Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail + Megatrail SS - Models Updated

Jan 11, 2017
by Guerrilla Gravity  
Press Release


Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail


Megatrail

If you’re ready to shred singletrack as hard as Dave Mustaine shreds a fretboard, our new Megatrail is the bike for you. The Megatrail is “the big mountain liberator,” a versatile big mountain bike designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

With 'Trail Mode' and 'Gravity Mode,' the Megatrail lets riders choose between a snappy trail bike and a rowdy rock-smashing machine. The swap is achieved via a 30-second bolt swap, easily done trail-side with a 6 mm hex key. By putting the bike in Gravity Mode, the head angle is slackened three-quarters of a degree, the bottom bracket is lowered 10mm, and the travel is increased by 15mm. No shock adjustments are needed between the modes.


Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail



Megatrail SS

Joining its bigger brother in the lineup is the Megatrail SS, or simply “the SS.” The shorter travel sibling has 135 and 145 mm travel in Trail Mode and Gravity Mode, respectively. It is also 27.5+ compatible.

The SS is the bike that turns your local trail into your very own slopestyle track. It provides an exceptionally lively ride for those that value playfulness more than smashing the super-gnar. Plus, with Gravity Mode available, you still have the downhill chops when the going gets rough... er.


Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail




2017 Updates

While we’d love to tell you that the new Megatrail platform is a groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting leap forward, the reality is the previous version was pretty damn good. So we just made everything a little better, notably:
• Freedom Linkage implementation
• Shorter chainstays
• More standover clearance
• Steeper seat tube geometry
• Updated Gravity Mode
• Improved aesthetics (who doesn’t want a few extra clicks of sexy?)
• Frame Storage system


Freedom Linkage

The Freedom Linkage is a proprietary Horst Link implementation that allows riders to tune the performance characteristics. In any configuration, the platform provides a supple top stroke for small bump compliance, mid-stroke support for popping off bonus lines, and ramp-up for bottom-out resistance. With engineered versatility, riders can adjust these characteristics based on local terrain and personal preferences via shock tunes; the base tune is designed with advanced riders in mind.


Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail


The Freedom Linkage also utilizes our approach to design that focuses on a high level of refinement to eliminate unnecessary complication. This creates a platform that's made for goin' fast, yet is easy to maintain and built to last.



Geometry

After listening to rider feedback on the previous generation Megatrail, we have shortened the chainstays by 13mm and lowered the standover by 30mm. The result is a playful ride that likes to party.

The new Megatrail also utilizes the same steep actual seat tube angle geometry found on the Pedälhead and Trail Pistol. It’s important to note that the actual seat tube angle is important because effective seat tube angles can be misleading. A steep actual seat tube angle allows for an upright, efficient climbing position and a cockpit feel that is consistent as the saddle is raised and lowered.

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Megatrail
Megatrail

Megatrail SS geometery
Megatrail SS
Megatrail SS


Updated Gravity Mode

The updated Gravity Mode gets a 5mm travel bump over the previous version (now 165 mm), a slightly taller bottom bracket height, and more mid-stroke support. This lends itself well to those that like to “set it and forget it,” and prefer to run it full time in the full-strength mode. Gravity Mode is now even better suited for laps in the bike park, too (you can run up to an 180mm travel fork). Changing the fork travel +/- 10 mm creates a head angle change of +/- .4-degree and bottom bracket height change of 3mm. Please note that with a steeper seat tube angle, reach numbers may seem longer compared to the "average" reach numbers of other bikes.


Frame Layout

Taking inspiration from the Trail Pistol, the new Megatrail includes our custom tube set that reduces weight and improves aesthetics. It also includes our frame storage system to carry a water bottle and flat-change supplies with the NUTS bracket (Necessities Under The Saddle). We’re big fans of reducing the need for a backpack on the average ride, and this frame storage goes a long way to making that happen.

The Megatrail, like all of our frames, was designed and manufactured in-house at our Denver, Colorado, facility. This holistic structure allows us to maintain tight quality controls, have a short and efficient supply chain, and offer riders extensive customization options.


