didn't realize vassago was gone, had heard a little while back they were having some troubles though. I overlooked the part where the OP said he was sticking to 26". Would still say look at on-one, awesome products, excellent prices. their steel frames are still quite light for as strong as they are and they have aluminum and carbon fiber options as well, i actually ride one of their steel 456 long travel hardtails and it has really sold me on the whole all mountain hardtail idea. climbs wonderfully even with 140mm travel fork(geometry is designed to work with anything from 120-160mm travel forks) but still super fun and stable on the descents. Will also say that if you do want to go with a rigid fork, i would suggest sticking with a steel frame.
Originally Posted by phsycle
2005 Nissan Xterra OR with Shrock bumpers/sliders, 3" SL, Total Chaos UCAs, 285/75 pro comp X/AT
2003 Nissan Xterra R.I.P.