12 August 2009 - 3:012010 Vassago Bandersnatch
The Banders are coming! The Banders are coming!
After what I can only describe as a glacial waiting period, the end is finally in sight. The frames are on the water, and we’ll again begin to deliver one of the best values in mountainbiking once they land. This is what I have been waiting to drop on the general public for the last week. We had to do some photos for the mothership, then I had to build it, and then I had to keep my fat mouth shut.
Because we have the right friends in the right places, we were able to get an up close and personal inspection of the new frame. We were privy to a medium frame with the new Metal Flake Brimstone finish, and all I have to say is “holy hotness”.
The geometry of the new Bander has been modified to reflect the new (and I use this term loosely) “standard” of suspension fork, which is 470mm A-C, 46mm offset. You get the same beloved Wet Cat geometry that we all know and love, but now with extra front derailleur clearance from the rear tire.
The bike is sick. Anyone that is thinking about it should seriously think about getting on this bus.
Oh, yeah, I took those cemetery shots.
Special thanks to Vassago for the look, and the opportunity to build one of these things right! Stop by the shop to check it out. Reinforcements are coming.