Guerilla Gravity

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by herzalot, Jun 25, 2018.



  1. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    Absolutely beautiful. Congrats! Can't wait to see it in person, and glad to hear that you're stoked on it.

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The 29er Rekons alone will make that thing feel 3x faster than your Rocky!

    Congrats on finally getting the new steed. I know you will enjoy it for years to come. Beautiful bike and nice spec. SRAM rotors with XT brakes - only a small group like GG would do that!

    Wanna go ride right now?
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    That was a long gestational period... congratulations on the delivery!
     
  4. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Congrats, Dan! Thanks for the run down and pics. Next up...scratches :sneaky::thumbsup:
     
  5. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Thanks!
    Yeah, that first scratch will happen I'm sure. Gotta pop that cherry then all will be right with the world.
     
  6. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    After 4 rides on the GG, interesting what happens in that short amount of time.

    Bike is a couple inches longer, need to get used to that. Especially on the switchbacks.

    Hopped on my Rocky Mountain, and the 720 width bars seemed sooooo skinny now....:laugh:....think I'm still going to cut the 780s, but just a tad.

    I really like the Shimano 12 speed :thumbsup:, shifts great and is smoother than the SRAM. But the 51 granny seems just too low for a 30 chainring. Probably switch to a 32 up front. I'll make that decision this weekend after climbing to Old Camp.
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Climb out of Old Camp, then decide. :eek:
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I think the idea behind the massive 50+ tooth rear was to help extend the top end range by using a bigger chainring. I've got a 30 cranking my 42 and that's plenty low for most things - Willow, Mathis, Cholla, etc. Maybe not low enough for Dreaded - never tried, probably never will.

    A 30 driving a 51 is stupid low - like climbing a refrigerator door low. Go to a 32 up front at least. Do you have Race Face Cranks?
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I would leave that 51 tooth as a rescue gear only. Don't even consider it as being there unless you are climbing a wall. I agree that the super low combo is a bit odd but wait until you see what it does for you when you actually need it. Think of it like this, your drivetrain is an 11 speed with a rescue gear.
     
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  10. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Yeah, the 30 x 42 with 27.5s very seldom got used. So a 30x51 with 29" wheels is pretty darn low.

    I have e13 direct mount cranks. I don't know if uses the same Chainring as the Race Face but if it does opens options for sure.

    @SnakeCharmer , yep that's a thought. Figure do some climbing this weekend and see. But a 32 would give me more top end! I dunno.....have to see.
     
  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    With a 51t cog....34t is the way to go.

    The 34/50 combo was really low. 34/42 was rough from time to time.
     
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  12. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Can ya’ll recommend a good side-load water bottle cage for a metal smash?

    Thanks!
     
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    You tweak a wheel on your first ride with this bike and you want to use a bottle cage?
     
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  14. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    I wanted to start using a bottle cage on the TP to do short rides w/o a pack.
    Bought the Zefal side load from Amazon, under $8 delivered to my door, no profit on that one! Anyway it works great for a 21 oz bottle and was good for a 13 mile ride in the evening heat.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BWPKYQ/?tag=imtbtrails-20
     
  15. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I got mine from GG. Not sure what brand it is, but it has met all expectation and was not too spendy IIRC. It's reversible. Ping Jubal and the lads? :)


    PS: Mine looks like this one:

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    I see a few different branded versions of it which appear to all be this exact cage.
     
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  16. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Yup...in conjunction with the pack of course. I’m no camel.
     
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  17. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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  19. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Lol. That’s what I use. Camelbak Podium bottles.
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    They're great bottles because they don't leak Tailwind juice everywhere, but they don't have the indentation around the top portion that lets the cage grip really well.
    My son and I have bounced a few out of the cages.
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    vs.

    THWB-2.jpg
     
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  21. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    @Cyclotourist haven’t lost one yet. Now I’m gonna stress about it. Thanks :rolleyes: lol
     
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I'm here to help!
    FWIW, the smaller ones don't seem to get bounced off, but the taller full-sized ones definitely do.
     
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  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    @DangerDirtyD is in the clear seeing only a small bottle fits in his frame. :thumbsup:
     
  24. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    This may or may not help for @DDD, but for anyone that wants to use a Podium on a Revved frame the 21oz version with the standard issue side entry Bontrager fits like a glove. I originally ordered the Lezyne, not realizing it was more of a side angle entry than actual side entry. I was easily able to shake a full water bottle out of it holding it like it would be when suspended from a Revved top tube, and I feel confident I'd have quickly jettisoned a bottle when riding.

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  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks for that, Matt. Do you think any cage will securely hold a larger bottle like the one you show?

    Depletion training may be the answer... :geek::cool:
     
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  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Thanks Bug! I ordered the Zefal as shown (but not sold a la carte) on the GG website via amazon per @Danimal’s suggestion. It should arrive soon. If it does not work for me, i’ll look at the bonty cages next. The mount on the ‘18 smashed SquiggleBug orients the cage upright on the down-tube, rather than upside down on the top-tube as seen on your revved pistola.
     
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  27. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    It held just fine today. Some may put it through tougher paces than me, but I had one ejection moment today (me, not the bottle) where the bike ended up laying on the same side that the bottle would theoretically eject from, and it held. I'm gonna call it good until it shows me otherwise.