Pricing

Megatrail, starting prices
•Frameset: $2095
•Ride 2 build: $3295
•Ride 1 build: $4295
•Race build: $5295
Megatrail SS, starting prices
•Frameset: $2095
•Ride 2 build: $3195
•Ride 1 build: $4195
•Race build: $5195

Build kits feature components from SRAM, Shimano, Rock Shox, Race Face, e13, DT Swiss, Industry Nine, SR Suntour, MRP, and Maxxis. Frames and build kits are customizable; riders can choose their frame color, decal color, fork, shock, control components, brake set, drivetrain, wheelset, and tires for each model.

www.ridegg.com

208 Comments

  • + 95
 That raw one with the destickered Pike... I like it very much. No flash, all muscle.
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  • + 26
 Raw frame with black destickered parts, that's pretty much as sexy as a bike can get!
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 @Mattin: Completely agree on that one. Less is more.
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 Each to their own I think. Personally, I like the bike, but I think it would look approximately 34% better if it had a high quality paint job and some well designed graphics, rather than the Word-processed single colour vinyl.

It is a very nice looking bike though and I like their company ethos.
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 @jaame: I really like the blue one
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 @src248: me too. It's a great colour. Actually I had my Corsair done that colour last year.
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 @jaame: I sort of agree, however, I also think that with the GG you can see that all of their time and effort has gone into the bike. It's a gorgeous bike too. Far too many companies out there spend money and time creating a paint job for something somebody else made in Taiwan.
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 @Fix-the-Spade: I lived in Taiwan for ten years and I can state that Taiwanese workers are just as valid as any other. It's not the cheapest place to have bikes made now, but it is still the best.

I think in the case of GG, or in fact any company, they should aim to compete across the board. That includes finish, paint and graphics. They could compete too, because they make awesome bikes.

Made in USA with great graphics would be better than made in USA with vinyl afterthought graphics. I guess most people would take made in Taiwan with great graphics over that.
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 @jaame: According to their website you can get any of their frames with custom powder coating.
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 I am not having a go at them. Just saying that aesthetics are more importantvthan they seem to be given credit for.
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 @jaame: Taiwan has more top notch fabricators per capita of people for sure. Some of the best builders on the planet. Hell every other country ships their business to them.

I like GG for keeping it here and they are cool dudes and they have a passion for what they are doing. I think one of the problems the US has is the lack of skilled tradesmen who have ingenuity. It seems to be a dying breed here. Work ethic for many is "I want to sit on my ass and eat cake and I deserve it. Oh, and I want more money for it."

Being able to design and fabricate under one roof is sweet and eliminates a lot of headaches that can happen when you outsource.
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 *Destickered Lyrik?
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 My buddy just opened a shop called Gonzo Cycles here in Carpinteria, CA and he has a demo fleet of GGs and they look insane!!! - build quality is insane and welds are flawless - They look mean with all the logos stripped off - rode a trail pistol and it climbs great and descends even better - thinking of selling my Hightower to get one . . . . . . . .
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 @jgreermalkin: Good call. How did you know; are you able to tell the difference by eye, or did you just see the 170 on the build sheet or read their build kits on their website? I've studied the arches for a difference in vain.
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 @jgreermalkin: IMO all forks look better destickered. Ditto rims and frames.
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  • + 35
 Great looking bikes but this press release is lacking in stars and stripes, eagles, emphasis on freedom aspect of suspension and obesity. Seriously though, good to see how far GG have come, great looking range of bikes by what seem like good people.
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  • + 11
 GG making American Mountain bikes great again. Nice work!
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 That image on the freedom linkage decal cracks me up Smile "Hey we should add an image of a bald eagle wielding a couple of guns, just in case the name freedom linkage is to subtle"
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 Nailed it, that was pretty much exactly it.
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 Well shit... i thought it was a penguin!!
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 @theminsta: Oh Canada. You funny.
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 finally another company not afraid of progressing the geo. awesome bike and looks like great craftsmanship. always been a fan of GG. keep up the great work. i want to try one! cant wait to see the kinematics
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 Just amazing!! Kudos to Matt, Will and Kristy!! they are such cool people, and its so nice to see how far GG has come.

The Megatrail is one of the sickest bikes I´ve seen, as soon as I start doing some Enduro, I will be giving you guys a call so you can set me up!

