Guerrilla Gravity GG/DH Frame

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    Featured Review

    “The GG/DH is one BAMF”

    The Good:

    Fantastic geometry, stiff as hell, pretty light, simple to maintain, easy to set up according to rider taste, you get to support a truly good company made up of really cool guys and gals, great perks including free T-shirt and access to discounted component purchasing

    The Bad:

    My hopes of smoking Loic Bruni on the WC circuit remain unrealized.

    Overall Review:

    Specs:

    Large frame

    CCDB shock
    Dorado Expert
    Zee drivetrain and brakes
    Saint crankers
    823s on Hadleys (26)
    'Woo approved G5 rubbers
    Mandatory Thompson post, WTB saddle and Renthal bars


    Just to give some context, I am coming off a 2012 V10.4 and an IH Sunday before that and have spent a good bit of time on a demo some years ago. I liked a lot about the V10, but as my trail bikes grew longer, the (large) V10 really started to feel small and did not give me the same sense of security I love about a DH bike. I found myself wishing that my DH bike could just be a bigger, badder version of my Banshee Spitfire in terms of fit and feel. After several Read More »

    Overall Review:

    Specs:

    Large frame

    CCDB shock
    Dorado Expert
    Zee drivetrain and brakes
    Saint crankers
    823s on Hadleys (26)
    'Woo approved G5 rubbers
    Mandatory Thompson post, WTB saddle and Renthal bars


    Just to give some context, I am coming off a 2012 V10.4 and an IH Sunday before that and have spent a good bit of time on a demo some years ago. I liked a lot about the V10, but as my trail bikes grew longer, the (large) V10 really started to feel small and did not give me the same sense of security I love about a DH bike. I found myself wishing that my DH bike could just be a bigger, badder version of my Banshee Spitfire in terms of fit and feel. After several helpful conversations with Will at GG, I was convinced that the GG/DH would fit the bill (and my budget) so I pulled the trigger on a large GG/DH. Being 6'2" but with T-rex arms, I debated on size but Will steered me onto a large and I'm so glad he did. 4-5 weeks later the frame arrived. Build up was completely uneventful and I have to say this frame is a work of art. Perfect welds everywhere you look and everything clean and well finished. Nice. My only niggle is with the flip chips for adjusting CS length. When I go to push the axle through, it pushes the chip out of its little seat which means I need to hold it in place while guiding the axle and lining up the rear wheel. It's just a bit awkward. No biggie, but I kinda wish there was a little screw to hold the chip in place or something.


    Anyhow, getting suspension set was ridiculously easy, I just started at the recommended base tune, added a quarter turn more HSC/HSR and 2 clicks of LSC/LSR as recommended for my weight. I ended up adding another quarter turn of HSR and one more click of LSR as I felt I was getting a tiny bit bucked on some jumps. Super happy with how it feels now--I don't think I've ever got a bike dialed that quickly. Everything else was a carry over from the V10 so things felt familiar. The dorado is set to 18% sag, 2 clicks from full closed HSC and 9 clicks from closed TPC.


    As for the ride, I really feel like GG hit it out of the park in accomplishing their stated mission objective. The frame is pretty light, real stiff, easy to set up, and presumably easy to maintain given the single pivot. The bike wants to go fast (as it says on the top tube) and feels better the more you push it. The rear end eats up chatter but really ramps up nicely--never felt it bottom hard and never felt out of sorts no matter what pile of garbage I was landing on. It's a really balanced bike--I could run shit over with abandon (Beech is pretty rocky and loose at the moment), but I could still pick up and hop over things when I wanted to. I think that someone wanting to plow could be happy with this bike but a finesse rider could find a set up he wanted as well. Cornering is predictable and it was easy to load up and pop out of berms. I'm just OK at jumping and I felt really comfortable in the air as soon as I got suspension set. Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience from ordering to build up to first ride. I see a lot of fun days aboard this rig in my future.

    Rate review: +2 Up Down
    Vital MTB member SuboptimusPrime
    8648 SuboptimusPrime http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/8648/avatar/c50_winn_lander_2_1396901475.jpg?1396900781 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/SuboptimusPrime,8648/all 06/04/11 1 36 5

    “Sweet ride in a amazingly simple package”

    The Good:

    No Flex / Easy to tune / Simple maintenance / Great geometry options / Clean cable routing / Easy to build up / Great on fast or steep tight trails / Pedals well / No noticeable brake-jack

    The Bad:

    Hummmm of the top of my head I can't think of any to date...

    Overall Review:

    The GG/DH is on par or surpasses many of the current mainstream downhill bikes. A weekend warrior or a seasoned racer can set-up the bike for fun and to win races. I know for a fact that the bike can be built up to a 36.5Lb race bike with basic downhill parts. It is a great bike to ride, rails corners, rips through steep gnarly trail sections and is simple to maintain. Set up is super easy with the GG/DH baseline recommendations, a couple runs to tweak in the suspension to personal preference, and the bike is ready for race day.

    Rate review: +4 Up Down
    Vital MTB member moe.alarcon
    21857 moe.alarcon http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/21857/avatar/c50_fb_picture_1142348927.jpg?1360552965 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/moe-alarcon,21857/all 02/10/13 4 1

    Specifications

    Riding Type Freeride, Downhill
    Sizes and Geometry

    Long, Short View Geometry

    Size Long Short
    Top Tube Length
    Head Tube Angle 63.5/64.2 63.5/64.2
    Head Tube Length
    Seat Tube Angle
    Seat Tube Length
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.6/14 13.6/14
    Chainstay Length 17/17.5 17/17.5
    Wheelbase 46.75/47.25 46/46.5
    Standover
    Reach 16.25 15.5
    Stack
    Frame Material 7005 Aluminum
    Rear Travel 8"
    Rear Shock 9.5" x 3"
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5"
    Bottom Bracket 83 mm
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 150 mm
    Front Derailleur Size N/A
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6
    Max Tire Size 2.5 Schwalbe DH tire fits in the long chainstay setting
    ISCG Tabs ISCG05
    Bottle Cage Mounts Gnar mounts
    Colors There will be five color choices voted on by you, the riders
    Warranty 1 year no-questions asked; lifetime crash replacement
    Weight

    7 lb 15 oz (3.6 kg)

    Miscellaneous

    The GG/DH is the downhill workhorse, built for serious riders that aren't wooed by the newest fancy designs, but prefer a refined machine that is built to last, likes goin' fast, and is made in the good ol' US of A.

    It's the bike for the those that like to get out and ride day in and day out, for riders that want something that's high performance, but easy to maintain. With a highly refined design that eliminates all unnecessary complication, the suspension platform is progressive and the frame laterally stiff. The geometry is low, slack, and adjustable. The ride characteristics provide a lively, nimble platform that pedals extremely well for its shred-tastic capabilities.

    Price $1825.00
    More Info

    There are several customizable complete builds that accommodate all budgets, in addition to framesets for those looking to just swap over their current spec.

    Framesets start at 1825

    Complete builds start at 3555

    To learn more, please visit,RideGG.com

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