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    Vassago Bandersnatch Builds

    Hey guys, show off your Banders with pride!
    My new 1x10 build

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky909
    Hey guys, show off your Banders with pride!
    My new 1x10 build

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    Very nice. Please describe your drivetrain. It is hard to see in the pictures.

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    Drivetrain details please and a ride report. I am building up a Bander too, same color as yours. Love the Copper, or Orange as my kids call it. It will be another month or so before I finish mine. Looking forward to getting out to ride it.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Sure!
    I am running a Blackspire all mountain crankset with a 32t chainring sandwiched between two bashguards all by blackspire.
    RD is SRAM XO 10 speed med cage for better tension...I wish they made 10spd grip shifters...
    OK - here is the full build - thanks to George at Bike29.com and Jason at Cyclery USA
    Vassago Bandernatch 29er Frame
    Thompson Elite Seatpost 27.2/410mm
    Thompson X4 Stem 10deg 90mm
    Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals
    Hope Skewers
    RockShox Reba RLT Ti
    Wheelset Hope/Stans Arch
    WTB Wolverine Tires
    Cane Creek 110 Headset
    Avid Elixir Disc Brakes
    Niner Carbon Handlebars
    Salsa Seatpost Clamp
    Lizard Skins Grips
    Derailleur Hanger #67
    Bottle Cage/bottle
    Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow
    Blackspire Mono Veloce Chainring
    Sette Chainring Bolt set
    Blackspire Litegod Bashring
    Blackspire All Mountain Crankset
    Blackspire Blackguard
    SRAM XO 10spd Rear Derailleur
    SRAM XO 10spd Shifter
    SRAM 10spd Cassette

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    Ride report to follow....

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    Just finished yesterday, got two rides in on it today. Except for swapping out the seat I am stoked. I cleaned sections I never have before, WOOT!


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    Nice build! is that a 1x9? If so could you give details??

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    Si es a 1x9. Whadda ya want to know? 34t chainring, cheapo but decent shimano cranks. sram 990 cassette 11-32t and x9 derailleur and shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky909
    Hey guys, show off your Banders with pride!
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    I love that bike.Nice build.

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    SS Bander

    ...as seen in my other thread...



    2007 model, in about it's 4 billionth iteration...
    Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    ...as seen in my other thread...



    2007 model, in about it's 4 billionth iteration...
    That's the beauty of this frame....I need to get stronger before I try SS! Where is your other thread?

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    Thank you man of Sparta....now I have to get it dirty....

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    Sparky, that's a nice solid build. Do let us know how you like the ride. I have my frame, fork and drivetrain. I have the parts for the wheelset (spokes, hubs, rims) on order, which should all be here by the weekend. The weather report is calling for lots of rain so I think I know what I am doing for part of the weekend.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Threads like this are killing me...I have my Black Bsnatch frame, wheels and a few other misc parts, but don't have enough money for a fork and some drive train parts. It's still going to be a good couple of months. I'm jones'n bad to build. Somebody send me some patience.

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    Oh no Stumpy....I need that patience too. Maybe we can take turns with it....
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky909
    That's the beauty of this frame....I need to get stronger before I try SS! Where is your other thread?
    Thanks. It may have slipped off the bottom of the page already - oops, I see you found it.

    Cheers,

    Chris

    p.s. SS is less hard than you think. Maybe.
    Ride.

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    Sorry Stumpy and H2O!! It took me quite a while - half of the stuff on mine is used on ebay so I know about patience...

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    Thanks Chris....I 'm still learning my way around this forum....as far as SS......I need legs first....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky909
    Sorry Stumpy and H2O!! It took me quite a while - half of the stuff on mine is used on ebay so I know about patience...
    I'm doing the same thing, ebay and finding the best deals possible.

    Anyone have leads on a decent inexpensive 80mm front fork?

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    I bought a new Manitou Minute with Absolute + damper on ebay for $320. Very nice fork. Used Rebas seem to be going for about $300 on ebay too. The slightly heavier Recon is going for slightly less.
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    My 2010 Bander back in Dec with a new XO 2x10.

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    Nice rig! I was going to run the same drivetrain but decided on the 1x10 at the last minute....I need to get my fitness up fast...

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    fork

    Hey Sparky did you ride that thing yet? Im loving mine.

    What mm travel is that shock looks like 100?

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    My new Bander

    Can't ride this bike enough....
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    Boogie - sadly just to work and back the last couple of days trying to get the fit adjusted....the days are still to short to go before/after work so the weekend it is....Yes its a 100mm Reba. I have read mixed reviews but I figured if I didn't know the difference.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky909
    Thanks Chris....I 'm still learning my way around this forum....as far as SS......I need legs first....
    Nah, SS is how you get your legs...

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    don't look too close... its a 2x9 Jabber.... but there's a SS Bander on here to balance it out.

