Colorado based Guerrilla Gravity has just rolled out a new edition to its growing line-up of trail-friendly bikes. The new Trail Pistol comes in “Crush Mode” and “Plush Mode”, which is achieved via a shock mounted flip chip that optimizes the geometry and suspension for 29” wheel “crushing” or 27.5+ “plushness.”
Guerrilla says the bike’s, “Designed to explore miles of endless singletrack with its efficient pedaling platform and rally the descents with its stiff chassis, progressive leverage curve, and playful geometry. The Trail Pistol allows you to keep in mind what’s really important: riding fast and having fun.”
Bikes are built in Guerrilla Gravity’s Denver HQ. Frame highlights include a roomy cockpit, 429mm chainstays, 120mm of rear travel, and a 66.6-degree head angle that can be adjusted by +/- 4 degrees per 10mm of travel above or below the standard 130mm fork.
When set-up plus, the bike maintains a consistent BB height between wheel sizes, but steepens the head angle a degree, and reduces the progression in the suspension. No fork swap necessary to use either wheel size. Claimed tire clearance is 29×2.6” or 27.5+x3.0”.
Other features include low standover for improved agility, specifically on smaller frame sizes, and an optimized seat tube angle that helps maintain consistent geo as the saddle is raised and lowered. Rear hub spacing is boost 148mm and the frame utilizes 210×50 metric shock sizing.
As for suspension linkage, Guerrilla Gravity is using what it calls a combination of Horst Link and the single pivot used on its Megatrail bike.
“It’s a BS-free platform that eliminates unnecessary complication while maximizing performance,” read the launch announcement. “It’s a platform that’s made for going fast, yet is easy to maintain and built to last. It has excellent pedaling characteristics and mid-stroke support, and we were able to reduce braking influence by 8 percent.”
Guerrilla Gravity are believers in the advantages of roomier cockpits, but also note that their frame sizes are designed to run shorter stems than average and, therefore, run a slightly longer front-center.
- Frame w/ deluxe RT3 shock: $2195
- Complete builds:
- Ride 2 build: $2995; features SRAM GX 11 speed and Level brakes, KS dropper post
- Ride 1 build: $4495; features XT 8000 11 speed and brakes, Race Face Atlas and Turbine components
- Race build: $5495; features SRAM X01 drivetrain and Guide RS brakes, Race Face SIXc and Next SL components
- 27.5 Plus wheelsets and tires available on all models
- Build kit customization options available on all models
- Nine powder coat colors and five decal colors available
For full geometry numbers and pricing information can be found at RideGG.com. To learn more about Guerrilla Gravity, head over to page 2 to read an interview with PR boss Will Montague.