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    Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    Let's hear from those VerHauen owners out there!

    Tom at Vassago talked me into the "Curly's Gold" color and I couldn't be happier! By FAR the funnest bike I've owned... Single speed or geared!

    Current Build:
    XTR M980 Brakes
    XTR M960 Crankset (modified)
    Wolf Tooth 34t Chainring
    Endless 20t Kickass Cog
    Hope Pro 2 evo Hubs laced to Arch EX rims
    Thomson Post/Stem
    Bontrager RXL Handlebar
    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Oury Lock-on Grips
    2.4 Maxxis Ardents
    Chris King Inset 7 Headset
    Whisky No.7 Fork



    Recently took a trip out west to Sedona/Prescott/Phoenix/Tucson


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    Subscribed! I don't have one yet, but just wait.

    Sweet bike. Is that a Medium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Subscribed! I don't have one yet, but just wait.

    Sweet bike. Is that a Medium?
    Thanks! And yep, its a Medium!
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    I've been thinking about a Verhauen someday, always thinking of the orange... but seeing that gold built up, I may have to change my daydreams!

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    I couldn't see the pic for some reason, but I'm lusting after a Verhauen!
    "Caught my first tube this morning....sir!"

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    Green one

    Vassago VerHauen Builds!-0929131332a.jpg I love this bike

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    I'm bummed by the fact that the ectoplasm green colour has been discontinued. Looks awesome.

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    more green

    Vassago VerHauen Builds!-dscf0183-1024x768-.jpgThis one has more green

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    Anyone else have issues with the seatpost being insanely tight? Vassago states a 27.2mm post, so i tried two different 27.2mm posts and both took feats of strength to get the seatpost to the proper position.

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    I have a 2013 in fuehrer's puchen Red.

    Deore 3x10 for now
    SLX RD
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro SL-tubless
    Easton EC 70 bars
    Easton EA stem
    Deore Brakes
    Rosck shox Recon silver
    I am looking to upgrade the Deore stuff and go 1x11 or 2x10 and the fork.
    I'd like to get something that is WAY lighter than the Recon and something with remote lockout. Or just go carbon rigid-not sure about full rigid.

    What a fun bike. Fast and handles well. Great job Vassago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chello View Post
    Anyone else have issues with the seatpost being insanely tight? Vassago states a 27.2mm post, so i tried two different 27.2mm posts and both took feats of strength to get the seatpost to the proper position.
    We've had 5 or 6 VerHauens come through the shop now and from what I've seen, Thomson posts seem to fit a little snug... not super tight, but definitely snug. Any other post seems just fine. I'd rather have it a bit snug than a bit loose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Bone View Post
    I have a 2013 in fuehrer's puchen Red.

    Deore 3x10 for now
    SLX RD
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro SL-tubless
    Easton EC 70 bars
    Easton EA stem
    Deore Brakes
    Rosck shox Recon silver
    I am looking to upgrade the Deore stuff and go 1x11 or 2x10 and the fork.
    I'd like to get something that is WAY lighter than the Recon and something with remote lockout. Or just go carbon rigid-not sure about full rigid.

    What a fun bike. Fast and handles well. Great job Vassago.

    No I didn't win I snuck up when nobody was looking.
    Nice build!! I love the Red!
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    Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    Let's hear from those VerHauen owners out there!

    Tom at Vassago talked me into the "Curly's Gold" color and I couldn't be happier! By FAR the funnest bike I've owned... Single speed or geared!

    Current Build:
    XTR M980 Brakes
    XTR M960 Crankset (modified)
    Wolf Tooth 34t Chainring
    Endless 20t Kickass Cog
    Hope Pro 2 evo Hubs laced to Arch EX rims
    Thomson Post/Stem
    Bontrager RXL Handlebar
    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Oury Lock-on Grips
    2.4 Maxxis Ardents
    Chris King Inset 7 Headset
    Whisky No.7 Fork



    Recently took a trip out west to Sedona/Prescott/Phoenix/Tucson


    You ride rigid single speed? How's the ride? I'm looking to dump weight and the recon fork is almost 5lbs- I figure going with a whiskey or a niner rdo fork would dump 3.5#~roughly. But I'm concerned with getting rocked from not having any suspension. So I'm definitely interested in opinions on my specific bike. It'd at 28 pounds as it is but most of my build does not lend to the lightest parts-my wheels are Better than what I had before as is the stem and bars.
    Thanks and nice bike.

