Canfield Bikes to Offer Guerrilla Gravity Service Parts

Nov 17, 2023 at 10:45
by Canfield Bikes  
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PRESS RELEASE: Canfield Bikes

Canfield Bikes, Colorado mountain-bike manufacturer, today announces it will make official Guerrilla Gravity service parts inventory available to owners of GG bikes and frames. Denver-based Guerrilla Gravity ceased operations in September, 2023, leaving many customers wondering if there would be any continued support for recently purchased bikes.

“Like the rest of the mountain-bike community, we were saddened by the news of GG’s departure from the industry,” said Lance Canfield, Canfield Bikes owner and designer. “I’ve enjoyed watching their innovations and contributions as they grew from a new brand to a major player over the past decade. Our sport will be a little less rad without them, but I hope we can offer a small silver lining by keeping their riders rolling a little longer.”

Canfield will offer the remaining Guerrilla Gravity inventory of frame and service parts as well as select merchandise through CanfieldBikes.com while supplies last. No new GG bikes will be sold.

bigquotesHaving a great group like Canfield on board to provide riders with continued support provides peace of mind as we conclude our journey.Will Montague

“I’m glad our customers will be in good hands with a fellow Colorado bike company,” said Guerrilla Gravity president and co-founder Will Montague. “Creating and growing GG alongside our amazing team has been the experience of a lifetime. I’m eternally grateful to all the riders, employees and everyone else who supported us along the way. Having a great group like Canfield on board to provide riders with continued support provides peace of mind as we conclude our journey.”

Tyler, a former GG employee, joined the Canfield Bikes team in September to manage sales and customer service. In addition to assisting Canfield customers, his product knowledge will help guarantee that GG customers continue to receive the level of care and customer service they’ve come to know and expect.

“We couldn’t do this without him,” said Lance Canfield.

Guerrilla Gravity customers can contact RideGG@CanfieldBikes.com for service and support.

Select GG inventory is available for purchase now at CanfieldBikes.com with an estimated mid-December ship date.

More parts are expected to be available soon.




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  • 274 1
 Classy move
  • 175 5
 Huge props to Canfield, many other brands would never in a million years help their competition.
  • 130 4
 While I agree, it's not exactly helping their competition if the competition no longer exists. This is just a good PR move and good business move with the hope that they can gather some of the GG fans.
  • 25 17
 @bmied31: I mean, it is kind of competition. Canfield would be better off to let all those GG bikes fail with no replacement parts available and then try and sell them a new Canfield in their place. Props to Lance for taking this on. I'm sure GG riders are stoked to know they have at least some short term support. And if he does gain new fans over this they won't be disappointed. The bikes are surprisingly good.
  • 15 5
 How many GG'ers would think Canfield for their replacement without this move? 5%?
  • 22 1
 @chriskneeland: Or they support GG customers and when they come to buy a new bike I'm sure they'll look Canfield way. Also I'm sure they bought the remaining inventory for half nothing so as long as they had storage for them they'll do well on the parts
  • 79 0
 It's possible to do the right thing and make a good business move at the same time.
  • 16 2
 Helping the people that they care about and doing the whatever they can (regardless of profit) is what a rad bike company does. Its not a competition, it's a Brotherhood of like-minded riders!
Way to go Lance!
  • 4 0
 @gtill9000: I've been told two things can't be true at once...
  • 7 0
 @gtill9000: yeah, it's bizarre how people think that a positive business outcome automatically invalidates any potential of good will or ethics behind it
  • 3 0
 @Kvondutch: Probably more than that, but I guess since GG went carbon they probably already nabbed some of their old business. Colorado brand, similar company ethos, minus the outsourcing.
  • 1 0
 @bmied31: don't listen to whoever told you that.
  • 71 0
 Once again, Canfield rules.
  • 7 0
 Yeah Im trying to find a tilt frame to trade with. Not very many people have these bikes, but damn are there a lot of loyal fans of them. Or maybe there are a ton that have them, no one wants to give them up
  • 5 0
 Canfield is the real deal, nice to see them trying to take care of GG riders.
  • 4 0
 @chillrider199: When I started riding in 2011 and for a few years after when Canfield was growing, everyone that had a Jedi or The One frame raved about them. The frames typically stayed in the local scene when the previous owner upgraded or bought a new one. They were really ahead of the times with the old Jedi and the rearward travel
  • 67 4
 I'm confused how this move is going to help Canfield's parent company and its global conglomerate overlords report a steady Q4 revenue bump and overall growth on track with, if not exceeding, previous projections??


