Compared to its namesake, the Vassago JabberWocky is about as down-to-earth as one can get. It’s a high quality 4130 steel Utah-designed 29er frame. Vassago has been producing the JabberWocky since 2005, so they’re obviously doing something right. Chris Ronan was attracted to this frame for the same reason I was: it’s a perfect mix between the bikes from the good ol’ days of mountain biking with all of today’s refinements.
Chris was finding cycling a difficult addiction to give up and, after a 15 year hiatus from the racing scene, was astounded by the technological progression bikes have undergone. “My goal with this bike was to build a bike that strongly celebrated the old school of dirt riding but with the core features I would have killed for back in the day,” Chris says. “While suspended bikes are awesome and provide a smooth ride with the ability to go hard over the bumps, my goal was to build a bike made to ride hard and that would make me feel like I was riding my Bridgestone MB2 from years past.” Sounds like the ultimate dirty fun bike. Special thanks to Chris for the fantastic photography.