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    Re: Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    Here's mine:
    Large copper ipa
    Whiskey #9 fork
    Race face cranks
    Loaded components cockpit
    Stans arch wheels.
    Love this thing!

    Vassago VerHauen SS
    Canfield Nimble 9 SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Bone View Post
    You ride rigid single speed? How's the ride? I'm looking to dump weight and the recon fork is almost 5lbs- I figure going with a whiskey or a niner rdo fork would dump 3.5#~roughly. But I'm concerned with getting rocked from not having any suspension. So I'm definitely interested in opinions on my specific bike. It'd at 28 pounds as it is but most of my build does not lend to the lightest parts-my wheels are Better than what I had before as is the stem and bars.
    My VerHauen goes through phases. It is almost always rigid wtih a Whisky 7 fork, and usually single speed. I sometimes throw on a 1x10 shadow plus setup and a Sid fork though. With the 1x10 and squish its JUST under 25 lbs. Set up SS with the rigid its 21. Rigid with gears is 22.5. The rigid fork is good as long as you've got a big front tire. I love the ride in any configuration really... but personally, rigid single speed is the best. My local trails are fast and flowy with quite a bit of climbing, but not super rocky. (Pics were taken on vacation) You could probably shave a pound just by going 1x10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    My VerHauen goes through phases. It is almost always rigid wtih a Whisky 7 fork, and usually single speed. I sometimes throw on a 1x10 shadow plus setup and a Sid fork though. With the 1x10 and squish its JUST under 25 lbs. Set up SS with the rigid its 21. Rigid with gears is 22.5. The rigid fork is good as long as you've got a big front tire. I love the ride in any configuration really... but personally, rigid single speed is the best. My local trails are fast and flowy with quite a bit of climbing, but not super rocky. (Pics were taken on vacation) You could probably shave a pound just by going 1x10.
    Here's mine...whasssup Blake...

    This bike is the real deal, love mine. And agree it is great as both a SS and geared (1x10)...I parking-lot rode OP's rigid set-up when he was out in AZ for vacation and it felt nice, light & precise. I just haven't gotten around to getting the fork for myself just yet.

    Seriously the best HT I've ever had. And I've had my share Vassago VerHauen Builds!-img_3026.jpgVassago VerHauen Builds!-verhauen-2.jpg
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    Made some changes:

    Medium frame.
    SID 120mm
    Thomson dropper
    Thomson 50mm stem (Truvativ 60mm shown)


    photo 4-2 by cstrip, on Flickr
    Pedal through it!

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    How do you like that SID 120 on the VH? Doesn't rake it out too much? I am not all that happy with my X-Fusion Slide, at 100mm it has an A-C similar to the RS SID. Just curious.
    26" isn't dead, it just got FAT



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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    How do you like that SID 120 on the VH? Doesn't rake it out too much? I am not all that happy with my X-Fusion Slide, at 100mm it has an A-C similar to the RS SID. Just curious.


    Bike feels outstanding at 120mm. Tom said he's been running his that way for a while and about half they sell get setup that way. 69.5 head angle is not too slacked out at all, feels better in my opinion. Gives a bit more bb clearance with no sacrifice to shreddability! I happened into the SID, if I was purchasing a new fork I'd definitely go with something a bit burlier for my local terrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    Made some changes:

    Medium frame.
    SID 120mm
    Thomson dropper
    Thomson 50mm stem (Truvativ 60mm shown)


    photo 4-2 by cstrip, on Flickr
    Nice looking ride man! The gold looks great with the all black fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Here's mine...whasssup Blake...

    This bike is the real deal, love mine. And agree it is great as both a SS and geared (1x10)...I parking-lot rode OP's rigid set-up when he was out in AZ for vacation and it felt nice, light & precise. I just haven't gotten around to getting the fork for myself just yet.

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    Hey man! Had a good time riding with ya out in AZ!
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    Thanks fire02red, I'm digging' it for sure.
    Pedal through it!

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    Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    Some better pics from my morning ride today.
    32 and super bright sun. I didn't see another person on the trail. I did see 2 pretty deer and several brilliant Blue Jay.




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    Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    How about an Optimus Ti?


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    Vassago VerHauen Builds!

    Great looking Optimus

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