This frame was built as a concept for shows and races during 2020...because of COVID it never happened so the frame has never been built up.
The frame was designed around SRAM AXS, so has no cable holes and can only be used with the wireless groupset the intended use was a fast Gravel/Edurance bike.
Headtube is 44, so will take tapered forks
The rear brake runs internal in the downtube and chainstays
BB is English threaded
Flattened top tube to allow extra room in the main triangle and easier to carry on your shoulder.
27.2 internal for seat post
12 x 142mm hub spacing - Supplied with axle
Flat Mount brake
Internal cable routing for rear brake and rear derailleur:
You can install the brake hose or gear cable from either the front via the headtube or rear via the cable guide situated on the top tube near the seat tube.
You might find it easier from the front with the forks removed (or before installed)
In the first image you will see the kit supplied for your build, on the left is a spare rear derailleur cable guide, on the top is 2 blanking plates, one is for the internal cable guide for the dropper post if you do not have one, the other is to cover up the cable exit if you are running a wireless groupset like SRAM eTap.
The middle 2 pictures show the 2 cable direction options, the left one is the cable being inserted from the rear, you may need the help from some long nose pliers to help the cable of of the head tube, the 2nd images shows the cable entry from the front. There is a small section cut from the plastic guide, make sure this is sitting flush with the frame. the guide is there to dissipate any tension from the cable/hose allowing for movement and flex.
Rear cable/hose entry/exit. If you are pushing the cable in from the front, you can simply remove the allen key screw from the guide to allow you access to the frame making it easier to thread the cable through.
Syntace hanger and axle:
The Travers RUSSTi EVO has a boost 12 x 148mm hub spacing. The syntace axle and hanger system is clean, elegant and simple. In the first image you have all the components, the 2nd and 3rd image you have the left and right frame dropout.
If the axle isn't already installed in the EVO, place the bolt into the frame and turn it a few times, so it does not fall out , slide the axle nut into the frame locate the hanger onto the bolt and locate the small guide into the recces on the frame, fully tighten the bolt to hold the nut and hanger in place. The axle is completely independent of the nut and hanger, so you can remove the wheel without the nut falling out.
Caring for your Travers RUSSTi EVO frame:
Titanium needs no care other than washing down with a bucket of soapy water, if you want to polish it then any bike polish or WD40 will work great. If you do mark or scratch the frame you can simply lightly polish it out with a scouring pad or some Scotch Bright rubbing in the direction of the grain.
When building up the frame always wipe down the contact surfaces i.e before installing the Headset, Bottom bracket and Seatpost/clamp with Alcohol and apply copper grease.
Frame Interface Sizes
Headset Size: ZS 56 /44
BB Size: T47 - 73mm
Internal (seatpost size) Tube 31.6mm
External (seat Clamp) Tube: 34.9mm
Hub Width: 12 x 148mm Boost
RUSSTI EVO Axle: 12 x 148 (Production frames)
RUSSTi EVO Axle: 12 x 142 (some bespoke frames have been made with this size if requested)
Syntace Hanger Bolt: 28.5mm - common to all EVO frames
Syntace Hanger: Common to all EVO frames
Syntace Axle Nut: Common to all EVO frames
Copper Paste: FENWICK'S COPPER ANTI SEIZE
TRAVERS ROAD ELITE PRO 56CM
This is my own personal bike that has been kept in showroom condition. It has a brand new back tyre and eTap batteries.
Center of BB to top of saddle 765mm.....will go shorter but not higher due to the integrated seatpost
FRAME INFO: https://www.traversbikes.com/road-elite-stealth.ht...
SRAM Red eTap groupset (except crank which is (SRAM Force Carbon)
Wheels: Nextie 50mm deep carbon - Hope RS Gold hubs and Sapim CX-RAY Spokes/Aluminium nipples
Handlebars: DEDA SUPER ZERO CARBON STEM AND BARS
Fork: Forze Splt legs aero fork
KCNC Seatpost topper and headset
The all Garbaruk Bike Components MTB #chainrings added in both Oval and Round.
All the common brands covered SRAM/Shimano plus HOPE Tech, Rotor, e-13, Cannondale, THM, Tune and FSA.
Unboxing of a Garbaruk SRAM XD 10-52 cassette with orange largest sprocket. Straight out of the box the quality of the machining is obvious, there are detailed instructions on every aspect of installation and guides to setting up your chain and rear mech correctly.
The claimed weight on Garbaruks website was 336g and on my scales the 10-52 version came in at 1g under 335g. Compared to 357g for the SRAM XG-1299 10-52
All Garbaruk cassettes are available with different coloured largest sprocket. Colours available are Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Green, Orange (above) Red and Violet.
There are 3 size version of the SRAM XD 12 speed cassette, all come in the 8 colour options
10-48 - 324g - Black/Silver £205 - Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Red and Violet £220
10-50 - 331g - Black/Silver £205 - Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Red and Violet £220
10-52 - 336g - Black/Silver £210 - Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Red and Violet £225
Link to Travers Bikes Garbaruk Page
We are now selling the amazing Garbaruk Bike Components, Quality lightweight components.
SRAM and Shimano 11 and 12 speed cassettes covering every ratios right up to 52t.
From the time of order to delivery is around 4 weeks. More products will be added over the next couple of days, rear mech cages, over sized jockey wheels and Chainrings!
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.