Traitor Cycles Introduces Columbus Steel Geared, Disc Brake Gravel & Cyclocross Bikes
Traitor Cycles’ may be more known for their singlespeed/fixed gear bikes, but the new Ruben looks to broaden the brand’s appeal with a delicious sandwich of Columbus Thron Seamless double butted steel tubes, disc brakes and a SRAM Apex group for just $1,648.
The bike includes their steel fork with rack and fender braze-ons throughout. Complementing steel’s ride quality is a 27.2mm seatpost spec and a straight 1-1/8″ headtube, which should give it a pretty good handle on the rough stuff. Rear spacing, interestingly, is 132.5mm, splitting the difference between the standard disc brake bike width of 135 and road’s normal 130.
Joining the Ruben as a less standard offering is a custom built geared, disc brake version of their Crusade cyclocross bike. Roll through the break to see more…
Ruben frames are available for just $599 if you want to build one up yourself. Internal cable routing is a nice touch, particularly at this price.
It’s also available in blue or black.
The Crusade SS is their dedicated single speed cyclocross bike and uses cantilever brakes. This custom model mixes it all up with gears and disc brakes and some fantastic looking cable ports.
Even the headbadge is cool.