As some people have already seen, I posted a couple pics in the 2012 Rides thread of a prototype DH bike made by Guerrilla Gravity. We want to get the word out there about what weve done so far and where were headed. I think the monkeys will be stoked on it. What is GG? We are a new rider-direct mountain bike frame manufacturing company. We build our frames right here in Denver, Colorado. Our focus is on the gravity-influenced side of mountain biking--park riding, downhilling, dirt jumping, the fun part of trail riding. Our first bike is the GG/DH. We finished the first two Alpha prototypes at the beginning of May. The rider-direct model puts us one step closer to the riders. It also allows us to compete with the Asian-manufactured alternatives. Local manufacturing gives us complete control over the process from start to finish, as well as providing faster time to market. Additionally, unlike any other manufacturer, we have the GG Rider Program. Anybody that buys a Guerrilla Gravity bike is automatically in the program. The program includes race support, referral credits, and nets 10% off products and services with many partner companies. We already have a list of partners signed up, which covers the range from tires, components, suspension service, physical therapists, and even the best hot dog stand ever, etc. Explain the GG/DH The GG/DH is the downhill workhorse, designed for the everyday rider looking for a refined design without any unnecessary complication. It's a bike for the rider that wants something that's high performance, yet easy to maintain. The geometry is low, slack, and adjustable. The suspension is progressive and the frame laterally stiff. The ride is lively, making it easy to snap around and pop over the gnar. Who is behind GG? Guerrilla Gravity is a three person venture at the moment, with Will being the business/branding/strategy leader, Kristy preparing the sales side of the business, and I am the engineer (Matt). All of us are avid riders and racers, which is of course crucial to developing something that works well. My experience has included designing and fabricating racecar frames & suspension systems, with additional industry experience in aerospace and industrial product manufacturing as a Sr Mechanical Design Engineer. Whats next? The Betas. We are making a handful of small tweaks to the design, but the overall geometry and ride characteristics of the bike will remain unchanged. For the next batch, 15 pre-production Beta frames will be available to the public. We will look to the Beta Riders to provide us with valuable feedback as we move into production. Included in the development of the next batch is continued ride testing, more behind the scenes engineering and testing, in addition to the design refinements. More info will be available soon on this front. My signature is a link to our facebook page, which is updated often, and has moar info, such as geometry. Now, the goods: See ya in Shed Town!