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    it seems silly that a bike company would design a frame with slotted dropouts that don't allow decent tire clearance in the forward-most position. makes me nervous about buying one. I am coming off a Karate Monkey, which has SHORT chainstays and I can run a 2.35 in the back with the axle slammed forward in the slots with plenty of clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    it seems silly that a bike company would design a frame with slotted dropouts that don't allow decent tire clearance in the forward-most position. makes me nervous about buying one. I am coming off a Karate Monkey, which has SHORT chainstays and I can run a 2.35 in the back with the axle slammed forward in the slots with plenty of clearance.
    I can fit a 2.4 Mountain King on a flow rim toward the front of the track ends. Rampage 2.35 pretty much slammed, and an Ardent 2.4 about halfway back.

    Tire clearance was never an issue for me.
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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    I don't think it's so much a tire clearance issue for me, it's more of a gear and chain tension issue I was having. Probably coulda been solved just with a half link but my lbs didn't have one in stock but they did have a tire that I wanted anyways. I could fit the 2.3 pretty far up in the dropouts just couldn't getting chain length correct without a half link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    I can fit a 2.4 Mountain King on a flow rim toward the front of the track ends. Rampage 2.35 pretty much slammed, and an Ardent 2.4 about halfway back.

    Tire clearance was never an issue for me.
    Good to know. I have clearance issues with my 2.35 Racing Ralph pushed forward, using 32x20t gearing and Gusset half link setup. Had to switch to a 2.1 Small Block 8 (random spare tire) for the time being until I figure out another high volume tire to replace the RR. Even thought about a 2.25 RR.

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    jibbajabba

    got my Jabber put together and took a little ride today. didn't get to see any REAL trails but rode through all the hills, mud, and rocky places I could find around my apartment complex. I experimented with three handlebars I had- Niner alu flat bars, Bontrager 17* flat bars, and Ragley Carnegies. I have never gotten used to the Bontys, and while the Carnegies are very comfy, I think the regular old flat Niner bars are the ticket. I shortened my Reba to 80mm of travel and I am running a 32/20 gear.



    I like the feeling of the longer back end compared to my Karate Monkey, and I think it made the bike more stable while climbing. I feel like I have more traction. the steering was very different, kind of slow compared to my experiences, and I don't know if that's because of the longer TT for me, or if the HA is that much different.

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    bump.

    trying some squish up front and it rips. bones feel fresh after the 1.5 hr mark and i can take bumps much faster. like to race this bike, so fresher and faster a big plus.

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    Pedal through it!

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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    Here's mine after pulling the kid and burley trailer to the park. And a big plug to my brother in law who recovered my seat with some sweet leather work!Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364881363.943401.jpgLets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-imageuploadedbytapatalk1364881377.594000.jpg

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    Vassago Jabberwocky build

    Below is my new build 2012 Jabberwocky built up with Thomson, Hope and Stans.
    Really happy with the build and looking forward to it first ride out ( in a couple of minutes or so . )
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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    got my Jabber put together and took a little ride today. didn't get to see any REAL trails but rode through all the hills, mud, and rocky places I could find around my apartment complex. I experimented with three handlebars I had- Niner alu flat bars, Bontrager 17* flat bars, and Ragley Carnegies. I have never gotten used to the Bontys, and while the Carnegies are very comfy, I think the regular old flat Niner bars are the ticket. I shortened my Reba to 80mm of travel and I am running a 32/20 gear.



    I like the feeling of the longer back end compared to my Karate Monkey, and I think it made the bike more stable while climbing. I feel like I have more traction. the steering was very different, kind of slow compared to my experiences, and I don't know if that's because of the longer TT for me, or if the HA is that much different.
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    gsteitz- Looks sick!

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    That tan is looking real good. I put mine together about 1-1/2 years ago and love everything about it, here it is during a ride today in sunny Florida!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post

    trying some squish up front and it rips. bones feel fresh after the 1.5 hr mark and i can take bumps much faster. like to race this bike, so fresher and faster a big plus.
    I have just ordered some squish. I just built my jabber up this winter and it is my first 29er and my first SS . . . but my older elbows and shoulders have hinted at wanting to have front squish again.

    I got a Manitou Tower Pro 80mm.

    On the flip side, I will most likely have a nearly new Vassago Odis to sell.

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    some updated pics of my jabber - now with improved logo (I never liked the tan logo with all the white my bike had on it).
    $20 at local auto accessory type shop

    Link to gallery - newer pics are on page 2 and 3. Zenfolio | baldphotog | 29er

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    Hey I saw you mention 1x9. I bought a Jabber with that in mind but don't have cable stops. How did you get the housing secured?

    Thanks,
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    the jabber is designed for SS, the Bandersnatch is designed for gears.....Could go full length cable housing and zip ties if you have to go 1 x 9.

