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Traitor Crusade Disc Cyclocross Frameset

Traitor Cycles has been quietly working on the $600 Crusade Disc frameset featuring fully butted chromoly tubes and rocker style dropouts to allow either single speed or geared drivetrains. The post mount brake on the fork is a sign of the changing times, and the internal top tube routing shows off the shouldering roots. It’s definitely more of a race bike than commuter, with but a single bottle mount and no provisions for racks or fenders.

Surly Straggler

The Surly Straggler is more or less a disc brake Cross Check with larger tires. The fork features disc compatible rack and fender mounts at the dropout, along with rack mounts mid-blade and on the crown. Disc brake only, the rear brake has stops for full length housing for either mechanical or hydraulic lines. The Straggler is made of 4130 chromoly steel, has clearance for new 700 x 41 Knard tires, and features a proprietary new dropout that can run either single speed or geared drivetrains. It’s safe to say that this is a bike that Surly fans have have been dreaming of for the past decade.

Handsome Cycles Mud Butler Fenders

Hammered metal fenders have been all the rage the past few years for their durability and classic good looks, but while there are a few silver options available, matte black has been a custom painted option only. Handsome Cycles has introduced the $60 Mud Butlers hammered metal fenders in 700 x 35 and 700 x 45 widths that have a matte black powdercoat for good looks and durability.

Fixcraft Lifeline Dual Pull Cable Kit

The Lifeline dual pull cable kit allows nearly any brake lever on the market to actuate both brakes at the same time—perfect for bike polo or adaptive cyclists. The front is 30”, the rear 60”, both Teflon-coated and with inline adjusters to fine tune the front and rear feel. Available now for $28 in either long or short pull at

Pake Pedal Straps

Pake pedal straps feature multi-layered nylon construction, and full-length hook and loop closure for convenience and precise fit. They retail for $38 per pair.

Sturmey Archer