include:

Some strengths of Shimano parts Some strengths of SRAM parts
Tends to have the smoothest shifting, lighter action, and more forgiving of wear. Lighter kit per dollar.
Most popular and ubiquitous anywhere in the world: Particularly good if you're riding in remote areas where you want to maximize the odds local bike shops will have replacement parts. More progressive and cutting edge: Wireless shifting, 1x chainrings, etc.
Proven, conservative technology. Most durable and longer service intervals. Simpler shifting mechanism means lighter and easier to service in some cases.
More forgiving to poor setup. Shifting and braking are liekly to work better even when not well maintained. Innovative AXS wireless shifting systems available. Clean look, newest offering in the industry.
Which parts kit is best for my riding?

We offer lots of kit choices because there are a lot of types of riding. Here are some common preferences matched to the best kit:

Mobius Detail - Crank

Shimano Parts Kits

Shimano Workhorse: Shimano XT 1x Mechanical Shifting Kit

This component group offers excellent value and durabilty. It’s possibly the perfect balance of ergonomics, common compatibility, durability, and serviceability. The new XT 1x crank system is simple and flawless.

  • Frame: KellCat SL 100 mm travel double-butted titanium with Fox Float DPS shock
  • Frame Upgrades:
    • Internal dropper post routing
  • Fork: 27.5” Fox Float SC 32 100 mm, boost, Performance Edition, no remote
  • Groupset: Shimano XT M8100
    • Shifter: XT mechanical
    • Derrailleur: XT mechanical
    • Crankset: XT 1x 32t or 34t chainring. Crankarm length is frame size specific.
    • Cassette: XT 11-45t 12-speed
    • Bottom Bracket: XT
    • Chain: XT
    • Brakes: XT Hydraulic 2 piston M8100 with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Wheels: 27.5” Mavic Crossmax aluminum, boost, microspline freehub body, with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Tires: 27.5” Vittoria Mezcal XC 2.25”, 120 tpi, tubeless ready
  • Handlebar & Grips: Thomson aluminum, 20 mm rise, 750 mm width, 31.8 clamp diameter
  • Stem: Thomson Elite X4 aluminum, 31.8 mm clamp diameter, length is size specific
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Seat Post: Fox Transfer dropper, Performance Edition, 30.9 mm, includes Shimano dropper lever, cable actuated
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero II

Price for this bike: $8,995.

Shimano Performance: Shimano XTR 1x Mechanical Shifting Kit

This component group provides the most technically advanced, abuse-taking kit ever made. Light, flawless, and tough.

  • Frame: KellCat SL 100 mm travel double-butted titanium with Fox Float DPS shock
  • Frame Upgrades:
    • Internal dropper post routing
  • Fork: 27.5” Fox Float SC 32 100 mm, boost, Performance Edition, no remote
  • Groupset: Shimano XTR
    • Shifter: XTR mechanical
    • Derrailleur: XTR mechanical
    • Crankset: XTR 1x 32t or 34t chainring. Crankarm length is frame size specific.
    • Cassette: XTR 11-46t 12-speed
    • Bottom Bracket: XTR
    • Chain: XTR
    • Brakes: XTR Hydraulic with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Wheels: 27.5” Chris King + Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbon, boost, microspline freehub body, with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Tires: 27.5” Vittoria Mezcal XC 2.25”, 120 tpi, tubeless ready
  • Handlebar & Grips: Thomson carbon, 20 mm rise, 800 mm width, 35 mm clamp diameter
  • Stem: Thomson Elite X4 aluminum, 35 mm clamp diameter, length is size specific
  • Headset: Chris King
  • Seat Post: Fox Transfer dropper, Performance Edition, 30.9 mm, includes Shimano dropper lever, cable actuated
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero II

Price for this bike: $12,295.

SRAM Parts Kits

SRAM Archetype: SRAM NX Mechanical Shifting Kit

This kit offers the best value of all our kits. It’s a good grouppo for riders that are tough on equipment and expect to replace parts often. And, dollar for dollar it’s one of our lightest offerings.

