The DIRTi has been in development for about 2 years well before the "Gravel" craze took off! the concept behind the DIRTi frame was to produce a long distance road bike that could be handle both on and off road. To be honest, the DIRTi frame fills a frustration of mine, when out on my road bike I would see a cool looking off road trail snaking away but being on the road tyres I could only wonder where it went but now with the DIRTi I (you) can explore further a field.
The DIRTi is designed around a standard 12 x 142 MTB disc hub so there is a massive selection to choose from. The frame also comes as standard with a 68mm wide PF30 BB so it can be run with a road 30mm BB axle or easily converted to a single speed set-up with an aftermarket Eccentric Bottom Bracket. The best thing about the DIRTi frame is that it can easily adapt to different styles of ridding. You can run the frame with either a Single or Double chainset, the cable mounts can be easily removed for a clean set up for single speed or 1x front chain ring (and gears at the back) or added to to take extra cables. The seat tube is drilled so you can run a internal cable for a dropper post or a Di2 battery.
Detailed information on the DIRTi frame.
Bike featured in the photographs is a 53cm size
The RUSSTi 27.5+ Rim is the perfect rim for any 27.5+ bike. Specially designed to seamless integrate with our RUSSTi 27.5+ frame.
The RUSSTi rim is tubeless compatible (add a rim tape/strip once the rim is built into a wheel)
1. Improved Tensile Yield Strength (TYS):
6069 offers 45% higher TYS. This means that a 6069 rim can be built thinner with equitable strength. i.e lighter, improved performance. Alternatively a profile can be designed with equivalent thickness of a 6061 rim with significantly improved stiffness and strength. This means:
-Less likelihood of spoke hole crack propagation (a common defect)
-Significantly improved longevity and performance
2. Improved Fatigue
6069 is the alloy with greatest fatigue strength qualities. As much as 50% better than 6061 (a common alloy used in rim production). No current aluminum alloy can offer superior fatigue to 6069. This means:
-Dramatic improvements in durability and longevity
3. Ultimate Tensile Strength
Refers to the maximum force it takes to break a rim. 6069 offers 40% better performance than 6061. This makes for a stiffer, structurally stronger rim, which means:
- significantly reduced chance of snakebite
- significantly reduced chance of taco-ed rim
The best event of the year so far the #bigbikebash, fantastic weekend of racing and messing around. Very family friendly. My favourite was the Maltloaf eating competition (I still have some stuck in my teeth).
Well done to everyone involved, extremely well organised. Its already in my calendar for next year. I am really pleased that I could support the event.
Trying to decide on a dynamo setup can be a bewildering experience with a wide selection of components to choose from. The Sinewave Revolution allows you to convert power generated by your dynamo hub to a USB output from which you can charge your phone, GPS or tablet device.
The Sinewave Cycles Revolution is a bicycle dynamo powered USB charger. It converts electricity generated by hub and bottle dynamos to USB output. The Revolution allows users to charge USB-powered devices while riding.
The Revolution is made in the USA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlimited Power For:
Any USB-powered device!
Best in class efficiency
High Speed Overload Protection
Shock and vibration toughened
Gold-plated USB connector won't rust or corrode
Starts charging at 3.5 MPH (5.5 km/h)
Full charging at 9 MPH (14.4km/h)
Max current: 1 Amp
Also works with DC input up to 52V
Weight: 37 grams
Dimensions: 54mm x 35mm x 14mm
Wire length: 36" (91 cm) (contact us if your setup requires a longer wire)
Wire ends: Stripped wire
Travers Bikes will be at the Big Bike Bash (26th-29th August) with the full Travers Bikes demo range, Plus a wide range of NEXTIE carbon rims and the kLite.com.au demo rig.
RUSSTi 27.5+ full build! Using code "LUCKY5" the first 5 bikes sold will get a £300 discount at checkout. RRP £2899 Prong XC, £3399 Lauf (with discount £2599 Prong £3099 Lauf)
The RUSSTi frame is now available as a full bike build! No need to upgrade, the bike is dripping with high end components straight out the box! Full build spec on the link below.
What a fantastic event the Brighton Big Dog is, great atmosphere, great course and perfect weather. Lots of interest in the bikes and frames on the Travers Bikes stand, Surprisingly the new Road Elite Stealth and New DIRTi gravel bike had the most attention (surprising as it was a MTB event).
Myself and Graham Heath rode in the Plus/Fat Bike pairs and somehow dragged ourselves round to 2nd place. Roll on next year.
There was a 4 way sprint at the end, more for glory than position as we were probably in different categories. Only 2 of us finished rubber side down! (pictures below)
The van is all packed ready for the Brighton Big Dog in the morning.
Pop on over and say hi and have a prod n prod of the Travers Bikes range, cakes and sweets gets you a discount!
I will have a wide range of Travers Bikes components on display as well as kLite.com.au dynamo lights (and demo unit), NEXTIE carbon rims and Ringtools.
20% discount still applies on 29+ tyres (not 27.5+)
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.