...oh, wait. Canfield is an actual small bike company owned by humans who ride bikes and care about other people. Thanks folks!
  • 47 1
 You could be cynical about it but let's just choose to accept this as a rad move by a rad company.
  • 32 0
 That's cool. Canfield and GG always seemed like they operated on a similar wavelength.
  • 6 51
flag JLantz (Nov 17, 2023 at 15:31) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe that's why both companies imploded
  • 4 45
flag andwrong (Nov 17, 2023 at 16:39) (Below Threshold)
 @JLantz: give it some time and it will happen (again)
  • 33 1
 @andwrong @JLantz : I regret that I only have one downvote to give you two.
  • 2 25
flag JLantz (Nov 17, 2023 at 20:19) (Below Threshold)
 @TheRamma: LOL "correlations make me angry grrrrrrr!"
  • 9 1
 @JLantz: IDK, current count says I'm not the only one.

It's more making fun of companies that go out of business. That really screws up peoples' lives. While it happens, I don't see either Guerilla Gravity or Canfield as deserving mockery for any business trouble. I wouldn't even make fun of Ellsworth going out of business, since it screwed a lot of people who weren't named Tony.
  • 1 14
flag JLantz (Nov 18, 2023 at 8:50) (Below Threshold)
 @TheRamma: It isn't a joke, it is an observation.
  • 16 0
 Meanwhile Specialized sue someone because their handle grips look similar From 100 metres away.
  • 1 1
 *Trek
  • 14 2
 Sweet, now if I could just get some service parts for my Canfield frame life would be good!
Smile
  • 160 1
 Those are now available from GG
  • 13 0
 Way to Go Tyler - Worth your weight in gold!!!
  • 10 0
 If that's the same Tyler that helped me with my gnarvana last yr, he rocks!!!
  • 7 0
 Came here to say this, and glad to see someone beat me to it. The industry is better off with Tyler in it.
  • 13 0
 Common Canfield W
  • 9 0
 Dang, I already held Canfield in high regard - now even more so. What a cool thing to do. Sad to see GG go. Thanks for being awesome Canfield!
  • 6 0
 This is interesting. Seems like it will generate good will. Also wonder if they were able to buy up GG inventory for pennies on the dollar, which could end up being some relationship building and advertising while not costing a tonne up front. I've always liked the Canfield brand, no I'm a bit more interested.
  • 11 2
 First step to carbon Canfield bikes?
  • 8 0
 they had the carbon hardtail in the lineup some time ago. but canfield should always be aluminum. absolutely rad bikes.
  • 9 1
 That’s Revel.
  • 6 1
 @adrennan: Whether they should always be aluminum or not, I don’t know. But I just bought a Lithium, and it’s a beautiful machine. Not sure I’d even want a carbon version.
  • 1 4
 @TheR: Revel is a different company entirely though.
  • 4 1
 @chillrider199: Yes, I know. But the comment was, “first step to Carbon Canfield bike.” I’d argue that first step was Revel, with those bikes being on the Canfield suspension platform and all.
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: Canfield also has a steel hardtail since 10 years ago, because its a great material for hardtails. So I'm not convinced they're diehards about aluminum specifically.
  • 1 1
 @TheR: I hear you, but Revels ride a bit differently. Even Chris Canfield admits to it in some earlier Revel videos, they had to change the design to put a water bottle in the front triangle. Haven't ridden the new Rail29, but the first revels were a bit less stiff torsionally in the rear, which made them less fun to ride. I'm 200 lbs tho, YMMV.
  • 3 2
 @TheRamma: Nevermind. Just forget I said anything.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Lol, sorry! Guess I was a little pedantic...
  • 2 0
 hm, perhaps carbon was the apple of discord among the bros; ). Anyways, although I always said that I would buy 2 Balances if they had come up with a carbon one...I have matured; ) my one.2 is a blast... in beautiful alloy fashion. no need for plastic fantastic
  • 2 0
 @Lagr1980: How do you like the One.2? I'm really fighting the urge to add another bike to my Lithium. Can't decide on going smaller (Tilt) or bigger (One.2/Jedi).
  • 3 0
 @TheR: The EPO was ahead of its time. I’m still riding one and it’s still wickedly fun. They should bring it back.
  • 2 0
 @TheRamma: its a big balance, with longer chainstays, a blast.. drop an ochain and it's quiet bulldozer.. it's my bike park bike, no fancy drivertrain or anything.. just ext arma & ohlins rfx38, mullet. i dont climb with it, but it pedals great.
  • 2 0
 @TheRamma:

One.2 can be a replacement for the Lithium in the "downduro" spec with the Zeb. Its 37 lbs in DH trim, so you would be around 35 lbs with the single crown fork, only 2 Lbs heavier than a lithium.

