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Guerrilla Gravity The Smash 2018 Frame (discontinued)

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A fast, versatile and efficient ride

+ 150 miles riding Guerrilla Gravity The Smash on Quebec City Area trails

Rating:
A fast, versatile and efficient ride
The Good:

Fast, versatile and efficient. RAW aluminium!

The Bad:

The serif on the lettering makes for easy pealing, limited standover height might be an issue for some.

Overall Review:

I’ve ridden over 150 miles on The Smash, here’s what stands out from my experience, YMMV. But first, here’s a little POV action:

2 minutes | Riding a Guerrilla Gravity The SMASH! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CojT6fpEpDU-ZNkRBNbqw

You can browse myYouTube channel for other POV filmed on the Smash.

FAST! This bike really like to go fast, I can see why it's written on the top tube. It feels likes the bike generate speed by itself. It’s pleasure to ride hard and to attack even the mellowest trails. As GG puts it: Here at Guerrilla Gravity, we build highly-refined mountain bikes that are optimized for speed. I can only agree! 

VERSATILE. I live in Quebec City Area and we’re blessed with a very broad spectrum of trails. The Smash handle almost everything with ease. DH runs at Mont-Sainte-Anne, XC rides at Vallée Bras-du-Nord, “enduro” trails at Sentiers du Moulin, old school tech rides in upper Lac Delage… The Smash can do it. The only place where I felt a bit out of place was on the rather primitive unofficial XC trails of Mont-Sainte-Anne.

EFFICIENT. It pedals really well, it climbs very well, it’s easy to get it up to speed, it’s easy to maintain speed, it’s a pleasure to ride. I’m beating all my climbing times on Strava, which were set on a 8000$ carbon bike. 

Built mine with an MRP Ribbon fork (140 mm). It took a little while to bed in, but it feels now very controlled. As for the shocks, I have a SD Air and SD Coil. Both are very impressive. The difference between Crush and Plush is significant and useful, 2 bikes in one, especially with the luxury of having both coil and air shock. I was really worried about the overall length of the bike, but that turns out to be a non-issue. Yes, tight switchbacks are harder, but it’s mostly manageable. Long and slack does seem to work.

In short, it’s an awesome bike, a true all rounder.

Guerrilla Gravity The Smash with Super Deluxe Air shock.
Guerrilla Gravity The Smash in Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Québec.
Guerrilla Gravity The Smash with Super Deluxe Coil shock and 150mm MRP Ribbon.

Specifications

Product Guerrilla Gravity The Smash 2018 Frame
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM, MD, LG, XL View Geometry
Size SM MD LG XL
Top Tube Length 584mm 617mm 648mm 679mm
Head Tube Angle 66.0° 66.0° 66.0° 66.0°
Head Tube Length 100mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.8° 75.8° 75.8° 75.8°
Seat Tube Length 419mm 457mm 495mm 533mm
Bottom Bracket Height 345mm 345mm 345mm 345mm
Chainstay Length 429mm 429mm 429mm 429mm
Wheelbase 1178mm 1212mm 1245mm 1279mm
Standover 686mm 719mm 757mm 793mm
Reach 440mm 465mm 490mm 515mm
Stack 617mm 635mm 650mm 673mm
* Additional Info All specifications listed are with 140mm fork
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details
Rear Travel 140mm
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe R, 230mm x 57.5mm
Upgrade options: RockShox Deluxe RT, RockShox Super Deluxe RCT, RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Coil
Head Tube Diameter 49mm
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA threaded
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Front Derailleur Size N/A (1x-specific)
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Max Tire Size 29" x 2.5"
ISCG Tabs ISCG05
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single)
Colors Raw, F* Yeah Blue, Radiation, Safety Third, Purple Drank, Guerrilla Green, None More Black, Black and Blue
Warranty Lifetime Frame Support
Weight 6 lb 9.6 oz (2,995 g)
Miscellaneous Freedom Linkage using proprietary Horst Link implementation
Crush Mode and Plush Mode choices via rear shock mount adjustment
"Necessities Under The Saddle" frame storage bracket
IS brake mount
Universal Syntace axle and derailleur hanger
Maximum fork travel: 160mm
Hand-welded in Denver, Colorado
Price $2,095
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