Cable Routing

The cable routing is completely external to simplify the installation and maintenance of the brake, seatpost and rear derailleur. However, there are several details to pay attention to during assembly to guarantee unrestricted movement of the rear suspension and avoid damage or rubbing to the frame or components.
If the rear brake is mounted on the right side of the handlebar, we recommend the following arrangement of the cable routing down to the bottom bracket. The gear cable crosses only at the very bottom, in front of the bottom bracket. 

  • Left – Gear Cable
  • Middle – Brake Hose
  • Right – Seat Post Cable

If the rear brake is mounted on the left side of the handlebar, we recommend to only swap the two front cable guides so that the brake hose can be routed on the right side of the head tube, next to the seatpost cable. Assembling the seat post cable through the seat tube is best done without the rubber grommet and from the bottom of the seat tube, through the small hole, up to the top. You can then instal the rubber grommet once the cable is in place. (Valid for Jibb and Madonna V2.2)

To avoid damage and rubbing of the cables on the frame, make sure that the cables and hose are assembled without being twisted.

The brake hose and gear cable must form a small S-bend above the bottom bracket and at the rear. This is necessary to ensure complete freedom of movement of the rear triangle. We recommend mounting the cables and hose with the shock disassembled in order to be able to check the freedom of movement of the rear triangle. For the best cable and hose routing in the narrow bottom bracket area, mountings for zip ties are provided on both sides.

"Check the freedom of movement of the brake hose and gear cable with the shock removed and through the full travel of the suspension."

Improper cable routing can cause damage to components as well as crashes and injuries. If you are unsure about the correct routing, please send us an email at hello@raawmtb.com. 

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