• 05-29-2009
    longhaultrucker
    I saw this at a friend's LBS sitting on the sales floor...
    ...and had to shoot a few pics. Meant to post this up a couple weeks ago,but been pretty busy lately :madman:

    Sure wish I had an extra tax refund,I'd love to own this baby!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:









  • 05-29-2009
    stert
    super clean and well thought out color scheme....especially with the black bars/white grips
  • 07-21-2009
    drog
    I don't know if this is the right place but here goes... I am interested in the 18" one but I am only 5'9". I do have a very long torso and like to ride stretched out. Is there anyone riding an 18 with a shorter stem(70mm?) that is about my size?
  • 07-21-2009
    campredcloudbikes
    I am about 5'9" and am riding an 18" Jabber with a 90mm +6deg stem. Feels great, rides great. Now set up as a 2x9!
  • 07-21-2009
    jameshetfield
    are any of you 5'11"-ish and on a 16"?

    the 24"+ top tube on the 18" is spooky long, but I guess that is part of the wet cat business
  • 07-25-2009
    paddywhack
    While frame size is being discussed, is anyone here in the the 6'6" range? I've been looking at the Jabberwocky but worried that the 20" may be too small.
  • 07-25-2009
    nachomc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paddywhack
    While frame size is being discussed, is anyone here in the the 6'6" range? I've been looking at the Jabberwocky but worried that the 20" may be too small.

    Maybe.... I'm 6'3 on a 20" and with a 110mm stem I feel a little stretched out and I've got room to go in my seat post for extension. Depending on your dimensions, it could work. Maybe try to buy one used to save money just in case ;)
  • 07-25-2009
    N10S
    I am 5' 11" and I am riding an 18" Bandersnatch frame and it fits great. I am shorter through the torso as well, and the length of the top tube has not been an issue and I am running a 110mm x 6 degree rise stem if that helps any in gauging fit. It is a long bike overall though but its been a great ride so far. I was considering a small originally but am glad I went with the 18". Everyone is different though so use your best judgement. On the plus side the small is a bit lighter and weight is the only gripe I have so far.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jameshetfield
    are any of you 5'11"-ish and on a 16"?

    the 24"+ top tube on the 18" is spooky long, but I guess that is part of the wet cat business

  • 07-25-2009
    tiflow_21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paddywhack
    While frame size is being discussed, is anyone here in the the 6'6" range? I've been looking at the Jabberwocky but worried that the 20" may be too small.

    I'm 6'5" and ride a 20" jabber. Running it with a thomson setback seatpost, a 110mm stem and it fits very well. I also ride an XL niner mcr, it seems to run a bit larger than the jabber. Running a straight seatpost, and a 100mm stem the fit is similar. I'm guessing you'd be fine on the jabber, just size your stem length/seatpost setback to lengthen the cockpit.
  • 07-25-2009
    fat_weasel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paddywhack
    While frame size is being discussed, is anyone here in the the 6'6" range? I've been looking at the Jabberwocky but worried that the 20" may be too small.

    I'm 6'5" and I feel fine on my Jabber (should put a picture up one of these days). I have an older Reba on the front which rakes it out quite a bit, so I use a 110mm stem and a straight post. With a Fox or newer Reba I could probably get away with using a 90 or 100mm stem.

    That said, if you like a lot of reach the Jabberwocky probably isn't for you. It's not a small bike per se-the wheelbase of the 20" is the same as many 22" frames-but the cockpit is definitely compact. I like a pretty upright riding position so this isn't an issue for me, but if you're somebody who prefers to stretch out then you might feel cramped.

    When I was looking for new frames I was also considering the Voodoo Dambala and Soul Cycles Dillinger, both of which have the same long stays and low BB as the Jabberwocky but come in bigger sizes. Those bikes have slacker HTs than the Jabber, which was a dealbreaker for me, but they might be worth a look too.
  • 08-18-2009
    fat_weasel
    2 Attachment(s)
    As dialed as it's gonna get...least until I can secure new sources of funding. Most of the kit is hand-me-down stuff from another bike, plus some choice bits I had handy like a 180mm OCT crankset.
  • 08-18-2009
    nachomc
    I like the black.
  • 08-18-2009
    redwarrior
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fat_weasel
    As dialed as it's gonna get...least until I can secure new sources of funding. Most of the kit is hand-me-down stuff from another bike, plus some choice bits I had handy like a 180mm OCT crankset.