Regards from Costa Rica!
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 I think GG is extra rad for making EVERYTHING in house. They have a single welder doing all of their bikes both alloy and steel. That is a ton of work. In addition, they are doing some clever things regarding features. Their NUTS addition is a incredibly simple solution that other alloy frame makers could employ. I would say it's like the poor man's SWAT storage, but GG bikes are not cheap. My only question on their design update of the Megatrail is that compared to many of the heavy hitting enduro/AM bikes it's geometry numbers seem a bit conservative. Sure anyone can buy angle sets and taller forks to suit their tastes, but their base numbers seem mild compared the current crop of sleds. Oh and finally, Dave Mustaine while MD's main songwriter generally left the shredding efforts to assorted lead guitar players he's had over the years. That said, I haven't listened to nor cared much about them since '86 when I saw them, man.
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 Wut? So a 65.5* HA is now considered conservative? To be clear, I am referring to the "full-on" Megatrail model, not the SS, which seems appropriate since you mentioned "heavy hitting enduro/AM bikes". Personal preferences may differ of course, but when a bike starts getting into the 64* range, then its probably about time to ride an actual DH bike. Around 66* is the sweet spot for me for 95% of my riding, and when it gets a little hairier, 65'ish feels about right as well. And with a 13" BB height and 165mm of rear travel? That is damn low by any standards, and more important to me than a half degree HA difference. Throw in the fact that they were one of the first adopters of longer reach measurements, I think you could argue the geo is still very aggressive and appropriate for this type of bike.
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 @jackalope: The Megatrail in it's gravity mode rides with a 65+ degree HA with a 170mm fork. The following bikes with a 170mm fork (a few of them are spec'd with a 160mm fork, but to keep things equal...) all drop below 65 degrees or less: Santa Cruz Nomad, Evil Insurgent, Banshee Rune, Kona Process 153 and the Giant Reign. These bikes also in their base (shorter fork, steeper HA) settings all start out at 65 degrees or slightly above. I don't believe any of these bikes to be outliers geometry-wise like a Geometron for example. However, this puts the Megatrail on the steeper side of the equation. This is neither good nor bad and in the end it's up to each rider to choose what suits them best. I having been aboard a bike with 65 degree HA for the last few years have no desire to go any steeper, but whatever turns you on is okay by me.
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 @hellbelly: kona process 153 starts at 66.5

I agree with Jackalope.. less than 65 on a trail bike? no way..
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 @hellbelly: Fair enough, but I will again reiterate the (bad ass IMO) BB height component. ~12.9" (with a 160 fork) is corner murdering low & awesome.
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 @hellbelly: Are the bikes you've listed all "approved" for use with a 170mm fork? Also, the MT is approved for forks up to 180mm so if you're dying to run 64.5* HA you can do so with a massive amount of front travel and still have a very low BB.

I'm with @jackalope. I think GG fuggin nailed the geo on this bike.
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 @billybobzia: konaworld.com/process_153_dl.cfm 65.5 degrees for the 2017 with a 160 mm fork. I guess that GG is slotting the MT in as a "trail bike" or an enduro bike or whatever as that on paper gives it more broad appeal, but I believe that someone would be better off with the Trail Pistol for trail bike endeavors. The MT's numbers place it firmly in the bigger bike field.

@suboptimusprime
Yeah they all can do 170 mm forks.

Again, ride whatever you want anyway you want. My do-it-all bike has 160mm of travel and a 65 degree HA. Would I be happier aboard a steeper HA bike with less travel? Maybe, but none that I've demoed felt as good to me all around as my current rig does. It's highly probable that when I eventually replace it that I'll stick with something that is isn't any steeper since it's worked so well for me. Your results may vary.
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 @hellbelly: The best thing to do is ride one. Numbers matter yes but the RIDE is what really counts!
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 @mocean365: I have a GG dealer in my area and I hope to do so in the near future.

Just to sure I was not completely off base in my recollections I looked up more geometries of current popular long travel (150 mm + rear travel) bikes. The following bikes for 2017 also fit into the slacker realm in addition to the aforementioned bikes: Trek Remedy, Rocky Mountain Slayer, Pivot Firebird, Commencal Meta V4.2, Devinci Spartan, YT Capra, Yeti SB6, Norco Range, Specialized Enduro and Transition Patrol. Once again, these are not outliers, but rather seem to support my statement the MT's numbers are more conservative.

Speaking of which, some steeper HA bikes in the same realm that caught my attention include the Cannondale Jeckyll, Santa Cruz Bronson (may not support a 170 mm fork), Salsa Redpoint, Ibis HD3 and the Intense Tracer 275C.

