Vassago Bicycle Company Optimus Ti 29er Hardtail

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame Material: 3AI/2.5V titanium tubing
  • Headset Standard: 1 1/8"
  • Disc Brakes: Standard ISO brake tab
  • Rear Spacing: 135mm
  • Tire Clearance: Clearance for 2.35s


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Pellerin a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2014

Strengths:    -ride quality
-weight
-geometry
-welds
-slider options
-mfr support



Weaknesses:    -cable clamp placement

Bottom Line:   
This frame rides amazingly well! First ti bike and loving the comfort. I have had it on a 50 miler and in some east coast rocks and roots where I would have lost some fillings from my last hard tail. I was amazed at how this bike soaked it up and smoothed the trail. The geometry (short chain stays) improved my climbing ability and made pulling the bike up onto rock ledges easier. As long as I could loft the front wheel onto the surface the rear wheel felt like it was right there with minimal effort with no drag. With 100 mm up front it did great in the tight and twisty stuff. My only issue on the medium frame was the forward cable clamp placement as it was a little too close to the head tube. I did get it in there but not with the provided hardware. Still a great bike and it may be the last hard tail that I need in the mix.
Vassago has provided excellent support so far!

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Favorite Trail:   Frederick Watershed and Spruce Knob

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Purchased At:   Vassago

Similar Products Used:   Niner SIR9

Bike Setup:   1x10 SRAM x9 with one up 42t and Race Face N/W 34t, Answer carbon bar/post, Hayes Prime Pro brakes, Sun Ringle Charger wheels, Maxxis Ardent (f) Ignitor (r), WTB Silverado saddle, Manitou Tower 100mm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Click Click Boom a Cross Country Rider from Chicago IL USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2011

Strengths:    -Lynskey built Ti 29er!
-Comfy for a hard tail ride
-Good stand over
-Paragon Sliders
-Stable at faster speeds


Weaknesses:    -Not good in very twisty singletrack (I dont care what the Vassago web site says)
-Buying from Vassago


Bottom Line:   
A great bike for long epic trails. Not for the twisty stuff.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   West end bikes

Similar Products Used:   -Vassago Jabber
-Ragley TD:1
-Jamis Dragon 29er


Bike Setup:   29er Single Speed Build Sheet

Frame: 2010 Vassago Optimus Ti (Lynskey, made in the USA)
Seat post Collar: Salsa Chrome.
Headset: Chris King No Threadset 1 1/8, Silver.
Fork #1: White Brothers Rock Solid carbon rigid Fork.
Fork #2: Rock Shox Reba XX 29er
Stem: Thompson Elite, Silver, 80mm.
Spacers: Forte Silver Spacers.
Handlebar: Salsa Pro Moto Carbon flat bar
Grips: Chunky Grips, Black.
Brakes: Magura Marta SL brakes and Lines.
Rotors: Gatorbrake light weight rotors.
Bottom Bracket: White Industries jis Square taper Titanium.
Crankset: White Industries Eno Single Speed Cranks.
Ring Gear: White Industries Eno single speed 32t ring.
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beaters Ti. (red spring)
Seatpost: Thompson Elite, Silver.
Saddle: Sella San MarcoASPise Composite carbon fiber.
Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax 29er
*Hubs: Mavic Crossmax 29er
*Rims: Mavic Crossmax 29er
*Tires: Specialized Renagades S works 1.95
*Tubes: Forte 26 lunar light Tubes.
*S.S. Hub Spacer Kit: Surly, black Cassette S.S spacer kit.
*Rear Gear: Rennen Design Group Single Speed 17T.
Skewers: Salsa Quick Release Ti, silver.
Chain: Sram PC1071.

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Vassago Optimus Ti

Anyone know who is manufacturing the current frames? I know the old models were made by Lynskey, but I have not heard anything about the newer models other than "made in USA." Any ride reports? They seem to have received some great reviews initially and then they fell off the radar.Read More »

Optimus Ti 29er +

Vassago 29er has evolved. [ATTACH=CONFIG]889293[/ATTACH] [url=http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/04/28/vassago-debuts-tko-gravel-road-bike-verhauen-fat-bike-optimus-ti-29-more/]Vassago Debuts TKO Gravel Road Bike, VerHauen Fat Bike, Optimus Ti 29+ & More![/url]Read More »

My 2013 Vassago Optimus Ti (rebuild)

Here is my rebuilt 2013 Vassago Optimus Ti. The bike comes/in a hair under 20 pounds. [ATTACH=CONFIG]883341[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]883343[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]883344[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]883345[/ATTACH]Read More »

Here's the dilemma...Vassago Optimus Ti or Kona Raijin

Time for a new bike. Currently riding a Kona Unit. Thought I wanted a Vassago Verhauen. Then I rode a friends Kona Raijin and loved it (handling and the lightness of the Ti). I have never ridden a Vassago Verhauen or Optimus (same geometry) and there is no where in my area to try one out. Can a ... Read More »

My 2013 Vassago Optimus Ti

While waiting 4 months for the frame from Chris king to arrive I was offered a deal on a 13 Vassago Optimus Ti frame. The deal was so good I just couldn't pass this frame up. I do like the new "fast cat" geo. I have mine set up with a 80mm fork and wide 2.3 Renegades. I really disliked the old owner ... Read More »

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