Guerilla Gravity

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

  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    LOL!!!!!! Right, save the trying hard for the rides :cool::thumbsup:

    Seriously, Matt... Enjoy the adventure of a newly capable tool. I think back to my starry-eyed self 18 months ago, ready to smash everything and thinking I had a sort of a mini DH bike. I hadn’t begun to tap the bike’s potential. Now I get that it’s a XC bike for people that like black and harder XC. :sneaky: Words can’t perfectly articulate how the Smash pedals and climbs all day and longer. To me and some others, this was the ace in the hole for this bike. And to yet another subset of GG devotees, we are bummed to see metal FS bikes no longer on the GG menu. Classic comes to mind... I’m super stoked for you...enjoy the ride!!! :thumbsup:

    PS: SD Coil, YESSSSS!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam
    I second all of these sentiments! Seems to me like the Smash should be a different category...very close to XC pedaler with full on Enduro DH capacities (downduro? Crossfire? maybe just true “trail” bike....)
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    :laugh::thumbsup:

    I'm sure the Smash C will be impressive, but I'm having too much fun to give up my short stays.
     
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  4. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    Welp, here we go again. Trigger officially pulled on a Revved Trail Pistol. Size 3, short headset orientation, Ride 1 build with X01Eagle upgrade. gnaranium green decals. Stoked, scared, and confused what just happened. Mostly stoked though.
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Sounds like dating in high school.

    Congratulations, both should be great bikes!
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Dayum, stoked!!!!!!! Sheer depravity, I say! :thumbsup:

    What's the wait looking like? I guess you'll be sort of occupied... :sneaky:
     
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  7. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    Depravity is right. There is no doubt an impending hangover from today’s decision, but I figure if I was ever considering doing it, there would never be more incentive. TBH I didn’t even ask ETA. Size 3 frames are currently available, and since there’s no powder coat I assumed 3-4 weeks, but that could be presumptuous with the seemingly high demand. Like you said, I’ve got something very special to focus on in the meantime, so if it’s longer than that it might actually be a blessing.
     
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  8. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    Did hear back that it will be 6-8 weeks. I think that’s a good thing.
     
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  9. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Buy a T-Shirt and get a free frame!
    And here I did it the other way around....

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  10. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    I mean, it IS a swell looking T-shirt.
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I’m disappointed to see Motörhead re-run on the TP shirt. That’s for Pedalhead!

    Megatrail - Megadeth
    Smash - Clash
    PH -MH
    SD - ?

    If the rock theme is it, gotta flush it out. TP should be Sex Pistols. Guns & Roses or Velver Revolver if you must.
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Tom Petty?

    J/K - Sex Pistols makes the most sense. Never mind the Bullocks, here comes the Trail Pistol!
     
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  13. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    There are a lot of conceptual reasons why I like that my bike buying dollars are going where they are, not the least of which is that they help contribute to Marshalls in the break room.

    https://www.instagram.com/stories/ridegg/
     
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  14. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    SD is snoop dogg
     
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  15. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    In so cal it typically refers to San Diego. In this context is Shred Dog, but....
    I going out on a limb here and don't think this boards demographic would think of Snoop Dog when they hear SD...But hey I could be wrong ( says the guy currently listening to 70's rock :gotnothing:, ah the memories of youth....)
     
  16. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    Out of respect to GG, rock and roll, SoCal, and our very own music thread, can SD really be anything other than Social Distortion? There has to be a play on “Ball & Chain” in there somewhere.

    My own choice would be a play on Pantera’s “The Art Of Shredding”.
     
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  17. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    It references"aint nothin but a g thang" in the bike description. And has the snoop font.
     
  18. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    And the cup, it's not gin n juice.... But

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  19. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    It seems I was playing the wrong game. I think you nailed it.
     
  20. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Nice work. That would have been completely lost on me.

    I'm frankly surprised at this brand departure, but it works for me – I'd never buy a snoop record or a short-travel 275. :cool:
     
  21. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    In a way I can see it. Not sure how old the GG peeps are, but I’m 44. As a dyed in the wool metal head I was a big fan of Snoop’s first record (along with Dre’s The Chronic) when they came out, at least in part due to the fact that it was a really dire time for rock and metal. Nirvana hangover period. Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven and Sepultura’s Roots were the only memorable metal records from that time period for me. Those Dre and Snoop records were some of the few that had that rock and roll defiance to them. Maybe the GG folks remember those times and experienced that music similarly. As a terrible aside, in my drinking days I was known for a formidable karaoke of “Gin & Juice”.
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Haha... we did survive the mid-90s "death" of R&R. A bunch of my go-to bands were long broken up by then, or fruitlessly rotating personnel, or on reunion tours. I think you're right in there with GG guys, so not surprising. Much as I like to headbang, I could never be a true metalhead. Too much like for alt and other flavors.

    The brand amalgam of rock and MTB is a great one. Mostly just because I like both. :geek::thumbsup:
     
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  23. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    And the D. O. double G too. Guess that fits in twice.
    .
     
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  24. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    Oh man, had so much fun on The Smash today. The difference in being on an appropriately sized bike (previousbike was too small) was very noticeable. I rode more technical stuff than I’ve ridden before, mainly by virtue of the trail being jacked up from rain, and felt super confident given how long I’ve been off the bike. Cleaned a couple steep, rocky, and rutted ascents that I had not been able to previously, despite them being in worse condition than when I rode them previously. Really really stoked on this new steed, and can’t wait to spend more time on it.

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  25. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Great update, great pic! Not a bad early ride :thumbsup: Have fun getting acquainted, Matt. It’s a stunning bike. :inlove::geek:
     
  26. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Sweet first ride! This sounds like it's all you thought it was, which is awesome.
    As you get used to Smash it'll probably only get better. Looking forward to reading about some more of your rides.
     
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  27. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    That pic is something else, wow
     
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  28. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    SMASH IT UP!!!

     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    SUPAH CLEAN!
    Liken it!
     
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