Guerrilla Gravity Announces 2023 Bike Lineup

Mar 17, 2023 at 15:00
by Guerrilla Gravity  
Guerrilla Gravity is excited to announce the 2023 lineup. This year brings a slew of new changes to both the aesthetics, build kits, and buying options.

Between our U.S. based manufacturing, innovative Revved Carbon material, and modular minded design, we’ve always sought to bring contrast to the mountain bike industry. And now we’re bringing contrast to the trails too, with our bold new colorways.

New Colorways

All of these colors are powder coated in-house alongside our standard Stealth color. Compared to traditional carbon, Revved Carbon allows for this more sustainable finishing method. Powder coat eliminates the smog forming VOCs emitted by the solvents in wet paint. Powder coating also provides a tough, scratch-resistant finish, which is just another way we build our bikes to last.

Picante Red

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Spicy moves deserve spicy looks, so we turned up the heat with Picante Red.

Colorado Racing Green

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The classic color combo for goin’ fast.

Alpine Blue

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Elevation crushing rides on endless singletrack, ride into the Alpine Blue sky.

In addition to colors, we refreshed our bikes with new decals and an updated headtube badge. These simplified decals let our progressive geometry and bold colors take the main stage while paying homage to our U.S. manufacturing process.

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The updated headtube badge sports our “U.S. Built, Mountain Made” ethos.

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New decals inspired by our engineering roots in auto racing.

Updated Build Kits

For the bike nerds at heart, we’re introducing a new Frameset & Custom Build option. The updated builders allow you to select from our widest range of component options yet, including new Shimano drivetrain and brake options and full selection of suspension choices. In addition, you can select your seatpost height and stem length to fully dial in your ride.

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Every colorway is available for any model with the new Frameset & Custom Build option.

For the riders looking for the fastest path to New Bike Day, we have simplified our standard Build Kit options. Our in-house team of riders did the heavy lifting for you and tested out a variety of components to hand select the best ones for each build and model. Now, all you have to do is choose your size, select your color, and send it. From there your bike build will be underway and ship in 1-2 weeks from our Colorado HQ.

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Ride Builds with RockShox Select suspension and SRAM NX drivetrains start at $4595. Rally Builds (pictured here) with RockShox Ultimate / Fox Performance combo suspension and SRAM GX drivetrains start at $5895.

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Race Builds (pictured here) with Fox Factory suspension, SRAM X01 drivetrains, and Bike Yoke dropper posts start at $6995.

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Pedalhead builds start at $2995 and new for this year is a Frameset & Custom option starting at $2195.

Expanded Dealer Network

This offseason, we partnered up with many new shops across North America. This expanded Dealer network gives you new ways to order and helps support your local bike shop. If you have a favorite shop you’d like to order from, just tell them you’re eyeing a GG and we’ll work with them to get your dream ride ordered.

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From frame layup to assembly, all of our bikes are handbuilt here in Colorado. They are tested in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which are some of the toughest proving grounds around. Head to RideGG.com to learn more and build one for yourself.

PS. You may have noticed that a couple of our best-selling models are missing. Don’t worry, they’ll be back. The updated Smash will be coming soon and the updated Trail Pistol is dropping this spring. Be the first to know about new product releases and more by signing up for our newsletter on our website.

