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I am in the market for a new ride (currently c-dale, lefty,raceface, ect...) i was almost set on something else when i came upon titus and hammerhead. I have looked through both sites and mtbr, but i am still wondering what the differance is between the HH and the RacerX100?

I know the HH was designed when the Racer X only had 80mm, but now that they offer the 100--what is the differance?

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A few differences between the two frames.....

The Hammerhead has a straight guage down tube/w an additional gusset.....the RX 100 has a butted down tube and is gussetted only on the top tube. This allows you to use a taller than 100 mm fork on the Hammerhead. The Hammerhead has a higher BB and a lower top tube with greater standover.......they are available in different sizes too. That's about it........

My girlfriend and I own Hammerhead frames.......have a good friend who owns a 100 RX.
 

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what are the performance advantages of the HH? If i don't put a fork larger than 100 on it, should i just stick with the RX?
 

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mtbykr said:
what are the performance advantages of the HH? If i don't put a fork larger than 100 on it, should i just stick with the RX?
depends on what you like to ride? what is your current bike and how is it set up? you race? just looking for a "trail bike"? does 100mm make that much of a diffrence?

i live in the land of HH 100's ( Texas ) and ride a Racer X just because the terrain that i ride on you don't need 100mm of travel in my own opinion. i suggest you give charles at HH a call and he might beable to steer you in the right direction.
 

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I bought my HH a couple years ago before the RX100 was available. But given the choice again today, I would still get a Hammerhead. For me, the slightly higher bottom braket is the key difference. The straight gauge downtube is also nice so you don't have to worry about dinging the tubing. The RX100 is slightly more XC oriented and the HH a bit more trail bike oriented. The differences are fairly minor though so if one fits you better than the other, go with what fits best.
 

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i am currently riding a cannondale jekyll (lefty, raceface, ect...) it is a great bike but 4 years old now and i am looking for a new rig. i would also like to go a little lighter then my current set-up (around28-29#--and no way to lighten up anymore) i ride mostly eastcoast xc:singletrack, roots, rocky, ect... my jekyll has 100 up front and 2in on the rear. i had considered the 5-spot or 5.5, and while they would be nice, i think it's more travel than i need. my buddy rides a blur and it's perfect for him around here, i am just not crazy about the blur and i also weigh in the 190 range.

everything i have read on the HH and RX100 is great--just trying to decide which would be best for me. i have already filled out a form on the HH site so they should be calling me, and a local shop can get me the titus--so if i can buy locally i would prefer that just to support them.

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mtbykr said:
... i ride mostly eastcoast xc:singletrack, roots, rocky, ect...
mtbykr, I grew up in Maryland and live in Austin now. I've ridden your bike ( a friend of mine has one ), a number of other 'dales ( still have a HT ), and a lot of other stuff including the HH. I've spent a lot of time riding stuff in MD, NoVA, and some stuff in Penn and New Hampshire.

I can say with huge enthusiasm that for your stated use you'll be knocked flat with the HH. The geometry is dialed around having a 100mm travel fork, it's not just the extra sturdiness. I think you may find the RX "twichy" but I doubt you'll find the HH that. The suspension on the HH ( and the RX, and the Switchblade, and a few others for that matter ) is miles ahead of the 'dale.

Spec the HH with a Fox TALAS fork and you'll get a hugely capable bike.

Lastly, at 190, I'm not sure the RX would be best suited for you ( although I'm sure people will have a differing opinion ) but I've a friend who is 260+ and loves his HH.

That's my 2c.

But don't take my word for it, I bet if you contacted Hammerhead they could connect you with someone who may let you do a test ride.

Good luck.
 
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