Whatever floats your goat.
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 @hellbelly: Puff puff give, the bike has a 65.5 degree head and a 490mm reach in size large, I'd say that's pretty extreme. And If you stopped listening to Megadeth after Peace Sells, your loss, man.
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 @SlodownU: I could talk questionable music tastes all day, Ha! If memory serves me correctly, Testament opened. They were okay, but not mind-blowing. Megadeth was solid, but I became burned out on much of that stuff not soon thereafter. That said, thinking back the three stand out shows of that style of music I saw around then (86-87) that stood out for me were Motorhead with Cromags opening, Voivod on the Roar!!! tour and The Possessed (they were nuts!). All loud and rough shows. However to this day, and I've probably forgotten seeing and playing more shows than most, the single loudest show I ever saw was Sonic Youth late '87/early '88 at the original 9:30 in DC. Jaw on the ground deafening. I had ear plugs and my ears were still ringing.
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 @hellbelly: You were in DC and didn't catch the Bad Brains? Everything in 86 paled in comparison to the Damage Inc. tour in 86 to support Master. This is how I prefer to remember Metallica.
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 @hellbelly If you stopped listening to Megadeth in '86, this one is for you: www.google.com/amp/www.theonion.com/amp/50983?client=ms-android-att-us

And, yeah, Mustaine grants his other hired gun of the month most of the solos, but go watch a video of Holy Wars, live, and tell me Mustaine can't shred a fret board.
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 @SlodownU: I was just discussing that particular style of music (thrash metal/death metal/metal core). I caught Metallica in 88 and I was already kinda done with them at that point. I got "Kill 'Em All" when it came out as the hardcore kids I hung with said it was metal that didn't suck. I was much more enamored of Slayer though for that matter, but never got see them. I saw the Bad Brains several times and many other DC stalwarts...Minor Threat (yeah, they lived up to the hype), Government Issue (consistently great huge sound), Black Market Baby, Iron Cross, Fugazi, Dag Nasty, Beefeater, Ignition, Rites of Spring (explosive!), Soulside, King Face, Embrace, Void ('82--my first real hardcore show ever, they were unreal) and tons more. In my time up there for college (8/85-12/89) I probably saw nearly a show a week on average and sometimes more. Between that, playing in my own bands and now 25+ years of dental drills buzzing in my ears it's amazing I can hear anything.
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 @billybobzia: yup 65 on my 167 and it gets awkward on some trails , great when decending though
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 @hellbelly: Word. I was into NY hardcore. Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Madball, Sick of it All. I was the metal kid hanging with the hardcore kids. Saw Slayer many, many times then and now. They may be old, but they still bring it, and their hardcore roots show through big time on their new album. And shhhhh, don't tell them your a dentist, dentists are the enemy around here.
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 @m-t-g: Rust was the Apex of the creative arts, until Vulger Display of Power came out.

Mustaine always picks good guitarists, Kiko is the absolute best since Marty, but deep, deep down you know that he's still pining for Marty.
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 @SlodownU: The very first show I played at age 17 in an actual club in front of people that paid (my first hardcore band had played a bunch of garage, skate and house parties up until then) was believe it or not opening for Agnostic Front spring '85. I am not really sure how we got that show, but there were a ton of people there and the AF guys and crew stood in a half circle in front of us as we played. I was scared shitless, but some of the crowd got going and the AF guys nodded their heads. Afterwards as I was packing up Vinnie came up, slapped me on the shoulder and said in his thick NY accent, "Sounded good, keep it up kid." AF has always had a special place in my cold black heart ever since.

Dentistry...yeah well the music business did not quite pan out (I got pretty close, but thats a long story) even though I kept playing in bands until about ten years ago. If I'm the "enemy" so be it. I stopped giving a f*ck forever ago.
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 @SlodownU: Agree. Marty was my favorite for sure.
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 GG's are so fast and dialed and made right in Colorado. Plus you can call up and talk to the owners if you have questions. Great ambassador program and even one for the ladies specifically too. They support trail clubs and advocacy and there is a large network of riders that you can demo a bike with or at least rip it around in a parking lot and ask lots of questions and get sizing dialed.
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  • + 9
 After getting a carbon frame bike....this makes me want to sell it and get a good old fashioned , American welded Banshee or GG. I think i will do that. Carbon is way over rated on a mountain bike. .....better ask somebody!
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  • + 8
 Hmm, Banshee is made in N. America? News to me if true.
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 Pacific Cycles in Taiwan welds frames for Banshee if I am not mistaken. I thought some early models like the Morphine were made in Canada, but apparently manufacturing was always out of Taiwan.
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 @jackalope Nope, Banshees are made in Taiwan. Designed in Scotland and BC and assembled in BC (although I believe they changed their N American distribution center last year). Regardless, coming from a tiny company, they are rather dope.
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 @hellbelly: Totally agree they make slayer bikes. I had a Mk1 Spitty, which I still regard as the original low/slack trail bike. The bushing thing never worked out, but otherwise, that was my favorite bike until I got a GG Megatrail.
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 @jackalope: Devinci aluminum frames are made in Canada , Banshee has been offshore since day one apart from maybe a prototype back in the early days .
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 @cheetamike: That I knew about Devinci, and good on'em for keeping it in Canadia!

