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    VerHauen vs Jabberwocky

    Anyone ride both? If so, was there a difference in the ride?

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    Haven't ridden a Verhauen, but Jabberwocky was a big boat. Handled like one anyway. VH seems like it is more nimble with the shorter CS and probably shorter wheelbase.

    I would also consider a Kona Unit, which has similar geo (but slacker front end), or a Niner.

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    I ride the jabber regualrly and building a verhauen. The jabber does handle slowly, but I really like it. Have also ridden the kona unit which is a little quicker steering. I really like the jbber more, but that could be because I've been riding it for years and am used to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Anyone ride both? If so, was there a difference in the ride?
    I've ridden/own both. The Verhauen does have slightly shorter chainstays and a 44mm headtube. That plus the OX Platinum tubing give the V a much more robust (think classic steel) ride and quicker (slightly) handling than the Jabber. Lastly, the V climbs loose terrain better (in my opinion) than the Jabber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck View Post
    I've ridden/own both. The Verhauen does have slightly shorter chainstays and a 44mm headtube. That plus the OX Platinum tubing give the V a much more robust (think classic steel) ride and quicker (slightly) handling than the Jabber. Lastly, the V climbs loose terrain better (in my opinion) than the Jabber.
    Thanks. The Jabber has a 44mm headtube as well, or it does now at least. But the shorter chainstays and quicker handling is what I like to hear. I just hate it costs almost twice as much but I guess it is 'merican made so a premium must be paid for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Thanks. The Jabber has a 44mm headtube as well, or it does now at least. But the shorter chainstays and quicker handling is what I like to hear. I just hate it costs almost twice as much but I guess it is 'merican made so a premium must be paid for that.
    Ah... I forgot the new ones have the 44mm headtube.. My jabber is from '07. There is a lot to be had in the extra cost. From the frame finish (the transparent powdercoat looks amazing) to the welds/overall frame construction and lastly - the ride.

    Another thing I really like is the dropouts. I never really liked the horizontal drops on the jabber but for the price point, it's about all you are going to get. The sliders on the Verhauen (and Optimus) make life much more fun for singlespeeds....
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    Awesome. Now if I could just get my N9 sold!

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    I also find myself thinking about a Verhauen, but I find it difficult to spend four figures on a frame. What's "Verhauen" mean, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I also find myself thinking about a Verhauen, but I find it difficult to spend four figures on a frame. What's "Verhauen" mean, anyway?
    Yeah, it's a hard pill to swallow.

    Not sure what it means. German for spank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Yeah, it's a hard pill to swallow.

    Not sure what it means. German for spank?
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