Good news and hazy news, there still isn't much guidance on the clarity for a return date, although the date of the 29th of March has been quoted for the return of grass roots sports it isn't clear on whether its competitive, groups sizes and procedures etc. Hopefully this will become clearer of the next couple of days.
The good news, the bridge has weathered in really well it is looking great, conditions are very dry, the work we did on the drainage last year has been worth while. The brambles have taken over in places and there are a few fallen trees across the course, so there is quite a bit of work to do to get the course back up and running as it hasn't seen any tyre or foot fall (other than the owner walking his dog) over the last 2 years.
I will crack on and prepare the track with an aim to get events running again in April. The plan is to do the club championships first to give people a chance to get their race legs back before we start the series.
Robin just popped in to check out the latest range of mealworms we have in stock
Unsure what the extra tabs are for on the kLite usb?
They are to secure the cables so there is no chance they can pull out on bumpy roads!
Its been a tough year for everyone, so I have decided to give a little back and try an experiment.
I have introduced a "Pay what you want" on both the RUSSTi and DIRTi frames. You can either click a pre-defined value or input your own price.
Yes really, there is a minimum value but I encourage everyone to pay what you can afford. I want to get people back out exploring and hopefully take advantage of a less restricted summer. Please share with your friends.
Sorry for the delay in shipping the Garbaruk out from the pre Christmas orders. We are all caught up now and everyone should receive their tracking numbers either later today or tomorrow.
Ultra LOW DRAG (ROAD) 750lm 3x spot,
for long throw on black roads, reduced DRAG, combined with the SON delux hub for a ultra low drag system for AERO bikes and fast road events like the TCR
DIM mode, under standlite (use main bar switch for DIM MODE)ULTRA low drag, with a more narrow beam pattern
MADE for the TCR (transcontinental race)
All LED are Cree XPGv3we use, SquareTECH optics (made for trail riding not flashlights) non round optics are more efficient
Weight 135g / 4.7ozall lights are DYNAMO powered only.
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
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.