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161 Comments
  • 95 2
 I still remember the first time I rode a GG, right away I loved the damping of the frame, it's like it was absorbing the vibrations, something I'd never felt before!! To this date, I've never broken a frame (that's awesome, never happened before), these bikes keeps on getting better, and not only their geometry is on point and they ride so good, now they are getting sexy AF !!!
Can't wait to go ride mine... and the good news is... I GOT MY CAST REMOVED TODAY HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!
Chill rides at first, lots of rehab on the wrist to do, when I feel it ready, I'll ramp up...So in couple days, GOURANGA hahahaha!! JK.
Bike season is just about to start for me, I'm pumped Smile .
See you on the trails everyone !!
  • 39 2
 Who’s this guy ^^^
  • 3 1
 Stoked! Great news and loving my GG too.
  • 4 0
 Into the Gnar new eps hell yeah
  • 4 0
 Yoann, Steve and Remy: best videos on YouTube, thanks guys!
  • 1 0
 Good luck on the recovery! Any idea if there may be a GG demo tour somewhere in BC this summer? Would love to take one out for a ride.
  • 4 1
 @powderhoundbrr: Essential Cycles in North Vancouver is now an authorised dealer and demo center. We have the Gnarvana in store right now!
  • 1 0
 Wait what do you consider "chill rides"? I imagine those aren't chill for me ha.
  • 77 8
 Sram NX on a $4600 bike? What is that?
I'd rather take some deore than anything below GX.
  • 31 2
 My coworkers and I at my shop are actually pretty convinced sram did a quiet update to NX last year. The biggest reason for failure was the weak spring causing it not to return off the top cogs. But there is a distinct difference in the spring in the new NX derailleurs and appears to be identical to GX now. The NX shifter is definitely noticably worse than levels above it, but I don’t have any real complaints about NX working or not anymore.
  • 4 0
 I bought an NX build bike a couple years ago and it held together for a solid year. I was surprised.
  • 41 1
 While NX sucks and I too would rather have Deore/Shimano, gotta remember that is $4600 for a complete carbon bike made in the USA. Literally the cost of many overseas made frames (Yeti/SantaCruz). I don't think there's much to complain here in terms of value.
  • 1 0
 @tgent: Super good. GG was on my shortlist for a new bike but after duties at the border Frown it wasn't very cost effective
  • 1 0
 @Zimbaboi: That is interesting.
  • 1 0
 @j-p-i: I'm coming up on 4 seasons of outstanding service from my NX cranks, chainring and cog set. That said, the NX shifter and derailleur stopped working properly within 3 months (replaced with Shimano), due to being complete garbage.
  • 1 0
 welcome to the great reset
  • 3 0
 @j-p-i: If they are made in the states shouldn't NAFTA apply?
  • 5 0
 @powderhoundbrr: Wasn't NAFTA replaced with USMCA? If so, it appears that it is covered under that if all parts of the bicycle were made in the USA

"goods originate in North America if they are wholly North American"

I smell a good Pinkbike article. They should do the research for me Razz
  • 22 0
 In my experience, GG is a good choice if you have bike ADD. If you get suspension with easily adjustable stroke, chainstay kits will allow you to experiment with wildly different bikes by only changing minimal parts. I've enjoyed mine.
  • 3 0
 I do like this feature of GG bikes.
  • 7 0
 This ^^ is GG's customer demographic.

Many GG'ers have converted their bike to one or more of the other models. There's a healthy community of tinkerers on the GG FB group www.facebook.com/groups/guerrilla.gravity.mtbers along with a bunch of 'off-menu' configs.
  • 5 2
 Yeah...except the ADD won't allow you to put different color decals together and they keep swapping the colors around so you can't match your old colors with the new ones without looking like a franken-bike.
  • 26 1
 very nice cable management, an actually innovative thought.
  • 2 0
 Yup, that was one of the highlights for me as well.
  • 6 0
 Canyon did it better with the under-frame protection and guide combo. That design should come back.
  • 1 0
 @Richridesmtb: Canyon did it cheaper to manufacture, since no groove within the frame, as a side benefit downtime protection
  • 24 0
 More of a Periwinkle blue if you ask me
  • 26 0
 Me mah is terribly partial to it
  • 10 0
 Now look, she wants the Heki 2 roof lights, uh, the stylish ash frame furniture, and the scatter cushions with, uh, matching shag pile cover. Yeah
  • 7 0
 with eh, matching side-panel coverin
  • 29 11
 Looks like the Graphic Designer was let go.... yikes.
  • 21 2
 I'm into it. Simpler the better
  • 12 4
 @honda50r: There is simple in a classy stylish minimalist way. Then there is simple monotone and uninspiring. Its just blah
  • 4 2
 @chillescarpe: Its a trend it MTB.... flat colors, geometric patters and the same old same old. Glad to see brands like DHarco disrupting the industry.
  • 15 0
 Jokes on you--they've never had a Graphic Designer. I believe this current logo was made by one of the owner's 8 year old children, and they just ran with it.
  • 5 2
 good, I hated their cringe graphics
  • 4 0
 Does it still say “I like goin’ fast” on it in big letters?
  • 6 0
 I mean have GG's graphics and marketing ever not been cringe?
  • 11 0
 I bumped into these guys during their photo shoot, and the new colors are POPPIN'. Good looking color refresh!
  • 8 0
 I saw you ride by and yelled out "dmackyaheard"!, but thought you didn't hear.
  • 1 0
 @m-t-g: IS THAT DMACK
  • 1 0
 @m-t-g: I thought I might have heard someone yelling at me while I was riding slow and not very well lol
  • 9 1
 I have 2 Metal GGs a V1 megatrail and a V2 Trailpistol. As soon as their carbon bikes came out i had a minor issue with my Trailpistol and needed a part. They weren't willing to help and said they no longer carry it. I feel like they sold out when they went carbon.
  • 1 0
 I had a friend that had a pretty bad experience with them as well.
  • 10 3
 A buddy said several guys had issues with the Guerrilla Gravity headset/head tube quality.

