Travers RUSSTi Evo
Those that know me know I have a long term affiliation with Travers Bikes who deal exclusively in producing Titanium frames designed by Micheal Travers here in sunny Essex.
Here is the latest whip from the depths of Mikes brain building on the already exceptional standard RUSSTi the Evo has a few tweaks and twists from rider feed back.
Still built out of the wonder metal (Ti-3Al-2.5V) Titanium alloy.
The chainstay area has been completely redesigned to make it stiffer lighter but more vertically compliant
Dropout resigned around the Syntace system to make it cleaner and lighter
Internal rear brake and Rear derailleur cable (via headtube)
Internal Dropper post cable routing (via down tube)
Anything cage mounts top and bottom of down tube
and a standard bottle cage mount on the seat tube.
its moved over from the press fit 30 Bottom Bracket to a T47 threaded BB
Finish - brushed with bead blast Travers logo
Head angle and height have been adjusted to allow fork lengths anywhere from 100mm travel to 120 with 100mm fitted here. 120mm for will relax the front a smidge but if your looking for a bike packing rig then a new and revamped Travers XC Prong fork is on its way.
All in built up with electronic shifting the bike looks super clean.
Wheels are Nextie's ultralight rims paired with Extralite hubs from Italy.
Sram eagle AXS sorting the shifting , Zwatt carbon power meter crank with a garbaruk oval ring sorts the peddling.
Finishing kit is Mt Zoom's superb stem bars and seat post, the weight of this kit compared with its price point is truly exceptional. Originally I was going to use Extralite finishing kit but the price per gram saved over Mt Zoom just wasn't cutting it. Plus Mt Zoom is UK based and run by seasoned endurance and XC racer Ant White so it had to be.
All up the build weight comes in a smidge over 9kg which for a non carbon bike is exceptional.
How does it ride? like all Travers offerings wonderfully but then i would say that wouldn't I.
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