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    SL Dropout

    Should the SL non drive side dropout have a metal strip in it to prevent the QR from gnarling up the carbon?

    Any suggestions for cable routing XX1 and Stealth Reverb?

    Received my new frame yesterday, got a semi when I saw it, it's very sexy.

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    For cable routing, I would route the rear shifter housing around the headtube, then down the downtube, then cross over to the drive side at the bottom bracket, then along the rear triangle using the integrated clamps. This would prevent cable rub on the headtube and looks cleaner as well. No issues with shifting performance either.

    The stealth will be tricky. The bottom bracket is actually sealed off from within the shell, so there is no access to the seattube or downtube from the bottom bracket shell. So routing will be difficult. Others have suggested to use a straightened coat hanger with a hook no the end and a flashlight to grab the housing as you push it into the stealth hole.

    I tried to route a KS Lev Integra, and used a very strong magnet to catch the cable and then used the cable as the guide to push the rest of the housing through. Unfortunately, I found that the bend on the stealth routing was a bit sharp, so the actuation at the lever was not very smooth. For a hydraulic system like the Reverb, this won't be an issue. I ended up ditching the Integra and getting a non-Integra, as the routing is much more direct (just along the top tube using integrated clamps). Unfortunately, I had a defective LEV and just gave up on KS altogether and picked up a mechanical Specialized Blacklite, which seems to actually work for once!

    I don't know about the metal piece in the dropout, sorry.
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    The 2013 SL already have integrated cable routing for the the reverb.

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    There are plenty of carbon drops out there with no metal strip. I'm not worried about mine at all.
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    So it's right then? No metal on the dropout.

    Thanks for the routing advice, should be fun and games with the Reverb lol

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    Nearly there....

    What is the true width of the BB shell?

    Is it 89.5mm or 92mm? I don't have any verniers to measure it, the XX1 cranks need to know for the spacers.

    Btw, added a Swiss RWS 10mm axle to the rear, fits like a dream.

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