Custom Internally Routed Shimano Di2 Scott Plasma Premium

By Mark L
September 6, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Employee Adventures, From the shop, Product Information, Tech Tips | 6 Comments

Its always a challenge to be on the cutting edge.  Like the mad scientist, your results can make you a hero or an expensive failure.  When Trisports.com was asked to build one of the first Scott Plasma Premiums with custom internal Di2, we cautiously jumped at the chance.   Judging by Facebook comments and comments from coworkers who witnessed the bike in person, the TriSports.com service team came out with hero status with one of the country’s first Scott Plasma Premiums with custom routed Shimano Di2.

What made this project a challenge is the fact that the stock Plasma Premium frame is not set up for internally wired Di2.  For this build we didn’t want exposed wires running along the outside of the frame.  Everything would have to be routed internally, which meant heavy modifications both to the inside and outside of the frame.

There is a saying in the medical field, “Do No Harm”.  That applies just as much when modifying a $4000 carbon fiber frame.   Literally hours were spent drilling, grinding, sanding, and soldering in order to make this frame a reality.  Great care went in to keeping the structural integrity intact and untouched.

The result is one of the most satisfying bike builds to come out of TriSports.com.  Since there is no manual for this type of build, everything was planned and executed by us.  We are not afraid to brag that it came out beautifully.  The Di2 is integrated seamlessly inside and outside of the frame.  The bike is as clean as anything you’d see in the pro field and is a perfect example of what Di2 is capable of.  We look forward to doing more cutting edge builds for you in the near future.

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  1. Jack is the MAN!! Mad scientist indeed.

    Comment by Ian — September 6, 2011 #

  2. It truly is very rare these days to find websites that provide information someone is searching for. I am glad to see that your blog share valued data that can help to a lot of scaners. thank and maintain writing!

    Comment by Renay Arguellez — September 7, 2011 #

  3. Hello people want, you just know that I have rebuilt in the summer of 2011, a Scott Plasma premium from SRAM to Shimano DI2. Therefore, since its not the first.

    best regards roger

    Oh by the way I did not need a soldering iron, all original EW-7975

    Comment by Roger — January 24, 2012 #

  4. Thanks for your comment Roger. We realize it is impossible to determine who was the first to convert a Plasma Premium to internally routed Di2. That is why we said it was “…one of the first Scott Plasma Premiums with custom internal Di2…”

    As for the soldering iron, the wire connectors do not feed through the internal channel for the rear derailleur housing on the frames we have seen. I would be interested to know how you got yours to feed internally without modifying the wire harness. Do you have any pictures?

    Thanks for reading,
    Mark

    Comment by Mark — February 7, 2012 #

  5. Hi,

    Superb build there! Are you guys using the DA7900 Rear brake caliper or did you stick to the DA7800 Caliper as suggested by scott?

    If you used the DA7900 rear caliper, did you make any modification to make the sets work?

    Thanks
    KK

    Comment by KK — April 26, 2012 #

  6. Hello,
    I’m really interested in how you did the conversion. I have recently purchased a 2nd hand Plasma Premium and it has Di2 however the cables have been run externally. In the off season I intend to reroute the cables internally. Any tips much appreciated.

    Thanks
    CS

    Comment by Clive — April 5, 2013 #

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