Finally got a chance to build my RUSSTi Evo up! Lots of Bling colour coordination...obviously rigid with 27.5 x 2.8" tyres!
Hope tech Brakes, Garbaruk chain ring and cassette, Travers Titanium stem, handlebars and seatpost.
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.