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Wow. Nice frame/bike. Wish mine was sold so I could get yours! Just out of curiousity, is there any transfer of frame warranty? Or does Ventana frown upon reselling one's bike?
 

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PAINpusher said:
So Busta...
Whats your next frame going to be??
I'm looking at the 5-Spot.
The Spot is the bike I wanted from day 1, mainly because I liked the reviews I'd read. I ended up buying a HH100(racer-x) after demoing, because it felt great. After riding it for a while, I felt like having more plushness, and less twitchy steering. I bought the HH125 and got those things, but the head angle is only .75° slacker.

This frame was definitely a step in the right direction, but for my taste I just think the Spot geometry will be more to my liking.

This is probably more upgraditis than anything.. :)
 

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hammerheadbikes said:
man..
you need to learn how to ride

come on out with us sometime

(just busting your chops!)
Ohh.. That's harsh..

And to think I felt bad when the guy who ordered it bailed on you...
I give, and I give to the biking industry, and this is how I'm treated.. ;)
 

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I think you should run a 140mm fork and a shorter stem. That should help a ton. On my Salty all I did was go with a 10mm shorter stem and that helped my descending a lot. If you like we can go ride rattlesnake and swap bikes. I have an 06 X5. It might be a little small with the 23"TT.
 

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hammerheadbikes said:
just jacking with ya!

you might want to try a tad taller fork
like a fixed travel nixon with intrinsic damping
RoundRockTJ said:
I think you should run a 140mm fork and a shorter stem. That should help a ton. On my Salty all I did was go with a 10mm shorter stem and that helped my descending a lot. If you like we can go ride rattlesnake and swap bikes. I have an 06 X5. It might be a little small with the 23"TT.
I appreciate the suggestion fellas. I've thought of those very things myself. I'm just trying to shell out the least amount possible. If I sell the HH for about what I'm asking I can get more of what I'm after for almost nothing out of pocket. A shorter stem isn't going to be much, so I'll try that.

Thanks again- Joe
 

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I honestly don't think going to a 5 spot will give you much, if anything

the frame isn't nearly as stiff for starters

the sizing is different as well
a large is probably too big, a medium isn't going to be any more stable

you haven't said what your issues are, address those first
 

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plus....who wants to be associated with "Homers"; they are good for nothing wanna be brokeback mountain bike riders. not that there is anything wrong with that.
 

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Issues

Charles - Check this thread I think you will find some of the issues here.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=146264

You have the Float AVA listed on your website for $285.00 is this shock available and if so you might want to offer it as a solution to those travel limited users. I bought my X-5 with a Swinger 3way in hopes not to have this "small air volume" issue. I will report when I get it built and dialed in. I'd like to buy a Float AVA just as a back up.

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I honestly don't think going to a 5 spot will give you much, if anything

the frame isn't nearly as stiff for starters

the sizing is different as well
a large is probably too big, a medium isn't going to be any more stable

you haven't said what your issues are, address those first
 

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Ditto,

Lots of trouble to go through to buy virtually the same bike. Pony up for a Marz AM1 on close out. That fork will slacken the head angle and ad tons of plush to the front end. Or you can just buy Turner stickers for your Hammerhead. :D

hammerheadbikes said:
I honestly don't think going to a 5 spot will give you much, if anything

the frame isn't nearly as stiff for starters

the sizing is different as well
a large is probably too big, a medium isn't going to be any more stable

you haven't said what your issues are, address those first
 

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I have had both the 5 spot and the 125

so...
it's a combo of issues
1) more travel, easy, dhx air, we'll get you a deal on one, don't be afraid of "blowing through the travel" that's actually what you want to be able to do easier..

2) slacker headangle, fork change

email me and we'll figure something out

you aren't going to hurt my feelings by switching frames, so, I am not trying to "keep you on the 125" so to speak.. the grass isn't always greener so to speak..
 

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DHX-Air...yuck.

If you're going that route then I'd suggest holding out for the new Rock Shox Pearl. I had a chance to play around with one recently and it's a much nicer air shock than the DHX Air.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
DHX-Air...yuck.

If you're going that route then I'd suggest holding out for the new Rock Shox Pearl. I had a chance to play around with one recently and it's a much nicer air shock than the DHX Air.
Must be the best shock in the world then. My DHX-Air simply rocks.

I weight 170 and have 160 in the main chamber
100 in the boost
bottom out knob all the way out
PP and Rebound both about in the middle
Gets full travel
bike peddles great
 

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Must be the best shock in the world then.
LOL.
I certainly wouldn't go that far but my initial impression is that I like it better than the DHX-Air. I'm just not a big fan of the DHX-A. Too on/off for my taste. It's very plush and I can see why people would prefer it to the stock DHX-C which has a somewhat opposite problem of firming up too quickly. But the lack of midstroke support bothers me. The PUSH mods for DHX-C are super and I'm fortunate to have been a beta tester the past few months. Full production kits are at manufacturing and will be ready shortly after New Year's. The result is amazing.

Getting back to air shocks, the Pearl has very consistent damping throughout the stroke range. Plus, it has very large volume and requires much lower pressures than the DHX-A. Plus, plus, there's no fiddling with bottom out, boost valve, etc... Just set the preload and adjust compession & rebound externally.
 

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The Squeaky Wheel said:
LOL.
I certainly wouldn't go that far but my initial impression is that I like it better than the DHX-Air. I'm just not a big fan of the DHX-A. Too on/off for my taste. It's very plush and I can see why people would prefer it to the stock DHX-C which has a somewhat opposite problem of firming up too quickly. But the lack of midstroke support bothers me. The PUSH mods for DHX-C are super and I'm fortunate to have been a beta tester the past few months. Full production kits are at manufacturing and will be ready shortly after New Year's. The result is amazing.

Getting back to air shocks, the Pearl has very consistent damping throughout the stroke range. Plus, it has very large volume and requires much lower pressures than the DHX-A. Plus, plus, there's no fiddling with bottom out, boost valve, etc... Just set the preload and adjust compession & rebound externally.
so is the Pearl gonna come stock on some bikes or at this point only aftermarket? i have actually not heard of it yet so it is cool to hear you beta testing things....
 
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