Anyone know if that has been addressed in the past couple years? Would love to buy American manufacturing again.
  • 25 4
 It definitely has. I used to work in R&D there when that was happening. We added additional layers of carbon in that area as well as made changes to the fusing process.
  • 3 0
 I dunno, but it looks like GG has the thickest head tube around. Not to ignore that the union between the head tube and down tube is massive.
  • 8 0
 Been riding mine hard since 2020 and zero issues. Great bike, phenomenal service for questions and such, too.
  • 3 1
 tbh that was what steered me away from these bikes..
  • 2 0
 No issues on the two that I have built since 2020.
  • 3 1
 Been on 3. Sized up then down. None had a problem. I think it comes down to users not torquing headset down correctly. One picture I seen on FB where the guy had the headset inserts pointing the opposite direction.
  • 2 0
 Yeah some of the early revved models had upper headset issues with the cup seat area - cracking and creaking
Cracks were few but GG warrantied them AFAICT
Creaks in that area are almost always due to improper assembly (incorrect torque, improper seating, lack of grease, etc)

GG's revved main triangle has had very few issues overall. Grey powdercoat holds up really well too.
  • 1 0
 @Lagr1980 I assumed I'd have read more from newer customers but hadn't read further complaints after seeing an old internet forum thread.


@nastynate711: Thanks. That's what I was hoping to hear. The experience he had referred to was from a few years back.
  • 1 0
 @Jcolis1904: what size are you? inseam, etc? What size did you settle on?
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: back on a size 2. 29-30 inseam. I'm 5'8 and I'm at the border line of sizing but size 2 feels more maneuverable. The size 3 was stable but clumsy and had to use it in Short orientation too. Tried long but front end felt floppy even tried 3 stem sizes.
  • 1 0
 @Jcolis1904: I'm 5'10" w/ a 30-31 inseam. Have always ridden mediums and the S3 is just barely at the max of my reach.
Riding a 155mm reach Kona currently. 165 is as far as I want to stretch.
  • 2 1
 I have seen some issues with Trail Pistol seat stays failing in the same spots, yet they were addressed as "rider error" and/or "not riding the bike within its intended purpose". Crash replacement stays were provided but GG didn't want the old stays sent back to them.

Consistent failure points warrant a closer look to see if this is a larger issue. Not only was that not the route GG took, which is dissapointing, but they claimed that "you'd be hard pressed to find another carbon bike, in this class, as durable as the Trail Pistol".

The little Rocky Mountain Element with twice the miles and zero failures says otherwise.
  • 8 0
 What happened to the comment about how they laid a ton of people off last month?
  • 2 0
 That dudes account got banned. But also he didn't have any proof?

However deleting comments is a bad look. Now I think he is right. Where as before I wasn't sure what he knew or thought he knew.
  • 2 0
 @Ososmash: they absolutely laid off people. i don't know how many though.
  • 1 0
 I'd love to know PB's motivations for deleting that post and all the replies to it. GG could have just responded in a positive way ie: "GG cares deeply about it's employees, and take claims to the contrary very seriously. Due to challenging market conditions GG has been forced to lay off some staff, we are not happy about the situation but hope that our customers understand that we would not have made these decisions if any other options existed. GG team members effected by these lay offs were given extended notice and the full support of GG to help them transition to new employment as quickly and easily as possible."..... Or create a deafening silence on both the original post and the dubious censorship.
  • 6 1
 Gotta give props when they are due. My Megatrail MX is the best AM/ Enduro rig I've ridden to date. IMHO it handles better than current Nomads, Enduros, Patrols to name a few. It's a beast!
  • 1 0
 Have any more to share? Currently on a Nomad, looking to move to a Megatrail MX.
  • 2 0
 Ridden my Megatrail as a MX (170mm 29 front), Megasmash (160mm 29 front) and as a Supersmash (160/150 F/R 29) and I can offer a few observations.

