Guerilla Gravity

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

  1. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    This right here...every ride I enjoy my metal Smashy more and more. As close to a one bike quiver I’ve ever seen!
     
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Good words! :thumbsup:

    They did the seemingly impossible, bringing a line of CF core MTBs into domestic production. They’ve earned whatever prosperity comes their way. Crafty bastards!!!

    I’m not gonna lie either! Alu and steel is where I’ve happily landed. The weez can have plastic if she wants. Smash is the only bike I’ve liked enough to buy two. There are a bunch of the metal GGs around for us Luddites.

    CF used to be a big weight savings. I’ve found that, with great pedaling geo/squish, the only time you feel heft is putting your bike on a rack. Seriously, I did literally carry my Smash through hell's half acre around Tahoe, and at those times I was not thinking, Oh this alum is so portly... :cool:

    I’m stoked to see a company shake up the status quo. That being the cycle of overpriced Asian CF frames. And yes, craft. You understand better than most. :thumbsup:
     
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Roger that. Keep a XC race rear tire on hand for marathon days, instant XC bike. Not giving up the coil, sorry... :cool:
     
  4. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    92691
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    In CO! Not so much in Socal. Prefer to see before I buy, and not risk shipping damage. Maybe a road trip is in order...
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    GG has had quite a few demo bikes for sale recently on pinkbike with full warranties.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    What Steve said. Limited time offer, tho, I'm sure.

    Otherwise, yes, that's the down side of the GG model. It's known that GG has pretty thin representation in SoCal.
     
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  7. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    That can be plus though. Full bike ships for 150.00 and no sales tax, saves some money for sure.
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Have you approached them with an offer to be a SoCal ambassador? You're already doing it.

    If not - I will!
     
  9. buggravy

    buggravy Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerilla Gravity Smash (AL)
    @mike, I did mention to Bailey the other day that you've helped create a nice ground swell for GG out here, at least among our circle.
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Chris, I did a year of BAMF but elected to not re-up. Still 100% behind their mission and products. The opportunity is there for a SoCal BAMF. Get in touch with GG: https://ridegg.com/rider-program


    Thanks for that, Matt. I'm glad to help promote US manufacturing and help people get on bikes they love.
     
  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ahhhh - I just thought that BAMF was your signature. Didn't know it was a GG program! You are a BAMF in my book. :sneaky: :cool:
     
  12. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    It’s so funny how different perspective can be! I have the complete opposite reaction with mine every time I load it on the rack...it feels almost scary light to me! My brain/body are used to my probably 35 pound Waltworks steel 29+ :laugh:
     
  13. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I’m still looking for a smash. Found one in my size but the price for the frame (granted it comes with two shocks) is almost the same as a brand new carbon fiber frame with warranty. Can’t stomach that for a used frame, even if metal is now discontinued. The search continues.
     
  14. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    92691
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    I get why they size their frames as they do, puts a larger number of riders of average height more in the middle of the size, bell curve thing and all. But that makes more difficult for us short-ish guys, especially when there are not many in various sizes around to demo. At 5'8" I'm on the cusp of S and M, and the S is actually longer than my current bike so that's what I would go with, and the smaller wheels too, so an MT. Just not many metal ones available in S on PB right now, in fact one in the country, in Denver. Will continue looking, and contemplating options.
     
  15. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    In aluminum you're right in the middle .

    In the carbon fiber your a 2 with most likely long on the headset.
    I'm 5-6.5 and it or me on a 2 with short headset and 50 stem.

    Did you try their fit calculator?
    No, well here you go!
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  16. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I've learned to consider ape index more when sizing a frame. One person's "reach" is not the same as another rider of the same height. FWIW.

    Dave, I can check out that or any Denver bikes if you need. Next best thing to being there...? :geek:
     
  17. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    92691
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Thanks Dan, I did go through that when they first announced the new bikes. After mulling it for awhile, think I want to go with Aluminum.

    And thanks Mike, I'm a +3 I think (5'11" wingspan) so yeah, could prob go a bit longer. PMing
     
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  18. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    I listened to Snoop this morning while wrenching in the garage...
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Snoop and Martha Stewart - business partners. Who knew? Maybe it was her jail time that made her seek the Chronic. :cool:
     
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  20. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    What I can get a full squish bike for less than servicing my fork/shock? I was hoodwinked! Thanks for sharing I'll buy 2 or 3 so I don't have to wait for shipping between rides as I blow these up.
     
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  21. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Im doing everything wrong :bang: so the chamois should not go directly against my goodies :facepalm:
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  22. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    92691
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    N(to me)BD :) Stoked! It's in really nice shape, better than expected (bought sight unseen except pics), and was lightly used in Vail CO for 4-5 months. A little under 31lb as it sits w/pedals. This will be my first experience with SRAM brakes and drivetrain. Hoping to get out tomorrow for maiden voyage.
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    2018 Megatrail in LamborGG Gray w/ black decals
    Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3
    Front Fork: MRP Ribbon air 170mm
    Brakes: Sram RS Guide (F200/R180)
    Drivetrain: Sram x01 with e13 cassette 9-46
    Seatpost: Bike Yoke revive 160mm
    Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 30mm inner width
    Bar/Stem: Raceface turbine/aeffect
    Cranks: Raceface Turbine
    Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5 and DHRII 2.3
     
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  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Congrats, Dave! Nicely appointed, distinguished color. I can see it smoothing out Chiquito a little :sneaky::thumbsup: Looking forward to your impressions...enjoy your ride, and welcome to the conGGlomerate :)
     
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  24. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Awesome New Bike! Great spec too.
    I'm really interested to see how you like the ribbon fork, so please let us know your thoughts.
    Congrats @knucklebuster ! You deserve it, enjoy the ride!
     
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  25. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    That bike looks sweet. I love that color. I have the Revive on one of my bikes and I think it's the best dropper I've ever used.

    Hopefully you'll be one of those rare people that actually like you're SRAM brakes. There's one guy in our group that prefers SRAM, everybody else runs Shimano brakes. We also all run SRAM drivetrains except one guy that run old school 2x10 XTR.
     
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Happy NBD, Knucks! The color looks GREAT! I am all in on SRAM drivetrains... brakes were warbling all afternoon for me though.
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Congrats Dave! That bike is very you!!!! I hope it is spectacular (and I am sure it will be). :thumbsup:


    (BTW - I guessed right.)
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nice rig Dave.

    If it is an '18 bike.....ignore the naysayers, the SRAM Guides are actually pretty nice.
     
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  29. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Oh sh!t that bike is stunning, congrats:thumbsup:. Very interested to hear feedback on the Ribbon fork.
     
  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I’m a naysayer, SRAM brakes suck, but you will love the drive train!
    That bike is indeed absolutely stunning! Congrats big time!
    Edit: I keep coming back and looking at your pic. The color is perfection, and the frame is a work of art!