    Rad! None More Black... Any bike company that figures a way to bring in a Spinal Tap reference is alright by me.

    How does it compare to the Rig and what are you running for gears?
  • 08-18-2009
    fat_weasel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by redwarrior
    Rad! None More Black... Any bike company that figures a way to bring in a Spinal Tap reference is alright by me.

    How does it compare to the Rig and what are you running for gears?

    Better in every way. The Rig always felt like an overgrown touring bike or something, while this thing feels like a real mountain bike...somehow it reminds me of my old Heckler a little bit, minus the suspension of course. Probably because it's fairly slack and also a little tight in the cockpit, which is generally how I like my bikes. Running 33x20 at the moment.
  • 08-21-2009
    cabworks
    update
    any updates...

    post some more..

    tnx in advance!
  • 08-21-2009
    paul29er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by auditunerb5
    Here's mine 22lbs even



    behold, the Monalisa of single speeds!
  • 08-21-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paul29er
    behold, the Monalisa of single speeds!

    dig the johnny cash look!!
  • 08-22-2009
    kjconn
  • 08-22-2009
    larryo108
    Updated pictures. Added the Eno's and barends and cut the bars down to 28". Still need new pedals and saddle.



    Original build details are here
  • 08-22-2009
    Tone No Balone
    1 Attachment(s)
    My Jabber @ Bogg's :D
  • 08-22-2009
    jkendall


    I am going to try and get some better pics next weekend, my camera is old!

    New wheels coming soon! I am thinking about adding a little color? Maybe Red Hubs, Nipples, Seat Clamp and Bar plugs? What do you think?
  • 08-22-2009
    ProLink
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 08-22-2009
    paul29er
    The taj mahal of single speed!!
  • 08-22-2009
    paul29er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kjconn

    The Taj
    Mahal of Single speeds!
  • 08-23-2009
    larryo108
    Sorry. Didn't mean to post the same thing twice.
  • 08-23-2009
    iKona40
    1 Attachment(s)
    I think I've posted this in other forums, but here goes again. Apparently all this talk of rarely riding "geared" once building a SS is somewhat true. In the two months since finishing the Jabber, I've only ridden geared twice.
  • 08-23-2009
    Repack
    Boing!! Great bikes! About to pull the trigger on one, I think...
  • 11-09-2009
    drog
    Does anyone have any experience with a jabber and a white brothers fork?
  • 11-09-2009
    7daysaweek
    I rode mine with a WB Rock Solid for a while. Loved it... but I like my current steel fork better. The WB fork is very nice but it was a little too rigid for me.

    The WB fork makes the front end feel extremely light and easy to float. It does cut down on trail chatter a bit and really makes steering precise. Just prepare for some sore hands on your longer rides. Usually after about 2 hours on it I could hardly bend my fingers. :D

    *Note: I assumed you meant a rigid WB fork. If you meant the suspension version please disregard this post. :)

  • 11-09-2009
    tiflow_21
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drog
    Does anyone have any experience with a jabber and a white brothers fork?

