Just 1 week to go before online entries close for the final round of the #TraversMTBSeries. The weather forecast is looking perfect 23º and sunny, bring your lunch and suntan lotion...and bike!
The jumps are ready for the dual slalom, nice little kick if you want to get some air or easily rollable. Thanks to John Forsyth for his help with design and construction.
Thanks to our sponsors Fibrax Limited, Lauf, Creative Cycling, Jump photography, traversbikes.com #bikejump #woodenjump #dualslalom #mtb #cycling #airtime
Internal cables/hoses are extremely easy to install on the Travers RUSSTi. Simply before installing the forks in the frames headtube guide the gear cable/brake hose in to the rear internal hose/cable entrance (nearest the seat tube). If it doesn't pop out into the headtube you might need to help guide it with your finger to the exit. That's it, no fishing around with a piece of wire/magnet/vacuum inside the tube!
Depending on the cable/hose you use it might rattle around inside the tube when going over rocky sections. There is a very simple solution.
You will need cable frame protector. Here is am using a Fibrax spiral frame protector because they are easy to wrap around the cable in a tight confined space.
You only need 1 protector per cable/hose, cutting it in half makes it easier to put on the cable/hose.
Install the cable/hose, cut it to length but do not attach the brake or run the cable through the rear mech.
Pull the cable forward about 30cm, install the cable protector over the cable/hose, then slide the cable hose back inside the frame. I found 1 was enough to stop any noise but you can add a cable protector every 10 cm, just by sliding the cable in smaller steps and adding another cable protector.
Do the same on the other cable/hose.
Some great photos of Jake Darragh from Mud Sweat and Gears - Eastern XC Series on his Travers RUSSTi
Photo credit to Basil Thornton Photography
Thanks to Fibrax Limited (Sponsor of the Travers MTB Series) we have £280 worth of vouchers to give away at the Potash Summer Classic (Rnd 5).
These are not discount vouchers but real (Voucher) money to spend with Fibrax. Check out their wide range of Rotors, Pads, cables, bolts, frame proctors...the list goes on. www.fibrax.com
A completely new line for round 5. The first A line. Don't worry there is a B line. There are 3 elements to the A line. First the fallen tree, followed by a small jump over a log then a drop into a dip, you can roll this or if you jump there is about a 3ft drop.
I have had a few questions regarding the Dual Slalom. I have mocked up a layout for the Dual Slalom course so you can see where it will be held. As you can see it on the main grassy field (Just a easy gradient).
There will be a jump on each lane but it will be rollable.
No seeding, pairings drawn at random.
Entry Fee is part of your normal XC entry (No extra payment).
You can enter just the Dual Slalom.
Its just for fun, no points will be awarded.
You will do runs (1 per track), Fastest rider goes through.
TRAVERS MTB SERIES - ROUND 5
Race information and entries are now live for Rnd 5 Potash Summer Classic http://www.traversbikes.com/race-info.html
Please check the link, there is lots of extra information...including a Dual Slalom race (included in your series or on the day entry), You can also just enter this as a one off event.
Allow extra time as there is a Classic Car Show in the main house grounds which can cause tail backs.
08:00 - Signing on open for all categories to collect their race numbers - Under 9s and 12s course open for practise
08:50 - Course closed - UNDER 9's go to the start, you will be walked around the course.
09:00 - Under 9s race start (15 mins) Shortened main course
09:25 - Under 12s race start (20 mins) Shortened main course
09:50 - Course open for practise
10:10 - Course closed
10:15 - GO-MTB/Novice race start (40 mins)
11:00 - Course open for practise
11:25 - Course closed
11:30 - Main Race Start (1 HR)
ROUND 5 SPECIFIC INFORMATION
IF YOU JUST WANT TO RIDE IN THE DUAL SLALOM (AND NOT THE XC RACES) YOU CAN DO HERE.
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.