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    Sooo, How long will my HH100x last?

    I know the fatigue life on aluminum is considerably less than steel or ti but what's reasonable? I've had my HH100x since march of '02 and it has seen a ton of miles. No big drops (max two or three feet) but plenty of rough descents. It is still tight and rides like a champ but should I be nervous about catastrophic frame failure due to its age?

    These FS 29ers have been getting me thinking about replacing the HH but I really have no complaints with it. I still love it. In fact, I ride it more than my 6.6 for my usual trails.

    Should I just keep hammering on it until it dies.... or upgrade before it gives up?
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    You're just looking for an excuse to upgrade, so do so before the bike spontaneously combusts under you
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    If you ride rough descents on it and regular 2' drops, I would hang it up and stop regular use.

    Tme to move on. Get a ML deux with a light build and a RFX or El G for the fun days.

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    When you're starting to worry about that kind of stuff, a new bike is the only cure.

    Been there, done that, will be there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    You're just looking for an excuse to upgrade
    Yeah, sorta. It's only been recently that I've seen anything in the four inch category that even interests me. The HH is that good.

    The spider 29er or RX 29er have piqued my interest abit...... but I guess I still need an excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    If you ride rough descents on it and regular 2' drops, I would hang it up and stop regular use.

    Tme to move on. Get a ML deux with a light build and a RFX or El G for the fun days.
    Good advice. Like I said, I've got the 6" trail bike end of the spectrum covered pretty well with the Intense 6.6 (although I admit to being more than a little curious about the EG).

    I'm interested in finding a worthy replacement for the HH...if it needs replacing. I want a quick handling bike that's fast, sharp, and efficient.... and if it feels a bit plusher and rolls over things a bit better than the HH then that would be good.

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    I'll only say that I know someone who pretty much has his choice of bikes, and his previous ride was a custom Ti Hammerhead.

    He now rides a Spider 29er IIRC with I9 wheels and is loving it.

    That's all I'm saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    I'll only say that I know someone who pretty much has his choice of bikes, and his previous ride was a custom Ti Hammerhead.

    He now rides a Spider 29er IIRC with I9 wheels and is loving it.

    That's all I'm saying.
    for some reason, that made me laugh.

    i admit...i kind of miss my HH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    for some reason, that made me laugh.

    i admit...i kind of miss my HH.
    I'd love to hear your review of the Spider 29er and comaparison to the HH, Inbred. Isn't Charles riding a Spider 29er now too? Seems like I read a post with him raving about it. Dang it. He's always getting me jonesing for new bikes.

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    Ride it into the ground.


    29ers are for dorks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    Ride it into the ground.


    29ers are for dorks.
    29er would probably work really well in most of Texas.

    in regards to the HH longevity, for all I've seen posted here.... I would worry about how much exposed seat post you have. all the newer large Titus have gone to the seat tube brace to strengthen the frame for the cantilevered load of the seat. the hammed head ran a very low top tube.

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    Krob,

    I have a Racer X 29er and it is a blast, find a demo and try it out. If you really need to spend more money make it exogrid.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I'd love to hear your review of the Spider 29er and comaparison to the HH, Inbred. Isn't Charles riding a Spider 29er now too? Seems like I read a post with him raving about it. Dang it. He's always getting me jonesing for new bikes.
    oh, that wasn't mean that bear was referring to. i believe Charles and his biz partner were the only 2 to have ti Hammerheads (and whoever has purchased those frames used).

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjim7
    Krob,

    I have a Racer X 29er and it is a blast, find a demo and try it out.

    Jim
    I've thought about getting a demo from Competitve Cyclist and giving it a good try out. Wonder if they'll cut me a good deal if I have them send a Spider 29er and an RX 29er so I can compare them back to back? I'm not even sure if I'll like the whole 29er thing. ..... after all, 29ers are for dorks. Just ask blackangus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    oh, that wasn't me that bear was referring to.
    What did you trade your HH for?

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    custom 29-er; rigid HT.

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    yo Rob
    I do dig the Spider 29er
    last week in Cloudcroft, NM


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    Looks like some great riding Charles. Are you on a large?

    The other thing I might do is start scouring the classifieds for a new or little used HH frame that's hanging around out there and just snatch it up and switch over parts when/if my HH ever cracks. I considered picking up one of the last ones you had here a year or so ago... but hesitated too long. I might've jumped at your personal one when you sold it had I known it was ti.

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    Is that back tire scrunchification or what.

    :P

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    it's a medium (23.75 eff tt) with a 110 stem

    man, the traction out there was unreal
    you could just RAIL the corners
    woo hoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    29er would probably work really well in most of Texas.

    in regards to the HH longevity, for all I've seen posted here.... I would worry about how much exposed seat post you have. all the newer large Titus have gone to the seat tube brace to strengthen the frame for the cantilevered load of the seat. the hammed head ran a very low top tube.

    Uh?... whatever.

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