They all have their plusses and minuses. 435-440 stays are perfect IMO. This is the handling sweet spot for me (450 stays are too long for my liking and "feel like skiing" is the best analogy I've heard)
Size 3 (large) 480 reach. 6'1".
Seat angles are all pretty good in these configs, at about 76-77 degrees.
Megatrail's high/low modes are different enough that you need a different spring rate to feel perfect. (this is why high/low flip chips that expect the same spring rate often are too similar and suck, IMO)

Megasmash is a better all-rounder than the Megatrail - better rollover from the 29er front. 64 HA is awesome in Trail 155 travel mode, slacker Gravity 165mm mode absolutely crushes at speed. I've never ridden a bike that naturally wanted to GO on twisty chunky downhills more than this setup does. Slightly raised BB vs stock MT is the recipe for chunky trails (stock Megatrail in low mode is slightly too low on really rocky pedaly tech)

The Megatrail MX is an incredible park bike config, or trophy truck mode if you run light damping. A bit much to pedal every day. Trail mode BB is too high for my liking.

Supersmash is the best climber of the 3 configs, nearly the same geo as the Megasmash, with less rear travel and better rollover with the rear 29er. Geo like a slackened Ripmo. Very capable, minimal seat buzz, and great for long rides. Though this config can do almost everything the Megasmash in Trail mode can, the Megasmash has the edge in the fun department.

Swapping stays and wheel takes 20-30 minutes if you have 2 cassettes, it can be a 2 beer job if you want it to be. Not something I'd do every ride or every week. But for park days swapping to and from configs is better on the wallet than having 2 dedicated bikes. And perfect for tinkerers with bike ADD.
  • 6 0
 Great... now I've got frame color envy. I love my Pistola.... but would I love it more in red?
  • 7 0
 boy they really sanitized this thread. makes you wonder
  • 4 0
 Came here to say the same thing. I kinda wish I would have taken a screenshot when this first came out. I had a feeling something would happen.
  • 6 0
 I am very jealous of the Colorado racing green.
  • 3 0
 Can vouch for the powder coat finish, GG has by far the most durable carbon frame finish I’ve ever seen. New colors and graphics look great.
  • 4 0
 The headbadge looks like something from Superdry
  • 4 2
 @GuerrillaGravity still no small frames. Well at least that still keeps you off of my short or even long list. No love for short riders
  • 7 7
 GG is bullshit. No love for shorties, or most women for that matter.
  • 2 1
 @v57z3F0q: why are you getting down voted? You only speak the truth.
  • 5 1
 nice looking bike!
  • 7 8
 I've contacted GG several times since the latest Pedalhead was released requesting to purchase a frame only option. They said "maybe in the future"... Seemed silly to me to not offer a frame only so I moved onto another option. Now this suggests a frame only option but when you go to the GG site, it seems you're forced to at least buy a fork from them, a 2022 nevertheless, a stem and a dropper. Sorry but IF there is a frame only option at $1595 (it says starting at $1595 on the Pedalhead page), I'm not paying $755 for a 22 RS Pike Ultimate when I just got a 23 model for $707 new from a large US retailer. Nevermind, new 22's are available at $600 if you shop a bit. A very strange business model from my perspective but I wish them luck as I'm a fan.
  • 3 1
 One reason why I ordered a custom frame from Marino bikes with Reynolds 725. For $530 shipped, you can't go wrong. Design and order process was smooth too.
  • 14 11
 The brick of a headtube, could possibly be the ugliest in industry
  • 5 2
 nahhhhhhhh there is plenty more ugly
  • 6 3
 you'll get downvoted but it is so true. And the whole idea of having a "reach adjust" headset just to squeeze out 1 cm vs making more frame sizes. I think they just need to buck up and start making xs,s, m, l, xl, xxl.....like most everyone else.
  • 3 0
 @foggnm: If they knew how many people would order each size sure, but the last thing a manufacturer wants is leftover stock. Or if customers were ok with ordering and waiting for it to be made then maybe it could work.
  • 1 0
 @foggnm: I agree they have no love for short riders. At least when they did aluminum they had XS and S..
  • 5 2
 @foggnm: that would double their mold cost. If it helps keep cost-to-consumer down, I think what they're doing is clever.
  • 8 1
 @mammal: When their frames were $2500 that made sense but they price pretty much like everyone else. And having an adjustable reach/headtube isn't a long term solution to building bike frames in different sizes. Yes it will cost more, but it will offer more to the customers. You can't tout your innovative carbon robot machine and all the while not be able to build bikes in different sizes.
  • 3 0
 @Jacquers: Every other company in the world....does something....called "forecasting."
  • 5 1
 @foggnm: "You can't tout your innovative carbon robot machine and all the while not be able to build bikes in different sizes."

