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I'm trying to decide between these two bikes, has anyone riden both these and which would you choose and why? Thanks
 

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we sell both, I have owned both
the 5 spot is a great bike
basically, the differences are:
the 5 spot is plusher/more travel with slacker angles and a longer wheelbase which gives it more stability
the 100X is not as plush and is quicker accelerating/climbing and cornering
sizing also runs differently, so, definitely take that into consideration

basically you need to assess your needs/wants/priorities, where you live, i.e., tight stuff or more open stuff, etc....
 

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Yes please!!!

These are fairly different bikes and I would love to have both. The HH is lighter, faster handling, more climbing oriented. It's awesome for tight, twisty singletrack. The Spot is a bit heavier, more relaxed handling and more stable for downhill. Probably better for faster, rougher, more open trails. Both are all around good bikes but like Charles said, you have to decide which set of characteristics are better for you and your local conditions.
 

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I've ridden both!!

I have a HH with a Fox Float (no Pro-Pedal) and my ridding partner broke his Turner XCE after 4 years of loyal service. He upgraded to a 5-spot with the Romic Shock. I took the 5 spot for a test spin a few weeks ago and I was thoroughly impressed. That rear-end was SUPER plush. He has the Fox TALAS up front and it matched very well to the frame. Getting out of the saddle was comfortable and oh, the downhills! It was a great ride, no doubt.

I'm sure you've read enough HH reviews to know what to expect.

I've had the HH for 2 years now, and in that time, shock technology has come a long way. If I were buying a bike today, I would choose the Titus Switchblade w/ Talas front and rear or the 5-spot. With the stable shocks, you can do 5" without the inefficiencies of the past.

I'll have to agree w/ Charles as well, think of the type of riding you do, or the way you want your bike to respond and then choose. I don't think you will be disappointed by either bike.
 
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