    Yes, I've been running one on the front of my jabber for about a year now. Going from the vassago odis to the wb I could definitely feel a difference. It's much lighter and does a good job soaking up the trail chatter. It's still a rigid fork though, and bigger hits will be apparent. I've always been anti-carbon when it comes to mountain bikes, but am slowly starting to be converted after the good experience I've had with the wb. I'm not a lightweight (around 195) and I'm definitely not easy on equipment. The wb has taken all the abuse I've been able to throw it's way.
  • 11-09-2009
    PAmtbiker
    2 Attachment(s)
    Why so few Orange ones?
    Since there seem to be a dirty of orange Jabber owners out there... I'll throw mine up. About a year old now. Ride it when I get bored with gears, and it makes me smile every time. Great bike
  • 11-09-2009
    jmilliron
    Mine was a good bike:



    Don't mind the fact that she is a little squished in that photo.
  • 11-09-2009
    mtbnachos
    Now see, this pic of your Jabber should be on the Vassago website.
  • 11-09-2009
    Mr Pink57
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jmilliron

    I quote this only for the PBR it's my must have after EVERY ride.

    pink
  • 11-10-2009
    kjconn
    Some changes since the last pic post. New frame, changed tires and went rigid.

  • 11-22-2009
    projects15
    Since this is my first ever post, lets start it off right.
  • 11-24-2009
    SINGLESPEEDER1980
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 12-05-2009
    markham_guy
    3 Attachment(s)
    Wocky
    Vassago 16" Frame
    Rock Shox Reba 80mm fork
    Truvativ Stylo SS Crank 32T
    Surly SS Cog 20T
    Avid 7 SL Brakes
    Chis King Headset
    2010 RaceFace Deus Cockpit (gold)
    WTB Wolwerine Tires
    WTB Rocket Saddle
    Mavic TN719 Rim/ XT black hubs/ DT Swiss super comp spokes / DT Swiss gold nipples
  • 12-05-2009
    bucke
    3 Jabbers and a Snatch
  • 12-06-2009
    cooper58
    I changed the look by adding white panels to the frame.





  • 12-06-2009
    markham_guy
    1 Attachment(s)
    1st Ride
    Quiet Waters Park
  • 12-06-2009
    gjenkins@
    Frame: Med Jabber / ODIS
    Brakes: Hope Mini Pro II Brakes 185 front/160 back
    Wheels: ZTR Flow / Chris King
    Bars: Synrace Vector Carbon
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Stem/SeatPost: Thompson
    BBracket/Cranks/Ring: Raceface 32
    Saddle: Spez Phenom 143
    Cog: Surly 20
  • 12-06-2009
    jjcarr
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's mine
    Swaped parts from my Monocog:

    Reba 29er
    Redline wheelset
    Stylo cranks
    Shimano pedals
    Avid BB7 rear disc
    Experimenting with Formula RX front brake, was BB7
    Sram lever (rear)
    Easton stem
    Easton Monkeylite handlebar
    Cane Creek Thudbuster ST seatpost (just to take the edge off)
  • 12-07-2009
    john_boy
    Just got it! Merry Christmas to me!
  • 12-07-2009
    john_boy
    Ok Maybe I can get it in the right place this time. Merry Christmas to me!
  • 12-07-2009
    OhioGuy82
    I was dead set on a Rig or a Kona Unit. Until I came across this thread. I may reconsider.
  • 12-08-2009
    mattKHS
    ride them all OhioGuy. i think there is a huge difference and the vassagos ride much better
  • 12-08-2009
    OhioGuy82
    I've ridden the Rig and Unit..I just need to find a Vassago.
  • 12-09-2009
    1up
    my first 29er build:




  • 12-09-2009
    gjenkins@
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tony_n
    my first 29er build:

    I asked on the other thread, but what is that color?
  • 03-01-2010
    badgermtb
    3 Attachment(s)
    2010 Army Green
    Posted these photos in a few other spots, but thought this would be good too.
  • 05-09-2010
    vindiggitydog
    Waiting on my new Jabber frame. Curious if anyone can tell me if my current QR skewers from my Easton XC SS One wheelset would be acceptable for tensioning of the back wheel??? I keep hearing everyone referring to the Shimano XT skewers, but the wheelset I have is pretty high end. Any advise????
  • 05-09-2010
    Piker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tony_n
    my first 29er build:

    spin that bash ring around 180 deg so the thin bit is lined up with the crank arm, unless you want a big gap in it on the first big hit! Actually, i guess when the cranks are level that thin bit is out of the way anyway! Could still take a hit though... Is that Ti or a colour? looks good.
  • 05-09-2010
    mattKHS
    While i have not tried them, they look external cam, like all the others that dont work. Hope, Salsa, Mavic, and other "high end" skewers just dont work as well as the internal XTs.

    its not the drive side, as that easily fixed with a tensioner, Its the brake side. You'll get "brake jack" when you use the disc brakes hard. The rotational forces pushes the axel rearward.

