Eastern Vaquero Frame 8

Eastern Vaquero FrameEastern sent over a whole bunch of info on the frame preferred by Brian Wizmerski and Kelly Bolton. Learn all about it below -

"In Mexico, Vaquero is Spanish for cowboy. And a Mexican cowboy is one tough podré. Much like Easterns Vaquero frame that is built to take the abuse of heavy riding. This frame is strong, straightforward and to the point. The Vaquero features the new Lowboy seat clamp, butted top and down tubes made with extra thick tubing, a wide bottom bracket and more. We want you to have a choice at Eastern Bikes and if you need a frame to take the hardest riding you can dish out then the Vaquero might be for you."

//  This frame is built to take whatever a rider can throw at it.
//  Slightly taller stand over height.
//  Top and down tube constructed of extra-thick, butted tubing
//  Single-butted seat tube
//  Tapered and butted seat and chain stays
//  Machined, heat-treated, 6mm thick dropouts designed to help protect the driver and chain
//  Offset-butted head tube
//  Removable detangler tabs
//  Lowboy seatclamp
//  Wide, Mid bottom bracket
//  Replaceable brake mounts
//  Cast Eastern logo seatstay  and  chainstay bridge
//  Heat-treated BB, HT and dropouts
//  74.5º HT angle, 71º Seat tube angle, 13.75" rear triangle (13.6" slammed)
//  Top tube sizes: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, or 21.25”
//  Colors: Matte Black, Matte Acid Wash, Matte Red, Matte Hot Blue or Matte Purple Eastern Vaquero Frame
Here is what the riders had to say about the Vaquero Frame:

"I picked the Vaquero because it’s a frame that has more stability and a slower geometry. The 74.5 head tube angle gives me a smoother, not so jerky ride. I like a long frame and the Vaquero comes in21.25” which helps us 6ft plus riders spin big bars. It’s a big boy bike and that’s why I ride it." - Kelly Bolton

I had been running the Reaper frame since I had got on the team, and was ready to try another frame. Leigh told me this one was coming out and I am not disappointed. All the way down to the graphics this bike feels and looks awesome. Still can't pronounce the name though.
" - Brian WizmerskiHit up Eastern's site for more info on this frame and all of their other products.
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  • D Thompson

    2/8/2012 7:18 AM

    i had this frame for a while and it is a fucking beast...the ONLY reason why i don't have it now is because i wanted to try a more responsive geometry since this frame has pretty all around average geometry (74.5 headtube, 13.75 backend, etc.)...i traded it for my friends Dak, its still hanging up in his garage now, im gunna get it back once this frame explodes

  • Conner521

    2/8/2012 7:05 AM

    I've found Eastern products to be of excellent quality and haven't had any more broken parts compared to other brands I use and sell. Yeah, it's weird how bike guys like to hate on everything they aren't using or style they're ridding.....it's the hipster in 'em, haha

  • Evil1_4real

    2/8/2012 5:23 AM

    Eastern makes great parts and this frame is really tough. It is built to take a beating from the best riders today. I think it is sad that Eastern has all these haters.

  • cupovjoe

    2/8/2012 12:29 AM

    this frame is insanely good. i know about 10 people who run it. none have truly broken it.

  • sinless shadow

    2/7/2012 9:27 PM

    every eastern part ive ever had, complete, reaper frame, medusa sprocket, decepticon stem, 720 cranks, pedals, grips, and idk what else has broken after a few weeks to a few months or just wore out.. absolute junk is right.

  • Xxohioanxx

    2/7/2012 4:30 PM

    v Has probably never touched an Eastern product.

  • jham

    2/7/2012 4:14 PM

    gotta love wiz though!!

  • jham

    2/7/2012 4:09 PM

    eastern really really really sucks horribly, absolute garbage