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Traitor Ruben

Road bike, climber, ATB, urban recreational bike

Traitor Ruben 53cm, 4130 Japanese Butted CroMo

Surly Disc Trucker 26 inch, Cane Creek 100

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Rival OCT, Hawk Racing BB

Look S-Track Race

SRAM XX 1099 11-36, Praxis Works 48/36, SRAM PC-1091R

Shimano CX70 top pull FD, SRAM XX long cage RD, SRAM XX Grip Shift

RaceFace NEXT carbon, Salsa Pro Moto 2

Selle Italia SLR Superflow, Specialized CG-R

Hope Tech3 V4, Galfer brake pads G1554T, Hope V4 Vented 203mm front rotor, Kettle SiCCC 180mm rear rotor

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Derby 650b 40mm carbon hookless, Velocity lightweight disc, SOMA Grand Randonneur green label 42mm, tubeless.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Derby 650b 40mm carbon hookless, Velocity convertible ATB disc, SOMA Grand Randonneur green label 42mm, tubeless.

DiNotte 400R daytime & 400A lights.

Added by HillDancer. Last updated over 9 years ago.



HillDancer says:

A few changes to Ruben, carbon flatbar, stem with less reach & more rise, ergo grips, and 203mm steel front rotor. The RaceFace NEXT bar with Ergon GS1 grips have improved comfort significantly. Raw braking power is way up with the Hope V4 Vented rotor.

Posted over 9 years ago


tumitsu says:

What an amazing build!!! How much does it weigh in at? How do you like your carbon rotors and your titanium handlebars?

Posted almost 10 years ago


HillDancer says:

Thank you tumitsu. It weighs 23.6 lbs in the flat bar configuration as pictured.

The SiCCC rotors fit my needs very well. They don't become hot enough to glaze pads, and modulation is outstanding. Raw power is adequate with the right brake pad compound & friction surface area, plus 180mm rotor size or larger. They produce little noise with most pad compounds, and are very quiet with a few pads in particular. The downside is not all Kettle rotors to date are true; some are though.

Titanium as a handlebar material has provided great bump compliance. Its 730mm width (with shorter stem) improved handling control over my previous drop bar fits, especially when the road is rough and/or technical. I like the handlebar a lot, despite some manufacturer QC issues.

Posted almost 10 years ago