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Maureen Bruno-Roy’s custom Seven Mudhoney SLX cyclocross bike

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Nov. 14, 2010
  • Updated Dec. 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM EST

Bruno-Roy's Seven is in its 3rd season of racing.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (VN) _ Maureen (Mo) Bruno-Roy is a three-time master’s national champion and represented the United States at UCI cyclocross world championships in 2009.

This year Bruno-Roy is racing for Bob’s Red Mill Grains. She and her husband, Matt, are a two-person team with big results.

Bruno-Roy doesn’t receive a new frame each season. Her Mudhoneys (she has two identical bikes) are in the middle of their third season of ‘cross. Seven will provide new frames if necessary, but with her bikes in such great shape the past two seasons, Seven instead helps with travel expenses. After each campaign her frames are sent back to Seven for a complete refurbishment. The frame’s alignment is checked, small parts are replaced, the frame is cleaned and new decals are applied.

For 2010 Seven introduced a full carbon fork to compliment their titanium and carbon bikes. Bruno-Roy previously rode Alpha Q forks, but loves the new fork from Seven.

Matt Roy’s attention to detail is clear. Shrink-wrapped cables help seal the shifting system. He drills the red-anodized ferrules to keep cables moving freely. Even taking time to cut down the Fizik handlebar finishing tape, Roy puts in a lot of time on his wife’s bike. Periodically he changes the inspirational stickers on her bike. The Angry Cupcake sticker on her handlebar is the latest.

Spec:

Frame

  • Custom Seven Mudhoney SLX frame
  • No water bottle mounts
  • Custom down tube cable routing

Wheels

  • Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimates with Challenge Grifo 32mm tubulars

Components

  • SRAM Red shifters, ceramic bottom bracket, 170mm crank and derailleurs
  • SRAM/Gore RideOn cables
  • Shimano XTR pedals
  • TRP Euro X carbon brakes
  • Seven seat post and 80mm stem
  • FSA Compact carbon bar
  • Fizik Vitesse saddle and bartape
  • King headset

Editor’s note: After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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