Guerrilla Gravity, badass frame manufacturer in Colorado

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  1. djjohnr

    djjohnr Turbo Monkey

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    Also interested in testing a medium Megatrail/Shred Dogg in the Bay Area. Ship one out and we'll schedule a Bay Area Ridemonkey Demo :busted:
     

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    That's why I like your sizing. In most brands the med is too short at high speed and the lg is too tall when I want to get low or suck the rear wheel up to clear obstacles.

    Where are you and why haven't we ridden before???

    Also that's a great idea. There are a lot of people spending a lot of money on bikes out here.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    That was on purpose :) I always had the same dilemma, but am pretty much at the top of the bell curve of height distribution. GG sizing was made to have a medium centered around 5'10", which is the top of the bell curve, and the other sizes are based around that. Interestingly enough, the sales distribution of sizes is pretty close to a 1 sigma, 2 sigma, 3 sigma breakdown.

    To answer a question of yours from the other thread, if you're looking for a $3k build, but want higher end parts than the Ride 2 build, we have demo bikes for sale, plus the employee bikes are going up for sale shortly. We can figure out something for your budget.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Tahoe is the closest BAMF with a medium. If @rockofullr and @djjohnr are serious about getting a bay area demo bike shipped out, let us know. That's been done before.
     
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    djjohnr Turbo Monkey

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    @mtg, I'll PM you.
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    Bike sizing always made me wonder. There are lots of people in the 5'10" to 6'0" range so why not make a bike that fits this group. Glad someone has it figured out.

    I would be very interested in this.

    Yes! I know a lot of riders out here that would love to take a ride on something they haven't seen before.

    Keep me in the loop.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    SF demo info sent.
     
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    at this point i think it's only a matter of time before rocky here is the owner of a megaderp
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    It's looking like a definite posibiliderp. Trying to iron out the details to get a demo rig out here in norcal.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Latest Pedälhead review starts off with "I’ve had a stupid amount of fun on the Guerrilla Gravity “Pedalhead” over the last month and a half. "

    Photo from the article:
    Pedalhead-Smithhammer-5-2.jpg
     
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    Hey mtg, are the 2018 Megatrail build kits going up soon?
     
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    whoah that was close. You almost got me to click on a link called fatbike.com. Nice try.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Yep, some of the updates have already gone live on the website.
     
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    Any other Bay Area monkeys interested in demoing a medium Megatrail/Shred Dogg?
     
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    needs moar stickers. and coozies.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Coming up in a matter of days: the Sedona Camping Weekend

    Fun times to be had. It was booked completely, but a couple riders can't make it, which means there are a couple spots left if anybody wants to shred in the desert this weekend.
     
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    Is the Coyote Cantina still in Sedona?
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Brokeback needs some healing crystals
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    The Loam Wolf just released their review on The Smash. Stoke was elevated.

    The Loam Shredder.jpg
     
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    I don't read ridegg.com every day (though I know I should), but it seems to me like prices have dropped, certainly black no longer costs $ and overall, generally seems like you get more bike for your buck with the 2018 kits. Hell yeah, GG! See you fools in Asheville in the spring I hope! SMASH!!!!

    EDIT: While we are talking about a demo stop in Asheville, can you please go to Pisgah, even if just Bent Creek? Nothing against Kolo, but let's go somewhere where we can rip the bikes for a solid hour braaap-lap in the forest. If we're dreaming, a stop at the Hub or Sycamore in Pisgah Forest would be, you know, like, every little boy's Christmas wish, but understood logistics/etc get in the way of going EXACTLY where you want. Will be on lookout for 2018 event calendar for sure.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Yep, we were able to gain some additional efficiencies in manufacturing and purchasing power of components and passed along the savings.
    2018 is basically a BNG update, but notable highlights in addition to more bang for buck are new decals that are more durable, increased insertion depth, heh heh, for dropper posts.
     
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    Do you guys ever have any XS demos available? My wife is 5'2 and id like to get her on a MT/SD. If you do bring one to Ashville if you come out this way!

    I'm still enjoying the shit out of my suboptimal wheel size MT btw. I'm about to throw a coil shock on it since I dropped some major lbs and got to 215.
     
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    You don't belong in the bike industry. :think:
     
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    I’d love to try a GG out. Either an MT or the Smash.

    I guess the MT would be closest to my Nomad3, but I’m curious about these shorter travel wagon wheel bikes.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Not at the moment, but the demo schedule is in the works for 2018. I'm not sure if we'll have the man power to make it out to Pisgah, though.
     
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    Just send me a few bikes out including a XS MT and I’ll make up for your lack of man power for free50free!
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    The Denver flagship REI is a GG Demo Center now. It came in handy today, somebody wanted to demo a small Megatrail, and we had just sold that demo bike....sent the rider 2 miles down the street to grab a demo from REI.
     
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    I'm torn between making motobecane jokes and being impressed with REI's effort to return to their local co-op roots while being really happy for GG. I'll probably make the wrong choice.
     
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    Damn, where in the fuck did I put that 20% off REI member coupon? :(
     
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    Damn, wish I'd have known about that when I stumbled into the Denver REI looking for Starbucks over Jesus's birthday.

    That is a fucking nice REI, GG bikes or not.
     
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    In case anyone needs new sweats to ride your new GG or, alternatively, you're thirsty in a giardia-ladden wasteland:
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    GG bikes and frames are not available on REI.com, just in the Denver flagship store only.

    Those water filters are badass for doing big backcountry trail rides, though. So, that "related item" is surprisingly accurate.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Agreed - as long as I know the availability of water, I don't bother with a bladder any more - just take a water bottle and that tiny little filter. Gives me a good excuse to take breaks, too.
     
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    mtg Green with Envy

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    Yep. I did a bunch of 40+ mile rides last year with 1 - 2 water bottle(s) and a filter.
     
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    Yeah, it actually couldn't be more relevant! Considering almost every GG Rider I know in the area has one of these Sawyer water filter.
     
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    +1....the little squeeze filter plumbed to a ghetto gravity drain is friggin fantastic.