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There are few places as cool as the North American Handmade Bike Show. The community, innovation, creativity and passion on display there are perhaps matched, but never surpassed in any market or industry in the world. We set out to capture the substantive benefits available in the handmade bicycle scene – the differences in the bike that affect you as a rider and affect your riding experience, but at a dramatically more approachable price point. The result is the Verhauen: US-made, 100% True Temper OX Platinum size-specific tubing; stainless-steel seat tube insert; 44mm headtube; fantastically refined, nimble FastCat Geometry; stunning translucent paint; and sliding dropouts that let riders configure the bike with vertical or thru-axle dropouts and configure it as a geared or singlespeed bike.  Most importantly, the Verhauen delivers the constant-grin-evoking exceptional ride quality that’s expected, but sometimes lacking, from truly refined steel tubing and craftsmanship.

Whether or not you’ll find Vassago on the NAHBS floor in the future has yet to be determined. But far more important to us is that we will always offer bikes like the Verhauen: Blazing fast, super-fun, well made in the US-of-A, and available to the rider for a price that is often less than half that of comparable bikes from most of the artisans in the handmade scene.


 

 

 

 

 Multiple dropout options to tickle your fancy - geared, singlespeed, 142 spacing, through axle, quick release, post mount or ISO mount brakes

 

 

 

 

  • > Frame Material: True Temper OX platinum air hardened steel
  • > Headset: 44mm inset style - allows use of straight 1 1/8" or tapered forks
  • > Bottom Bracket: 73mm shell
  • > 27.2mm seatpost, 31.8mm seatpost clamp
  • > Disc Brakes: Standard ISO, with available post mount
  • > Dropouts: Made in USA sliding stainless dropouts
  • > Rear Spacing: 135mm or 142mm depending on dropout
  • > Front Derailleur: 31.8 clamp. Low mount/top swing
  • > Rear Derailleur: Standard
  • > Rigid Fork: Whiskey Tapered Carbon
  • > Squishy Fork: 100-120mm recommended
  • > Tire Clearance: Muddy 2.3s
  • Frames weighed with standard ISO disc mount ISO dropout inserts, dropout hardware, and bottom bracket cable guide.
  • > 16" (Small) - 4.4 lb with all hardware
  • > 18" (Medium) - 4.6 lb with all hardware
  • > 20" (Large) - 4.9 lb with all hardware
  • > Geared sliding dropouts with standard ISO disc brake mounts
  • Reviews:
  • 8/14/2013 Bike Rumor
  • > Sweet Vassago headtube badge
  • > Seatpost clamp
  • > Frames come faced, chased and ready to build

     

     

    Geometry

    Size

    Seat

    Tube

    Head

    Tube

    TopTube

    Effective TT

    H/T

    S/T

    BB
    Drop

    Stand
    Over

    ChainStay

    SMALL

    16"

    90mm

    22.9"

    23.6"/600mm

    71.0°

    74.0°

    2.6

    28"

    434/456mm

    MED

    18"

    100mm

    23.2"

    24.2"/615mm

    71.0°

    73.5°

    2.6

    29"

    434/456mm

    LARGE

    20"

    120mm

    23.5"

    24.6"/625mm

    71.0°

    73.5°

    2.6

    31.5"

    434/456mm

     ***Geometry with sagged 100mm suspension fork

    What size is right for you?
    Nothing compares to test riding a bike, and we strongly urge you to do that. The Vassago feel is our best feature! But if you can't throw a leg over first, here are some sizing recommendations.


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