And to be clear, I am in now way suggesting one is better than the other from a product quality standpoint.
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 @jackalope:

they are all a quality product for sure

a closer price point between the 3 would be nicer especially for those on this side of the border .exchange rate alone typically adds 30/35% to the cost plus other costs .
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 '...the previous version was pretty damn good', indeed. I really like my MT.
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 My OG MT is bad ass as well. Will replace it with one of these someday...
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 One of the best looking bikes ive seen so far.
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 Straighten that top tube and we have a winner.
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 Yeah, phuck standover height and having room for a water bottle. What the hell were they thinking?

For serious tho, I get that some people might not dig the top tube shape (I'm not one of them as I think it looks aces), but sometimes function trumps form. And if I had spare money, they'd be taking it from me.
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 Bikes do indeed look good... and then you see the cable routing... argghh!
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 The original MT was out of the park cool. These updates are just about perfect. And the SS sounds like the perfect trail assassin. Good job guys! Surprised no one mentioned/complained about the switch to Horst Link.
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 love the look of both bikes dunno if I would ever change geo bolt maybe once to see what difference was or which I preferred I never even use trail mode or climb on monarch just wide open for everything mainly because times I have forgotten and done dh sections in climb setting.
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 i also figured i wouldn't change modes much on my (original) megatrail, but it turns out i use it all the time, especially when the terrain switches from steep climbs to equally steep descents like we have here on the colorado front range. it's not really necessary to put the megatrail in gravity mode for steep descents, but doing so is worth the thirty second switchover, the bike's reactivity slows down and really does ride like a mini-downhill bike, makes the descents that much gnarlier. --josh f
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 I own the OG Megatrail and change geo all the time. Trail is great for all around riding, but if you're going to get steep and a little gnarly, it's so worth the 30 seconds it takes to swap the bolt.
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 SS stands for se ultimate trail waffen.
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 Me as i German needs this one. Along with Hope V2s, Hammerschmidt or Luftalarm cranks. I already got a chainguide called "kleiner Führer" from a guy who made a series of like twenty pieces. Can i get Red, white and black painting? Any other suggestions?
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 @WAKIdesigns Only if you've got the goebbles. Can be abit goering after awhile.
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 @Muckal: I always said that Germans have a great sense of humor. Unlike that nation accusing them of being dull.
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 @Muckal: tried the new N/w kesselring?how about stans new gerd Von runsflat?
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 @Muckal: I once had a German girlfriend - I panzer Hasselhoff Richtofen.
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 @WAKIdesigns: In fact some have, but most, especially tree huggers and railway station clappers, don´t when it comes to Reich and such. We have two broadcasters called N(azi) 24 and N(azi)-TV. I feel like there´s not a single day with no documentary about Nazis (then and today), 3. Reich, Hitler and all his fellows. Funny enough the Germans seem to be the only ones still making a huge fuss about those times. That´s why we invite everyone around the world to come here and find shelter and money from the social systems and have a feeling WE have to adapt to THEIR cultures and habits, At least that´s what they are trying to tell us. I´m equally curious and afraid about what´s going to happen in the next couple of years with this topic especially.

Some, not me of course, use the following saying when something has gone terribly wrong: Well, even with Hitler not everything was fine!