    I tried 4 different skewers before i went XT. never a problem since.
  • 05-09-2010
    mattKHS
  • 05-10-2010
    vindiggitydog
    Cool...good info. Never thought of the internal/external cam option. :thumbsup:
  • 06-21-2010
    coachjon
    anyone running a 100mm fork on a jabber?
  • 06-22-2010
    mattKHS
    im pretty sure that would jack up the geometry a bunch. putting the front end pretty high and making things squirrely
  • 06-24-2010
    p nut
    Almost done. Don't have time to work on the bike at home (family), so worked on it a bit over lunch. Just need to put the rear disc, chain and rear cog on. Not able to ride until the weekend, though.
    (Taken with iPhone 4. Not bad)



    Going to be getting ZTR/Crest wheel set in a month of two. Then a better bar/stem (currently using stuff from parts bin). Maybe cut off all the padding on the seat (naked plastic).
  • 06-24-2010
    morgan-tec
    I love he trimmed down xtr cranks, nice touch.
  • 06-24-2010
    p nut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morgan-tec
    I love he trimmed down xtr cranks, nice touch.

    Are you talking about my bike? I've got SLX cranks. I don't have time to be trimming and polishing XTR's. :D

    Finished:

  • 06-28-2010
    markham_guy
    2 Attachment(s)
    2009 Jabber
    Powder Coated
  • 07-05-2010
    p nut
    Nothing new, but now have 3 rides under my belt on the Jabber. First two rides, I really thought I had made a mistake on this frame. I was constantly having rear wheel slip on climbs. But a couple adjustments to my riding style and now I love it. One thing I'll have to do is get a slightly shorter stem, but other than that, my favorite SS thus far. People say it's long and tight switchbacks are a chore, but I blazed through them today--no issues for me.

  • 07-05-2010
    vindiggitydog
    I was in the same boat as you on my first ride, but I have certainly changed my tune. I found that by keeping my weight centered I was able to keep traction on the back tire better. This bike loves to climb!
  • 07-15-2010
    p nut
    Yeah, keeping the weight back a little helped a ton.
  • 08-07-2010
    p nut
    Ok, was able to get a ride in with my new Saguaro 2.2's in the back. Wow, what a difference from the Rampages. I actually didn't have to keep my weight back like I did with the Rampages. Plenty of traction. I still like the Rampages in the front, but Saguaro's in the back is awesome. Also have them set up ghetto tubeless (Gorilla Tape) and no issues thus far.
  • 08-22-2010
    FACTION95
    updated photo...




    Kenda Small Block Eights
    Easton Monkeylight XC low rise bars
    Specialized Phenom SL saddle

    and most importantly a VASSAGO Seat Clamp!
  • 08-22-2010
    Patch
    2 Attachment(s)
    Another Army Green
    swapped most parts from the white frame to the new green. upgraded to 15mm lowers, speed dreams wheels & RF Atlas bars.
  • 08-22-2010
    mtroy
    2 Attachment(s)
    Big Orange. In trail and bikepacking mode.
  • 08-22-2010
    Patch
    Really like the orange and would've picked it over the green if it was still available
  • 08-22-2010
    FACTION95
    How is everyone fastening the brake cable to the front fork? The zip tie method around the fork leg seems to be marring up the finish on my Odis. :(
  • 08-24-2010
    KirkC
    here is my Jabberwocky:

