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    HH 125 specs

    As some of you know we have partnered up with Ventana to produce a 5" Hammerhead to compliment the 4" 100X

    Some of the details are as follows:
    It will be a fixed 5" bike with the quad bearings as standard with Enduro max bearing upgrades. Geometry will basically be around a 70 HA with a Fox fork, slightly slacker on smaller sizes, seatube angle around a 73, detailed specs to be posted on my site soon.
    Toptube lengths at 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5 and 24.25
    We will be using an ElSalte style standard diamond front triangle but with a straight guage downtube and headtube like the X5
    We will be running shorter headtubes than Sherwood typically runs
    We will be running our cable stops, ( a bit different than what they currently use ) on the bottom of the toptube

    I am very pumped about this project as I firmly believe in Ventana craftsmanship and customer service.

    thanks!

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    Will the head tube be closer in size to a Turner? About 4 inches?
    What about pricing? Ballpark figure? And finish, any anodized finishes?

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    Any idea on when the first frames will be available?
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    don't have a hard price for just a frame
    similiar to an X5
    about 6-8 weeks out
    pc finishes like Ventana uses currrently
    customs available for more coin

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    A "new bike" post and no pics?? For shame!

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    sorry, no pics yet because we don't have any done just yet

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    An important question

    Can Ventana dealers get them, or just "Hammerhead" dealers? We could be your northeast contacts.....

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    they will only be available through us

    yes on the ht length
    I tend to like them around 4" for a medium frame considering the fork length and that most people run a riser bar, my thinking is it's easier to get the bar up than down (in relationship to saddle height)

    thanks
    Charles

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    That's a good call, Charles....

    ....I've never gotten around to asking Sherwood about his penchant for long head tubes, but there's no doubt that there are alot of Ventanas out there with negative rise stems and riser bars. And frankly, I think that looks horendous. I'm betting Sherwood's a flatbar guy, as am I --- even though I'm giving my my monkeylite one last try cuz it looks so...so.....moto.

    congrats on the new line.



    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheadbikes
    they will only be available through us

    yes on the ht length
    I tend to like them around 4" for a medium frame considering the fork length and that most people run a riser bar, my thinking is it's easier to get the bar up than down (in relationship to saddle height)

    thanks
    Charles

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    I read about this on you site a while back. Sounds very cool.

    What will be the advantages/differences compared to say an X5 and a 5 Spot in your opinion?

    Now, how about a HH170x based on the SuperMoto???

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    X-5 vs HH125

    Good question! When I am ready to buy another frame down the road, it will probably be a X-5! I have to admit I do like the more traditional styling of the El Saltamontes, which I presently own. How would you compare the HH 125 to the X-5? Both sound like great frames, just curious! Thanks. Tigman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheadbikes
    they will only be available through us

    Charles
    Might have to buy my first "retail" frame in many a year then... Just to test it out. Congrats on the new line, I'm sure it will be a high quality item, like the Hammerhead.

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    But,

    Quote Originally Posted by hammerheadbikes
    As some of you know we have partnered up with Ventana to produce a 5" Hammerhead to compliment the 4" 100X

    Some of the details are as follows:
    It will be a fixed 5" bike with the quad bearings as standard with Enduro max bearing upgrades. Geometry will basically be around a 70 HA with a Fox fork, slightly slacker on smaller sizes, seatube angle around a 73, detailed specs to be posted on my site soon.
    Toptube lengths at 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5 and 24.25
    We will be using an ElSalte style standard diamond front triangle but with a straight guage downtube and headtube like the X5
    We will be running shorter headtubes than Sherwood typically runs
    We will be running our cable stops, ( a bit different than what they currently use ) on the bottom of the toptube

    I am very pumped about this project as I firmly believe in Ventana craftsmanship and customer service.

    thanks!
    will this have the same rear end as the HH100 (with the exception of travel, that is), or will it be more akin to the X5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn hack
    will this have the same rear end as the HH100 (with the exception of travel, that is), or will it be more akin to the X5?
    It's based on the '05 El Saltamontes with the 5 inch rockers.

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