Jedi is heavier and is a weapon on downhill, but its pretty much limited to gravity riding.
  • 1 0
 @KickFlipABike: yeah, I'm kinda trying to justify a bike just to get a sale price. I'd have to increase my park days significantly to justify either a One.2 or a Jedi.
  • 3 0
 @TheR: that’s the Canfield epo and it was rad and should come back.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: 100% agree. Similar to Privateer, keep it alu.
  • 7 1
 Pretty cool. Although, $2k for a front triangle only, with no shock, from a bike company that no longer exists seems...optimistic. You could just buy a new Lithium frame, with shock, for less than that.
  • 7 0
 If you need one, your not likely to find one elsewhere
  • 5 0
 If you wanted to build up an entire frame it’s $3,320 (no shock) which is about $1k more than the complete frames previously cost. Add $350 bucks to that if you want the carbon chainstays. No warranty either.

Still cheaper than a Yeti : )
  • 3 0
 You can get a Banshee Titan 3.2 frame with an X2 right now for $2300...so...$2k for just a front end that may have issues is a hard sell.
  • 1 0
 @gregs22: @gregs22: BF sale on Yeti this week…(cough)
  • 4 0
 Nice work Canfield! This is what the industry needs right now, some helping hands and positive actions. We will get through this and in no time talk about this crash just as we did the 2008 crash. Lets all hope this is the bottom of the bell and not still on the way to the bottom.
  • 8 0
 Meanwhile, trek...
  • 2 0
 Im definitely a Canfield fanboy. Still have my alum GG Megatrail but my Tilt get 98% of my ride time cause it does everything really well. Even coaching a Nica xc team this year and it’s my go to. Glad my kid with a trail pistol can still get service parts! Maybe a Gnarvana stay if they become available!
  • 1 0
 I know nothing about Canfields revenue (I have literally seen 2 of them ever actually being ridden or raced ever) but this could be the signal of the evetually announced revival of GG? I know GG the brand is/was for sale. Did Canfield or whoever funds them make the purchase?
  • 1 0
 I’m happy they’re doing this, but, I guess this is GG’s way of saying/not saying they’re done? I mean yes, we know they are, but, what’s with the cryptic messaging, or lack thereof, about shutting down? Certainly, I understand that there are legal and practical reasons for being quiet, but, this isn’t being quiet. So that doesn’t make sense.
  • 3 0
 This is about the best thing I’ve heard in a while. Bravo Lance and crew.
  • 4 0
 Stoked on this, thank you Canfield!
  • 4 0
 GG Canfield!
  • 4 0
 revved canfields...
  • 1 0
 The economics of good will
  • 1 0
 Hats down for this
  • 1 0
 Well done Lance. KOB
  • 6 9
 Why are they getting so much praise? They are just selling off left over stock, it's not like they are still making replacement parts for people to be nice.
  • 3 1
 You are forgetting that bicycle companies are either evil soulless scum or not-of-this-earth gods. There’s no in between.
  • 9 0
 No, but GG has been dead silent (and completely unresponsive) in supporting issues with customers and dealers who are looking for parts... so it's pretty cool to have another bike company, staffed with a former GG employee, step up and help out.
  • 5 2
 @stevemokan: GG went out of business. They are done and looking for or at new jobs. Did anyone expect them to respond to anything?
  • 3 0
 Or they could have not done anything, and then people looking for parts to keep their GG's going would be out of luck? Seems like Canfield is taking on some risk as well.
  • 3 0
 @dmackyaheard: What risk does Canfield have?
  • 4 0
 @AndrewFleming: They bought all of the inventory, which considering the state of overstock in the industry is a capital risk.
  • 1 1
 @dmackyaheard: Do you know they bought it? GG is out of business. It might have been handed over to Canfield at no cost to sell.
  • 3 0
 @AndrewFleming: When's the last time you heard of a company giving something away for free? Especially one that's bankrupt and (likely) needs to pay back its debtors.
  • 1 1
 @stevemokan: GG is out of business. Their investors and debtors are shit outta luck. Even if Canfield did buy the spare parts from GG, I’m sure they did it with pennies on the dollar.
  • 1 0
 @AndrewFleming: dunno how bankruptcy is handled in the US, but around here there's always someone appointed to make sure anything that is still of value is sold off at the best price achievable so the debtors can att least get some money back.
  • 1 0
 @AndrewFleming: I know one of the previous owners of GG rather well, as well as the Canfield guys. So you can continue speculating all you like, but without going into details, I can tell you there is risk involved.
  • 1 0
 @dmackyaheard: But this is the internet and speculating is more interesting than subtle yet vague knowledge dropping!
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