    <img src="http://a.imageshack.us/img405/1046/jabberwocky.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/kkcooper7">kkcooper7</a> at 2010-08-21
  • 08-24-2010
    GoPlayOutside
    I figure this would be the perfect thread to jump on to and ask about Jabberwocky sizing... I'm 5'9 so I'm in between the 16 and 18. Have any of you around my height gone with the 16 and been happy with it or wish they would have went with the 18?
  • 08-26-2010
    Ranman
    I'm building a 16 up and I am 5'8" so I would like to know what every one thinks also. I have a fisty that is a 54 and love it. I just thought I needed the flick-a-bility of a smaller frame with the 29 tires and couldn't bring myself to go 18".
    I still haven't ordered the seat post and stem yet:)
  • 08-26-2010
    p nut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GoPlayOutside
    I figure this would be the perfect thread to jump on to and ask about Jabberwocky sizing... I'm 5'9 so I'm in between the 16 and 18. Have any of you around my height gone with the 16 and been happy with it or wish they would have went with the 18?

    You'd be better off on a 16".
  • 08-27-2010
    ss29er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ranman
    I'm building a 16 up and I am 5'8" so I would like to know what every one thinks also. I have a fisty that is a 54 and love it. I just thought I needed the flick-a-bility of a smaller frame with the 29 tires and couldn't bring myself to go 18".
    I still haven't ordered the seat post and stem yet:)

    I'm 5"8" and I have a 16" Jabber and a 54cm Fisty. I love them both. You should be good to go:thumbsup:
  • 08-27-2010
    Ranman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ss29er
    I'm 5"8" and I have a 16" Jabber and a 54cm Fisty. I love them both. You should be good to go:thumbsup:

    Thanks!
    Once I get it built and dialed in the fit I'll post up some pics.
  • 08-27-2010
    p nut
    My photobucket acct is messed up. Here is mine, via Vassago site:

  • 09-19-2010
    ncsu
    How many of you guys race your Vassagos?
  • 09-19-2010
    mattKHS
    i have raced on my vassago is a few different types. Some off road duathlons, and 12 or 24 hour events. Love blowing by people on a steel hard tail single speed while they sit and spin up the hills.
  • 09-27-2010
    Ranman
    2 Attachment(s)
    New Jabber - Out gett'n it dirty for the first time. Still have to set up a cage and frame bag.
    I didn't see a snake all day. I think it's the Hope hubs clicking. Sounds just like a Road Runner. Mortal enemy of snakes and lizards:D

    Quick heads up on the 16" frame. ONLY 1 (yes one) bottle mount. I'm also guessing a braze on will void the warranty so have to use bolt on only.
  • 11-14-2010
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Patch
    swapped most parts from the white frame to the new green. upgraded to 15mm lowers, speed dreams wheels & RF Atlas bars.

    I'm really liking the Army green. What fork is that and how much travel? How is the hope SS trials hub working out for ya?
  • 11-20-2010
    Quadzilla81
    Anybody want to sell their orange ODIS forks ? Please contact me. Thanks!
  • 11-20-2010
    Patch
    Noosa2 - FOX F29 100mm. Raises the bottom bracket and slakens the angles, but I like it that way. Have tried it at 80mm a half dozens times and like it better at 100mm.
    The Hope SS hub has been great, solid & no maint
  • 12-21-2010
    bycyclist
    Can someone post up a closeup of their rear track/Jabbernutz setup on their Jabber? thanks - I think I got it, but it seems "fragile"

    I've ordered one of ISUCKATRIDING's chain tug just in case...plus will be a better color match
  • 12-21-2010
    cruso414
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bycyclist
    Can someone post up a closeup of their rear track/Jabbernutz setup on their Jabber? thanks - I think I got it, but it seems "fragile"

    I've ordered one of ISUCKATRIDING's chain tug just in case...plus will be a better color match

    there is a good close up on the website.
  • 12-21-2010
    bycyclist
    sorry, that was lame of me - that makes more sense :blush:

    thanks mucho
  • 12-22-2010
    one incredible donkey
    I'm going with the Flow/ZTR wheel combo from NoTubes for my Jabberwocky. I'm going with the freehub body version (non-SS) but the build is singlespeed.

