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    Where are my Vassago Bretheren???

    I know there are alot of you out there so post them up! I would love to see some build black label frames and of course your light weight Jabber builds. Fished building mine just before Christmas. Not sure when a new wheelset will appear but that is about the only other mod I am looking at doing at this point. I figure the wheel build I want will shed about a pound which will make me really happy! Current weight as pictured with winter tires and my heavy seat is 21.4. With the summer tires and carbon saddle it brings it down to about 20.25 or so, less if I pull the barends (but I love'm and the keep ending up back on the bike)
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    2013 Optimus Ti

    Here is my new 2013 Optimus Ti. Build this up this past month, and I have to say I love this bike.

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    Verhauen

    Here is my Verhauen, just built it up this past weekend. Swapped most of the drivetrain over from my last bike, picked up some Stans Arch EX wheels (needed the 142x12 & 15mm compatibility my other wheels didn't have) and an X-Fusion Slide 29 from Vassago as well. Build went together slick, bike handles so well and geometry is dialed (for me).

    Enjoy!
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    Surprised that there are only a couple posts on here. Guess most guys don't venture outside of their normal thread sections. Love the Opt Ti and seriously looking at doing the VerHauen in the next year if I don't take the plunge and go custom with a CocoNino. Not much changed on mine in the past year or so. Been thru a couple different brake set ups but running XT's now. On a different bar as well, Answer 720 w/ 20 sweep. Actually love them. Not as severe as the Mary's and way lighter! Carbon of course. Swapped the seat out for the SLR that was on my road bike and I think that's about it. Sold my light race wheels because I was just too damn paranoid about riding them and having them break. Been on the same Velocity VXC w/ White Ind hubs since the first day I built this bike and they are still rolling strong!

    Pic of the bike with all the fall colors was taken last week (pink grips are off...was easier to slip them on to try the new bar but since I like the bar I put my black ones on). Other pic is of the bike early spring with my other wheels on it and what not.
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    Here you go, my second Vassago!

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    Pedal through it!

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    My Jabber

    My old Jabber. Still my favorite bike!

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    Here's my Jabber in the wild. Been my favorite since I built it up. It has ridden with me in several states now.Where are my Vassago Bretheren???-image.jpgWhere are my Vassago Bretheren???-image.jpg
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    Just picked up a Bandersnatch, going to run it 1 x 10 with a rigid front fork and 29+ front tire for a little cushion.

    I'll post pictures when I get it built up.

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    And here it is...Where are my Vassago Bretheren???-bandersnatch.jpg

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    I just met and rode with a guy that has a few Vassago's. He is really quick, so they must be fast bikes. He really loves his. He had a carbon prototype hardtail. Not sure the model. I didn't know these existed before a couple weeks ago.
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    Figured I would give my post a shot on this thread rather than starting a whole new one. I've been lurking all the Vassago/Verhauen threads for the past few months and have become quite the fan but I'm getting very impatient with the wait time on their frames. I would like to hear from any of you Vassago owners. Any customer service issues etc.?

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    Just put some Frequency i23s on it with a 2.2 front and rear. The wide rims turned into a 2.25.
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    2015 VerHauen
    2014 Fisticuff
    2012 Jabberwocky
    2013 Bandersnatch (Sold... to many gears...)

    Didn't think it could get much better than my Jabber... Until I got my VerHauen. Love my Vassagos!







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    Just picked up a Bandersnatch, going to run it 1 x 10 with a rigid front fork and 29+ front tire for a little cushion.

    I'll post pictures when I get it built up.
    Hey there,

    I am considering the same build. Did you do this? If you did, would you mind sharing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoon View Post
    Hey there,

    I am considering the same build. Did you do this? If you did, would you mind sharing?

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    Sorry, been so busy at work that I've been out of the MTBR forums for a while now. Yes I added a 29 x 3.0 front tire on a P35 rim. The Vee Rubber tire actually ended up about 2.8" in width with tons of volume. It certainly did give some cushion but it always felt weird to me. I could never get entirely used to the fat tire feel up front. I recently purchased a Manitou Tower suspension fork to run up front and intend to install it this weekend.

    If you're interested I might consider selling the Surly fork and Vee Rubber tire together. Both are in excellent condition and there is plenty of clearance in the KM fork with the 29+ tire.

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    fire02fred,

    I saw that you've run the Knard on both your Bander and Jabber, what are your thoughts on that setup?


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    2015 VerHauen
    2014 Fisticuff
    2012 Jabberwocky
    2013 Bandersnatch (Sold... to many gears...)

    Didn't think it could get much better than my Jabber... Until I got my VerHauen. Love my Vassagos!







    Pedal through it!

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    Here's my reborn Jabberwocky.

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    Pedal through it!

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    Where are my Vassago Bretheren???-img_0305.jpg
    Jabber- First Vassago owned.

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    Loved the 29+ front end on my 29ers... So I decided to pick up a new 29+ VerHauen frame to replace my old VerHauen... Couldn't be happier with it!















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    The new Jabbersnatch is coming out in 2016!

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    Hopefully in 2016 I will have some pictures of a new sweet Vassago! Hoping to be able to sell my road bike and convert it into a gravel grinder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnyquist View Post



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    That is sweet! I can't wait to get a Jabbersnatch.

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    Anxious to see the Jabbersnatch.

    Weighed my Verhauen 29+ today. 22lbs even with pedals.


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