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    I guess I was a little misled by the Gear Plug that came with the frame. Looks like full length Jagwire. Thanks Balone.

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    WTT. Trade???? Jabberwocky
    anyone want to trade a 18 inch for my green 20inch.
    i have a green odis fork also that we could trade also
    just to big
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    My New Jabba.......

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    Here's mine, finished last month. I love the ride. Feels nimble enough.
    thanks Tom for a quick delivery to OZ.
    Cheers

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    Two Jabbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loz2e View Post
    Here's mine, finished last month. I love the ride. Feels nimble enough.
    thanks Tom for a quick delivery to OZ.
    Cheers
    nice shot! good looking jabber - no bling - just simple looking awesomeness. Not sure that is actually down under as nothing I can see in that picture can kill me. But if I could zoom in there is probably 3 deadly spiders and a snake

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    Giant mushroom

    Quote Originally Posted by indygreg View Post
    nice shot! good looking jabber - no bling - just simple looking awesomeness. Not sure that is actually down under as nothing I can see in that picture can kill me. But if I could zoom in there is probably 3 deadly spiders and a snake
    No snakes or spiders this time of year, came across this today, I guess if it fell on your head it may kill you.
    (Didn't take the Jabba today)
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    My New Jabba.......

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    No snakes or spiders this time of year, came across this today, I guess if it fell on your head it may kill you.
    (Didn't take the Jabba today)
    Thanks for the reply, here's another shot.
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    Lefty Jabber

    I think someone in this thread was asking if anyone had seen a Lefty on a Jabber? Here's mine I've just finished with an ex-demo 2011 Lefty Carbon, fresh after it's first ride (it's bad luck to take a picture before it's been ridden!) Sorry about the bad phone-camera pictures...

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    Build Details:
    Frame: 2012 20" Jabberwocky
    Fork: Cannondale Lefty Carbon 29 XLR 80mm (2011 version, with XL clamps & 1 1/8th HT adapter)
    Headset: Cane Creek Forty
    Stem: Easton EA70 90mm -6 degree
    Bars: Easton Haven 20mm rise, 711mm width
    Brakes: Avid Elixr 9, 180mm F 160mm R
    Grips: Specialized Enduro lock-on
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite set-back
    Saddle: Specialized BG Avatar
    BB & Drivetrain: SRAM XX1
    Hubs: Front: Project 321 Rear: Stan's 3.30
    Spokes: DT
    Rims: e13 TRS+
    Tyres: Front: Specialized S-Works Purgatory 29x2.2 Rear: Specialized Ground Control 29x2.1, both tubeless with Stan's strips and goo.

    Weighs 25 pounds on the nose, and feels fantastic to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkranhold View Post
    Two Jabbers
    Hey that black one is mine!
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    Figured id take some pictures before i scar it up to much.


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    I <3 Jabberwockies

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    My Jabber Is Great....

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    Love this Bike!

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    Hey guys,

    So this is my first post, and my first SS build totally pumped let me know what you guys think. I know need to shorten the brake hoses....


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    Small Frame
    Spinnergy Wheels
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    Fizik Tundra 2 Saddle
    Race Face Atlas Cranks
    SS Eggbeaters
    Niner Carbon Seat post
    Niner Flat Top RDO bars
    Niner 90mm Stem
    Niner 19t RDO ti Cog
    Hayes 180/160 prime pro brakes

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    Oh and Manitou Tower Pro 80mm fork with 15mm QR

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    Put the army green Jabba together at long last. Fist rigid and first SS. Rides great!
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    Current Stable: 2011 Niner EMD, 2011 Vassago Jabba

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    What kind on handlebar grips are those? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by machinetwelve View Post
    Looks much better on the trail then in my office.







    18" Jabberworky with Odis rigid fork
    Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 Stem, Bars, Seatpost, Headset Grips, Skewers
    Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals
    WTB Rocket V Race Saddle (recently changed out to WTB Volt Race)
    Avid bb7 w/speed dial-TI levers
    Truvativ Stylo Crank (32t chainring)
    JBC Rear Cog (19t)
    Velocity Blunt Rims with XT Hubs and DT swiss spokes
    WTB Wolverine Race 2.2 tires

    Approx 22 lbs

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    Just had mine powdercoated. Was "bone white", now it's flat black. 22.96lbs exactly as you see it.




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    I'm a bit wired about this build. The new Jabber with an Odis fork.

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    Vassago Re-assigned. I built a Karate Monkey and the Vassago needs a new mission. Currently fully rigid steep gearing at 34x18 for NC. I rode both bikes this weekend, and decided the Jabber should be very different than the KM. The KM is set up rigid as well, 2.5 tires, pretty damn fun for NC singletrack. My thoughts are this:

    SSCX-Drop bars disc brakes
    Race-y set up, 2.0 lightweight roll-fasts
    but thats the extent of mt creativity. If you want to share your input please do.
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    I'm thinking about picking up another frame to do a balloon tire cruiser.

