XTR Di2 is just starting to hit shops, and with it, we have the beginning of riders modifying their rides for internal electronic capability. Julian Da Silva from Alex Bicycles in Coral Springs, FL took to putting a few holes in his Jamis Dakota D29 Team.
Julian told us “I wanted to show you guys one of my recent builds since you guys like to see them. This is a 2015 Jamis Dakota D29 Team but modified the frame for internal routing of the Shimano XTR M9050 Di2 system. As usual I try to keep everything clean and hidden, it was challenge with the rear chain stay routing the cable thru it, but managed to succeed. Possibly one of my favorite bikes I’ve built, fast, fun and quite comfortable.”
Check out the before and after pics after the jump…
The beauty of the M9050 group is the brain and display screen are all one, and it uses E-Tube, so the entire system is simple with just a single wire.
Before and after photos of the install in the downtube. Using the rubber grommets, and carefully drilling the hole to avoid wrecking the carbon or paint, the finished product almost looks factory.
Note: Bike Rumor, as well as bike manufacturers will not condone drilling holes in your frame. This can be very dangerous and lead to frame failure, as well as void your warranty. Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should.