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    Vassago VerHauen

    Has anyone had an opportunity to ride the new Vassago VerHauen? I am really interested in any thoughts a test rider may have.

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    Yes, fantastic bike...IPA copper, medium and paired it with a whisky rigid fork. Just finished a three day stage race in South Africa on it, the bike absolutely loves singletrack and handles incredibly well with the new "fast cat" geo. Got lots of comments on the paintjob, its pretty sick.

    You cannot go wrong...there is just something about steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouxtjie View Post
    Yes, fantastic bike...IPA copper, medium and paired it with a whisky rigid fork. Just finished a three day stage race in South Africa on it, the bike absolutely loves singletrack and handles incredibly well with the new "fast cat" geo. Got lots of comments on the paintjob, its pretty sick.

    You cannot go wrong...there is just something about steel.
    Thanks for the feedback. Just what I wanted to hear. I agree, there is just "something" about the way a good Steel bike rides.

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    Lovin' It!

    Such a sweet ride - quality, geometry all spot on!
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    @blaklbl

    That could be mine...just on another continent.

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    In the process of building one rigid SS, really excited! None more black, Whisky No. 7; it's gonna be stealthy. Pictures to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shankes3 View Post
    In the process of building one rigid SS, really excited! None more black, Whisky No. 7; it's gonna be stealthy. Pictures to come.
    Congrats on a fantastic bike!!
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    I recently built up a SS Verhauen in the ectoplasm green with a set of Arch/King wheels and a Reba. I love the way this bike handles - way better than the Bandersnatch I had a couple of years ago. The short chainstays are the real deal.

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    None more black!

    Yes!



    Double Yes!!



    Waiting for the singletrack to dry out before i put on my new set of rubber.

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    Here's my VerHauen. SS set up for now, but considering going to 1x10. Great bike. Vassago VerHauen-verhauen.jpg

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    New build pics can be found here for my Curly's Gold VerHauen!

    Verhauen....and so it begins

    I've actually gotten 50 miles put on it since Sunday, and all I can say is WOW.

    The feel of a steel frame is like no other material that I've ridden.

    The geometry is spot on, but took some getting used to over the first two rides.

    I rode a very familiar trail on it last night (the second time that I'd ridden it on the VerHauen), and I'm slowly finding my groove.

    In learning the handling of this bike as opposed to my 100mm travel Specialized Carve, it seems to want to break loose in the turns. My VerHauen has 120mm travel, and it is awesome on the downhill!

    Sad to say, I may not be riding my Carve for very much longer as I just like the feel of the VerHauen better when it comes to ride quality.
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    My most updated (and rare clean) pic of my VerHauen. Hands down the most fun and comfortable HT 29"er I have ever ridden/owned/fondled, and I have had plenty. Love this bike more every ride. Next and probably final upgrade is a Selle Anatomica saddle, I demo'd one over the weekend on my bike and loved it.

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    so its been just under a year ito verhauen ownership and like a good red wine it just gets better with time...Not a single issue from mine...she just keeps going well.

    Some scratches here and there but hey its mtb'ing afterall. Still my go-to bike on the weekends.

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    Vassago VerHauen-photo-26-.jpg

    Made some strategic changes to the VerHauen. Carver XC-480 rigid fork, Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires front and back (2.4 and 2.35), FSA SL-K 740mm bar, and a 90mm stem. The result, both visually and on the trail, was awesome. Snappy handling, more comfy position. Shattered my PR on a local 13.5 mile/2000 ft climb. Went from liking this frame to LOVING this frame.

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