Fun fact: not everyone here speaks the way the small Austrian did Wink
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 @iamamodel: poor guy! German girls are like...well...you know i guess Wink The US and A even have a german President now.
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 @Muckal: you can have a red, white and black bikes praising the goods that Marxism brought to the world (like social justice movement) Let's make a bike company called Guerilla to celebrate the noble freedom fighters around the world. Then make models like:

DH Bike: Ché
Trail bike: Red Khmer +
Enduro Bike: NKVD 160
Fatbike: Gulag
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 @WAKIdesigns: nobody talked about good ol´ Charly M.! I was talking about the german flag before the Nazis came up.
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 @WAKIdesigns: Noble freedom fighters? Innocent people put up against a wall and machine gunned to death. Trying to find the nobility in that.
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 SS stands for shit slow.
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 @Fattylocks: the nobility can be found somewhere between irony and sarcasm.
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 @Muckal: From the tweet of St.Paul to Corinthians: I tell thee, Blessed indeed is the one who can get his sarcasm through on the internets, without signaling it being a sarcasm for he walks the path of God and so shall he be rewarded when the Kingdom comes.

From the Book of The Dead Faces: One who can make sarcasm work on the internet, shall reach Netvana - he shall find the end of internet.
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 @WAKIdesigns: may the force be with you! Other than that, i don't believe, yet still sometimes...i want to believe.
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 @WAKIdesigns: There needs to be a sarcasm emoticon. Dunno what it would be.
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 Dont get why someone cant make a geo change setup like this with a Qr concept. Sure you might have to make it overall a few grams heavier but taking out the shock bolt is still kind of a hassle
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 Marin did that about 10+ years ago to go from 4 to 5 to6" travel, never took of for some reason.
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 It's been done many times. Marin quads, Rocky's etsx. Personally I think a bolt system if more stable/stronger than a QR option, something I would much perfer for a bike with this type of use in mind. If you want quick travel/Geo change, look to Canyon!

But these bikes are down right lust-full. On my short list when it comes to replace my Meta.... If I don't get another Meta
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 been done. QR is a bad assembly for a shock pivot.
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 What @atrokz said is why we didn't do a QR system. It's not very robust.
The bolt system we have designed is solid as a rock, and is very fast/easy to change. There are machined in guides to quickly align the shock hardware to the bolt hole.
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 @m-t-g: your SS looks like the perfect trail bike for around here. Come next year I'll sell my Process134 to pick one up. is 142x12 rear spacing an option?
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 @pimpin-gimp: Thinking of the Whyte 46?
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 I had a Marin Attack Trail that had QR. It bent the skewer. That said, I am on my third Tracer and have never undone that bolt and dropped the shock to the 140 setting.
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 I change mine around often and do it before co riders even notice while we stop at the top to chill and gear up for descent. QR would be tricky reliability wise..
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 @atrokz: pretty damn close to a 134. You like the adjustability?
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 @Agleck7: no adjustability on the 134 if thats what you mean, or do you mean the mega trail SS? If so, then yes, I like the ability to make change to suit trails. some punchy ones, run 135, rowdy ones run 145.
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 Should add that this geo is significantly better than the 134 as well. the 1st gen 134 had a deg and a half too steep of a HA, and they are correcting it for gen 2 by 1 deg and steepinging seattube by a deg. This GG SS has better geo and seems to respect the customers skillbase moreso.
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 @atrokz: yeah that is cool
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 @atrokz: only real difference in geo between 134 and SS in 135 mode is HA and SA which is pretty easy to adjust, so i wouldnt call that "significantly better".
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 I have the OG MT with a new one on the way and, personally, I think the swoopy top tube is an aesthetic improvement. Classy AF!
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 Any particular reason you're upgrading? Bouncing between a TP or other 5" bike to compliment my v1 MT or just upgrading to v2 instead...
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 @scvkurt03: I broke my v1 but I love the MT so it seemed like an easy decision.
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 love the low BB's!! Pedal strikes be damned, low center of gravity eats corners
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 That's the only thing I hate about this bike.. I have a 650b 150mm enduro bike at 30% sag and a bb height of 13.4'' and I keep striking rocks at every ride!! Damn it is frustrating! I guess this bike must have 170mm crank and be rode on flowy trails without big rocks/roots! Frown 12,75'', I don't even remember seeing one bike that low!? lol
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 @Timo82: That's the lowest BB height of any configuration. 30 seconds later, it can be 13.2" with 135mm of travel in Trail Mode on the SS with a 150 fork.
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 @m-t-g: Yeah I know but that's still too low for our Quebec riding (rocks and roots everywhere). 160mm fork with the megatrail would still be too low. Guess the Trail Pistol 130/150mm 29er would be a good bike but I would have to buy a complete bike. Frown With 130mm it does not take 27.5x3.0 anymore, I guess?

