Guerilla Gravity

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



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  1. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Day 2 on the Smash, on my home court. Yeah, this is my bike. Felt stronger than usual in all aspects. Seated climbing up Palo Comado with shock fully open - PR. Came WAY closer to cleaning a tough climb that has been my nemesis. Haven't washed out the front tire on the bike yet, though some technique adjustments have undoubtedly helped there as well. Regardless, this version of the bike has boosted my confidence a lot. I did only use about 60% rear travel for the entire ride, as opposed to full fork travel, so I think an air pressure adjustment is in order.
     
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  2. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    The first harbinger of things to come.

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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Now we know the color scheme. :cool:
     
  4. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Or do you? :ninja:
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    What's it take to turn a 120mm Trail Pistol into a 130mm Pistola?

    Mostly a 210mm x 55mm shock. Like this:

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    But you might want to think about a fork upgrade. GG recos 130-150mm fork travel for the 130mm Pistola config.

    At 110 lbs, the weez seems like a good case for a custom tune, so the Marzocchi Bomber CR shown went to Avalanche Racing without a spring. It got a damper upgrade, spring size conversion, spring, hardcoated IFP (full disclosure: IDK) and bumper.

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    Next up...fork upgrade.
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    The Weez gets Squiggly! :sneaky:
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Accept no squigstitutes. Anti-stiction = pro-action traction. As if you need to be told. :thumbsup:

    1.46-lb tuned coil shock. Flyweights with dinky springs, pff. Mine is 1.8. Worth it for squiggle.

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    PS: Nice avatar uppdate, @DangerDirtyD :thumbsup:
     
  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Totally worth it for the squiggle! I cheated and splurged for a gimmick squiggle because just the steel SRAM squiggle for my shock was 1.4 lbs.
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    Avalanche rocks! Go Craig!

    And Marzocchi!!! Be still my heart! :inlove: :thumbsup:
     
  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    That’s a lot of spring! Why not mitigate with $? Considering rider and bike weight, your setup is comparatively no heavier than the weez’s.

    Tomorrow the Pistola gets its maiden run, Lloyd’s Loop, a local chunky favorite. The anticipation... :geek:
     
  11. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Any speculation as to what GG might have in store for 2020? With the overhaul for 2019, and still playing catch up with sizes, I'm guessing nothing earth shattering, but maybe something, right? I did see a pretty overt non-denial somewhere about the possibility of a Revved Pedalhead, though not specifically for next year. Given my new medical predicament, and the fact that my Pedalhead order had not progressed past the "queued" phase, I cancelled my order since, in all likelihood, I wouldn't be able to get on it until well into the new year. No reason not so see what 2020 holds before the point of no return I think.
     
  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Implementing Revved v2 refinements and rounding out size availability. Getting metal front triangles back online.

    *powers down crystal ball*

    No worries, Matt. When you’re ready, there will be a bike...
     



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