Traitor Cycle’s 2013 Crusade Disc Cross May 15, 2013


It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from Traitor Cycles but this is nice return! Introducing the Crusade disc:

“For 2013 the Crusade is going to disc only for braking options and features a new custom dropout system we designed to run gears or singlespeed. We will have two sets of dropouts available, one set with a derailler mount and one without for a cleaner singlespeed look. The nice thing about the new dropout system is that singlespeed racers can now run a rear wheel with a QR and can pop their wheel in and out without having to re-tension the wheel.

The Crusade continues to have internal full length cable routing for the rear brake for a clean look and ease of shouldering the bike. The framesets will be available mid to late summer and will retail for $599 for the frame and fork. The frame will feature a Race Butted Founderland Seamless Chromoly for the frame material.”

See more detail photos below.





  • Ben Ahrens

    mmmmmmmm I want to see that thing DIRTY.

  • Looks nice, but every traitor fork I’ve seen has cracked under normal use on the street…worries me a bit.

    • Just out of curiosity, have these Traitor forks been bmx, track, road, cx or fgfs? And by every traitor fork, how many do you mean?

    • there was a recall, look into it

  • How you feeling about those discs? Never used em myself and most people I’ve talked to said regular old canti’s are better on trail and street. I’m only on street.

  • Ahab

    I’ve ridden a lot the local XC trails on my Ruben with the same fork with no trouble. Nice to see an update from these guys. Really happy with my bike.

  • erratic_hobbyist

    Lost me at disc only :(

  • Mister Dangerpants

    Yowza, great color.