    Their site lists a few options for the hubs:

    Quote:

    Stan's ZTR QR rear hub
    ZTR 12x135
    I see the Jabberwocky is specified as having a 135mm rear hub spacing on their site.

    What's the difference between "Stan's ZTR QR" and "ZTR 12x135"?
  • 12-22-2010
    Ranman
    QR stands for quick release and the 12 is the 12mm bolt thru option. I prefer the bolt thru so you can tighten that sucker down.
  • 12-22-2010
    Ranman
    2 Attachment(s)
    2nd bottle cage
    Thought I'd post this up. Pic of my second bottle mount (I know I got a problem with packs). They call them Herbie Clips and they don't move. I can also use the seat post for a 3rd cage if needed.
  • 12-22-2010
    skankingbiker






  • 12-22-2010
    one incredible donkey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ranman
    QR stands for quick release and the 12 is the 12mm bolt thru option. I prefer the bolt thru so you can tighten that sucker down.

    Ok thanks - that's good to know. So the rear dropouts can take a 12mm bolt?

    When I look at the frame on Amazon, it says the rear axle is 135 x 10mm.

    This is the most I've spent on a wheelset so I'm a bit paranoid. My local shop can't order them so I want to make sure everything is right.
  • 12-22-2010
    cruso414
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by one incredible donkey

    What's the difference between "Stan's ZTR QR" and "ZTR 12x135"?

    The 12x135 is a thru axle and the QR is a quick release.

    you could use either since they are both 135 width, the thru axle might be overkill for the Jabber though.
  • 12-23-2010
    Ranman
    If you look in my bike pics above you can see I have the bolt on rear axle. I also don't have the Jabber Nuts. I use Hope Pro II bolt on option and things stay where their put. Once I cinch the axle down tight it hasn't moved. I use the QR front axle for ease of removal for transport. I also have the Stans rims but the heavy ones, as I weigh about 180 -185, and run them tubeless. I also just put a White Brothers Magic fork on and still getting it dialed in for the rocky stuff.
  • 12-23-2010
    rob1208lv
    Anyone have there Jabbers set up 1x9?
  • 12-23-2010
    NuMexJoe
    Mine's 1x8, but via an Alfine IGH, so that probably doesn't help you. It's my winter set-up; I go back to 32x22 SS once things dry out in the spring.
    - Joe

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    Anyone have there Jabbers set up 1x9?

  • 12-23-2010
    bycyclist
    3 Attachment(s)
    My Tradeup Jabber
    Finally, after 3 long months...got it built. Going to do the test ride after lunch, but nice and easy (broke my ribs a few weeks ago).

    Only other thing I'm doing is swapping out the rear hub CK QR to Fun bolts to make sure it doesn't move around.
  • 12-24-2010
    Moozh
    Had mine since late summer but have only now taken the occasion for a snap. Great bike...





    Doesnt show on the pics but I have a surly tensioner on the drive side I also have the jabbernutz. Easton XC One SS wheels with QR so I'm being cautious. So far no issues whatever.
  • 12-26-2010
    shockfinder
    Here's my Jabber from the black Friday sale...Merry Christmas to me!









    XT cranks with Blackspire Monoveloce ring and bashguard chain sandwich
    Surly rear cogs
    BB7 brakes
    Bontrager Duster SS wheels
    Chris King headset and BB
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    RS Reba SL

    The pink Salsa seat clamp will be leaving soon, but it looks good with the green. I like the brown cables, seat, grips. The CK pewter looks really good I think. Now for a ride tomorrow!
  • 12-28-2010
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shockfinder
    Here's my Jabber from the black Friday sale...Merry Christmas to me!




    XT cranks with Blackspire Monoveloce ring and bashguard chain sandwich
    Surly rear cogs
    BB7 brakes
    Bontrager Duster SS wheels
    Chris King headset and BB
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    RS Reba SL

    I picked up mine from the black Friday sale too and it is going to look a lot like yours. It is being built up with left over parts plus duster wheels that I just picked up. I cannot wait to finish the build - Just waiting on a rear tire, cog, chain and seat post clamp.