Guerrilla Gravity introduces the Trail Pistol Race SL, the brand’s first limited edition bike. The Trail Pistol Race SL combines a svelte build kit with this 120mm 29er trail bike. Act fast, because the Denver-based company is only releasing 25 of these limited edition bikes.
The Trail Pistol frameset is the foundation of this limited edition Race SL model. Its slack, 66-degree head angle and long reach progressive geometry offer stability in steep terrain, and its 26 lbs weight (size 2, no pedals) ensures that gravity will be friendly going up and down. The Trail Pistol’s steep seat tube angle positions the rider in a powerful and efficient climbing stance. When the trail twist and turns, the short 426 mm chainstays offer agility and response, encouraging the Trail Pistol’s pilot to pre-hop the drops and scrub the jumps for maximum momentum conservation.
The Trail Pistol Race SL provides a “racey” and efficient feel when climbing and pumping trail features, that turns forgiving when the trail points down and things get rowdy. Think of it like a bike that surges uphill with its 120 mm rear travel but descends like a mini-enduro bike when the gravity-boost kicks in. It’s your make-no-compromise trail weapon of choice for big days in the saddle.
After dialing in the progressive geometry of the Trail Pistol, GG’s engineers kept looking for ways to make it faster. The solution was to reduce the weight of the entire bike in order to drop seconds off your favorite trail times. Rest assured, the intention is still to maximize fun on the best part of mountain biking, the descent.
GG hand-selected a build kit utilizing the lightest parts they trusted to hold up to the abuses their team inflicts on the staff-favorite Trail Pistol.
The new RockShox SID offers steering precision closer to the Pike than the XC forks of yesteryear while contributing heavily to Trail Pistol Race SL’s benchmark complete bike weight. Similarly, the Industry Nine Ultralight 280C wheelset is built to handle the rigors of aggressive trail riding and like the Trail Pistol frame, 100-percent made in North America. With components like these, you’ll be quick to yell “Seeya Later” as your friends eat your dust.
Since GG ordered a small run of the Trail Pistol Race SL build kits, it is only appropriate that each of the 25 models stand out with custom SID Vicious-inspired plaid decals Why plaid? Because plaid is rad.
The limited-edition Trail Pistol Race SL is available now for $7,889. Visit www.RideGG.com/Trail-Pistol-Race-SL to place your order or to learn more.
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