Still waiting for that bible of bike test review!!! Big Grin
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 @Timo82: The trail pistol still fits 27.5x3.0 with 130mm rear travel. It's the larger 29er tires (29x2.5+) that do not fit with the longer travel.
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 @m-t-g: Cool!! Does it take big studded 3.0'' or should go with a 2.8 if meaty?

It should fit at least a 29x2.4 minion as they are smaller than what it is supposed to be!? Anyway 2.5front/2.3rear would be more than enough! Smile
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 Is this a jab at the entire bike industry? Mine would say, "I like to go quicker than walking under my own power, but not that fast"
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 Especially the mountain bike industry.
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 The nice thing about this is since they are vinyl decals they are easily removed. I prefer this sentiment... allhailtheblackmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1001.png
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 Not a jab at anybody or anything, just simply states that the bikes enjoy going fast.
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 I'm a little disappointed with the geometry. I was hoping for a longer reach in the XL. (I know the stack is high, but compared to the Trail Pistol, its 20 mm short). Doh!

Love the low BB, really wish the Reach was longer!
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 No on-menu option for the XL with the Megatrail. Email us to see about a custom XL (it would be 20 mm longer than the Large, like the Pistol XL).
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 Nice bikes. 27.5 is far from slopestyle though. And it's not a wheel thing I have and like all the sizes, I'd like the choice though. Rant ova.
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 Some improvements I wish they made before. These are made a mile from where I live. New ones are beautiful with much improved looks and standover. That SS looks dope.
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 the downtube on the title picture looks like it has a dent in it just below the anterior shock mounting

not sure if would want to be altering bolts/bolt position to change travel modes just before hammering a downhill section. sounds like a manual form of the canyon shapeshifter tech
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 Looks like a shadow to me.
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 It's a shadow.

