• 09-23-2008
    Captain_America1976
    i just joined the family :D i saw a deal on a used jabber that i could not pass up.
    i think the weight is around 25 with some very heavy wheels. i am going to mess around with the bars a bit. not sure i like the current set up
    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL420.../335748400.jpg
  • 09-23-2008
    p nut
    Hey, Cap, how much did you pick that up for? There is a used one for sale here and I'm wondering how it's priced.
  • 09-23-2008
    Captain_America1976
    i paid 150 for the frame. since i neede a new seatpost, he alos sold me the post and salsa liplock for an additional 15. everything else came off my monocog, and everything except the wheels were upgrades. the wheels are next when i can afford them.
  • 09-23-2008
    mattKHS
    My Vassago, at 11,500 feet on the Colorado trail.

    Custom powdercoat paint. Its a metallic cool charcoal.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...ec0b95.jpg?v=0

    Reba SL, wtb speed disc wheels, xt / xtr 1x9 set up. Probably not the lightest. I think I am around 28lbs with the nevgal tires.

    Stans wheels and hope hubs coming in the next few months. Once I sell my 26ers off.
  • 09-24-2008
    dblspeed
    my latest build
  • 09-24-2008
    jdeane4
    Everyone has told me not to put a Reba on the Jabber. How do all you all like the Reba/Jabber setup?
  • 09-24-2008
    cooper58
  • 09-24-2008
    mattKHS
    i really like it. I dont know why a reba would be a bad thing. Its a great fork. And im normally a fox guy.
  • 11-01-2008
    P'sanbiker
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    Not yet built up, but so far so good.
  • 11-01-2008
    mtbnachos
    I have a Reba on my Jabber too. I have no problems with it. Steering is ok and toe overlap is not an issue.
  • 11-01-2008
    Captain_America1976
    posting again since i deleted my old picturetrail account
    http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P9230021.jpg
  • 11-02-2008
    pursuiter
    Great looking bikes, I've got a 20" white frrame/fork on order, supposed to ship next week. I've got all the parts, just need the Jabber :thumbsup:
  • 11-02-2008
    justanotherbikegeek
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    Blackerwocky
    Here's mine. Not the greatest photos, but I'm posting this primarily for anyone who's on the fence about an 18" vs. 16" frame. I'm 5'9" on a good day (and in riding shoes). I was a bit confused by the sizing of these frames and had to make a decision without being able to try them out for size.

    I chose the 18" frame because I like a stretched out riding position, didn't want to run a long stem, and didn't want a super long seatpost sticking out of the seat tube. You can see from the photo that the amount of seatpost showing looks about "normal." The stem is a 110mm. The bike fits really well and feels great.

    I'm using an XT quick release on the rear wheel and have had no problems with it staying tight. Taking the rear wheel off is a little bit of a hassle because I have to dial out the tensioning screws to get the wheel off, then fiddle with them again to get the wheel back in place.

    Someone posted a closeup shot of an ODIS fork leg with a cable holder thingie on it. Is that an aftermarket stick-on cable holder? If it's some sort of stick-on thing, I'd like to get one. My fork is getting a lot of cable rub from the cable being zip tied on there.

    I bought the frame and fork used from Addictive Cycles and they were great to deal with.
    I don't have an accurate weight, but using the bathroom scale it comes in around 26 pounds.




    Deda Newton stem
    Easton EA70 bar
    Giant short bar ends
    Oury grips
    Sinz headset
    Thomson Elite setback post
    Salsa seatclamp
    Fizik Gobi saddle
    Stronglight 32t singlespeed crank
    Stronglight bottom bracket
    Speedplay pedals
    DT 7.1 (or something...can't remember) rims
    American Classic singlespeed hubs
    Avid BB7
    old SRAM levers
    King aluminum 17t cog
    Exiwolf in front, Nanoraptor in rear
  • 11-02-2008
    pursuiter
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by justanotherbikegeek
    ...Someone posted a closeup shot of an ODIS fork leg with a cable holder thingie on it. Is that an aftermarket stick-on cable holder? ....

    here's some:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ose+Guide.aspx
  • 11-02-2008
    longhaultrucker
    man i sure do wanna build one next year!!!
    nice rides,guys,keep em comin:thumbsup:
  • 12-25-2008
    mtbnachos
    Any of you guys using Continental MTN King 2.4's? Checked the website and they suggested muddy 2.3's.
  • 12-26-2008
    dblspeed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbnachos
    Any of you guys using Continental MTN King 2.4's?

    Yes, the 2.4 it's not really a 2.4, more like a 2.2, (but it's plenty especially for a rigid) and you'll be fine. Also used the Halo Choirmaster 2.35, really a 2.35, it was a bit much for the mud, just fantastic for anything else.

    For the record I'm using the MK on a Flow rim, while the Halo was on a narrower Mustang rim.

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50.../DSC003101.jpg

    ps got me some mud guards after that ride :)
  • 12-26-2008
    mattKHS
    ive run the Kenda Nevgal 2.3 on my vassago. Nice, but they are super heavy.

    Right now im running the specialized fast trak pros. its a 2.0, but a really big 2.0. Feels like a 2.2.

    I love how fast the fast traks are. I use them on the oad for commuting, and on the smoother XC trails.
  • 12-26-2008
    jmilliron
  • 12-26-2008
    7daysaweek
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    Here's mine... again.
    Some updates to mine. Still loving it like the day it was new.
    Now featuring: King BB, Boone ring and cog, XT cranks. :cool:
  • 12-26-2008
    Crash_FLMB
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    Here's a few bad and dirty pics of my Jabber. I've since cleaned it and she's even better looking now. I love having the original color Jabber but it really clashes with the blue that was on my Dean. Oh well, she may be an ugly duckling, but she's MY ugly duckling. And I wouldn't give her up for anything!
  • 12-26-2008
    lunarprobe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dblspeed
    Yes, the 2.4 it's not really a 2.4, more like a 2.2, (but it's plenty especially for a rigid) and you'll be fine. Also used the Halo Choirmaster 2.35, really a 2.35, it was a bit much for the mud, just fantastic for anything else.

    For the record I'm using the MK on a Flow rim, while the Halo was on a narrower Mustang rim.

    I'm running dual MK 2.4s on flow rims as well...plenty of room and a nice ride.

    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSCF3905.jpg
  • 12-27-2008
    dblspeed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lunarprobe
    I'm running dual MK 2.4s on flow rims as well...plenty of room and a nice ride.

    http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...5/DSCF3905.jpg

    nice! btw have you tried the rampage as a front tire?
  • 12-27-2008
    Celt
    I don't know, that blue and green is kind of novel. Doesn't bother me at all. Wish you could still get a Jabber in that color.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Here's a few bad and dirty pics of my Jabber. I've since cleaned it and she's even better looking now. I love having the original color Jabber but it really clashes with the blue that was on my Dean. Oh well, she may be an ugly duckling, but she's MY ugly duckling. And I wouldn't give her up for anything!

  • 12-27-2008
    lunarprobe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dblspeed
    nice! btw have you tried the rampage as a front tire?

    I just mounted a rampage on the front of my Canzo (with a Saguro on the rear). Looks like a nice tire, but don't have any miles on it yet. Not as much volume as I was expecting (though on narrower arch rims), but don't need a ton of volume on the full squish.