We’ll studiously avoid using words like, “real,” “soulful,” or “pure” to describe singlespeeding, and we’ll especially avoid pretending that riding a singlespeed somehow makes the rider special. We will, however, recognize how these and related descriptions and stereotypes have emerged around and begun to define 1X1 bikes. We think it’s best described as focus-enabling simplicity. Forget shifting. Minimize maintenance. Reduce moving (and potentially failing) parts. Nevermind pivot placements, damping rates and anti-squat. Singlespeeds enable the rider to focus on the actual act of riding and to be as completely immersed in the experience of mountain biking as possible. The price to entry is a commitment to taking the figurative (and occasionally literal) harder path, and it makes the reward all the sweeter.
It’s these reasons, combined with the Vassago commitment to performance for the money, that make the Jabberwocky perhaps our most beloved model. The price and benefits of the nimble, durable, affordable frame are perfectly aligned with the price and benefits of the singlespeeding experience; the newest iteration even more so than ever, boasting increased tire clearance, size specific R-tech butted tubing, and a 44mm headtube to accommodate a wide range of fork and headset options. All incorporated while improving on the Jabber’s legendary ride.