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Aggressive, like the ChupaCabra.

Stepping up the 29er hardtail game, Vassago levels rowdy trails with their new ultra-responsive, super-versatile, and long-legged ChupaCabra aluminum hardtail Frame. Thanks to its confidence-inspiring 100-120mm fork-compatible geometry, trail-dominating rider position, and plentiful stand-over clearance, the ChupaCabra looks to eliminate lame XC tippy-toe riding from your trail portfolio.

  • SwitchPlate dropout system features two(included) options: vertical standard geared plates and horizontal single-speed. A third set, which adjust the geometry for longer travel, are available from Vassago
  • Singlespeed SwtchPlate uses internal, forward facing axle tensioners for consistent chain tension
  • SwitchPlate system uses no moving parts for a secure, maintenance-free, and versatile frame design
  • Frame has clearance for a fat, trail-smoothing 2.55-inch rear tire
  • Vassago plants a tree for every frame sold

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Unanswered Question

I picked up a Chup from you guys a few...

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I picked up a Chup from you guys a few months ago and since have been searching for the long travel switch plates. Are you guys in possession of any of these or know where I'd be able to get some?

Thanks,
PK

Sizing question. I'm 5'11, so the chart...

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Sizing question. I'm 5'11, so the chart suggest the 18 incher but most frames I have ridden lately have been 19 or so and felt right. Anybody else about my height feel like helping out?

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I'm 6'1" and have ridden an "L" size Niner for years. But... it always felt a bit big to me. So, I bought an 18" Vassago a few months ago, and I think it fits me perfectly. I doubt you'll find it too small.

I'm 6'1" and have ridden an "L" size Niner for years. But... it always felt a bit big to me. So, I bought an 18" Vassago a few months ago, and I think it fits me perfectly. I doubt you'll find it too small.
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Thanks, Charles, that is helpful. Can't wait to build my Chupa.

Unanswered Question

Hey there! What's the factory frame warranty...

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Hey there! What's the factory frame warranty period on the Vassago Chupacabra frame? The other Vassago frames have it listed as 2 years but I cannot find the warranty period for the Aluminum Chupacabra anywhere. Thanks!

Unanswered Question

chupa cabra was 40% off last night what...

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chupa cabra was 40% off last night what up with that

Christmas 2012 Build

Christmas 2012 Build

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Truvativ 1.1 Guard Stylo SS Crankset 180mm
Easton EA90 Stem
WTB Speed V Comp Saddle
Easton EA70 Offset Seatpost
Sram PC-1 Single Speed Chain
Crank Brothers Iodine C Steel Headset
Syncros carbon rigid 29er fork
WTB WeirWolf LT TCS 29er Tire - 29 x 2.5
Crank Brothers Cobalt Wheel set XC/Race 29"
NINER COGALICIOUS COGS 17T
AVID BB7 MECHANICAL DISC BRAKE
AVID SPEED DIAL SL BRAKE LEVERS
JAGWIRE RIPCORD DIY BRAKE KIT
SURLY SINGLE SPEED SPACER KIT

1x10 Chupa rigged for XC

1x10 Chupa rigged for XC

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~24 lbs with pedals.
Fox f29
Crank Bros Cobalt 2's
XT cass and R der
e thirteen crank and XCX
Thomson post and stem
Easton EC70 bar
Avid XO brakes
Conti Cyclocross Tires

Unanswered Question

You send to Brazil?
It's what I'm looking...

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You send to Brazil?
It's what I'm looking for a bike 29" to participate in Brazil Ride 2012 (http://www.brasilride.com), in which I am already registered..
Here in Brazil, because of high taxes, we pay dearly for a bike competition!
My partner has already acquired 29 "of it, a Stumpjumper, but purchased in the U.S..
This bike looks like a good choice...

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ChupraCabra

Just recently finished building my Vassago ChupaCabra and absolutely love it. I'm new to riding and started off with a Bianchi Sok 29er and have been wanting a Vassago frame after hearing about them from friends and reading reviews. Everyone that I have met that owns a Vassago swears by them.

So far after hitting the trails in Warda, TX the ChupaCabra responds very well and fits me perfectly.


ChupaCabra frame
Chris King Head set
Thompson seat post
Mavic Crossmax 29er Wheelset
Geax AKA 29 tires
Truvativ Stylo 1.1 GXP Crankset
Sram PG 990 9 Speed Cassette
KMC X9 SL chain
Avid G3 Clean Sweep Rotor - 160mm
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake - BRM486
Shimano SLX RD-M662 Rear Derailleur
Shimano DEORE shifters
WTB Silverado Comp saddle
RockShox Tora Race Solo AIR 29" - 100mm

ChupraCabra
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On my Chupa the rear skewer nuts hit the frame before axle seats at the top of the dropout - have tried several brands of skewer with no solution. Do the newer Mavic skewers allow the rear axle to seat? Getting crickets trying to get help from Vassago.

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the mavic skewers seem to be working for me. i'll post a pic for you to look at.

Vassago ChupaCabra

Vassago ChupaCabra

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XL ChupaCabra frame
Answer pro taper bars and stem
Chris King Head set
Race Face seat post
Magura MT6 Brakes 160mm rear & 180 mm front
Velocity Blunt SL Tubeless wheels
Schwalbe Rocket Ron
Truvative Stylo 180mm Crank
White Industries 18t trials rear cog
32t front cog
WTB VIGO saddle
FOX 120 Talas Fork
and I think that covers the beast.

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It is beautiful and you are a great person.

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XL as in 20" or 22" frame?

Vassago's website shows some pics with...

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Vassago's website shows some pics with ISCG tabs on the bottom bracket of the ChupaCabra and some without. Your pics are all clearly without tabs. Can you confirm that there are no tabs? (I would really LIKE tabs for Hammerschmidt compatibility.)

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Vassago is responding to emails again. They confirmed no ISCG tabs for 2011 because they didn't want additional delays. Said they'd reevaluate next year.

2 questions: Does the frame come with a...

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2 questions: Does the frame come with a seat clamp? The Vassago site says the Chupa comes with standard geared and SS switchplates. Your site kinda says that all switchplates are sold separately. Does the frame come with any switchplates?

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I just recieved my frame. All three switchplates and a Vassago seat clamp were included.

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i only got two sets of switchplates and am having a clearance issue with mine.