Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol 120mm bike debuts

Learn more about new bike — and the Colorado company behind it

27.5 29er All Mountain Trail Plus
The new bikes comes in builds ranging from $2995, to the top end $5495 build with SRAM X01 drivetrain and Guide RS brakes, Race Face SIXc and Next SL components.

The new bikes comes in builds ranging from $2995, to the top end $5495 build with SRAM X01 drivetrain and Guide RS brakes, Race Face SIXc and Next SL components.

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.”

Guerrilla Gravity is using what it calls a combination of Horst Link and the single pivot used on its Megatrail bike.

Guerrilla Gravity is using what it calls a combination of Horst Link and the single pivot used on its Megatrail bike.

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”.

Frames in various stages of assembly and powder coat prep.

Frames in various stages of assembly and powder coat prep.

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.”

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.

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.

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.
Sizing

Pricing
  • 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
A flip chip allows riders to toggle between "crush" and "plush" modes.

A flip chip allows riders to toggle between “crush” and “plush” modes.

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.

Continue to page 2 to learn more about Guerrilla Gravity and their take on the consumer direct model »


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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