And, we had Trail Mode/Gravity Mode on the original Megatrail before Canyon had their shapeshifter
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 I was like, "Megatrail SS = SINGLESPEED?" Slopestyle of course. Obviously. I think I'm hanging out on the wrong website.
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 Actually Short Stroke is what we had in mind, but we'll chalk it up to a double entendre
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 Ah i just figured it stood for Schutz staffel
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 GG does it right!! Let the good times roll!!
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 The SS looks like one of the best mountain bikes ever made, both geometry-wise and materials-wise. Metal beats plastic, folks...
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 Great bikes, great dudes! I've demo'd all the 1st generation bikes and they were bashers! Check sizing before buying as they run large compared to other bikes.
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 I'd highly recommend talking to GG if you're unsure that your normal size will fit you.
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 Call me strange but i have never been a fan of a swoopy downtube. I do like the look of the bike overall but yeah swoopy downtubes don't really do it for me
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 That's always been my issue with Giant full sussers, can't abide those extra-swoopy downtubes. I do prefer the top tube on the Guerilla, kind of the opposite of a Giant.
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 Great looking bikes for the price!
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 27.5+ clearance is always welcome. Is the Megatrail SS similar to the Trail Pistol in that it can be ran with 29x2.6 tires?
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 Actually Short Stroke is what we had in mind, but we'll chalk it up to a double entendre
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 @GuerrillaGravity: Shit, I guess it's time to scrape together some more money to buy another demo...
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 I want to carry my nuts under the saddle too Frown
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 Yup, maybe my next bike.
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 Well all that remains is to rename the ss to Holy Trails>>
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 Megatrail looks killer in that raw finish!
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 Nice geo tweeks. Bikes are looking amazing. Can't decide whether China one I want more now
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 A playful bike that likes to party seems like every bike claims this these days
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 When a Canyon Spectral and an Alutech ICB 2.0 fall in love, that's how their kids look like
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 Cocks and Balls are still cooler than NUTS. So are tits.
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 Top of the list! Yes!
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 Should of keeped my 09 sx trail... look rather similar
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 These look good. Any chance they will be available in the UK...?
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 They seem to ship their bikes pretty much anywhere you want according to the FAQ on their www Smile
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 Yes, GG ships just about anywhere, but Shoreline Cycles is the UK distributor.
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 1,5 head tube? no taper?
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 Thats a good thing imo, allows for more scope if fitting an adjustable (angleset) headset.
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 That bus tire might need the spare tube...
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 But can it actually fit a water bottle with a reservoir shock?
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 Awesome updates,
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 uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh
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 Mega- trail pistol...
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 One of the internal shop name mashups is the "Meat Pistol". I want to put that on the next bike I build for myself.
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 super interested to hear more about the SS
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 Raw! Nice looking bikes
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 Too many new bikes, stop making new bikes !!!
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 They do. It's called the Trail Pistol.
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 I would like to know if the SS works with 29 as they say it is 27.5+ compatible.
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 @squarewheel: My take would be that this bike has chainstay clearance for 27.5+ tires but isnt really designed around that large of a diameter.
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 @GTscoob: my B+ hardtail takes "real" 29er wheels (2.35s). Overall diameter may be similar on a 2.8 tire.
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 @squarewheel: 29x2.3 in Gravity Mode will go. In Trail Mode the BB height is tall.
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 @GuerrillaGravity: Does that mean 2.4/2.5 in the back is a no go?
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 @freddiehg: with a 29, yes. It was not designed with 29er in mind, so it's kind of a "hack," but it'll go with a 2.3 (and maybe some 2.4s, but we won't guarantee anything). We do have the "Pistola" setup for the Trail Pistol, which is 130 mm travel and you can run up to a 29x2.4. The 120 mm Trail Pistol can take up to a 29x2.6.
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 @GuerrillaGravity: That is a significant bummer
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 @GuerrillaGravity: will a 26 x3" nokkian Gazzaloddi fit? No? Then sounds like this bike evolution has been going backwards for two decades now
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 @weebleswobbles: We haven't tried it was 26x3, but it should fit. Email us for more info.
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 @GuerrillaGravity: awesome thanks! I also have a 24 x 3" I'd like to throw on it but your BB is so low might scrape the ground
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 @weebleswobbles: will you be ordering yours in rootbeer, or kawasaki green?
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 @sandwich: still trying to decide, but either one will be yet another 2 wheeled party!
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 @weebleswobbles: sounds like these aren't compatible with triple crown forks, so the monster will have to stay on the wall.
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 Where to buy in Europa ?
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 Shorelines is picking up the UK/Euro distribution: www.shore-lines.co.uk
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 Is there much of a point of having a tool/tube storage set-up if you have to wear a pack anyway because there is no bottle mount?
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 Nevermind...
Website has a pic w/ a cage mounted above the shock mount. Could see it on the pics here.
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 As much as I like their bikes, I will complain that in the bike world, SS is always understood to be short for singlespeed.
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 Or slopestyle. The only bike I've seen with "SS" in the title was the Intense SS which was intended to mean slopestyle.
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 looks like Scrapper SCR1
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 GOT 26? TAKE MY MONEY!
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 I was told by GG 26" tires worked fine on the first gen ... maybe they will chime in- I do know their customer service is top notch. Send them an email.
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 @schofell84: False. There was a 26 version, not interchangeable with 27.5.
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 @jimmydubya: sweet! I would if this was in small.
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 @scvkurt03: So the guys at guerilla gravity lied to me ... ?
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 @schofell84: send them an email they'll get you all sorted out
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 @weebleswobbles: it was sarcasm- the guys at GG told me the first gen Megatrail was 26" compatible via email...
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 @schofell84: I def could be mistaken, but I'm 95% sure there was a 26" frame and a 27.5" frame. Of course, you can slap on 26" wheels on any 27.5" frame, but with obvious drawbacks. I know the wording on their site was weird, something like "works with 26" or 27.5", but again those were two different frames.
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 @scvkurt03: apparently I'm not communicating this correctly:

I was told by Guerilla Gravity via email that 26" wheels work fine on the first generation Megatrail.
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 @schofell84: In the beginning, there was a 26" option, alongside 27.5" for the gen 1 Megatrail.

The two frames were designed differently, and 26" quickly declined. We no longer offer a 26" version, but like mentioned above, the first generation 27.5 Megatrail would accept smaller wheels, lowering the bike.

Does that help clear things up?
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 @schofell84: doubtful. At worst, maybe there was a misunderstanding. Call or email us, we'll answer any questions you have.
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 Agree, turn the downtube, upside down would be better aesthetic IMHO...?
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 under seat storage.... my dodge has that.. just give me a bottle cage.
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 @m-t-g: I don't know how you deal with sage intraweb observations like this...Props to you good sir!

PB - "Man, I sure wish it had chain stays..."

You - "It does"

PB - "Well I'll be, I guess it does after all...Just wish it'd fit a 135mm axle and had a 1.125" heat tube for my Girvin"

You - [glares at portrait of Charles Darwin, sighs deeply]
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 @jackalope: Got damn, Jackalope. That was funny.
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