  • Frame: KellCat SL 100 mm travel double-butted titanium with Fox Float DPS shock
  • Frame Upgrades:
    • Internal dropper post routing
  • Fork: 27.5” Fox Float SC 32 100 mm, boost, Performance Edition, no remote
  • Groupset: SRAM NX Eagle with SRAM Guide brakes
    • Crankset: 1x 32t or 34t, Crankarm length is size specific
    • Cassette: 10-50t 12-speed cassette
  • Wheels: 27.5” Mavic Crossmax aluminum, boost, XD Driver freehub body, with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Tires: 27.5” Vittoria Mezcal XC 2.25”, 120 tpi, tubeless ready
  • Handlebar & Grips: Thomson aluminum, 20 mm rise, 750 mm width, 31.8 clamp diameter
  • Stem: Thomson Elite X4 aluminum, 31.8 mm clamp diameter, length is size specific
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Seat Post: Fox Transfer dropper, Performance Edition, 30.9 mm, includes Shimano dropper lever, cable actuated
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero II

Price for this bike: $8,895.

SRAM Workhorse: SRAM GX Mechanical Shifting Kit

A great workhorse kit. Dollar for dollar it’s our lightest kit offering. SRAM innovated the 1x crank system with a wide gear range and flawless shifting.

  • Frame: KellCat SL 100 mm travel double-butted titanium with Fox Float DPS shock
  • Frame Upgrades:
    • Internal dropper post routing
  • Fork: 27.5” Fox Float SC 32 100 mm, boost, Performance Edition, no remote
  • Groupset: SRAM GX with SRAM Level brakes
    • Crankset: 1x 32t or 34t, Crankarm length is size specific
    • Cassette: 10-50t 12-speed cassette
  • Wheels: 27.5” Mavic Crossmax aluminum, boost, XD Driver freehub body, with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Tires: 27.5” Vittoria Mezcal XC 2.25”, 120 tpi, tubeless ready
  • Handlebar & Grips: Thomson aluminum, 20 mm rise, 750 mm width, 31.8 clamp diameter
  • Stem: Thomson Elite X4 aluminum, 31.8 mm clamp diameter, length is size specific
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Seat Post: Fox Transfer dropper, Performance Edition, 30.9 mm, includes Shimano dropper lever, cable actuated
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero II

Price for this bike: $8,995.

SRAM Team Edition: SRAM XX1

This kit our pro team racer, Kelly Catale races. If you want what the pros use on race day, this is the bike. Super light, all function, race ready.

  • Frame: KellCat SL 100 mm travel double-butted titanium with Fox Float DPS shock
  • Frame Upgrades:
    • Internal dropper post routing
  • Fork: 27.5” Fox Float SC 32 100 mm, boost, Performance Edition, Fox remote lockout included
  • Groupset: SRAM XX1
    • Crankset: 1x 34t, Crankarm length is size specific
    • Cassette: 10-50t 12-speed cassette
  • Wheels: 27.5” Industry Nine Ultralite 235 aluminum, boost, XD Driver freehub body, with 160 mm rotors front and rear
  • Tires: 27.5” Vittoria Mezcal XC 2.25”, 120 tpi, tubeless ready
  • Handlebar & Grips: Thomson carbon, 20 mm rise, 800 mm width, 35 mm clamp diameter
  • Stem: Thomson Elite X4 aluminum, 35 mm clamp diameter, length is size specific
  • Headset: Cane Creek 40
  • Seat Post: Fox Transfer dropper, Performance Edition, 30.9 mm, includes Shimano dropper lever, cable actuated
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado

Price for this bike: $11,495.

Some Fine Print

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Parts kits do not include anything that’s not included in the words on this page. Bike photos are not representative of the exact bike and buildout that you may receive. Water bottle cage, fenders, racks, etc. are not included unless stated in the text.

Each component is subject to change based on ongoing improvements and parts availability.