This year we decided to upgrade the A7 to A9.
It is a completely new bicycle, every part better than A7. There is a 9 speed cassette (not freewheel) in the rear. Total 18 speed.
Hydraulic disk brakes shimano, sloping top tube, wider tires, chain-guard, internal cables etc... etc...
It is selling well and getting a lot of compliments for the beautiful colour.