Add this bike to the list of potential holiday gifts for the cyclist who already has everything. French wheel and apparel maker Mavic is auctioning a limited edition Seven Axiom SL spec’d with a Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tire system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and its efforts to offer programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s disease. The auction ends Sunday, December 21 at 8 p.m. EST. At last check there were 35 bids, with a top offer of $4,850. The Mavic anniversary Seven Axiom SL retails for $9,395.
The bike is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate Mavic’s impressive anniversary. The frame has a stunning gloss and matte black paint scheme with subtle touches of the immediately recognizable yellow pantone Mavic is so well known for.
Seven Cycles founder Rob Vandermark said, “We have a long running partnership with Mavic, and of course we admire their history in this sport we all love, so we were honored to be asked to build this bike.”
The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Sportwool jerseys from Rapha. One autographed by Olympic medalist and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney, the other by 12-time national champion, world championship medalist, Olympic gold medalist, and Phinney’s wife Connie Carpenter-Phinney.
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“We wanted to give each builder the freedom to make the frame a representation of the builders’ relationship with Mavic both professionally and personally, and hoped that the Ksyrium 125 wheel-tire system would inspire the creative process as well,” said Chad Moore, director of marketing at Mavic. “This project was an opportunity for Mavic to connect with brands in the US who are innovators and standouts in the industry and we couldn’t be more pleased with the partners we’ve had in this endeavor.”
Check out the auction here and find more information on the Davis Phinney Foundation at davisphinneyfoundation.org. Scroll down to see full specs of this unique bike, plus an expansive photo gallery of the bike and jerseys.
- Frame/Fork: Seven Cycles Axiom SL Road Frame with Carbon Fork
- Wheels/Tires: Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary Edition
- Components: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Crank – 172.5, Cassette – 11-25)
- Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
- Stem: Seven Cycles Titanium (110mm)
- Bar: Seven Cycles Road (42cm center-to-center)
- Seatpost: Seven Titanium
- Saddle: fi’zi:k Airione k:ium
- Pedals: Mavic Zxellium SLR Pedals
- Top Tube Length: 54cm
- Seat Tube Length (c to c): 52.5cm
- Chainstay length: 410mm
- Head and Seat Tube Angles: 73deg