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    Traitor bikes

    Does anybody own one of these bikes or know anyone that does? Already searched the forums to no avail. Like the idea that it's kind of a small company. Don't like the asia thing, but then again, what mass produced frames aren't made in asia any more??

    http://www.traitorcycles.com/Bikes_R...m?paintvar=PBR

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    One of the local LBS's (GHY Bikes) carries all their stuff. They ride them themselves, and speak pretty highly of their stuff. I have no idea though.
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    I see a couple around town because they're located near me. Nice looking, distinct. Never actually ridden one or talked to anyone who has though.

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    yeah i've seen a few of them, including that pbr one, in person. they look nice, but i haven't ever ridden one.

    also, that ringleader very clearly states:
    Frame Production: Taiwan

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    Taiwan is not bad. At least not China.. There's quite a few skilled makers in Taiwan. That new Leader track frame is also handmade in Taiwan.

    I personally don't think that just because it's in Asia, it's mass produced (tho most of them are). And mass produced in asia vs. usa doesn't necessarily means it's more cheaply made.

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    Can't they take a picture that doesn't have a masterlink in the chain?


    Why do I care? Guess I don't... but hey, it's a nice photo.

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    Also, I like the looks of their stuff, but haven't seen any of it in person. Would try, if I needed brand new stuff, which I never do.

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    Seems like an overpriced build to me.

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    Its from the same company who makes transition MTB bikes which are generally well regarded from what I have seen

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    Transition MTBs are sick

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    While the PBR bike seems expensive (for what it is), the Luggernaut does seem more fairly priced.
    BTW: Soma bikes are produced in Taiwan and are pretty well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    yeah i've seen a few of them, including that pbr one, in person. they look nice, but i haven't ever ridden one.

    also, that ringleader very clearly states:
    Frame Production: Taiwan
    Haha at Recycled right? I think it got sold recently.

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    They have 'em at GHY in Renton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveymcdubs View Post
    Haha at Recycled right? I think it got sold recently.
    yeah that one.

    i wonder who bought the gan well pro.

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    everything looks fine except that hideous headtube badge. horrible.
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