I was under the impression that their process still relied on expensive molds for each size, so their "machine" isn't really a factor in the choice to produce more sizes. I also think their overall modular approach to their product line is clever, and adjustable reach fits into that.
  • 2 5
 @mammal: If they make their bikes in house like they claim, making molds shouldn't be an issue. When you pay China and Taiwan to make the molds is where it gets expensive.
  • 3 0
 @dchill: Not sure how that would be the case.

It's only cheaper to make molds in-house if they have the huge CNC machines required to make those molds. And it's only practical to keep those machines around if you can keep them busy by constantly producing parts and/or molds. If they don't have the machines, and they want to avoid having them made in China/Taiwan, they need to order from a local CNC vendor, and that's more expensive than Asia.
  • 1 0
 @mammal: LOL keep consumer prices down that's hilarious. They are just as bad as everyone else
  • 1 0
 @dchill: Just as bad as all the other companies making CF bikes in the US, hey?
  • 2 1
 @mammal: I could careless where it's made. if another company makes a better carbon frame at a lower price and in small then the US made means nothing to me.
  • 1 0
 @dchill: That's great, and good for you. But you can't pretend that manufacturing in the US, and the associated challenges of that, is a factor that GG needs to consider when making their decisions of where to spend their money. And those decisions play a part in the design of the bike. I'm not a GG super fan, I've never ridden their bikes, or met anyone involved with the company. I'm just stating that they likely have reasons for their choices, whether you hate that or not.
  • 5 2
 Will the frame design ever be updated?
  • 2 1
 looks like the flag ship Trail Pistol and The Smash are getting an update. Says there coming soon. Trail Pistol has been sold out / off the website for a month or two.
  • 2 2
 It already has, these are v2 builds with new downtube profile, carbon chainstay, and revised leverage ratio.
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325: oh i guess you can't fix ugly than.
  • 3 0
 But does it come with a gun?
  • 3 0
 I really like that red.
  • 4 2
 Yet still no size small….
  • 2 2
 How short are you? I am 5'4" and would ride the size 2 with no issues.
  • 2 0
 @Offrhodes: I’m a tad under 5’3, there’s no way the geo would suit me well Frown
  • 3 0
 @v57z3F0q: So am I. They used to make XS and S but went to crap carbon and screw the shorties. At least make those sizes in aluminum. At least there are great other choices in small from other companies like Transition. They even do the Scout in XS.
  • 1 0
 @dchill: it’s such a bummer with “boutique brands” not having small sizes in general. But even Spot bikes (also located in CO) makes size small…
  • 2 0
 @v57z3F0q: Ibis, Vandessel , Pivot, Knolly, Transition, Santa Cruz, Intense all make a small
  • 2 0
 Is that Dakota Ridge in the action pics?
  • 1 0
 Sure looks like it!
  • 1 1
 I was about to try this bike out till I saw how old the frame is when is a newer version that can fit a water bottle properly coming out
  • 2 0
 Neat
  • 1 0
 They need a german distributor.
  • 10 9
 Guerilla Gravity. The Ellsworth of the 2020s.
  • 1 1
 But where does my water bottle go???
  • 6 0
 You can fit two in the front triangle, above or below the shock, depending on the shock.
  • 2 2
 I’m more concerned about the square headtube than anything.
  • 1 1
 Yeah beautiful lines and shapes.
  • 7 9
 But will they ever fix their frame alignment and creaking issues? Oh and ditch that awful cable cover.
  • 7 2
 Never been an issue for me. Quietest bike I've owned. And the cable cover is one of the best features on the bike.
  • 5 1
 @gilpinmtbq: had to maintain a demo fleet of them a few years back, they were the worst model we had that year, never again.
  • 2 0
 @5afety3rd: *shrug* Oh well. Mine is incredible.
  • 1 1
 @gilpinmtbq: glad you had a better experience with them
  • 1 0
 Ditto, my new Santa Cruz makes more noise on CA flow trails than the Trail Pistol I tested in CO.
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