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Here is my rebuilt 2013 Vassago Optimus Ti. The bike comes/in a hair under 20 pounds.

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Here is the build list.

Frame: Vassago Optimus Ti 2013
Headset: Cane Creek 110
Headset Spacers: Ti Spacers
Stem: Uno 90mm with Ti bolts
Handlebar: SKL Handlebars
Grips: Ritchey Foam
Fork: Manitou Marvel Pro 15 Thru axle, tapered, 100mm, 52mm offset.
Brakes: Formula R1s, Carbon Levers
Rotors: Ashima, ti rotor bolts
Wheelset: American Classic Singlespeed, Relaced with silver comp spokes & red nipples.
Tires: Rocket Rons 2.25 front and back
Seat Post: Loaded Carbon
Seat Post Collar: Unknown red and lite
Saddle: Tioga Spyder
Crankset: Sram XX1 with Spiderless MRP Bling Ring
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
Pedals: Egg Beater 3 with ti spindles
 

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:thumbsup: Didn't you have a real sweet Optimus To? :thumbsup:
 

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I love this bike!

Vassago really got the geo of this frame perfect for Texas riding. This frame is not noodly like most Ti 29er frames under my 230 pound athletic heft. ;) I love this thing so much that I ordered a Verhauen to build up as a all day ride. When the Verhauen is done the Optimus Ti is going to go on a diet.

Here are even more pics of this sweet rig at Double Lake today. The pic with the water is actually in the middle of what used to be a full lake. Sadly the lack of rain has killed this lake, but the trails are almost road bike fast.

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I love this thing so much that I ordered a Verhauen to build up as a all day ride.
Funny, I did the opposite. I bought a VerHauen to build as a rigid single speed and it was as close to perfect for me and the trails that I ride that I took the opportunity to sell a brand new carbon frame I had just received as a warranty replacement and buy an Optimus Ti frame to build as my geared front suspension ride. The geo is excellent for long techy cross country rides. Goes up and down well and stays comfortable all day.
 

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Im going to do a build thread for thr Verhauen and ill do a head to head comparo when I have some saddle time on both.

Im going to race the Optimus Ti at the Big Ring Challenge in Coldsprings Texas in a few weeks. I was racing my On One Lurcher but I just like the Vassago. I love the Fast Cat geo but hated the Wet Cat geo. Funny, I thought the old Vasssago owner was a arse hat but find the new ownership excellent with great customer service.

Here is my "old" Race rig.

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Most of the parts from the Lurcher are going on the Verhauen.

The race face Next SL cranks are going on Optimus Ti.
 

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New Cranks, Bar, Grips and Pedals.

I made a few changes.

I added Race Face Next SL cranks and chainring using a RWC bottom bracket and oldschool eggbeater TI SL pedalas with Ti spindles.

I swapped pot the bar for a Ritchey Carbon and some Velo Foam Grips.

The bike now ways 19 pounds 5 oz.

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