    Which is lol, since I totes had a second one, but stupidly sold it.

    Course, right now I'm in the middle of 2 blingy kids bike builds.

    And I need more canned goods.

    And No one can ever have enough ammo.

    Maybe if this train wreck holds out another year I'll build it.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    27.5 29'r

    I know this is a 29r forum but I put 27.5's on my Jabber and am really loving it. I'm 5'9" ish and really never got used to the 29 wheels. I fell more times on it than I have on any bike. Mostly in short tricky sections. I know the bottom bracket is low and I have gottn a few pedal strikes but it really handles well now.The first pic is a blurry cell phone. The second is on a sweep trail we have here.
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    Road jabba

    Steel is great for the potholes in Chicago!

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    Current Stable: 2011 Niner EMD, 2011 Vassago Jabba

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    Monster Cross mode

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    Yet another iteration of my Jabba. This time set up 1x9 rigid for Badlands and the Black Hills

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    Current Stable: 2011 Niner EMD, 2011 Vassago Jabba

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    29+

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    trying some 29+ on the front of the ole Jabber

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    My Jabberwocky

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    My most recent setup...

    2013 Jabber
    -Odis Fork
    -King Headset
    -Stans Flow/Hope Pro 2 Evo Wheelset
    -Ardent Skinwalls
    -Raceface Turbine Crankset
    -King Cog
    -Thomson post
    -Ritchey Classic Stem
    -On-One Fleegle bar
    -Shimano M985 XTR Brakes

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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-2014-02-08-13.35.37-2.jpg
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    Top photo doesn't reflect the current state so the bottom one adds the new additions which are bars and stem.

    Large Jabber
    Sunringle Black Flag Comp tubeless
    Ardent 2.4 up front and Nevegal 2.2 in the back
    XT brakes
    XT cranks
    Surly ring and cog
    Odis Fork
    Kent Eriksen sweet post (Ti)
    Carver Prybar (Ti)
    Truativ 60mm stem

    I think I'm going to turn this into my race bike for the next season.

    Looking for suggestions for fork and wheelset.

    I was thinking Sid XX. Should I do 80mm or 100mm?

    Need the most help on wheelset. I need light and stiff but something able to handle my weight. I'm 6'2'' and 230/240 right now. During race season I'll probably be down to 210/220 (lighter if I take it serious).

    So if money were no option, pick a fork and wheelset for a Clyde racing on the east coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sternomac View Post
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    I was thinking Sid XX. Should I do 80mm or 100mm?

    Need the most help on wheelset. I need light and stiff but something able to handle my weight. I'm 6'2'' and 230/240 right now. During race season I'll probably be down to 210/220 (lighter if I take it serious).

    So if money were no option, pick a fork and wheelset for a Clyde racing on the east coast.

    I ran my Jabber at 100mm and now my VerHauen at 120mm. Love how these bikes handle with just that extra slack and a short stem.
    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    I ran my Jabber at 100mm and now my VerHauen at 120mm. Love how these bikes handle with just that extra slack and a short stem.
    How would you say it handled differently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    My most recent setup...

    2013 Jabber
    -Odis Fork
    -King Headset
    -Stans Flow/Hope Pro 2 Evo Wheelset
    -Ardent Skinwalls
    -Raceface Turbine Crankset
    -King Cog
    -Thomson post
    -Ritchey Classic Stem
    -On-One Fleegle bar
    -Shimano M985 XTR Brakes

    That's pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sternomac View Post
    How would you say it handled differently?

    Jabber was a 16". At 100mm with a 90mm stem the steering had too much "flop". Shortened to 80mm and was neutralized mostly. My Verhauen is an 18" with a 50mm stem and it is rippin'.

    Longer travel fork slackens the head angle to about 69.5 which I think is perfect for my local trails (central texas, very chunky) and raises the BB just a touch to help with pedal strike.
    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sternomac View Post
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    That thing looks familiar I hope she is treating you well.
    Fork: really light = Niner carbon or some other full carbon setup. For squishy go with a Reba or Sid set at 100mm. The Sid is lighter

    Wheels: Arches with nice hubs. King, Hadley, or Hope. DT Swiss if you want really light, but less POE. Even the Stans ZTR single speed hubs are decent. A good buy for the money. The other option is Chinese carbon laced to any of the above hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    That thing looks familiar I hope she is treating you well.
    Fork: really light = Niner carbon or some other full carbon setup. For squishy go with a Reba or Sid set at 100mm. The Sid is lighter

    Wheels: Arches with nice hubs. King, Hadley, or Hope. DT Swiss if you want really light, but less POE. Even the Stans ZTR single speed hubs are decent. A good buy for the money. The other option is Chinese carbon laced to any of the above hubs.
    Yup. I see you also responded to my wheels post on the MORE boards so you know where this is all going.