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    80 or 100

    Have any of you guys ridden a Bander with an 80 and 100mm shock? Currently have an 80 and wanna get a 100mm but I am a little hesitant about changing the geometry at all. It climbs so good right now and Im scared that I might mess it up. Any recommendations?

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    Keep it at 80.

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    had to do it.
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    Finished my Bandersnatch this week.
    Too bad the trails out here are a sheet of ice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.R.A.V.I.S
    had to do it.

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    mmmmmmm... Sexy sexy builds. I am still sort of on the fence about a 29er. Just sold my reign x2 FS and looking to get a "simpler" if you will bike. Something about vassago just calls to me. All the hoopla going around the airwaves about their company revamp don't bother me that much either oddly enough. Esach your build gets me stoked to build up one for myself. Anyone care to share their thoughts on fork travel? Rigid vs 80mm vs100mm? I am leaning toward a 100mm fox because I don't know how well I will adapt to short travel hardtail from my squishy all mountain rig . KEEP THE PICS COMING!!!

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    heres mine. Custom wheels, Sram XX groupo, Hope Brakes and hubs, along with a Ritchey WCS cockpit.

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    Hey Stig,
    What stem is that? I'm a sucker for blue-blingy stuff.

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    looks like a hope stem

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    What's the average price tag on an XT level build on one of these frames?
    "Bikes aren't fast--people are fast. Bikes are overpriced. It's an important distinction."---BikeSnob NYC

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    Here's my new build. Bought the frame and some parts used and had some lying around the garage. Medium frame, Reba race 80mm fork, King hubs/Arch rims. Running 1X9 X0 Shifter rear derailleur with Paul chain keeper and 990 Cassette.


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    can't wait to ride my bander...build should be complete tomorrow and maiden voyage on saturday

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    Clamp Size

    What size post clamp is correct? Website says 30mm.....but also says 28.6mm for front derailleur clamp size. I measured but am ordering online and don't want to have to return. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpypete
    Hey Stig,
    What stem is that? I'm a sucker for blue-blingy stuff.
    Hope XC Stem. 100% bling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalFliP
    What size post clamp is correct? Website says 30mm.....but also says 28.6mm for front derailleur clamp size. I measured but am ordering online and don't want to have to return. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Seat post clamp is 30.0mm.

    Front derailleur clamp is 28.6mm
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Thanks for the verification.

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    I ride the Snatch often!
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    A rare siting in the Pacific Northwest - Bandersnatch

    Finally got the new Bandersnatch completed and on the trail for the first ride.



    First impressions as compared to my old 26" FS 4x4:

    1. The Bander climbs way better
    2. The Bander descends the through the rough stuff without loosing momentum unlike the 26" wheels
    3. I can transition to standing climbing easy and not have to worry about flipping the Propedal on
    4. The Bander seems to handle the tight twisty stuff just fine
    5. The FS is a little easier on the rear end....my rear end
    6. The rear tire bounces a little more in the rough stuff on the Bander, what you would expect on a hardtail
    7. Absolutely love the tires running tubeless

    Build:

    Tires: Mountain King 2.4 front and Race King 2.2 rear tubeless
    Wheels: Stan's Crest with DT Swiss Super Comp spokes and SRAM X.9 hubs
    Drivetrain: All SRAM X.9 except crankset (XT)
    Crank Brothers seatpost, stem, carbon bars, and foam grips
    Fork: Manitou Minute with Absolute + damper
    Brakes: LX calipers and levers, Ashima rotors (180 front, 160 rear)

    Overall: very happy with the new rig after the first ride

    I may have to save my money to build a Jabber next to replace my 26" wheeled SS
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    My Wife's 1x9 Bander......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogeek
    Finally got the new Bandersnatch completed and on the trail for the first ride.



    First impressions as compared to my old 26" FS 4x4:

    2. The Bander descends the through the rough stuff without loosing momentum unlike the 26" wheels
    I have had my Snatch for almost a year and I am still amazed at defending. It is not just the bigger wheels rolling over the rocks n roots though. I feel like I can pick out lines easier than my gf 26 hd. It has to be the Wet Cat. Today I decended a pretty narly technical trail. On my old 26 I would have been OTB so many times.
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    The longer wheelbase and the 71 degree headtube angle, combined with the slightly lower BB I think is what helps with the descending on the Bander. I never felt like I was going to go over the bars today, even on the nastiest down with rocks and roots. I also could manual the bike at speed which felt good. I was worried about not being able to do that. I even did a small 2 foot drop to gage how it would feel....all good.

    I demoed a GF Rumblefish last summer and it had a similar feel on the downhill. The wheelbase for the RF is even longer than the Bander.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Can't wait to get on my build. All the parts should be coming in over the next few days. FedEx dropped off my brand new '11 Tower Pro fork and XFirm spring today....Haven Bars, stem and post shipped today.....drivetrain (1x10) and brakes should be here Wednesday or Thursday. Flows have been in the garage since Oct. Almost there.

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    Well I finished my build and I love it!!! However I don't have enough posts yet to be able to post pics so.... stay tuned I guess?

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