    The Jabber is rocking. Haven't gotten much ride time as I'm currently doing some building on my new property. I figure I need to sacrifice riding time now so I can build trails and have much more ride time in the future. I really wish the new Bacon Ridge stuff would move forward already because that's like right down the street from me.

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    Where did you move? AA county? Building trails on your property? What's going on with Bacon Ridge? I heard a lot about it a few months ago, but nothing since.

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    I'm running flows with Hadley's on my jabber and they're bullet proof, if you're going to turn it into a race bike at least look into the Hadley hubs you won't be disappointed. Mine are about 5yrs old and never an issue, break the rear down a few times a year (if you ride a lot) clean out the old oil and refill it with new Teflon oil, it takes about 30min. They roll like nothing else, zero drag. As far as a fork I've got a carbon niner so I can't give you any opinion on squish up front. Also I'm around 245lbs. And I've put this bike to the test, the Carbon niner is unbelievable! Hope this helps, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FATSS29 View Post
    I'm running flows with Hadley's on my jabber and they're bullet proof, if you're going to turn it into a race bike at least look into the Hadley hubs you won't be disappointed. Mine are about 5yrs old and never an issue, break the rear down a few times a year (if you ride a lot) clean out the old oil and refill it with new Teflon oil, it takes about 30min. They roll like nothing else, zero drag. As far as a fork I've got a carbon niner so I can't give you any opinion on squish up front. Also I'm around 245lbs. And I've put this bike to the test, the Carbon niner is unbelievable! Hope this helps, good luck.
    I think I'm sold on Hadley. Just need to make the final call on spokes and rim. And then save up enough money for them haha.

    I thought about the Niner or the Whiskey carbon fork. At the end of the day, I have the ODIS so I feel like for the sake of options in the stable, I would switch it up with a squish.

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    "Parting" Ways

    After a 1 year affair with a Karate Monkey, I am parting out my 3 y/o Jabberwocky. I had the opportunity to ride both bikes this weekend on the same trail, and the Jabber just doesn't do it for me anymore. What I like about the KM is that it is waayyy more lively and nimble. I just can't turn the thing like I want to. I am no geometry expert, but I attribute that to the long chainstays / long wheelbase even though I have the wheel "slammed".
    I want to go even further in the opposite direction of the Jabber and buy a Canfield Nimble 9 with even tigher / slacker geometry. I just thought I would share my perspective since it was this thread that inspired me to build one in the first place.
    -rides bikes for fun.

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    Jabberwocky



    Here she is in commute mode.
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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    Just built up one of the first new Jabberwocky's for my wife. Its got similar dropouts to the verhauen, and has room for + size tires.



    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-img_0693-1-.jpg
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    New Jabber

    New Jabber build... This thing rips!

    MRP Loop SL fork
    Thomson stem/post
    Whisky handlebar
    Industry Nine Torch hubs laced to Velocity Dually Rims
    Shimano SLX brakes
    Raceface cranks
    Maxxis Chronicle tires

    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-jabber-.jpg
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    That's a sweet looking bike.

    How do the Chronicles fit in the Loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sternomac View Post
    That's a sweet looking bike.

    How do the Chronicles fit in the Loop?
    7mm or so at the closest point. I've never had an issue. Great fork!
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    who else is riding a new Jabber? I had one of the old ones a few years ago and ended up not liking it. I am 5'9" and bought a small frame. it looks like they refined the geometry in some ways that I will like. probably going to go for a medium this time around, short stem, wider bars, 120mm fork and maybe a rigid fork as a backup/alternate option.

    if you're looking for detailed information about Vassago frames, go to their "shop" site, as the main site has some missing information: JabberWocky Frame
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    here's mine

    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....-chubb.jpg
    i will not yield to DH traffic.

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    Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    Here's my replacement Jabba





    And the original


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    I don't plan to use anything bigger than a 29x2.4 tire, often I will go smaller. Is the 29+ clearance going to look excessive? What's the best wheel size application for this frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I don't plan to use anything bigger than a 29x2.4 tire, often I will go smaller. Is the 29+ clearance going to look excessive? What's the best wheel size application for this frame?
    you mean excessive as in too much space b/w seat tube and tire??? no. 2.4 will look and feel fine.

    my 3" chupa on 39mm inner rims slams the sliders all the way back almost. looking at moving to the terrene mcfly 2.8 or rekon 2.6 to snug up the rear a little bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I don't plan to use anything bigger than a 29x2.4 tire, often I will go smaller. Is the 29+ clearance going to look excessive? What's the best wheel size application for this frame?
    In the image of mine above, the tyres are Nobby Nic 2.25s.
    Looks fine imho.....

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